In the Studio~2019!

After a long break from the Studio at the end of the year, with the busyness of celebrating several holidays, birthdays, and family events, I finally find myself back in the studio on a cold, snowy winter’s day….but feeling cozy inside and ready to work! 🙂

Ready to create Art & do Business for a New Year, 2019!…

Choosing fabrics for the backing~~What will blend & complement the “fabric painting”?

I thought you might like to see the process of preparing to finish a design!

“Field at Toledo” is ready for a backing, layering the 3 layers~~top, batting, and backing, and pinning together the layers before the thread-painting and free-motion quilt stitching begins!

The Backing layer.
Layering the Art Quilt~Top, Batting, & Backing.                                                                                 
Pinning all 3 Layers together…
Beginning the threadpainting…  I began by stitching around larger objects in the middle area of the piece, and will work outward towards the sides. Then, more layers of threadpainting and free-motion quilt lines will be added for details and more textural interest!  Stay Tuned!   🙂

Behind the Scenes…

After a new art quilt is completed, I have a Photo Shoot…

Photoshoot for “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow”

Capturing an image and downloading it into Photoshop on my computer….. and using Canon’s Studio Pro software to edit and prepare the files is the next step in creating fine art prints and cards of the Original.

Photoshop and Canon software to prepare Print files.

Once the files are ready, I individually print each print and card as needed on my Canon Pro 10 pigment ink printer, pack carefully, and then ship for delivery to each customer!

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At this time, Open Edition, Signed Art Prints, as well as 5″ x 7″ Art Cards are available of several of my Original works of art! Here are just a few…

Open Edition Art Print~~Fractured Fish #2 (2017)
“Fractured Fish #1″, 5″ x 7” Art Card

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“Santa’s Night-time Trek”, 5″ x 7″ Art Card

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“Winter Holidays”, Special Boxed Set of 3.

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~ You are invited to visit our Print Shop... [Use Code: WINTERHOLIDAYS at check-out for 20% off of your purchase + Free Shipping through Dec. 31st!~ (Order by Dec. 14th to be delivered by Dec. 24th)

The Best to You & Yours During the Holidays!  🙂

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**Winter Holidays**

December has arrived here in the mountains with a blast of cold air!! Reminding us that Christmas and the Holidays are just around the corner!

It has been very busy in the Studio and here is the latest, NEW Art that has been completed! Yay! Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” (2018)

Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow (2018), 16 1/4″ x 18 1/2″, © 2018 Joni Beach. Original Art Quilt. Rayon and metallic on cotton. Raw edge appilque, free-motion quilting.

This was a fun and enjoyable piece to create…I imagined the Joy and exhilaration of flying down the hill through the fluffy, white snow with my scarf blowing in the wind! 🙂  Wheeeeee!! 

Rayon along with sparkling iridescent and metallic threads were used to free-motion stitch the sledding trails and other thread-painted details….

Close Up Detail…

See more about this piece in the Art Gallery!

*Open Edition Art Prints & Cards are also available of this design in the Print Shop! (Use Code: WINTERHOLIDAYS at Check-out for 20% off all Prints and Cards + Free Shipping through Dec. 31st.)

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