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!  🙂  

Fall Leaves and Winter Holidays!

I love walking and viewing all the different colors, types, and shapes of fall leaves. It reminds me of walking along a sandy beach, looking for unique sea shells…

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While I am enjoying fall and not ready for winter yet, I am being reminded that the December holiday season is just around the corner. Here are two pieces from the Wintertime series~Read the story behind their creation in these earlier posts, In the Studio~Holiday Inspirations and  In the Studio~Winter Series.

Winter Wren

Winter Wren, rayon & metallic on cotton, 7 3/4" x 9 1/2", © 2013 Joni Beach. Faced-applique, beading, free-motion and dense stitch quilting. © 2013 Joni Beach.
Winter Wren, rayon & metallic on cotton, 7 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, © 2013 Joni Beach. Faced-applique, beading, free-motion and dense stitch quilting. ($125)

 

Santa’s Night-time Trek

Santa's Night-time Trek. rayon & metallic on cotton, 12" x 11", © 2013, Joni Beach. Appliqued and free-motion quilting.
Santa’s Night-time Trek. rayon & metallic on cotton, 12″ x 11″, © 2013, Joni Beach. Appliqued and free-motion quilting. ($145)

If you need a gift or new artwork to decorate for a festive season, these pieces are currently available at Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts. (see link) The gift shop also carries art prints of many of my original pieces!

But for now….Enjoy walking in the fall leaves!!

Inspirations~A Morning Walk…

Many people take a morning walk each day for fresh air and exercise. But for an artist it can be a way to wake up to the visual inspirations in the world around them. The colors, the observations, the textures, the found objects, even the sounds can enliven their imaginations and feed their creative process!

I have decided to try taking morning walks this fall season (as suggested by artist, Susan Brubaker Knapp) before going into the studio~~to wake up, snap photos, or even make sketches. Here is my first Morning Walk inspiration….

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Dogwood Tree in Autumn

 What are your favorite Autumn inspirations?