Thursday, September 30, 2010

orange serendipity

"orange serendipity"
mixed media collage
(c) 2010 julie king

orange serendipity
azure-colored skies
floating on happiness
as the world flies by

i started this piece back in blah and showed you an early sneak peek here. i so enjoy serendipitous art where i have no idea what i'm going to create when i start and just let the muses carry me away. i used scrapbook paper for the wheels and then a palette knife for all the painted elements. in person this has so much texture since i like to layer color upon color with the knife. this is the biggest piece i've done in a while and it's going to hang in the living room of my new little cottage-like house. it will be a daily reminder to live each day with joy and let serendipity carry me away whenever possible.

where has serendipity taken you lately? i'd really like to know.


PrairiePeasant said...

I'm glad you are continuing to find beauty in each moment, in the ordinary things.

mystele said...

i LOVE this.

steviewren said...

Not too far, but I did find some whimsy. I found two knobs for my bathroom cabinet for $1 each. One says Pull and the other says Open. But so far the cabinet only says Pull because I can't get the old knob off in order to put Open on.

I really do love your piece. I'm sure it will look good in your new living room.

RNSANE said...

What a lovely piece. It will brighten your cottage and bring a smile to your face every time you look at it!!

Cathy Bueti said...

This is lovely Julie! :)

Emakesart said...

I LOVE this piece. It brings a smile to my face. Very lovely. Love all your artwork.


Oh and serendipity led me here for the 1st time, today! : )

Kelly Warren said...

Julie! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this! It will be the perfect addition to your cottage! and just love the word "serendipity" of my all time favorite words. I've always dreamed of having a sail boat and giving it that name. :-)

playcrane said...

Love your whole process with this!