Friday, December 24, 2010

Amira and Rayne - and Happy Christmas (and Sunday Sketches)

I did not find time (again!) to sketch something specifically for Sunday Sketches over at Sophia's place.  So I decided to share this piece that I finished this past week. 

If you haven't had a chance to visit all of the other talented artists that participate, head over to visit, or better yet, just link up, and share a sketch with us!





Happy Christmas Everyone!

Had to share this picture I just finished for my daughters Amira and Rayne!  It is totally copied / inspired from the lovely work of Lisa Lectura, and if you haven't had a chance to see her gorgeous big-eyed girls do stop over and look at them soon.  This picture is a combination of two of hers named 'A New Dawn' and
'Mother Earth'.  Look for them on her sidebar and you'll see the similarities right away. 
I wanted to do a mixed media painting for the girls room, and was looking for ideas. 
I certainly found it at Lisa's!

This is one of my favorite things about art blogs.  I have a really difficult time coming up with poses for some of my work, and I am continually inspired by the artists I find through blogging. 

So I have to say thank you to Lisa for this inspiration! This will hang in the girls room for a long time hopefully!  And thank you so much to all of the incredible people I have met this year through blogging.  I learn something about life, love, friendship, art, struggling, coping, soaring...you name it, every time I visit you all.  And each comment you leave is like a visit from a good friend, treasured, savored, really appreciated!

Hugs to you all, and I just wish you such a Merry Christmas

17 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

What a wonderful collaboration of human hearts....Merry Christmas to you and yours. May your hearts remain calm and warm with new and old memories. Imagine and Live in Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Snowflake kisses for everyone!

lissa said...

lovely work. hope you have a sweet and happy christmas!

Tammie Lee said...

this is so lovely! i can only imagine it will bring much joy to your girls and all who see this. Lisa is a lovely artists, I can see how she inspired you.

Wishing you and yours a lovely Christmas and every day beyond. xo

Marlene said...

Beautiful, the girls will enjoy it hanging in their room. Yes sharing a cup of tea would be lovely, you never know we are not that far apart. May you have a wonderful Christmas, it has been a pleasure getting to know you this year.

Amalia K said...

Such an enchanting piece, Julia! It's no surprise how Lisa's work really inspired you... I visited her and I was totally blown away!! Thanks so much for introducing her to us.

Many hugs to you! oxx

outdoor.mom said...

lovely!! Merry Christmas

Christine said...

your sketches have a lovely flow to them, almost dreamlike!

Brian Miller said...

beautiful sketch...love how she is laying in the tree...hope you hada a merry christmas as well...

Jehanne said...

Oh wow, I love the eyes, they are so mesmerizing.

WrightStuff said...

I love Lisa's work. I was so lucky to win the most incredible book she created for Halloween. You have done a great job and make them uniquely your own - they will treasure it

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

Agreed - Lisa's work is awesome - but this is your own!!! Sends a dreamy message!
cheers, dana

Sumit Sarkar said...

Beautiful imagination..
and a lovely painting... :)

Heather said...

Wow, Julia, so pretty. I love the last girl - she's got gorgeous features. I know your daughter will love them!
I do hope you had a very Merry christmas, my friend! xxoo

BECKY said...

Happy (Belated) Christmas!!

Sophia said...

Awww...I love it. The girls are so lovely. Your artwork made me smile this early morning, as I sit here burried in blankets on the couch, recovering from walking pneu! Hugs!!

ShaylaF said...

Absolutely stunning! I enjoy you artwork. You always have such vividly colored work

Ces said...

Oh goodness! This is so dreamy! I especially love the little girl reclining on the tree branch! So soothing.