December in the Studio!

It’s hard to believe it’s December and the Holidays are just around the corner! As I work in the Studio….

Finishing new art…

Taking photographs for Prints and other needs….

And sending out the Fall Studio NewsNotes ~~(Today! )  🙂    

More than once I’ve thought about Santa’s workshop and his Elves! But after looking out the window and watching snowflakes fall on Monday, I was reminded that Winter is here . So “ Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let it Snow“!

Christmas & Winter Holiday Special in the Art Gallery Sale!

Are you Christmas shopping yet? Be sure to visit the Art Gallery…I’m offering 4 small art quilts in a Special Sale this Holiday Season!

Consider one of these Original textile art pieces to decorate your home Or for a unique gift of art for someone on your list! 🙂

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.

Winter Wren (2013)

Winter Wren, Rayon & metallic on cotton, 8″ x 9 1/2″. Pieced, layered applique, beading.

Santa’s Nighttime Trek ( 2013).

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

Meow, Mr Whiskers (2013).

Meow, Mr. Whiskers, rayon on cotton, 7 1/4″ x 10″, © 2013 Joni Beach.

~~More Information on these select pieces in the Art Gallery (Link by clicking on each Title above.)

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Have a Good Day!~

Beneath the Surface…

Sometimes on gray, Winter days, the idea of Spring feels very faraway…And then, during a walk last week on a warm, sunny day, I stumbled onto this “pop of color“!

Beneath the Surface

A wonderful, unexpected surprise!! So Nature provided a sneak peak of the colorful displays that are being planned beneath the surface!! I’m reminded that in Life, though I may not love the “Winter times“, perhaps they are necessary, in order to have the time for preparation, inspirations, and finally renewal…

So, this week is off to a good start here in the studio….with a burst of encouragement…knowing that tomorrow another ice storm is headed our way…but more confident that Spring is just under the surface and for me to just continue in the same manner~~here in the studio & in my Life!  🙂

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I’d love for you to share with us in the Comments below! 

*Does your inspiration vary in the Winter time, or change with the seasons? What have you found that helps you continue with your art, work, or Life’s creative activities during these times?

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Nature’s Winter Art

Inspirations are found at times, such as during long walks through a garden, strolls along the beach at sunrise, or sightseeing on a trip to another state, or country! ~~~

A Swim in Winter…

Recently on a sunny, slightly warmer winter’s day, I took a break and got outside~~walking by the ice covered Duck Pond! These times experiencing the wonders of nature are part of the creative process…time to “see“…to think…to imagine…to experience new things…and

Ice designs on the Lily Pond…

 

 

Waterfall ice sculpture…

Design from Motion…

…to witness the art that Nature creates with the materials on hand!

Creativity IDEA!~~Take inspiration from Nature and create something this week from what is currently around you. For example, make a meal with only the ingredients you currently have in your kitchen and pantry! Or, think of things you can do, within your current situation, to create new solutions or possibilities in your work or business…or as a parent with your children.

Can you think of other ways that Nature’s artistic flair might inspire you?   🙂

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