Tuesday, June 23, 2009

courage to fly free


this week's inch by inch piece is a little watercolor i did very quickly on saturday morning. i've titled it "courage to fly free".  i use watercolors very infrequently so my technique is not honed. i did enjoy doing this little one, though. to see more 3" x 3" inch by inch projects, please go to remembering paris for the list of participants. 

26 comments:

Almost Precious said...

"Courage to fly free" is incredibly sweet ! I always felt it harder to work in miniature than in larger scale as smaller requires far more restraint and a good sense of when enough is enough. You've managed to do that beautifully. (Also love your new summer time banner...cloths pins on a line, brings back memories.)
Anna

lissa said...

I love it, the casualness, the subtle colors and the musical notes n the winds

Shannon said...

love the simplicity of this piece and the message behind it! :)

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Beautiful message and simple and clear image...it all works.

Kerri Jean said...

whimsical, free form, love it. Love the message too!!

lori vliegen said...

sweet, sweet, sweet!! you always create the most wonderful things! and i love your mushroom photos....fabulous!! :)

Paris said...

Julie...once again I am amazed and blessed by your creativity. I really like what you have done. Simply touching! Warms my heart.

Thank you for participating this week. Means so much to me.

**hugs**

Once Upon A Blue Crow said...

It sings and is so light and happy-love it!

DescribeHappy said...

Very pretty! I especially like the detail of including musical notes into the wings of the heart. Very nice touch and great colors!

steviewren said...

You've picked a great way to represent the theme of courage. It goes along with some other posts you've done recently about your feelings about blooming in the past few years.

Christine said...

I love this one, I think i like the word 'free' even better

Kristy Worden said...

very nice - it does take courage to 'fly' your own course! K

Jammmie said...

Whooohoooo! give a hand to Julie King--she did it ..THIS..week! :)

I LOVE this. So touchingly sweet and joyful too. I like music bar collage wings and the way the hearts are either balloons or flowers. Perfect.

And what is even more funny, is how we almost titled our pieces the same. Your is far more creative in concept though.

I sooo can't wait to see what you do next week.

Serena said...

LOVE it! :)

Manon Doyle said...

I love this piece Julie! Beautiful!

Tess said...

very pretty. i like anything containing hearts.

lovelila said...

Very cute, and I love the quote in this! So true. Sometimes we have to spread our wings and fly to see what's out there. Face life head on! Good job! :)

Michelle Eaton said...

Such a sweet little painting :)

floreta said...

i do like your technique tho! with the black ink for line emphasis.

Julie said...

Wow Julie, love your photography too, it is sooo beautiful! I adore your new blog header picture~ who would have known what a great pic that makes?!

Kelly said...

love this julie! very sweet sentiment. i'd love to play around with watercolors some. and i really really really love the new photo in your header. :-)

HOPELESSBELIEVER said...

Hey Julie!

This is really awesome my friend, Great job!!!!
Another powerful and spiritual message in such a small space! :) Take care,
Julian :)

yyam said...

I love all the hearts in the piece. The choice of using water colors is perfect! It has such a casual, happy feel to it.

Lilly said...

That is gorgeous. I love it. It would make great cards. You truly should do that. You are very talented Julie!!

Jammmie said...

just checking the other comments here. Again, great piece that.

Rowe said...

This is whimsical and fancy free, just as you would imagine flying to be like. It reminds me of my little girl, too, so sweet.