Fall Leaves and Winter Holidays!

I love walking and viewing all the different colors, types, and shapes of fall leaves. It reminds me of walking along a sandy beach, looking for unique sea shells…

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While I am enjoying fall and not ready for winter yet, I am being reminded that the December holiday season is just around the corner. Here are two pieces from the Wintertime series~Read the story behind their creation in these earlier posts, In the Studio~Holiday Inspirations and  In the Studio~Winter Series.

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. © 2013 Joni Beach.
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. ($125)

 

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.
Santa’s Night-time Trek. rayon & metallic on cotton, 12″ x 11″, © 2013, Joni Beach. Appliqued and free-motion quilting. ($145)

If you need a gift or new artwork to decorate for a festive season, these pieces are currently available at Eucalyptus Massage & Healing Arts. (see link) The gift shop also carries art prints of many of my original pieces!

But for now….Enjoy walking in the fall leaves!!

In the Studio~Holiday Inspirations

Frosty fingers and toes at a Christmas parade…

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Warm cozy fires on a chilly morning…

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Santa Claus everywhere you go…

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Bright, colorful holiday fabrics…

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New inspirations..motivations…visual expressions of the holiday season…

Experimenting with a holiday ornament shape, using faced applique and beading to add dimension…

Experimenting with a Holiday ornament shape...Faced applique  to add dimension...

The ornament shape used in another way in Santa’s Nighttime Trek

Ornament shape uses in another way...
Santa’s Nighttime Trek…

And the shape again in **Swishing Down the Hill…On a Winter’s Day! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! ***

**Swishing down the hill...on a Winter's day! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! ***
**Swishing down the hill…on a Winter’s day! Wheeeeeeeeeeeee! ***

A Holiday Series~~Works in progress…

to be continued… 🙂

*Signs of the Holidays*

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Signs of the Holidays are all @…

*It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas*

*I’d love to hear your favorite Holiday sights or activities!