Wednesday, October 15

keeper of the light


i had such a wonderful week in portland at art and soul. i enjoyed so much seeing again friends and staying with the gals from my art group. this year i got to see more of portland as cassondra and michelle took us out for dinner several nights and then we spent the day in portland shopping at some fun antique stores. the schedule we took with us said vendors night began at 7:00 pm so we were an hour late when we arrived as it started at 6:00 pm. . .
we still had a great time shopping and i came home with some very lovely vintage velvet ribbons.
i loved taking a class from misty again. the little books we all worked on turned out so amazing. we painted over faces and collaged with the coolest images. i created backgrounds for 12 pages and finished 5 in class. here are the first few:





i did sneak this photo of deb working away at her book


the booksigning for north light was such a fun event! i brought lots of felt samples from the book to display and i enjoyed so much talking with everyone. i got to sit next to stephanie for the evening as we were at the same table.! she had such beautiful pieces of jewelry on display. i got a first hand look at what she would be selling at vendors night. i bought a lovely necklace with blue beads and a raven under resin. we each got to take home our book poster, imagine carrying that through security. . .



in my class with katie i worked at really breaking out of my normal color scheme and made these two pieces. the faces were sketched randomly with my left hand on phone book pages. i picked out two that i liked and used them for these two paintings. both are coated with wax and resin for such an amazing finish.
pushing daisies


two hearts are better


and here are the two pieces i made in susan's class.



the ring has the coolest green stone tucked inside the copper discs.
wishing i had taken more pictures.
the great news is we have the rest of the week off school for fall break and nothing planned. i am looking forward to marina coming home for a few days and hanging out in the studio.

17 comments:

misty said...

thank you so much for sharing your work here. you are so very talented, your art is just stunning! and that ring..wow, it's beautiful.

have a great fall break!
xo

carikraft said...

I love your work and I can't wait to meet you at the SB vendor fair!!! Only 28 more days!!!! eeeeeeeeee!

Kate said...

Julie,

Oh your work is wonderful. The book you made in Misty's class looks fantastic, I bet you had a blast in the class. Plus a class with Katie and the jewelry you made, wow you have some great work there. It was great seeing your face again.

Kate

spyderette said...

julie, as always you make the loveliest things! i'm loving the halloween pages too! been peeking inside your book on amazon :)

oh, also just found out my niece sophie is one of your preschoolers. lindsey is my sister!

Stephanie Lee said...

I echo everything commented already! I just LOVE the pages you made in Misty's class...and can't help but wonder if maybe a certain offspring was in your mind when you created them....? :)
Aren't Katie and Susan so fun!?!?!? Love them both!

Maija said...

Beautiful stuff, lovey! I already got your book- I couldn't wait!!! I'll bring it with me to ArtNest for an autograph!
oxox

m i c h e l l e said...

Dear Sweet Julie...SO lovely spending time with you. Your work is spectacular and always an inspiration. So, my dear, are you going to be at the SB vendor fair??? If I knew that, I forgot! I hope we can manage to have a meal together somewhere. Omaha is such a fun town!

Take care and looking forward to seeing you soon!!!!!
Hugs,
Michelle

Laurie G. said...

Thank you for the delicious pictures!

Jenn said...

Love, love, love "Two Hearts Are Better" - just spectacular!

kristin said...

your lovely work inspires so much. thank you for sharing your experience here.

Keli Hansen said...

i was lucky to see first hand your outcome from misty's class... it was just beautiful... and i agree with her... the ring is fantastic. i wish i could have made it to the book signing... i was in "class"... next time. thanks for sharing all the pictures.

Candice Elton said...

This work is so inspiring. What beauty in art for you to be able to capture your heart and thoughts at this time.
xoxox

Sandra Evertson said...

Absolutely Stunning works!
Sandra

Sweet Petunia said...

Hello! Will there be more copies of your book in the Etsy shop? I have been on book restriction lately...but this is a must have.

rivergardenstudio said...

I love the jewelry you shared from this workshop! Also your paintings/ journal pages are beautiful! Roxanne

Biotica said...

You always amaze me with your talents. Those faces are incredible and I love the jewlry pieces.
p.s.That is a wonderful picture of you. I love the scarf. :)

michelle allen said...

omgoodness i love your blog! you are so talented and prolific from the looks of it. i'm bookmarking you and can't wait to come back to visit when my eyes have an easier time staying open. (it's almost 1AM here) yawn.

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