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Break Free

I have been super busy creating some really fun journals and new paintings, but while they’re on the drying table, I wanted to share this new piece with you. I call this adorable fellow, BREAK FREE!

The original mixed media painting will be up at my art show until next week. Archival prints of BREAK FREE are now available in my ETSY ART SHOP.

BREAK FREE 8 X 8 Inch Print of Mixed Media Painting by Juliette Crane
This one reminds me of someone on their lunch break. I used acrylics, pastels, watercolor, ink, and colored pencils. Then I added a small diamond of origami paper at the center which, to me, is like a window into the heart. On top, I’ve applied an antique decoupage to soften up the blues and add a sense of magic.


  1. hello juliette, when i first saw this i thought it said BEAK FREE! which would have worked just fine too, right? 🙂

    thank you for your sweet comment on my blog. i see you are connecting with some very fine and very talented people.


  2. I like the pose of this one.

    For some reason that diamond on its chest kind of reminded me of Rainbow Fish and its rainbow fin! Haha. 🙂

  3. I've been wondering just what that diamond on his chest is. Funny you mention Rainbow Fish. I wrote a short story about them…that a magical portal opened when the Rainbow Fish jumped out of the water all at once.

  4. This is wonderful. Love the colors. Such a fun thought to “Break Free” at lunch time. Happy creating…

  5. So spirited and whimsical..yay!

  6. So cute! thanks for popping by my blog regularly and leaving your great comments…sorry ive been away for a while. Loving all your artwork and excited we are on Kelly Raes class together too. 🙂

  7. this is a lovely fellow indeed!
    love his pants! & how he's posed!
    how exciting all that's coming
    out from you!!xo

  8. Wonderful illo!
    I have an award for you on my blog:)

  9. I just love this Juliette. It such a great title.
    Have a great weekend.

  10. Your artwork is amazing and so inspirational! Thank you for sharing! 🙂

  11. To me, he looks like a creature half bird and half man who got lost in the storm…very nice painting 🙂

  12. Beautiful work. You are such a mixed media queen!:) I just saw your last post and am feeling really inspired. I don't think I ever take the time lately to stop and really “look” at life. I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE your outdoor studio. What a great idea. xo

  13. Love his expression!

  14. Magical it is! My talisman, the owl, always love the owls!! xoxo

  15. Oh, he is cute! I love the little pockets you made on his jeans! xo Paulette

  16. I love this new piece! I have a Life is Good award for you, it is here if you want it:

    Have a good weekend! 🙂 ~Lauren

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