In the Studio…Winter Series

In the studio…It is still winter here and I am longing for colorful spring flowers and warmer days!

Two new pieces from my Wintertime series are finished:

Santa’s Night-time Trek

Santa's Night-time Trek.  © 2013, Joni Beach
Santa’s Night-time Trek. © 2013, Joni Beach

…Inspired by an ornament, its shape was cut from several printed fabrics and layered. Thread-painting was used to accent the details. Free-motion quilting was done to add dimension and movement, helping Santa soar upwards through the sky!

Winter Wren

Winter Wren. © 2013, Joni Beach

The same ornament shape was used in this piece. Using a faced-appilque technique the shapes were stacked to form a 3-D effect. A wren on the fabric print is the focus. It is accented by thread and beads. Dense-stitch quilting was used on the background to add more depth and texture.

The third piece, **Swishing Down the Hill…On a Winter Day! Wheeee***, is a work-in-progress!

Swishing Down the Hill...On a Winter's Day, Wheeeee. © 2013, Joni Beach
Detail Close-up: **Swishing Down the Hill…On a Winter’s Day! Wheeee***. © 2013, Joni Beach

Guess I better finish it quickly…before the snow melts!

Inspirations~Things in a Row…

Visual inspirations are found all around us. Perhaps this is why photoblogging is so popular. As we travel or just go about our daily lives, we all see amazing views, interesting sights, and unusual events, which if not captured instantly their uniqueness are gone forever.

Today I want to share a few images, or visual inspirations that I call, Things In a Row

Gourds in a Row.....(c )2012, Joni Beach.
Gourds in a Row…..(c) 2012, Joni Beach.

Gourds…

Painted Flowerpots in a Row...(c) 2012, Joni Beach.
Painted Flowerpots in a Row…(c) 2012, Joni Beach.

Flowerpots…

Shovelheads in a Row.......(c) 2012, Joni Beach.
Shovelheads in a Row…….(c) 2012, Joni Beach.

Old Rusty Shovel Heads…

Sharing these found, unique inspirations with others has become a, perhaps unforseen, result of the new technologies we are all exploring and using in novel ways.

*Do you have any favorite photoblogs or visually inspirational blogs and websites? Feel free to share them with us!

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