Saturday, November 27, 2010

The Secret Willow

There are days when I wander looking for my hiding spot. My sacred place of peace and serenity in the garden, even the nook under the kitchen window nestled against my shelf of favorite reading books. But, sometimes, those places are filled with voices, with traffic, even with the bitter cold. Those days are when I remember my secret willow. My willow tree always has a soft bed of moss to lay on. It provides just the right amount of shade so that when my toes stick out from under the tree they are warmed by the morning sun. It is quiet under my Willow except for the occasional squawk and whistle of the birds but even those noises seem to add to the melodic air that surrounds my Willow tree.
I try to go there as often as I can but it seems that I cannot find it but once a season. At least I am able to visit at the times I seem to need it's closeness the most.
This painting measures 5 X 7 and the vintage frame is slightly over 11 X 13 which is included with the painting! It will be available in my etsy shop here. (SOLD!) Thank You!!
And, don't forget I am still having a SALE through tomorrow. : )
I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving!
And, I hope you are all enjoying the colder weather from the INSIDE next to a very warm fire.
: )


  1. She's beautiful and lovely words to go with her too! :0) Really love the colours you choose for your paintings!! I seem to get out of control and they always end up so loud. Yours are just perfect!!!

  2. wonderful painting, love your girlies they are always beautiful!!

    It is sooooo cold here in the uk at the moment, I am not loving it *sulks* :(

    Micki x

  3. great painting-i love the frame too, what a deal!
    thanks for stopping by~have a great weekend :)

  4. She is wonderful. Your words reminded me a of a huge willow in the neighborhood where I grew up. We often sat under it to get out of the summer sun--back in the days before everyone had air conditioning!

  5. Ahh, another beautiful painting!

  6. I love what you wrote here. I am not sure if this willow tree is one you actually go to or one that lives within you like the painting. Both are lovely!

  7. Hi Julie, I love all of your work, the dolls, the paintings and the new book plates arre a brilliant idea!
    I think I forgot to tell you how much I LOVE my happy I bought it! She makes me smile everytime I look at her!
    Your etsy shop looks amazing, girl!

  8. Hi Julie, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a lovely comment. I've just had a look at your work and love your style. Great colours and this last one looks wonderful in the frame.

  9. Beautiful painting and great frame!
    Greetings :)

  10. Oooh, she is so beautiful and in that frame? Perfection! Congrats on the sale... yay!

  11. Congratulations to you on the sale! Secret Willow is absolutely lovely. :) I'm so thrilled this beauty is on her way to a loving new home. :) Theresa