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!

Who I am and Why I am Here! 2015…

It is 2015! Wow, how time does fly….I am not new to blogging but I want to review, learn new things with WordPress Blogging 101, and make changes that may take me in new directions!

I originally began this blog and website to create a professional on-line presence, sharing the things that are part of who I am~human development and family education and art/design. In Lifeweavings: A Creative Journey, my focus has been ~“The art of life…creativity in human development and artistic expression.” 

My first blog post was March 2011. 

“Today I am beginning this new blog…It’s good to have you here to begin this journey with me! I believe we are all weaving our own individual lives as we meet the challenges and joys of each and every day. Whether we are artists by trade or of life, creative problem-solving is a helpful tool. In our complex times, simple answers and solutions are not always available and exploring many possibilities is required.”

I am here to explore the principles of creativity in living daily life, and as an artist in designing and creating self-expressions to share my process and journey. These themes and ideas have been a continuing interest of mine.

If you also enjoy the creative process, want to consider ways creativity can enhance life experiences and family challenges, or are an artistic, creative person looking for encouragement and ideas, I invite you to visit this blog often!  

Welcome….

New Year, New Art, New Exhibit!

There is nothing like the feeling that we are getting a chance to begin something anew! Just like when we were children, the beginning of the school year held a promise (or at least the possibility!) of a change in positive ways. So with the New Year, I am posting new art pieces, as I am preparing for my first solo art exhibit in February!  Hope you will enjoy viewing these and please visit my website Art Gallery to see the new pieces as they are finished!

One series is Child’s Play~based on the idea that for children their play is actually their work.  The first piece iPlaytime Games, which you can view in the Art Gallery.

The new second piece of this series is titled ~~Meow, Mr. Whiskers!

Meow, Mr. Whiskers, rayon on cotton, 7 1/4" x 10", © 2013 Joni Beach.
Meow, Mr. Whiskers, rayon on cotton, 7 1/4″ x 10″, © 2013 Joni Beach.

Children love many things, but the family pet can become more than just an animal, and become a friend….While they learn about animals, children also learn  about relationships and caring for others besides themselves. Sometimes they even talk to their pets in their own language! ~ Meow, Mr. Whiskers!