Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Upper Bull Creek

Upper Bull Creek, 6 x 8

Stressful as these late May days are with kids in school and the myriad of responsibilities flooding into daily life, today was a great day.  First, I was able to go out again and paint at Bull Creek here in Austin with my painting friends (makes any day fantastic), then I delivered several paintings I had sold to a dear friend, and of course the American Idol finale is tonight. Another very good friend is momentarily at my doorstep for a glass of wine, and last, I opened my blog to find Ann Rogers had awarded me a Kreative Blogger award today.  Thank you, Ann.  

One of the enormous benefits of being any kind of artist these days is the beautiful online community of peers and supporters that you get to be a part of when you blog.  Thank you to all of you who faithfully comment....I read every one and though I'm not always able to comment back, know I deeply appreciate every one--they are all boosters in my day.  As for the award, it entails linking back to the one who gave it, and listing seven things you love, and forwarding it on to seven bloggers you enjoy.  I've already exceeded my "short-and-to-the-point" personal rule, so here they are quickly: my husband, my daughters, my deep friendships, painting outside on a beautiful Austin day, my faith, my fabulous mom and siblings, and a great glass of red wine.  Some of my favorite artists to follow:

May you all have a great day!

-julie davis



Denise R said...

This is wonderful Julie! I don't miss a day now looking at your blog and I am so inspired by what you do. Just wanted to know you are appreciated!

julie davis said...

Thank you, Denise. I really do appreciate every comment. critical or complimentary--they all push me in the right direction.

Camille LaRue Olsen said...

Julie, getting that award from you is a HUGE honor for me, thank you so very much. And today's painting is one of my top favorites of yours -- the composition is so unexpected and powerful. LOVE it. Watching your artistic development is so fun, you are just charging ahead like gangbusters. SUPER to see and SO inspiring.

LSaeta said...

Congrats. This is so well deserved. Your post is so eloquently written and well said. And your painting is wonderful! As we go through these crazy times it is great to stop and "smell the roses". Congrats!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

Another beautiful painting! If you can tell me how to put more than eight gadgets on my blog I would love it, because I had to take my awards off to fit my second slide show.

Getting complicated. And I really
love the award you've given me and
want to post it on my blog.


Laurel Daniel said...

Thank you for giving me the Kreativ Blogger Award, Julie!!! It truly is a great joy and honor. AND, your creek painting turned out GREAT!

Barbara M. said...

Hi Julie,

I apologize if my comment didn't sound delighted. I really was and I'm writing about the award on tonight's post. I just have trouble figuring out how to use the computer. I'm doing it, but there's always a learning curve.

Thanks again for the super award.


Katie Wilson-Bernatas said...

I just discovered your blog and am thankful. Your landscapes are wonderful. I love your greens in this painting.

Kerri Settle said...

Thank you for the mention Julie! I'm so happy to have found your work recently and I look forward to seeing so much more.

L.Holm said...

Congratulations, Julie! Very well-deserved. perfect list of 'loves' and great list of other artists.

Gwen Bell said...

Congrats, Julie! Well deserved!

I'm just now getting back in gear and catching up on my fave's out here in Blogland...what a treat to come back and see so many of your gorgeous new paintings! I love the warm browns in this one and the simplicity of "Uninterrupted". Really wonderful work!