Catching Up…As Summer Ends!

As Summer comes to an end…Students and teachers are returning to school, and our days in the Southwestern mountains of Virginia are growing cooler!

IMG_20190727_170240It’s hard for me to believe that September is just around the corner! Signs of Autumn are beginning to appear in the leaves of the trees, as hints of red, yellow, and orange are peeking out from the sea of green!!

 I am Finally back in the Studio after traveling and spending time doing special things on long Summer days. This change of pace gave me new inspirations new motivation… & new ideas for creating Art!

Everywhere you are….

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Summer Festivals…

Everywhere you look…

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Old engraved Brass doors…(Plummer Building)

Are wonderful colors….

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“In Living Color”…

Also, interesting patterns & textures…

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A close-up of the engravings on old brass door….

And experiences that awaken our senses!

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Reflecting on My Life…

 These kind of life experiences ignite my Creativity!…

As Fall arrives, I am now back in the Studio, working on new art & creative projects! Stay tuned to hear all about them Soon!!!  🙂

How about you?

*What life experiences encourages You to be Creative?*

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Creative Process~~Coffee Break!

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The smell,..the taste…the warmth…helps awaken the senses and inspirations!! And, having the cup “match” the color scheme doesn’t hurt either!  🙂

~Happy Tuesday, From the Studio~

In the Studio~Experiences

Today I was thinking about “experiences“~~times in Life that we see or do something, perhaps for the first time, that gets our attention!….Perhaps it helps us to learn new things, or to encourage us in our daily activities, and maybe even to grow in a new way.

Visions of Spain~inspired by travels to a new place!

(Click to read more about each series and piece in the Gallery!)

The Present Through the Past (Segovia, Spain, 2014).

Maybe artists and other creatives are more aware of and/or seek out these experiences more than some other people, and they then strive to process these explorations of Life and express them….visually in artworks… or through writing….or the movement of dance…and through the sounds and compositions of music.

Child’s Play~expressions of how children grow and development.

Playtime Games”, © 2012, Joni Beach.

 

Meow, Mr. Whiskers, © 2013 Joni Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

When I am in the Studio designing and creating, every piece has a connection with my personal Life experiences, ideas, and feelings. They are “self expressions” gathered from my Life…in which viewers and collectors of art may identify with in some way! An artist’s creation may remind you of a similar experience, or impression you’ve had, or may give you a glimpse into something new that you have never experienced!

 

Nature’s Perspective~inspired by the nature experienced around me.

A Different Perspective, © 2014 Joni Beach.
Fractured Fish #1 (2006).

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Sea Images~ images of the  ocean’s magical treasures inspired by trips to the beach and aquariums.

 

*A Question? What type of artistic works are you drawn to and Why?…The type that reminds you of a similar life experience, or ones that are interesting because they are new to you?  🙂