May Love and Caring be at the center of Life,
Life is definitely a journey down a path with seemingly one direction, but with lots of twists and turns!
And occasionally it has forks in the road that require us to make changes and decisions on which direction to choose! Sometimes that is just not easy is it?
At other times, it can actually be fun and just part of a process…Since 2016 began, it has been very busy here in the studio! First, I finished and delivered a large commission. Then it was time to reorganize, straighten-up, and begin new projects….
Have you noticed!? The website has a new look.…with more changes to come! Please feel free to roam around and explore!
Also, there is now a Sign-up in the sidebar for anyone who would like to receive the new “From the Studio of Joni Beach” newsletter… Be a VIP~ first to see glimpses of new works-in-progress, to be aware of upcoming exhibits & happenings, and to know when new art will be available!
So I am continuing to journey down my path…twisting, turning, and making some changes along the way…and enjoying and celebrating life every time possible!
Just like in music, part of the rhythm of life includes the rests. A rest in music is the time (or times) where a silence or a pause in the active singing or playing of a note occurs.
This spring I came to a rest of sorts…I did not actually stop doing everything, but I took a break from my usual routine. It gave me time to welcome new family, take a great adventure, and travel. The rest provided me with new experiences, influences, images, and perspectives. As summer ended, I had reflected, regrouped, and was ready for new goals, projects, and a new regular routine.
As an artist, I gathered many ideas, inspirations, and influences for many new designs and goals. Everyday there is work being done in the studio to prepare for a new exhibit…(more about that later)! I am creating several new pieces, each in various stages of the creative process~~
Sketching an idea…
Piecing and composing an image…
Or adding details with threadpainting and quilt lines…
So the notes are being played again, the rest was in an earlier measure.
Now the music I am playing is greatly enhanced ~~such are the Rhythms of Life.
**What are your rests in the rhythm of your work and life? What gives you that forward movement towards your plans and goals?
I will be posting new art regularly on my blog and in the website gallery as pieces are finished!! Thanks for your Visit…