Inspirations~The Hope of Spring!

Reminders that Life transitions like the seasons…

winter gradually turns to spring.

The Hope of Spring.
The Hope of Spring.

The change just seems to happen very slowly sometimes!

 Wonderfully blooming daffodils do encourage and give me hope!

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?

Summer Daze?

As Summer arrived, many other events that required my attention did also. Though, this week finds me back in the studio with new goals for the rest of the season. Like everyone, I struggle at times to balance work and family, and am sometimes more successful than others.

SummerGreen,(c)2012,JoniBeach.
Summer Green, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

But, Summer is spent gathering creative inspirations–new sights, sounds, smells, touch sensations, tastes, and experiences.                                                              

What summer activities feed your creative soul and impact your future artistic work?

So far I have been inspired by…

  • planting flowers and garden vegetables…

  • picking wonderful ripe, red strawberries…

  • traveling to other places…

  • spending time with distant family…

  • having impromptu picnics…

  • listening to an informal outdoor music concert

  • sitting in the warm, bright sunshine…

  • eating juicy red watermelon and sweet yellow corn

  • and going barefoot whenever possible! 


I will continue these and other summer activities as long as possible…

InThePink
In The Pink

My regular schedule just doesn’t seem to work on warm, inspirational summer days

                 or perhaps it is more accurate to say,      

 I’m just in a summer daze?

Pansies'Blue
Pansies’ Blue

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