In the Studio~Friday’s Firsts!

Last Friday was the Studio’s first “Printing Day”, so off to a good start!

 

1st Studio Printing Day!

It’s neat to be able to create these archival pigment prints, individually printed on wonderful papers, such as Canon’s Pro Luster. It is fun to explore using different kinds of art papers and printing to achieve various effects. 

 

Prints to Mat & Package.

As prints were being created on Friday, we also had another First !!~~The 1st Snow of the Winter! Always beautiful to see through the window as it falls…

 

**1st Snowfall***

As the Winter’s chill sets in~~steaming, whipped cream-topped hot chocolate….cozy, comfy knit sweaters…..warm, crackling fireplaces…. 

🙂  Stay Warm!

In the Studio~New Look, New Exhibit!

Summer is ending quickly around here, with school starting, cooler nights, and changing tree leaves~It’s autumn! Maybe that is why I have been in the mood to makes changes to my website! Hope you like the new look…

First Colors of Autumn #1, rayon on cotton, 20"x 20", © 2009 Joni Beach. Fused-applique and free-motion quilting.
First Colors of Autumn #1, rayon on cotton, 20″x 20″, © 2009 Joni Beach.

Along with updating the Art Gallery in the coming weeks, I am also preparing for another solo exhibit. The Lifeweavings exhibit is scheduled to be shown from September 12th–26th, Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA . I am honored to be invited to exhibit and share my work there!

~ Hope you enjoy visiting both the Art Gallery and the Lifeweaving Exhibit~      joni

In the Good Old Summertime…

The first day of summer is here at last!! And with summer came a flurry of busyness for me–the opposite of what we expect or dream about..

Summer Colors
Summer Color
Summer Colors
Summer Colors

 

 

I have been taking trips, working in the yard, and planting colorful flowers in the garden. [These aren’t in my yard 🙂 ] It feels great to have warm, sunny days after the coldness of this past winter.

 

 

 

 

Summer Colors
Summer Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a change of pace and time for new experiences, I am now inspired to be in the studio to work on new textile art and creative projects! 

Flamenco Swirl #1 is the first in a series that expresses my memories of the exciting colors and movement of a Spanish dancer’s amazingly expressive and exciting performance! (Two other pieces of this series are in earlier posts. They may be seen in the Art Gallery)

FlamencoSwirl#1, rayon on cotton, © 2014 Joni Beach.
Flamenco Swirl #1, rayon on cotton, © 2014 Joni Beach.

I hope to add new pieces to this series very soon! The passion and deep felt emotions with which these dances are performed greatly inspire me  to create…

Sometimes I move a project to the front porch and enjoy the breeze, the warmth of the sun, and the sound of the birds singing…

Ah… In the good old summertime!