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make a wish!

TITLE: Make A Wish. Prints available in my etsy shop.
i’ve been so blown away by all of your birthday wishes! THANK YOU so very much!
i had the most wonderful birthday and will be sure to share all of the stories and photos with you soon! but first, i wanted to show you this new owl i recently painted!
i was trying out some new things with my backgrounds and just playing with lots of color swiped with my hands across the canvas. this little owl just seemed to pop out of nowhere. and she happened to be one of those characters that came easily (which hardly ever seems to happen).
and quickly she got a little more detail to her feathers,
and an adorable little expression that i thought worked just perfectly with all of her pink! 
for some reason i saw her sitting just at the horizon, with fields all around her. i added a journal page to her belly and some of my favorite origami paper for a wish bubble in the air. 
then i layered on my vintage decoupage topcoat, thinking she was complete…
TITLE: Make A Wish. Prints available in my etsy shop.
but when she dried and i looked at her once again, i instantly thought, “she needs a crown!”
and so she got a princesses’ golden crown, which is very appropriate for any soon-to-be queen on her special day! Because this painting is all about the joy and possibility that I feel whenever I acknowledge my heart’s desires and MAKE A WISH, knowing that doors open whenever the timing is right.  


ps. i’m super excited to be sharing with you MY VERY FIRST PODCAST! brian and i have been busy editing it and he’s even created all of the music for it too! if you’re so inclined to listen to what we’ve been up to, stop by on friday for my very first SPONSOR SPOTLIGHT-a podcast with artist LOUISE GALE!

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  1. She is so cute Juliette! Love the colors . . . so vibrant! And he eyes are gorgeous!!

    Glad you had a great birthday! 🙂

  2. I love these posts that you do where we see the process of your creating. So fun! I love the colors of your newest cutie.


  3. what a beautiful little owl! I love that crown and the expression. It's always nice to get to see process pictures!

  4. Wonderful little owl! Can't wait for your podcast with Louise, she is such an inspiration!

  5. soooooooo pretty!!!
    i shine inside just seeing this wish owl!!

  6. This is a result of your birthday and making a wish that comes true. She is beautiful in her shyness. Happy Holly Jolly Joy…

  7. I am so glad you had a fabulous birthday! And the owl – love it! The colors are so pretty & vibrant. Personally, I think everyone deserves a crown. 🙂 Great addition.

  8. Soooooo beautiful!!! Your work really makes me want to try new things!!! I don't often paint animals but I really want to try now! :0) Love the vibrant colours and the little crown!!! Too cute! :0) Glad you had a great birthday. Happy Birthday!!! oxoxo

  9. A pink owl, how adorable cute!

  10. Happy belated birthday. I love the painting.

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