Change Is Not Always a Smooth Transition!

Once again the weather is the inspiration for a post…This year the weather has just been so dramatic around here!

The days became unusually warm a week or so ago, with signs of Spring barely beginning to appear…Change was in the air!

Signs of Spring

There was a struggle between Winter and Spring…

Winter Won!

And this week Winter won!

But, we are still looking forward to welcoming Spring very soon, along with new happenings and events!  My art quilt, “Flamenco Swirl #2” was accepted into the PAQA-South’s juried, art exhibit. If you are in the Raleigh/Cary area of North Carolina,  be sure to check out this piece from my studio, along with @ 25 other works from Contemporary Textile Artists!

PAQA-South Passions Exhibit.

And remember…

Change is just not Always a Smooth Transition!


**Celebrate Spring Giveaway!**

This Week is the last chance to Sign-up for the Studio NewsNotes e-newsletter and have a chance to win a wonderful, 8 1/2″ x 11″, Signed & Matted Studio Art Print!

Next Monday, March 19th, one Subscriber will be selected by random number from the List, before the March Newsletter is sent!!

Everyone  receiving Studio NewsNotes will get a “Bonus” that can be used in the studio’s on-line Shop!

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Inspirations~Awakening, Signs of Spring

Winter can be a time of pausing, contemplating, and taking time-out from busyness…

Signs of Spring

But as the days, weeks, and then the months go by,

there is a stirring inside to return to more activity…

Signs of Spring

Begin to explore new ideas…

Signs of Spring

And to feel the joy of awakening!

Signs of Spring

Recharging and Renewal…

Hi Everyone! It is in the middle of the winter @ my house, with below freezing temperatures and many gray days. With the holidays over, it is a time to recharge….reorganize….and renew inspirations for creating, exploring, and trying out new things in the studio!


So far this has been the only snowman at our house! Though it is only January…

In the spirit of recharging and renewing, on Sunday I attended a wonderful Sound Therapy concert by BreAnna Martin. She demonstrates and performs beautifully, playing the Tibetan and crystal singing bowls, gong, tuning forks and her voice, creating a relaxing, enjoyable, meditative experience! You can learn more about her story and what she offers at her website, The Singing Hare.  

Music and soothing sounds has always been important to me, and part of my creative life. 

As another new venture in the studio, I have begun an Instagram account for sharing artwork and inspirations! If you are on Instagram, visit me at @jonibeach …

You may also have noticed, my website has been updated (and continues to be!  🙂  ). Please explore and visit the Gallery and Art Shop to view earlier, as well as available Studio art work! I am now offering select designs as beautiful, open edition, high quality archival, Art Prints…printed individually by me in the studio~signed and matted (ready to frame). If you collect unique, original art or need a special gift for someone you know, please visit the shop and look around! 🙂

….Life can certainly be challenging, and after busy events or time of stress, finding ways of restoring our balance is critical for our creativity….as well as our well-being!  …..

What do you do to recharge and renew?