Tuesday, July 7, 2009

inspiration strikes


inspiration hit this evening and i started this new mixed media collage. i'm envisioning a series dedicated to living a simple life. so far this one is untitled and very much a work-in-progress. i'm doodling around with face ideas and expressions. will she have big expressive eyes and a wide smile? or a demure closed eyes look? faces are difficult for me. not like my favorite little circle flowers that make me happy!!

i promised you more port huron photos today but collaging took precedence. maybe tomorrow. until then, sweet dreams my friends!

16 comments:

Robyn said...

Sounds perfect...a series dedicated to living a simpler life.

Julie said...

Oh lovely, lovely composition for a beautiful painting! Can't wait to see her sweet face!

Rowe said...

Hi Julie, I'm over from Lissa's blog. This looks amazing, I love it, even without a face, I like all the details and the colours.

Moriah Betterly said...

I love how this is progressing, Julie! I can't wait to see the finished piece! Hopefully you'll actually show it finished... unlike myself who starts things, sets them aside forever and then forgets to post a picture of the finished project. Blah.. Anyway, have fun with this painting and I can't wait to see what you do next!

Cindy said...

Julie
I'm glad to have found your blog. And I've enjoyed poking around and seeing your beautiful work for the first time! Your mixed media paintings/collage are wonderful...can't wait to see more of this new piece (and how her face will turn out!).
Cindy
p.s. thank you for joining my blog giveaway!

cindy : quaint said...

i love your collages and that she's wearing an apron. i just found 4 of my mom's, yesterday.

Manon Doyle said...

I love it already Julie! I can't wait to see what you'll come up with!

Jennifer said...

AWWW... she is so cute already! Great idea for a series!!

Joanna said...

Hi Julie, I love the idea of a series on the simple life. Looking forward to seeing it evolve. And thanks for your comment on my book club blues post. I feel confident recommending Ollive Kitteridge now.

Brandi said...

I love it! What about just small dot eyes and no other parts of the face...if you're going for simplicity...? (just a thought) I'm sure whatever you decide will be great! I can't wait to seet the finished product! :)

willow said...

I vote demure, closed eye look.

lori vliegen said...

expressive or demure, whatever you decide it will be perfect!! she's looking so cute already....kind of like the little Amish dolls that are left without a face! i love your idea of the "simple life" series! :)

katie jane said...

This is cute, Julie. I see "Cassie" from "The Real McCoys", do you remember that show? You would have had to be around in the 50's, but that's who she reminds me of.

sara's art house said...

Can't wait to see what her face turns into. The flowers are beautiful!

Serena said...

it's looking wonderful....can't wait to see it finished. i'm sure whatever face you end up giving her will be just perfect, julie ~ :)

Amelia said...

I TOTALLY love this!!! :)