In the Good Old Summertime…

The first day of summer is here at last!! And with summer came a flurry of busyness for me–the opposite of what we expect or dream about..

Summer Colors
Summer Color
Summer Colors
Summer Colors

 

 

I have been taking trips, working in the yard, and planting colorful flowers in the garden. [These aren’t in my yard 🙂 ] It feels great to have warm, sunny days after the coldness of this past winter.

 

 

 

 

Summer Colors
Summer Colors

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With a change of pace and time for new experiences, I am now inspired to be in the studio to work on new textile art and creative projects! 

Flamenco Swirl #1 is the first in a series that expresses my memories of the exciting colors and movement of a Spanish dancer’s amazingly expressive and exciting performance! (Two other pieces of this series are in earlier posts. They may be seen in the Art Gallery)

FlamencoSwirl#1, rayon on cotton, © 2014 Joni Beach.
Flamenco Swirl #1, rayon on cotton, © 2014 Joni Beach.

I hope to add new pieces to this series very soon! The passion and deep felt emotions with which these dances are performed greatly inspire me  to create…

Sometimes I move a project to the front porch and enjoy the breeze, the warmth of the sun, and the sound of the birds singing…

Ah… In the good old summertime!