*Signs of the Holidays*

During the Holiday Season,

all @ us ¬†are whimsical…colorful……creative….


sights, sounds, smells, tastes, and touches!

A Christmas Moose? ūüôā

Things that awake our senses~

to inspire…… awake……¬†and¬†motivate…..

our childlike awe and creativity.



*What are your favorite sights…sounds…smells…tastes..and touches of Christmas and the Holiday Season, which contribute to your creativity?

Summer Daze?

As Summer arrived, many other events that required my attention did also. Though, this week finds me back in the studio with new goals for the rest of the season. Like everyone, I struggle at times to balance work and family, and am sometimes more successful than others.

Summer Green, (c) 2012, Joni Beach.

But,¬†Summer¬†is spent gathering¬†creative¬†inspirations–new¬†sights, sounds, smells, touch sensations,¬†tastes,¬†and experiences.¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†¬†

What summer activities feed your creative soul and impact your future artistic work?

So far I have been inspired by…

  • planting flowers and garden vegetables…

  • picking wonderful ripe, red strawberries…

  • traveling to other places…

  • spending time with distant family…

  • having impromptu¬†picnics…

  • listening to an informal outdoor music concert

  • sitting in the warm, bright sunshine…

  • eating juicy red watermelon and sweet yellow corn

  • and going barefoot whenever possible!¬†

I will continue these and other summer activities as long as possible…

In The Pink

My regular schedule just doesn’t seem to work on warm, inspirational summer days

                 or perhaps it is more accurate to say,      

¬†I’m just in a summer daze?

Pansies’ Blue

Other Interesting Posts:

I’m Waiting For Christmas!

I'mWaitingForChristmas, (c)2010Joni Beach.
I'M WAITING FOR CHRISTMAS!, (c)2010 Joni Beach.


Finally, My Own Indoor Tree!!


Christmas time is just filled with sights, sounds, and inspirations for art...and life.

My workshop (i.e. studio) is busy, though much of the activity is getting ready for the holidays. So while much studio work has been put on hold, cards are being written, gifts are being gathered, cookies are being baked, and decorations are being put-up.

¬† ¬† ¬† ¬† ¬†And, it is a time to enjoy colors, music, food, and relationships–and maybe¬†some…

 Quiet moments of peace sipping hot chocolate in front of the fireplace.