What I Imagine…

In my last post, I asked readers what they imagined when looking at my new color palette of fabrics? So today, I will tell you what I imagine looking at those colors~~

~~~~Sea Images!~~~~

… the swirly, watery patterns in tropical, sunny bright hues of yellow, orange, greens, and blues, plus many more!!  🙂 

Fractured Fish #1 Print & Fabrics.
Fractured Fish #1 Print & Fabrics.

And, I imagine my next piece in this series to be–Fractured Fish #2!

In 2014 I had a solo exhibit, Lifeweavings-A Creative Journey, during our town’s ArtWalk. It included many of my past works of art, along with new ones, that illustrated many of my inspirations gathered over time in life. 

This small piece, which I almost decided not to even show, ended up being one of my most popular designs! Immediately more than one person wanted the original and another bought a print of this piece, Fractured Fish #1.

Fractured Fish #1 (Sea Images), 8 1/4" x 6", © 2006 Joni Beach. Applique, free-motion quilting. (Private Collection)
Fractured Fish #1 (Sea Images), 8 1/4″ x 6″, © 2006 Joni Beach. Applique, free-motion quilting. (Private Collection)

In the first E-news in April, I will show a first glimpse of new “art in-progress”, Fractured Fish #2! So, Sign-up now for our email newsletter, “From the Studio…” to receive updates, inspirations, and more!! (Also, see right sidebar)

What Do You Imagine…?

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What Do You Imagine…?

…when you see these colors?

 

....looking at these colors?
….looking at these colors?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A painter mixes many different paints to create a color palette to use on a new painting, while as a textile artist I also gather a new palette of colors…fabric paints…to create my next art quilt!

It would be fun to hear what You (and other Readers!) can imagine this color palette being used for? Please let us know in Comments below!

[And, in the next post I will tell you what I imagine…and how I plan to use these wonderfully colored fabrics.  🙂 ]

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autumn Transitions

The chilly air, the change in the colors of the sunlight, as well as all the trees’ leaves, signals that summer has ended and autumn has arrived in the mountainsides that surrounds us here.

I Love the Color of Flowers!
I Love the Color of Flowers!

Summertime had its own pace, with plans all its own….I’m just now getting caught-up, organized and back to a regular routine. But, it gave me time to gather new ideas & experiences..for inspiration and renewal!

My art quilt,  A Different Perspective, was exhibited in June at the Sacred Threads 2015 Exhibit in Herndon, VA (outside of Washington D.C.)   This exhibit focuses on art quilts of artists “who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey”.

The art quilts had themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing. My piece was part of the category of Inspiration.

 *Here is the link to a wonderful video that walks you through this year’s exhibit! Sacred Threads 2015

It was exciting to have this work accepted and shown in this venue.  Enjoy!  🙂