New Year 2018 & Back to the Studio…

What is it about the New Year that gives us Hope to accomplish new exciting things or to change directions in Life and try something different?

For me, it’s like a point in time that gives us permission to change our routines and explore or experiment with new ideas. And, often this Creative approach produces results that we never would have dreamed possible! How freeing…!

Snow Day!

So, I’m back in the studio today…straightening, organizing, and ready to begin new projects…finishing up old ones…dreaming, idea gathering, listening to music, experimenting with materials, playing around with a few ideas. Sometimes it’s difficult to find this place of concentration and flow, but it’s time…

It’s a New Year~2018!

From the Studio…December News, Events, & Happenings

Santa's Night-time Trek. rayon & metallic on cotton, 12" x 11", © 2013, Joni Beach. Appliqued and free-motion quilting.
Santa’s Night-time Trek, 12″ x 11″, © 2013 Joni Beach

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How can it possibly be the end of 2014 already?!! ~ This year has been a busy one with many new events and happenings for the studio…

*First was my solo exhibit during the local ArtWalk last February, hosted by the gracious Eucalyptus Spa & Healing Arts. In their gift shop of local artists’ work, they carry select prints and cards of my originals. Two pieces from the Winter Holidays series are now being shown and available there during the holidays~Santa’s Night-time Trek & Winter Wren. (See their website for contact information.)

*The Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey workshop is ready and planned for Spring 2015! The exact dates are TBA…and I will post those as soon as they are set. I look forward to sharing some activities and experiences with other creatives and artists for fun, inspiration, and motivation.

*Summer was a time of travel, warm days, and new inspirations. In the studio, a new piece in the Visions of Spain series is on the design board and many ideas are ready to be created!!  Watch the blog for updates!

*In the fall, the Lifeweavings exhibit traveled to Virginia Tech and was shown in the Wallace Hall Gallery…It was great to visit old friends and to given such a wonderful space to show my art!

*Currently, several major pieces are being prepared for submission to juried exhibits in 2015. This is always a “cross-your-fingers” activity, but rewarding when selected to show in venues at locations across the country.

So glad you visited the studio and…

May your Holiday Season be full of joy, beauty, and peace!

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HOPE for a CURE~VT Relay For Life 2012

Relay For Life is a support and encouragement to families and individuals who have been touched by the challenges of living with cancer and in memory to those whose cancer struggle has ended. 

Virginia Tech is where we “Relay For Life” every year. VT was the top fund-raiser among universities in 2011, raising more than $600,000, and the student planned and implemented event is an inspiring experience.

See Virginia Tech: Relay for Life 2011 video (youtube.com)

VTHOPE, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

This year every person at the microphone began by saying, Why I Relay...“. The answers included “because of my mother …grandmother …roommate …uncle …father… friend…sister…brother, etc.”  

See video— Virginia Tech Relay For Life 2012

As I look at the energetic, dedicated, youthful faces around me, who will walk, run, and stay up all night for this event, I am struck with the thought that perhaps it will be from this generation that a CURE will be found…

HOPE Illuminaries, (c )2012, Joni Beach.
HOPE Illuminaries, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

HOPE for a CURE.

Blessings, Hope, and Peace to all individuals and their families who are dealing with cancer.