Saturday, December 5, 2009

carefree friends



"carefree friends"
mixed media collage
12" x 12" x 1.5"
gallery-wrapped canvas
(c) 2009 julie king
SOLD

i created this piece at the request of a previous buyer. she wanted a little folk collage with an english bulldog in it. i wanted this one to be lighter and brighter than my previous little people pieces. so it has a little less of a vintage look and feel. the buyer is very happy with it and i'll be shipping it out on monday.

now i'm working on a 30" x 30" custom collage for a young mother in california. she saw a print in my etsy shop that she liked and asked if i would create her a custom piece similar to it. i haven't done too many large pieces lately and i'm really enjoying the process. i'm actually working on the floor of my art room. i hinted to hubby that i'd outgrown my small art room and he suggested i move to the dining room table. i suggested that we knock a doorway into the wall that separates my art room from his den so i could take over both rooms. funny how he just kept walking on down the hallway with no reply. lol

hoping you're all enjoying your weekend!

((hugs)) 

19 comments:

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

Julie, I love this piece. It is so happy looking. The woman must love it. It's so cute! I absolutely love seeing your work. If I would get off my big butt and work on some art I would have something to show, but no....I read and chill. You do inspire me. Sweet.Sweet.Sweet

RNSANE said...

It's funny, Julie, how men have selective hearing! You can use the dining room table but you must NOT encroach on his den!

"Carefree friends" is so lovely. Wonderful that you've been commissioned to do this custom collage. If I still had that nursing job with the city, I'd be a buyer as well...but, it's okay. I'm letting go of things these days, just living vicariously through the joy of others!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

This piece is sweet. Love the little dog. I think you should have both rooms. :)

mummybear said...

That's a totally lovely painting and I really like the light feeling.

Julie-ann Bowden said...

Wow, Julie you are doing great!
Cute, cute and really cute!

Have a great day!

Julie

Mathilde said...

Comme d'habitude tout ce que vous faites est craquant ! C'est si joli !
Félicitations !

Mary Wadsworth said...

Awww, such a happy scene:) the bulldog is great! Love the colors in this piece.

Mary said...

Julie this is adorable!!

Almost Precious said...

It's a wonderful piece of art, happy, bright, overflowing with a feel of childhood freedom.

LOL about your hubby, men tend to have "selective hearing". =D

Shannon said...

SO, SO CUTE!! I LOVE it! I think that knocking walls down for the sake of your creativity is a WONDERFUL idea. pfft... what is HE thinking! LOL!

steviewren said...

This piece would be so much fun to hang in a little girl's room. It would give her imaginary places to go, a loyal dog as a forever companion and things to dream about. I think art in the home is so much more important than just something to put on the walls.

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

A really sweet piece. I just love it! Made me smile to see it!

Martha Lever said...

Hee Hee--You're funny, Julie. This piece is wonderful and I can't wait to see the big custom piece!!!

Traci said...

Fabulous piece!

cindy said...

it's wonderful, i love the touch of the kite!

Donna said...

Very nice, Julie!

Hugs,
Donna

lori vliegen said...

so sweet, julie!!! i love it! :))

Staci Danford said...

How Cute it is.. She looks like she could just walk right off that page and play.
Staci

Kelly said...

very cute julie! and your hubby's reaction is the same as my hubby's would have been! can't wait to see some of your big canvas.