Monday, April 2, 2012

Oh yes I am finally done with this piece!!!

Yeah!!!  I am finally done with this massive piece!  The final size is 3ft x 4 ft!!! She turned out soooo lovely though!  I am still going to have a background photo-shopped behind her.  I am thinking about a piece of teastained linen...What do you think?  Then I will have her printed on canvas, embelish her and hopefully hang her in Starbucks here in town.  Exciting!!

After spending so long on the piece above, I just wanted to have fun.  These are pics of a cute little window charm I made out of wood rounds - I got the idea from a picture Amalia shared of an Etsy item...They are so colorful and I just love how they turned out. I made several with messages like 'I love you', 'believe', and 'yes you can'.  Drilled a hole (with much help!) and strung them all together with colorful beads in between each one, then hung this in my kitchen window ~ it makes me smile everytime I look at it!  Fun!

Pictures of the boys...

Beautiful PEACEFUL Eamonn...I assure you these are the sweetest moments with this little dynamo!  He is in the 'I'm going to disagree with everything you say based simply on my principles' stage.  Yikes he can be challenging!  But one look at this sweet face and I just melt :-)

Liam and his "Are you kidding me?" glare...

Eamonn, now 3-1/2, falls asleep quite often on his dinner chair...This was the night we made pot roast and he took one look at his plate and promptly curled up and fell asleep...
Hmmmm... not sure what to make of that! :-)

Oh yes...been baking again...These California berries were
too luscious to pass up and I was so yearning for a cobbler
so made one for my boys this weekend.
Oh it turned out sooo yummy.  Not as good as going out
and picking the berries fresh, but with the vanilla bean ice cream on top
we managed to make do :-)

Wondering how Spring is going for you all?  We are still getting lots of wind and rain here, but we did have a little clearing this weekend so the boys could get outside for a bit.  We've had lots of colds and flu and cabin fever has been roaring it's head!  It was nice to bundle up and get some fresh air and just turn our faces up to the sun!

Hugs and smiles to you all!

I'll be around to visit soon!


Tammie Lee said...

how wonderful that you have finished this piece, it is quite gorgeous and i love exploring the details... tea stain back ground sounds wonderful, or coffee stain -starbucks ;-)

your boys are gorgeous, how fun life must be!

lovely to read your post....

Jennifer Noel Bower said...

What a wonderful and visually impressive piece. You have every right to be so proud. Cheers!

Amalia K said...

Wow, and double WOW!! The piece looks absolutely gorgeous, Julia! I don't think I'd ever have the patience to do a piece that big, and with pencils too!

Your wood charms are lovely! Glad the pic I posted inspired you to make these...

Oh, and yes, my new drawing is now available in the shop. :)

Big hugs to your boys!

Julie said...

Wow....this piece is beautiful!!! and so are the children. :))

lissa said...

gorgeous! I think this one is my favorite of all the ones you've done.

hope you have a sweet day.

Eden said...

I would love to see that painting in person! Wow!! It gets so overwhelming for me to go Big!! Wonderful and Beautiful Work!! Congrats on the Starbucks should slip a bunch of business cards in there too :D

Anonymous said...

Wow, gorgeous piece. It's absolutely STUNNING!!!

Have a great day!