Thursday, June 18, 2009

merrily we roll along


those who know me well know that i spend many happy, creative hours in my art room. over coffee on saturday morning bill suggested that i get some things ready to take to the hotel gallery in tipp city. my art has been hanging and selling there since last fall. so i spent the bulk of the day saturday printing images, assembling greeting cards and journals and packaging everything up. what fun i had! the above photo shows the journals i was able to prepare. only a few went to the gallery.



here's a close-up of the hope floats journal all tied up with a bow, inserted into a cello bag and embellished with my header card. for some reason the process of assembling these made me hum that little song merrily we roll along, roll along, roll along. the pretty much mindless task of this kind of production work makes me happy.

i'm off to get my hair cut . . . loving my new super short summer style but going to the salon every 3 to 4 weeks is a drag. it takes away from my merry time in the art room!!

25 comments:

Auburn Kat said...

Seriously, your work is just so amazing!

I'm going to get my haircut this wknd, I can't make up my mind how much I want to get cut off...

Jennifer said...

Looks like you got a lot accomplished... doesn't that feel great?! Love that 'hope floats' journal!!

mystele said...

oh, yummy!!! love those colors and your ART!

Paris said...

Good evening, Julie. ADORE your creativeness and the results from your hard work. Wow! You are very inspiring. =)

**hugs**

Artist Unplugged said...

What a beautiful assortment of your goodies!

Shannon said...

Are you going to be selling the journals in your etsy shop? They would make wonderful gifts???!!!

julie king said...

yes, i will list some journals in my etsy shop one day soon. thanks for all your wonderful support, my friends!!!

Debbie/ Prairie Emporium said...

Julie, Thanks for stopping by my blog and etsy shop. I have been keeping and eye on your blog for a while, but I am not too good at leaving comments. Just so you know your posts do brighten the day.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Popped in and found your blog linking. This is adorable and should do awesome in the shop I sweet little unique cutie for someone to take home with them..

cindy : quaint said...

they look wonderful ... i love the journals. happy weekend! i know you'll begin it with coffee on the patio.

2ifbysea said...

Hi Julie! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I appreciate your kind words! I just marked your Etsy shop as a fav and also your "Embrace Life" print. I love art that features pears! I'm working on an art quilt right now that features pears as well.

Cristi

Martha Lever said...

Hi Julie! WOW, I can see how your darling art is selling!!! I think I am heading to the Bernina store today. I have thought of nothing else!

Italian Girl in Georgia ~ Suzanne MacCrone said...

I love your journals! Just charming Julie. The packaging is so fresh and darling too.

Ciao bella,
Suzanne

Tracy said...

i love your journals. they are so beautiful and inspiring. almost makes me want to keep it new and clean... well maybe not that new :)

thanks for visiting my blog. :)

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

Wow! Love your journals and it's so nice to hear someone liking the mindless side of gathering and packaging. I enjoy that, too, especially when I just want to be in my studio but am lacking motivation.
Thanks for coming by my blog, too. I'm actually not living on a farm. I'm just lucky to have a friend with one! But I do live in the country and love it.

Lyn said...

Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I will take some time to go through your older posts later-with a glass of red wine and my slippers on!
Love
Lyn
xxxx

Kerri Jean said...

Julie, your journals & cards look sooo yummy. Sometimes the prep work is just what we need to refill the well. I love short hair too -- but I tired of the frequent haircuts -- and the cost!!!

Megan said...

The journals are cute! I know a "little man" who could use an original Grandma Julie notebook for his daily log book at the sitters!!! It would be a cool keepsake.

Are those real shells on the mermaid?

katie jane said...

Julie, these are so cute! I hope you sell a million copies.

julie king said...

i feel so humbled in the glow of all your wonderful comments, my bloggy friends!!! thank you from the bottom of my heart for your sweet words and your validation of my art!

megan, i will see that little man gets a journal all his own. i have a piece of art that will be perfect for him. can't wait to hug and kiss on him and jenna this weekend!

yes, those are real shells -- some of the itty bitty ones i collected in florida. fun, eh?

The Vintage Sister said...

Love the journals Julie! The wrapping and packaging is fantastic:)
Enjoy your weekend!!
Tracy

Susan said...

thought I left a comment earlier today. Don't ya hate when that happens. Your new things are all beautiful - as usual. Lovely packaging.
Kisses to Mr. P from Missy D and I

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Julie!

I love the colors and the paintings on the journals. I love your work. Love your sense of color and collage.

Michelle Eaton said...

They all look great!

Brandi said...

I went over to your Etsy shop (I think that's what it's called) I just love the little note cards. I'm trying to decide which one I should get. :)