In the Studio…

A couple of years ago I began “playing around” with the shape of a typical Christmas ornament…experimenting to just see how I might incorporate it into a design. ?  After settling on a shape, I used it in unique ways in designing a series of art quilts…each one very different, but all using the ornament shape.

The results (so far) include 3 small art quilts, which all have a Winter holidays theme~~

Winter Wren~

Winter Wren, Rayon & metallic on cotton, 7 3/4″ x 9 1/2″, © 2013 Joni Beach. Faced-applique, beading, free-motion and dense stitch quilting.

Santa’s Night-time Trek~

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

And Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow~ A current project that I am now finishing.the Studio!

 

 

 Some of you have seen these photos on Instagram & Facebook. And, when I asked whether I should use Red thread or Blue, the Overwhelming answer was Blue!! 

So…..Blue it will be! 🙂

In the Studio this week, I am completing this art quilt and then plan to photograph it. The 3 Art Quilts in this series, Winter Holidays, will also be offered as a set of Art Cards in time for your Holiday Season! So stay tuned… 🙂

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Autumn Days in the Studio~

Coffee in a Great Pottery Mug!

Today has been a wonderful warm Autumn day! I sat on the porch with my morning coffee…(in my new “birthday” pottery mug from the art shop at Heartwood~~Abingdon, VA)…

And heard a very loud wild turkey in the woods around our house…He never came into view, but it definitely “sounded” like Fall, reminding me that Thanksgiving is just around the corner too!

After some reading, dreaming, and planning, I came inside to work in the studio~~inspired by my time of contemplation!

Currently in the Studio, I’m finishing a small art quilt…designing the small yellow, fractured fish for the next Sea Images piece…and preparing “Fields at Toledo” for layering, threadpainting, and quilting~~

What are your Autumn inspirations? 

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** Last week in the “September’s Here Giveaway the winner who received the Set of 3 Art Cards, “Flower & Fish”was………”drum roll please”………………..

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Art Lover~~ Cheryl !

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Thank-you to all the Subscribers~~Art Lovers, Art Collectors, & Creatives in Life~~of our Studio NewsNotes”! **

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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!