Thursday, March 1, 2012

Yes I am still working on this piece...! :-)


I think the title of this post says it all...Yes! I am still working on this massive piece! :-)

The amount of detail is staggering, (even for me!) and it is such a large piece that it's just taking me forever.



I am well over the couple hundred hour mark and there is still quite a bit to do.  I've set quite the bar for myself this time for sure.  Not sure if I will do a piece this size again but I know I will have a lot of satisfaction when I can finally say it's done!

Oh the details! :-)

And...

yes I've been sewing again ~ These cute little outfits are for the two little girls of a friend of mine.  I Love how they turned out ~ I got to see them on the girls yesterday and they were soooo sweet!  It is really fun to sew for girls as I don't get to very often in my house full of little men. 


Big news!  I sold a canvas the other day!!!  I was so excited to actually have someone enjoy my work so much they wanted to buy it!  Fun and just really made my week!   I also donated a couple of prints and some bookmark cards to my sons school for a fundraising auction they are having.  It felt good to support that worthy cause and it will be fun to see how those pieces are received.

Life continues to be a whirlwind, busy always, but always I start my days realizing how fortunate I am and what a privilege it is to get to be home with my boys, working on my art,
sharing tea, giggles, cookies and gardening.

I was just thinking this morning as I was cleaning the huge wood floor on the main floor of the house, cleaning out the fridge, washing sticky little finger marks off the counters and furniture (for the bajillionth time!) how much I dislike cleaning.  And then I remembered how quickly this huge house will be quiet, how soon they will have all moved on to their own lives, and what a treasure it is to just enjoy each day as it comes, celebrating them and our life, crazy as it is at times. 

I hope you are all enjoying the first day of March and that this Spring brings lots of Joy to you!  I'm off to see what you have all been up to...

Life is good, so...

S m i l e s

Julia


7 comments:

Ces said...

Oh my gosh! This is a masterpiece!!! That is so huge! Of course why not? Your work is beautiful. However, I thought the dresses were for your own!!! Heheheh. Love you. Tsup!

lissa said...

it looks like dazzling and beautiful. love the details and all the wonderful colors.

have a sweet day.

Sophia said...

Yeah....glad to see a post from you. Tee hee :)

Love LOVE your piece overall but SO lovin' your cute, little owl. Wonderful work, Julia! :)

Amalia K said...

I wondered where you've been... :)

Well, I can only say one thing. You are a very BRAVE woman, my friend! I don't think I'd have the guts to do a piece that large. And with pencils too??! Really can't wait to see it finished!

Hugs to you! oxx

Purpletreebird said...

That's a fantstic piece of work! I wish I had the patience to make something that intricate and big. It'll be well worth it when you finish it, what an achievement! The dresses are gorgeous, your friend must be delighted with those!
Jess xx

Tammie Lee said...

it is wonderful to hear about your 'Big' piece and to see it unfolding: gorgeous!!
and the clothing is so charming! Your life does sound full and wonderful. You are so right, they grow up so fast... amazing!

sending a warm smile to you~

Kristin said...

That is one seriously amazing WIP!!! I LOVE it - and all the intricate details are so YOU! LOVE love love!