~My Story~

Recently I shared more of my story on Instagram and thought it’d be good to share with all the Followers of this Blog too!

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My Story

…As an artist working in textiles, I began my love of fabrics as a young girl in grade school–beginning with sewing an apron in Girl Scouts! ☺ The local fabric shop was a fascinating place for me with all the wonderful colors, different textures to touch, and the endless possibilities of what someone could create from all the different materials! Endless possibilities…!
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Through the years, I sewed my own clothes and later made a traditional sampler quilt. After taking a few classes at shops over the years, I went to Graduate School and studied Apparel Design, taught design classes on the university level, and continued to design original textile creations…

My focus is now Textile Art. I gather design ideas from my life experiences, like from travels… walking in nature and gardens🌿🌷🌻🌼…and studying human development👨‍👩‍👧. I then express those ideas in my wall hangings, or “fabric paintings”! 🎨
Here, I share my works-in-progress, inspirations & ideas I’m gathering, plus new completed Original Art…and Art Prints and Cards.

*I’d love to share more with you about my journey as an Artist…Is there any questions you’d like to ask me about my work &/or creative, design process?

Please ask me in the Comments below! 🙂 

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Color Play!

Hi Everyone!~Today I’m playing around with colors for inspiration, as I experiment in the Studio….!

I love just simply using colored pencils to imagine different color combinations…

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Dividing into the Cool Colors!~~

Leafy greens

vivid Blues of water & the sky

and the majestic purples

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Then there are the Warm Colors!~~

The earthy browns...bright sunny yellows….

the orangey orangesfiery, exciting reds...

and the nice, delicate pinks

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Hummmm….just imagining….exploring….improvising & thinking up new ideas!  🙂

*Which colors “make your heart sing”? 

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In the Studio~Experiences

Today I was thinking about “experiences“~~times in Life that we see or do something, perhaps for the first time, that gets our attention!….Perhaps it helps us to learn new things, or to encourage us in our daily activities, and maybe even to grow in a new way.

Visions of Spain~inspired by travels to a new place!

(Click to read more about each series and piece in the Gallery!)

The Present Through the Past (Segovia, Spain, 2014).

Maybe artists and other creatives are more aware of and/or seek out these experiences more than some other people, and they then strive to process these explorations of Life and express them….visually in artworks… or through writing….or the movement of dance…and through the sounds and compositions of music.

Child’s Play~expressions of how children grow and development.

Playtime Games”, © 2012, Joni Beach.

 

Meow, Mr. Whiskers, © 2013 Joni Beach.

 

 

 

 

 

When I am in the Studio designing and creating, every piece has a connection with my personal Life experiences, ideas, and feelings. They are “self expressions” gathered from my Life…in which viewers and collectors of art may identify with in some way! An artist’s creation may remind you of a similar experience, or impression you’ve had, or may give you a glimpse into something new that you have never experienced!

 

Nature’s Perspective~inspired by the nature experienced around me.

A Different Perspective, © 2014 Joni Beach.
Fractured Fish #1 (2006).

 

 

 

 

 

 

    Sea Images~ images of the  ocean’s magical treasures inspired by trips to the beach and aquariums.

 

*A Question? What type of artistic works are you drawn to and Why?…The type that reminds you of a similar life experience, or ones that are interesting because they are new to you?  🙂