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!

Autumn Transitions

The chilly air, the change in the colors of the sunlight, as well as all the trees’ leaves, signals that summer has ended and autumn has arrived in the mountainsides that surrounds us here.

I Love the Color of Flowers!
I Love the Color of Flowers!

Summertime had its own pace, with plans all its own….I’m just now getting caught-up, organized and back to a regular routine. But, it gave me time to gather new ideas & experiences..for inspiration and renewal!

My art quilt,  A Different Perspective, was exhibited in June at the Sacred Threads 2015 Exhibit in Herndon, VA (outside of Washington D.C.)   This exhibit focuses on art quilts of artists “who see their work as a connection to the sacred and/or as an expression of their spiritual journey”.

The art quilts had themes of joy, spirituality, peace/brotherhood, inspiration, grief, or healing. My piece was part of the category of Inspiration.

 *Here is the link to a wonderful video that walks you through this year’s exhibit! Sacred Threads 2015

It was exciting to have this work accepted and shown in this venue.  Enjoy!  🙂  

Bits of “News” & Inspiration!

We are in the middle of winter here in the mountains with a foot of new snow on the ground and sub-zero temperatures! Like much of the U.S., this is not our typical weather even for this time of year. So I am hibernating and in the studio a lot is getting done! 🙂

I’d like you to know about the new Facebook Page for the studio, which will be used to give glimpses of works-in-progress, bits of studio news, and even alert people to new blog posts! Be sure to check it out at Joni Beach on Facebook!

I will end by sharing some new inspiration that was recently gathered….Hope your day is filled with some new wonders!

Sand, Sky, & the Deep Blue Sea
Sand, Sky, & the Deep Blue Sea

 *What are some of your inspirations? Feel free to share them here and make a link to your website/blog! I’d love to hear from you….