Sunday, April 18, 2010

Sea Dream

She is a pioneer, an adventurer, the Captain of her own Ship. And, each of these hats she wears not only in her dreams. She knows that dreams planted in rich soil and watched after with great care can become as real as the great Eucalyptus trees that line the seashore. Dreams carefully pruned and relentlessly pursued are the business of hard workers like herself.
An equal balance of keeping such treasures close to her heart yet confident enough to brave the maiden voyage.

"Sea Dreams" is written on the sails.

I have a mad crush on this girl right now. Hopefully I will be able to part with her soon. I've been so inspired by so many lovely paintings with ships in them on etsy I had to try one for my very own.
Hope you all are having a beautiful Sunday...
Until the next one...
: )

32 comments:

  1. Julie, it's wonderful!! I love this little ship. Pretty painting, and I also like "The Escape Artist", lovely :)
    Hugs

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  2. Thanks for stopping by my blog, Julie! I've been a fan of your work for quite some time,and I love this painting!
    Take care,
    LoriAnn

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  3. This is a wonderful piece! I love paintings about the sea--so mystical!

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  4. Oh, she is lovely. The words are so descriptive about life in general!

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  5. This is stunning!! I love her eyes and dainty little fingers - your work is so beautiful. Thank you for stoping by, Kristin xo

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  6. I love this ship. So much texture and depth. Really beautiful. I loved your last one too with the bird cages. I still always love my bird cage print of yours. It is in our tv room. Good luck on your art fair! Can't wait to hear more.

    Jennifer

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  7. She is wonderful and along with her tale, a lovely post~

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  8. LOVE this painting, oh it's just wonderful, everything about it is fabulous!!

    Micki x

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  9. Oh my, this is breathtaking, Julie! I love how you play with symbolism and present it in such a subtle yet straight forward manner... (oh, and I LOVE her dress!)

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  10. This is so beautiful! I love the stories you create around your paintings :) Love the way you depicted the ship too, it is gorgeous! ~Lauren

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  11. So gorgeous!!! I love all the details, especially the ship in the birdcage. The girl is so sweet. How I'd love to be by the water right now!!! :) Theresa

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  12. Hi Julie, what an absolute delight it is to stumble across your sweet blog! i LOVE your whimsical artworks & your unique prim dolls..they are a breath of fresh air! i would love to commission a shelf sitter and i hope you have minute to pop over to my blog to get an idea of who i am and what i like. You will fast discover that i love all things vintage..that's me in a nutshell [& i adore my 2 cats] :) i can't wait to hear from you! cheers, Marian xx

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  13. oh, i am in sweet love with her, too. i adore your blog!

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  14. hi Julie thanks for your lovely comment that makes me feel good your newest work is lovely I love the colours you use they have a great vintage feel to them xx

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  15. ah, you know I love the sailing ships and pretty girls! this is beautiful. I just finished a 'girl with a boat' myself! I need to see the ocean some day!
    Lovely, as always!~!

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  16. I'm going to have either hit the lottery or start selling tons of art in order to buy everything you make. LOL Love her. Have a great weekend.
    Cheers

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  17. Lovely painting! I'm reading Jane Austen's Persuasion right now, and it's reminding me of the seafaring Captain Wentworth; beautiful piece! :)

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  18. i love the muted colors in this piece. lovely!!

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  19. Hi Julie! I have a Life is Good award for you! If you want it it is here:

    http://fairrosie.blogspot.com/2010/05/little-bit-of-magic-and-some-awards.html

    Have a good weekend! ~Lauren

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  20. Julie, it has been a looooong while...come out, come out where ever you are.

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  21. It has been forever since you last posted, I hope things are ok with you in your part of the world.

    Missing your lovely art

    Micki x

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  22. Hi Julie

    Tried to email you but can't find your email, hope every thing is ok, long time since your last update, missing you and your dolls.

    Love and hugs for the 4th July.

    ~ Julie

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  23. I LOVE your art!!!
    So glad I found your blog, it's lovely & I look forward to following you through all of life's amazing adventures!
    Smiles,
    Susie

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  24. Hi Julie

    Just thought I'd drop by and say a big hello and how are you? I hope that this finds you happily making lots of dolls and painting wonderful pictures.

    Enjoy the summer holidays.

    Take care ~ Julie

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