Sunday, September 13, 2009

Miss Polly's First Day.....New Painting

Polly had long waited for this day often daydreaming as a little girl of what this day would actually be like. She had been thinking all summer how she would greet her new little class (she finally inherited all of the elementary school children that attended the Willow Farm School from old Mrs. Dotchet). Mrs. Dotchet is still alive mind you but the good Pastor finally saw it fit to encourage her retirement and the children have since been leaving many a curiosity of wrapped goodies and thank yous at his parsonage door. Now there's only about twenty-five children in all ranging from ages six through twelve but Polly had a plan to make this new school year the best that the old Willow School had ever seen. Her first idea was to bring in some of her lovely feathered friends as she knew the children had been strictly forbid to have a class "pet". Next week would be a field trip into town to the local library (the children had never left the old barn where the Willow Farm School had been located since they had been there).
Oh and then maybe after a lot of pie and cookie sales after church on Sunday even a train ride into the big city for a museum. She certainly planned on giving the children plenty of new culture. She smiled as she continued to think of all of her new adventures with her class and headed out down the long road to the School House.
Miss Polly is 11 X 14 on a gallery wrapped canvas and will be on ebay tonight. ; )

Also, I wanted to share this sweet little dresser I found for our dining room. I needed something to hold our linens and did some moving around of the other furniture but I think this is ultimately where she was meant to be.
And, of course, you'll see in the center a new little half doll with a wire frame skirt and a wire frame parasol behind her. I'm so excited to find one with the parasol still in tact. Isn't she a cutie!?
I know it's been over a week since I last posted...ugh!...but I have been a little sick in the head...literally. I'm starting to feel much better and appreciate all of your kind words as always and wish you all a wonderful week. xxxx


  1. Wow! Your artwork is stunning. Quite inspiring, I must say. I am so glad I found your blog. :)

  2. Miss Polly is beeeautiful!! I love the little sweet story that goes with it too :-)

  3. Good golly Miss Polly, your story's so jolly!

  4. The artwork is wonderful! I love it! I like the dresser too!

    Good to see you back, glad you are feeling better!

  5. Julie,

    I am starting a new weekly project where I will showcase a blog artist called "Tuesday Talent". I would be honored if you would allow me to feature you in one of the upcoming weeks.

    Please drop by and let me know if you would be OK with me doing this.

    Here is the link about it:

    Please follow me, too, so other artists can find you!! :)

  6. Again I say----you NEED to write these as books!! I love the stories of your girls----and the paintings are divine!!

  7. It's a nice story and a beautiful painting! I like so much the background :)

  8. She's delightful, Julie! Red is one of my favorite colors - and I adore the sweet little birds in her basket. :) Theresa

  9. Awww, what a wonderful story to go with such a wonderful painting! I love her. I love your new dresser too! I just framed my bird cage print and it looks soooo nice. I will have to show you on my blog this week. Hopefully today.


  10. Love your latest piece, especially the basket of birdies!

  11. she's very sweet! love her dress!~

  12. Hi Julie,

    The first "Tuesday Talent" is posted. Please stop by and say hello and greet the featured artist.

    I'll be working on yours and other write ups later tonight for the upcoming weekly features.


  13. Hey girl-----I gave you a little something over on my blog----you talented girl, you!!

    Check it out!

  14. Thanks for the comment on my blog, maybe I should do a 'let them eat marmite' painting next ;)

    I love the story that goes with your painting, great stuff!!

    Micki x

  15. Hello Julie! I love the story behind Miss Polly! She is full of beauty like your imagination. Great sweet dresser find too! Looks perfect in its new home. Thanks so much for your warm visit! I really appreciate your comment about our collaboration painting. Have a great week!

    Lisa :)