Thursday, July 23, 2009

simple living


simple living
9 x 12 canvas
mixed media collage
(c) 2009 julie king

and so continues my series of mixed media collages dedicated to simple living. this one was so fun to make. she just grew and lived and breathed all on her own right onto the canvas. her simple little pink dress is a scrapbook paper that i really love embellished with a bit of white pastel to intensify the flower pattern. i tried to "weave" the basket with paper but ended up simply painting it. her hair had a mind of its own and kept growing and curling and twirling away. when i look at her i smile and imagine she's working in the garden on a particularly humid day and her hair proves it. hee hee

i still need to add the title "simple living" and will then list her in my etsy shop.



speaking of simple living i have two volunteer tomato plants thriving in my back flower garden. they came up all on their own, hidden away behind the asiatic day lillies. no planting, no toiling, no cost. it doesn't get any simpler than that!

22 comments:

willow said...

Those tomato plants just came up on their own?! I can't believe it. Yep. That's pretty darn simple!

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Julie, I love this picture. She looks adorable. I love these pictures of the 'girls'. You always amaze me. Thanks so much for your sweet comments. drop me a line sometime. trishw824@gmail.com

Shannon said...

i especially LOVE her hair! :)

Joanna said...

She's very sweet. And those tomatoes are doing SO well. If only all gardening were so simple!

Julie said...

I love the hair and the basket...ooooohh and the carrot in tow.. wonderful!!

Staci Danford said...

She's darling.. AND boy do I understand that growing hair bit. haha
Staci

Véronique et Yannis said...

J'adore cette petite bonne femme! Elle est fraîche et gaie, j'ai envie de la suivre dans son jardin!
Chez moi aussi parfois les tomates s'invitent au jardin...chouchoute les, elles seront sucrées à souhait!
I hope you understand french, if not tell me I'll try to write in english!

Manon Doyle said...

I love your new piece Julie! Her hair is terrific.... she's so cute!

cindy said...

i just love her curly hair and the basket. the 'volunteer' tomatoes look awesome, too. can't get better than that. enjoy your weekend!

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

She's wonderful! Love those colors!

Artist Unplugged said...

I love her, especially her hair! I can't believe the tomatoes!

lissa said...

she is adorable! great creation

Christine said...

love your cute picture today, especially the colours. wow, amazing tomatoes..I think I have a carrot that blew into mine.

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Love the hair!
Karla & Karrie

Serena said...

she's adorable and OH what a pretty dress!

YAY on the tomatoes!

Betsy said...

I wish I had curly hair like that...curlier in the humidity would be so much better than limp, like mine!

You tomatoes are at the same stage as mine...big and green! :)

Anonymous said...

Love her! Love her! LOVE her! :) You are an incredible artist. You really are. I SO need to get my toosh in gear and get my artwork done. Happy Friday.

;)

Lindsey said...

I could sign on for the simple living thing. And I am so envious of your tomatoes...mine didn't work this year. OH, and I'm going to post your silly fruit comment on my blog on Monday.

steviewren said...

Her head of frizz is much cuter than what the humidity does to mine.

I can't believe your volunteer tomatoes are so big and lush. Yum. I bought some 'maters today at a local farmer's market. Some yummy tomato and bacon sandwiches are in my future.

Brandi said...

Another nice piece of art! I just love her!
The simple life is something I think most of us would like to get back to.

yyam said...

I love this! It's dreamy...and sweet..and makes me happy! :)

Jammmie said...

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I hope in time you can join this new art co-op too?