Change & Transitions

I have heard the saying that The only thing that doesn’t change in Life, is that Life changes. So maybe that is why we enjoy an old toy, a familiar favorite book, or a family heirloom. Perhaps they feel more lasting and unchangeable?

With the changing of the seasons, we are reminded that nothing really stays the same, but is dynamic, changing, and constantly in transition. It seems like summer has barely arrived, but the other day I saw the first colors of change…Autumn’s first colors!

Autumn’s First Colors!

Gradually the days and nights have been cooler here in the mountains, and in a few weeks the fall season will arrive for sure.

Whether we are ready or not, schools have begun, sweaters are taken off the shelves, and tree leaves will turn colors and fall to the earth. We will rake leaves, adjust, make the necessary changes, try to be flexible, and make the needed transition from summer to fall.

How many times do we repeat this cycle during our lifetimes? Not just from one season to the next, but from one time of life to the next? Growing up and leaving home for college? Going from being a couple to having a baby? Or, in our careers going from one job to another type of work? As an artist, working in one technique or style and changing to explore self-expression in a new medium?

So, when Life changes for us, we make the needed adjustments,

try to be flexible, and meet the challenges of each new season

as we have learned with the coming of Autumn’s first colors.

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!

Bits of “News” & Inspiration!

We are in the middle of winter here in the mountains with a foot of new snow on the ground and sub-zero temperatures! Like much of the U.S., this is not our typical weather even for this time of year. So I am hibernating and in the studio a lot is getting done! 🙂

I’d like you to know about the new Facebook Page for the studio, which will be used to give glimpses of works-in-progress, bits of studio news, and even alert people to new blog posts! Be sure to check it out at Joni Beach on Facebook!

I will end by sharing some new inspiration that was recently gathered….Hope your day is filled with some new wonders!

Sand, Sky, & the Deep Blue Sea
Sand, Sky, & the Deep Blue Sea

 *What are some of your inspirations? Feel free to share them here and make a link to your website/blog! I’d love to hear from you….