In the Studio~

It is a beautiful Autumn day here in the Studio today! I wanted to show you the art that is on the table being finished! 

A few years ago, I had an exhibit of many of my art quilts for the local ArtWalk in our town. In deciding which pieces to exhibit, I almost did not include a small stylized image of a fish, called Fractured Fish #1…but at the last minute, decided to add it to the group.

To my surprise. when delivering the art for the exhibit, the host exclaimed over that particular small art quilt! At the exhibit, a few friends viewed the small art quilts displayed over the fireplace mantle and said Fractured Fish was their favorite…Then, a family member, when seeing photos of the exhibit, phoned me to say they wanted that piece! Something about the colors and subject matter made this a favorite!

I am now finishing Fractured Fish #2, which is part of my series, Sea Images…  

The pattern is similar, but is in a different colorway of cool toned, bright purple batik on a background of mixed, warmer browns and yellows with blues, turquoise and a touch of rosy pink.

I am using wonderfully rich colored rayon threads to sketch and paint details and add visual depth and texture to this creation…


Part of the uniqueness of Textile Art!
In July the creative people, art lovers, & art collectors of Studio NewsNotes got a 1st Glimpse of this artwork! If you would like to join them & also get a first peak of New Pieces and when they will be Available, Inspirations and stories behind the art, as well as Creativity IDEAS to try in adding more creativity to your life, Sign-Up and subscribe to Studio NewsNotes— Here or on the sidebar!  🙂

Enjoy the colorful Fall leaves!!!! 

Springtime Workshop~Lifeweavings

Hi Everyone! If you are like me, Springtime will be a welcome guest! 🙂

In April the creativity workshop, Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, is scheduled again at Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts! 

Please join me and other creative people to explore, inspire, and share your creativity and design process….whether you are a painter, jewelry-maker, writer, crafter, art quilter, or all-around creative person!!

Each person will be encouraged to use their creativity to explore and experiment within their own design process (in your own chosen area/or medium), and take steps towards their own unique goals…even small  mini-movements!  🙂

Lifeweaving #3 (2014)
Lifeweaving #3, ©2014 Joni Beach.

Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey

A Creativity Work(Play)shop!

Sunday, April 19, 2015~~Time: 2:00—5:30PM  

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Ready to reconnect with your Inner Artist? 

What do we gather during our lives that influences, inspires, and contributes to our artistic abilities…and ultimately our unique designs & creations!?

JOIN US FOR AN AFTERNOON OF:

Interactive Activities~Mini-journaling, Creating small ribbon weavings, Mindmapping, and Huddle Groups…

Our Overall Goal~Have Fun, Enjoy Sharing Ideas, and Be Inspired!!!

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Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts, Blacksburg, VA

*Fee~$45

For More Information and Registration: 

Contact Eucalyptus here!

Come Ready for Fun…Exploring…and Sharing!

 Can’t Wait to See You!

In the Studio~Summer News*

In the studio, this summer has been a busy time! I have been gathering new inspirations and beginning new works of contemporary textile art!

We are also getting ready for a workshop in August at Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts.  They so graciously hosted my first solo art exhibit, Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, in February, and I look forward to meeting with them again to explore, encourage, and share with others who are taking their own creative journeys!

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Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey

A Creativity Work-Playshop!

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What do we gather during our lives that influences, inspires, and contributes to our artistic abilities, interests, skills…and our designs & creations!?

We will explore the life stages and use creativity to experiment with the design process, using our own  artistic/creative medium of expression (painters, jewelry-makers, writers, etc.)! You will be encouraged to take steps–even small ones, or micro-movements!–towards your own unique goals as a creative person…

Interactive activities, mind-mapping, and discussions will be used as a guide for considering what creativity is, generating new ideas, and sharing your inspirations with other artists/creative people!

Our overall goal will be to have fun, enjoy sharing ideas, and being inspired!!

Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts ~~Sunday, August 10, 2014, 1:30-5:00 PM

For More Information and Workshop Registration

~Contact Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts.~