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.

SummerGreen,(c)2012,JoniBeach.
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…

InThePink
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
Pansies’ Blue

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I’m Waiting For Christmas!

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

Or…

Finally, My Own Indoor Tree!!

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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.

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With Our Senses Awake…

We will live this life only once.

Experiencing the world @ us, in ways beyond what we can imagine on our own, is truly an exciting experience of the sensesIt can be…

Water Falls

seeing with our eyes, a huge vista in nature, beautiful beyond words… 

hearing with our ears, music that tickles our ears and vibrates our bodies…                                                                                                                                                                         holding a in our arms, a sweet baby who is warm, new, and beautiful…

      smelling with our nose, honeysuckle’s scent swirling past us on a path…

        tasting with our tongues, golden cookies freshly baked, steaming from                                                                                                                                               the oven….

Fresh Baked Cookies

Or, it can be…                                                                                                                                                  a work of art, large in size, vibrant in colors, and amazing to our eyes.

These  things all peak our curiosity,                                                                                                                     take us outside of ourselves,                                                                                                                          and remind us what it is to be alive…

As a parent caring for your family, an individual working each day, or an artist creating an original design. It is through our senses that we take in information from @ us and the environment in which we live. This information can serve, among other things, to remind us of the importance of the everyday, encourage us to value those @ us, and to inspire and motivate us to accomplish more than we can perhaps imagine!

♦ These are some of the things that help remind me to enjoy my family or motivates me to engage in one of the arts? How about you? ♦                                            (If Comment box is not on page, click below on small gray words, “Leave a Comment”)