New Year, New Art, New Exhibit!

There is nothing like the feeling that we are getting a chance to begin something anew! Just like when we were children, the beginning of the school year held a promise (or at least the possibility!) of a change in positive ways. So with the New Year, I am posting new art pieces, as I am preparing for my first solo art exhibit in February!  Hope you will enjoy viewing these and please visit my website Art Gallery to see the new pieces as they are finished!

One series is Child’s Play~based on the idea that for children their play is actually their work.  The first piece iPlaytime Games, which you can view in the Art Gallery.

The new second piece of this series is titled ~~Meow, Mr. Whiskers!

Meow, Mr. Whiskers, rayon on cotton, 7 1/4" x 10", © 2013 Joni Beach.
Meow, Mr. Whiskers, rayon on cotton, 7 1/4″ x 10″, © 2013 Joni Beach.

Children love many things, but the family pet can become more than just an animal, and become a friend….While they learn about animals, children also learn  about relationships and caring for others besides themselves. Sometimes they even talk to their pets in their own language! ~ Meow, Mr. Whiskers!

Back to the Studio~ Reflection in a Soap Bubble.

Postcard New Years Resolution Soap Bubbles 1909
Postcard New Years Resolution Soap Bubbles 1909, Public Domain via Wikipedia

Today it’s back to the studio…Beginning a new calendar always gives me a feeling of a new start–sense of closure to the previous year and a chance to make changes, adjustments, and achieve new goals. This reminds me of being a child beginning a new school year after a  carefree summer break. One time ends, a new time begins, and a transition occurs. With the holidays over and the start of the new year 2012, my schedule returns to a more normal pace. The workspace is organized and ready-to-go. There are a few art quilts to finish, some new ideas to explore, and a plan to re-shoot photographs for my Portfolio and the website’s Gallery page. Spring also brings deadlines for various juried exhibits.

This week Peach Farm Studio nominated my blog for a Versatile Blogger Award and I want to say thank-you to them. I appreciate having Lifeweavings considered. This award is to help bloggers find new blogs. So, while I can’t do all the criteria to pass along this award right now, here is a quick list of some of my favorite blogs to read. You might like them too… (And, this reminds me to update my blogroll/inspiration sites!)

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As in the photo above of the vintage English postcard, I may not reach all of my resolutions, or goals, made for the new year, but envisioning things we desire to achieve  helps the creative process…

  and just perhaps some of those soap bubbles will soar and float in the air!

Reflection in a Soap Bubble, Mila Zinkova via Wikipedia.

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Image Credit: Postcard New Year’s Resolutions, Public Domain via Wikipedia.                     Image Credit: Reflection in a Soap Bubble, Mila Zinkova via Wikipedia.