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Sharing the lessons I teach at the Artist Guild and the personal discoveries in my art.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

My Favorite Gift


My Fav Gift

6x7in watercolor on Yupo  NFS


Below is a photo of a gift from a blogging friend.
Plus a bit of seasonal holly!


















The true spirit of Christmas giving is in
this gift. Can you imagine how my heart
jumped with pleasure when I opened this up.
This gift is from someone I have never met but
when she saw this beautiful glass ball filled with
feathers she thought of me and my feather series
Her thoughtfulness left me speechless.
It arrived just as we were leaving on a 6 hour
drive. I hung it from the car visor so I could
try and paint it while we traveled.













First I explored with some sketches.














and then I went into my first ever Yupo
experience...and what an experience THAT was!
Can you imagine every bump in the road...
The journey flew by.

I sincerely wish everyone's Christmas will be 
full of love for those with us as well as those 
who have departed, but live on in our hearts.


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25 comments:

  1. Thanks for the truly heartwarming post on this Christmas Eve, Julie! The painting emits a special beauty.

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    1. I appreciate your visit and loved your beautiful Christmas message on your blog

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  2. What a special gift. I also wish a very merry holiday for all. Peacefulness and serenity with plenty of space for those precious memories we all have. Travel safe Jule.

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    1. Hi Helen. Thanks for such a great blogging year. We made it together.
      I will travel safe!

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  3. Your Yupo experience is amazing! I love when I can do something similar for any of my blogging buddies. Your friend is so thoughtful. Hope you have a great Christmas, Julie and I have to check out previous post. Did I miss one?

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    1. You had an easy time when you tried the Yupo and I am wanting to learn more. I gave a piece to my daughter today as she was making a pattern for her quilting. She was impressed with how much better it was a a template over her cardboard. Hope your Christmas was wonderful.

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  4. That really is a very lovely gift! Hope you have a safe and wonderful holiday:)

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    1. Thanks Libby - it has been wonderful so far.

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  5. Hi Jullie, happy Christmas to you too and your family. Thank you for sharing your arts, as you know I have been admiring your paintings for already a year. And to stay updated with your new works I put your blog in my list of blogs I usually visit. Hope you don't mind. I also paint a little but in watercolor and acrylic. From my readings of your posts, I felt and knew that you are a good lady, you are very compassionate. And this made me more motivated to follow you.This is my first comment I made here although as I've said I have been following your blog for quite some time now. Good day and stay healthy.

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    1. It is such a joy reading this comment. Thank you Cora. I enjoyed visiting your blog and am now a follower.

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  6. Thank you Julie for all your wonderful blogs this year. I wish you continued success in 2014. You receive lovely gifts because you give freely of yourself. Hugs Sea

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    1. What a lovely comment. You are a treasure. Thank you, Sea.

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  7. Wow!! What a thoughtful - wonderful gift! And the second gift is what you did for all of us....shared your thoughts and creativity in a very inspiring way! And I'm so grateful for that with every post! Happy Christmas & all the best in the New Year Julie!

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    1. Thank you so much for the beautiful complement, Roxanne.
      Glad to hear your other daughter would be getting in this week too. Nothing like having family around and I have loved this Christmas.

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  8. Lovely gift for a lovlier artist :-) It has been wonderful to enjoy all your works this year and I look forward to more in the coming year, have a great new year Julie!

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    1. These lovely comments show me I am part of a wonderful world of blogger friends.I always love visiting your blog too. Thank you Padmaja. I send Blessings.

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  9. Very beautiful gift my dear Julie, thank you for sharing with us !!!

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    1. I love visiting your blog and will look forward to seeing your work in 2014

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  10. It is a beautiful gift and your painting of it is incredible! I enjoy following your blog Julie and wish you a peaceful holiday and many blessing in the New Year!

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    1. Thanks Celia - I enjoy your blog too and am really looking forward to seeing what you accomplish in 2014

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  11. A beautiful gift and amazing painting, as always Julie!!!

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Cheers,
Julie