Wednesday, December 8, 2010
Monday, November 8, 2010
The other day I saw a flame touched mountain. It was a misty day when the sky veiled the land in shades of pale grey all the way through to dark blue greys. With fast moving clouds overhead the pale gold of the mountainsides could barely be seen through the veils of mist and cloud covered light. SUDDENLY, the clouds parted and the intense glowing light revealed a gold and red island of a mountain set in a bright green field within a whole sea of floating mists. The light was so strong and so pure in contrast to the rest of the land still in mist - it was like getting a glimpse of eternity for several long seconds before the wind shifted the whole array. And who can say it wasn't a glimpse of eternity when the light from above set those colors aflame???
The start of the Celtic New Year in ancient traditions signals the start of the dark days of Winter. Every day there is less daylight while the cold gathers forces on the land. Ice, snow and water alter the land and wash away the old and worn to make way for the new life to follow.
This year;s Fall Festival Banner celebrates Brasstown Creek, which runs through the heart of Brasstown. NC. Ageless and always changing , the creek brings life to the land and to many creatures in it's path. A line resist painting shows the high point of Fall with the sky reflected in smoothly flowing waters. Discharge dye, applique and hand stitched areas complete this years offering which could not have been done without the invaluable sewing assistance of Aunt Rhetta. 2 geese flying homeward symbolize the completion of the cycle and new beginnings ahead.
Monday, October 11, 2010
Always too soon it seems, the time is here
it is now and they must fly!!
Friday, September 3, 2010
This image, my first sawblade, is a 30 inch diameter with still sharp blades. It was painted for the Finderburke family, who have a collection of lillys. Every mountain artist needs to paint at least one sawblade! The model for this is the respectable Autumn Lilly which is almost similiar to the Hosta Lilly. Watch out for the dance of the yellow wildflowers going on in every mountain valley, meadow & hillside>>>>>>>>>>>>>
Thursday, August 5, 2010
FOR CLAIRE; with happy 2nd & 3rd grade memories of our times together making art.
Detail of this art quilt includes silver charm, nylon star fabric, red velvet, overdyed fabric & sequins. Lettering at top and bottom (not shown) says; Heal Yourself - - - Heal the Planet.
I am showing this October at Mountain Perk Coffeehouse in Hiawassee. Dates & party times to be announced later! I'll have a few favorites from the Fruit Show, plus prints and art quilts.
All for Peace & Love>> Jule
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Peace & love>>> Julie
Saturday, July 3, 2010
"The Radish" is a batik & art quilt reminding us of Nature's perfect design in creating. This perfect radish was grown in a friend's garden & she brought it to me herself. I was so charmed by the heart in place that I did a drawing to paint from later. This can be seen at Burton Gallery and is priced at $1500. I hope you are enjoying the fruits with your lovely sky picture of summer!
Friday, May 14, 2010
Like a good novel that you slip into so completely that it surrounds, spring scents & colors dance on breezes all around. Fills my house & my senses with the joy of all that is new in the vast woodland in this part of the valley. Nodding flowers, rising mists & the shimmer of sunbeams invite us to dance & wonder. We picked bouquets of wild roses & azaleas for the kitchen table. Amid this splendor, I get to glory in my latest accomplishment. I am now a featured artist at Burton Gallery & Emporium, which was named by Southern Living as "one of the best gallerys in the state." The hand-colored silkscreen "Follow" is on display there along with 2 art quilts,other prints & a batik. The center panel on this silkscreen is printed on historic mountain fabric. It's actually old feedsack material. The stars are relief printed & appliqued. Price is $195. Gallery phone & other info is listed on left side column. Visit this wonderful galley when you are over by Lake Burton! We hope you too feel all the excitement of spring scents & sights.....................
Monday, April 19, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
On the 3rd day of Spring the first thing my opening eyes saw in the early light was falling snow. In all my life, I have never seen snow fall this "late" in the year in our mountains. Feeling snowflakes on your eyelashes is like a gentle kiss from the sky. So soft, yet filled with all the strength of life: sunlight, moonlight, & starlight all encoded in crystalline form. Now it is the time of daffodils~ newly risen in our part of the valley. Every day there is more green everywhere as life returns to the outer surface of the plant kingdom. To celebrate one of Spring's first flowers, here is a batik for you. In an art quilt with applique. This can be seen at Morning Song in Brasstown. Price for this original is $250. All current gallerys & phone #'s are listed in hte left side coloum on this page. Michael's Fine Arts in Dalton is now carrying my new greeting card line.
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
This art quilt features salt dyes, batik & commercial fabrics. $900. See this & the other "Fruits of the Land" series at Michaels Fine Arts in Dalton, Ga.
800 - 516 - 8512
This art quilt features salt dyes, batik, & commercial fabrics. $900. See this & the other "Fruits of the Land" series at Michaels Fine Arts in Dalton , GA.
800- 516 -8512
Monday, January 4, 2010
Now showing thru January, in the front display at Michael's Fine Art in Dalton, Ga., is my Fruits of the Land" series. The wall photo shows drawings on satin, priced at $400, ea. Call Mike at 800-516-8912 for directions or hours. Get in before thaw-out & get the Winter Special - 10 - 15% off any show item.
Now showing in the front display at Michael's Fine Arts in Dalton, Ga., is my "Fruits of the Land" series. Shown here is a wall display of drawings on satin, priced at $400 ea. Call Mike at 800-516-8912 for directions or hours. Get in before thaw-out & get the Winter Special- - 10 - 15% off any item in the show.