Wednesday, November 4, 2009

joyful little folk

joyful little folk
original mixed media
12" x 12" x 1.5" canvas
(c) 2009 julie king

here's a new collage i created on sunday. still enjoying all the wadded tissue paper layering that goes into these 3-d pieces. this is the third in my little folk series. it will be listed on my etsy soon. if you're interested, please just let me know.

we looked at a rescued dog last night, thinking of possibly adopting it. she was a cutie, part beagle and part jack russell terrier. we were tempted but she had way too much energy for us, particularly since we're gone for long hours at work.  we'll know when it's right but definitely a mellow sweetie with lots of huggable personality is perfect for us.

time to snuggle up with a blanket and a book. i'm reading margaret atwood's the year of the flood. it's quite intriguing. finished reading the world according to garp by john irving yesterday. i read it decades ago and enjoyed it again the second time around.

hugs and have a great evening!


Martha Lever said...

This is a wonderful collage! Love the colors. I know that you will get just the right little doggie. I'm like you though, the less energy the better!
I actually would like to read Atlas Shrugged because I never read it and I hear it is very timely for today. Curl up now, Julie!

willow said...

Love Margaret Atwood. I'm reading "Morning in the Burned House", a book of her poetry.

julie king said...

willow, my fave atwood book is the handmaid's tale. i loved it and will read it again some day soon. i was not aware that she wrote poetry.

martha, thanks and hugs! i will check out atlas shrugged. i love book suggestions!

Liss said...

What beautiful colours perfect for autumn.

I have a beagle, she is lovely.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

Love your new collage! I loved reading The World According to Garp. I read back when I was in college and to this day it is still one of my favorite books. I loved the Handmaid's Tale too.

Dot said...

Julie - this collage is gorgoeus! Am loving the 3 dimensional aspect of your art,
And I know that when the time is right the perfect doggie will come into your life. And how blessed they will be!
Dot xx

Dot said...

P.S Love reading so will check out Margaret Attwood's book. Am currently reading The Conjurers Bird by Martin Davies and loving that..

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

These little folk collages are charming...I like the colors so much!
Mary Ann

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I just love your little people. These with the music sheets are very appealing to me.

Manon Doyle said...

I really love this piece Julie! The colors look awesome!

Tess said...

I just want to touch this piece. I love the title you chose for it too.

lori vliegen said...

your wee little folk surely are joyful....and are bringing lots of joy to me just looking at them!! how adorable!!
and somewhere out there is the perfect little doggie just waiting to jump right into your lap..... xoxox, :)

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

They look very joyful indeed! Beautiful as always!
Karla & Karrie

steviewren said...

I've got a Hamish Macbeth story to finish and then more Stephen J. Cannell novels to begin.

Love the 'little folks.'

Sabii Wabii said...

Charming painting....and keep the puppy!

Mary Wadsworth said...

Oh so sweet and can hear them giggling and singing as they skip down the garden path:) Love the texture and colors!

Happy creating,

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Kelly said...

Julie, this is beautiful! Tell me more about this tissue paper technique. As far as reading, I'm still consumed by the Twilight series. I'm halfway through the 4th book!

Mathilde said...

Vous êtes incroyable ! Il n'y a pas une seule création de vous à jeter, tout est absolument extraordinaire, très beau, au risque de me répéter, tant pis, j'adore votre univers !
Bonne continuation !

The Itsy Bitsy Spill said...

i LOVE THIS PIECE!! Hello Julie wanted to stop by and say hello, it's been a while. your work is always soooo beautiful!!