Thursday, July 9, 2009

simple pleasures


"simple pleasures"
9 x 12 mixed media collage
(c) 2009 julie king

SOLD on 7/11/09

crisp, clean laundry on the line . . . wooden clothespins once used by grandma . . . the whippy sound of towels dancing in the wind . . . burying my face in the scent of sunshine . . . sleeping on heavenly fresh sheets . . . all simple pleasures gone by but never forgotten.

i don't know when i've enjoyed creating a mixed media collage more than this one. she captured my heart, awakened my creative spirit and has me yearning for more. thanks to brandi for suggesting dot eyes and willow for voting for a demure look. i think i've captured a hint of both in her sweet little face. i've just listed "simple pleasures" in my etsy shop. i know someone will want to give her a good home.

i have 3 canvasses laid out ready for the background. did i mention i'm having fun? take care all!!

18 comments:

Manon Doyle said...

She looks great Julie! I'm sure she'll get a great home.

lissa said...

love it, her face just exudes a childlike grace, love those little details on her dress

Martha Lever said...

I love "Simple Pleasures" What a great idea for a series. She is precious and I can tell you are having fun!! Fun is good!!!

Prairie Emporium said...

Julie, I love "simple pleasures"!! There is always something special about clothes on the line; it makes me feel at home (silly I know).
I still use my cloths line all the time, and love it.
Thanks for stopping by my blog and to answer you question, I don't keep up I just muddle through and do as much as I can. You always do a great job of posting every day and I like checking to see what you have been up to.

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

She turned out great, Julie! When will she be for sale?

Christine said...

that's a perfect summertime picture, I like the blue background, clean and crisp.

steviewren said...

I love her and all that she loves about the simple life.

Joanna said...

The face is very sweet.
By the way, I've something for you at my place (in the nature of an award). Stop by if you care to.
Also, my book club chose Olive Kitteridge as the September book. I'm really looking forward to reading it.

Julie-ann said...

She is so sweet! Another beautifully soft and perfect little cute art!

cindy : quaint said...

she is so sweet, julie. glad you're having fun. we are too watching you. happy weekend.

Drea said...

Love it! The little pocket you added to her dress is so cute! It's so fun to watch this series come to life.

lori vliegen said...

she's perfect....absolutely perfect! and the fact that you're having fun, too, makes it even more perfect! hope your weekend is filled with simple pleasures! :)

julie king said...

cristi -- she is for sale in my etsy shop now! thanks for all the kind words, ladies!!

Terri Stegmiller said...

Very sweet!

Artist Unplugged said...

She is lovely, has a face full of innocent joy, good job! I'm sure she won't hang around etsy very long.

Jammmie said...

Incredible! You remain so talented.

Brandi said...

You are very very talented! I think she looks absolutely perfect!

Serena said...

perfect finish!