Monday, August 10, 2009

brimming with creativity

hubby is away on a business trip so i practically lived in the art room over the weekend! my inspiration has been an invitation to display my art at a new art gallery that recently opened in tipp city -- studio 14. i'm very excited! i'm still putting some finishing touches on the above untitled piece -- more layers, details and textures to add . i'm loving the colors, particularly this rich van gogh deep gold 803 acrylic i bought at hobby lobby. it shimmers and is my new fave color!

another work in process without a name. i used the van gogh deep gold as part of the background again. i thought it was particularly rich with the red accents. if you click to enlarge you can see the tissue paper base for the flowers all dried and ready for me to add the paper "colors". it gives my collages a wondereful textured 3-d look and feel. this one will get more details and textures before it's done. any ideas for titles for these 2 vase pieces?

and, here's a sneak peek at the newest member of the simple living girls series. it seems someone is always asking if i have any new cat collages so i added a few to this one. what's a simple life in the country without cats??

here's a preview of things to look forward to on my blog over the next week or so:

• a sale in my etsy shop

• a giveaway!!

• photos of the photo collage canvasses i made -- now hanging in my bedroom AND a quick how-to so you can create some of your own

• grandma julie's zuchinni bread recipe -- i decided to play around with a recipe i found on the internet; i added a couple of new ingredients and the test loaves are in the oven right now. hope they taste as great as they smell!

• a little no-cost way i'm displaying my etsy print purchases in my art room!!!

did i mention i'm brimming with creativity?!!


The Vintage Sister said...

Wow Julie! I'm loving the gold paint!! Beautiful...makes me smile. That gallery is very lucky to have your wonderful art hanging on it's walls. Congratulations!

Moriah said...

Good grief, Julie! Creativity overflowing for sure! That rocks! I love the new pieces, that gold color is super yummy! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

Mary said...

Hi Julie, I am really liking all three of these paintings. The color combination's on them are wonderful. Love the golds, reds and the touches of blues.

Congratulations as well!!

Artist Unplugged said...

It does look like your creative side of your brain doth runneth over! What a beautiful flow you have going too.....I envy your time for the art. Congrats on the show! The bread sounds great, my mom used to make it, it is good.

willow said...

Mmm, I think I can smell that bread all the way over here at the manor. Looking forward to the recipe, Julie.

Christine said...

love the new paintings for the art show, how exciting for you. That gold is nice and flowers are my favourite subject. I can't think of a good name, but they sure look like they'll be a set, with the matching gold tones.

Joanna said...

That gold color truly gorgeous. I spent some time hooked on a color called quinacridone gold, even though it had serious toxic warnings on it. Hope yours is more benign. I love the first collage best. Nice that you had a stretch of art time to yourself.

Serena said...

You certainly are brimming with creativity, Julie....LOVE those paintings and, I agree, that Van Gogh gold is a beautiful colour!

I can hardly wait to see the goodies you have in store for us this week ~

Lyn said...

You have been busy!
I do love the cat one, being a cat lover it's the one that stands out for me. Love your work.

Ruth said...

Beautiful work, perspective and unique expression. Love your photos too. Inspiring!

Thank you for your visit to synch-ro-ni-zing!

Diahn said...

Congrats on the invitation to the new gallery! How exciting! I love those colors - gorgeous and rich!

cindy said...

your new pieces look wonderful. the new deep gold does give them an added richness. i like seeing a bit of the process, too. looking forward to all the things you have in store for us!

Don said...

Wow! I am loving your creativity. The colors and even the shape of the art itself is really really good! Have fun with the art show.

ArtPropelled said...

Congratulations on the invite to exhibit your work at a new gallery. Very exciting !
Love the cat collage!

Brandi said...

Oh! The colors are just beautiful in your work!! I'm in love with the orange hues!

Manon Doyle said...

Congrats on the art show Julie! I just love the new work!! Sound like you have a really time coming up.

katie jane said...

Julie, I don't know what to name them either, but I'm liking them a lot. Love to see your work in progress. I always like to watch others create. Looking forward to your upcoming events.

cindy said...

I was at Barnes & Noble this morning and purchased the magazine "Where Women Create". Have you heard of this magazine? They also have a website with the same name.
As I looked through this magazine I couldn't help but think to myself that Julie really needs to check this out if she hasn't already.
You should be featured in the magazine.
Gosh, I wish I had the creativity gene flowing through me like you do.
Love the colors on the last picture with the cats. Beautiful if I do say so myself..

Shannon said...

omg.. my mil LOVES cats and I LOVE that newest cat piece...maybe... just maybe... Christmas? Hmmm... I'll have to check out the price - if and when it goes up for sale! SO CUTE!

steviewren said...

I agree with you. The color of this new paint is rich and bright. I love the second picture just the way it is. You should make your own version of Van Gogh's sunflowers.

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

Hello Julie!!

I see you been busy creating lovely art and photos are beautiful, you have a great eye for beauty. I been busy busy myself with custom orders and painting more pictures. I haven't posted any yet but soon this week.

When you came to visit recently, I thought about you the day before you left comment. I wanted to visit you and say HELLO JULIE, it's been a while!!

Have fun fun, love love, create create and be happy happy. Your work is amazing!!!

Angela Recada said...

That really is a beautiful shade of yellow. Now I'll have to take a trip to Hobby Lobby, I guess!

Beautiful collages!

Tracy said...

i love the new works! the detail is amazing!