Autumn Transitions

The chilly air, the change in the colors of the sunlight, as well as all the trees’ leaves, signals that summer has ended and autumn has arrived in the mountainsides that surrounds us here.

I Love the Color of Flowers!
I Love the Color of Flowers!

Summertime had its own pace, with plans all its own….I’m just now getting caught-up, organized and back to a regular routine. But, it gave me time to gather new ideas & experiences..for inspiration and renewal!

My art quilt,  A Different Perspective, was exhibited in June at the Sacred Threads 2015 Exhibit in Herndon, VA (outside of Washington D.C.)   This exhibit focuses on art quilts of artists “who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey”.

The art quilts had themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing. My piece was part of the category of Inspiration.

 *Here is the link to a wonderful video that walks you through this year’s exhibit! Sacred Threads 2015

It was exciting to have this work accepted and shown in this venue.  Enjoy!  🙂  

In the Studio~New Look, New Exhibit!

Summer is ending quickly around here, with school starting, cooler nights, and changing tree leaves~It’s autumn! Maybe that is why I have been in the mood to makes changes to my website! Hope you like the new look…

First Colors of Autumn #1, rayon on cotton, 20"x 20", © 2009 Joni Beach. Fused-applique and free-motion quilting.
First Colors of Autumn #1, rayon on cotton, 20″x 20″, © 2009 Joni Beach.

Along with updating the Art Gallery in the coming weeks, I am also preparing for another solo exhibit. The Lifeweavings exhibit is scheduled to be shown from September 12th–26th, Wallace Hall, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA . I am honored to be invited to exhibit and share my work there!

~ Hope you enjoy visiting both the Art Gallery and the Lifeweaving Exhibit~      joni

Exhibit~Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey

One of my goals has been accomplished! On Friday evening was the opening of my first solo exhibit, Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey!

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“Southwestern Potsand “The Present Through the Past (Roman Aqueduct, Segovia)” 2014/ Visions of Spain series.

It was like a dream experience to see the artwork hung in a different setting than the studio and to talk with the people who were there during the town’s ArtWalk. For the past few months I had been very busy getting new works finished. I am adding each of these to the Art Gallery on my website and posting their story here on the blog!

The exhibit will run from February–March 31st! I invite you to visit if you can…

For gallery hours, location and information on available pieces please contact the Eucalyptus Massage Center Gallery website. (click on gallery name here, and link is also below)

Lifeweaving #3: 9 Stages of Life
Lifeweaving #3: 9 Stages of Life

Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey

by Joni Beach

Feb. 7th–March 31st, 2014

Eucalyptus Massage Center Gallery