Wednesday, May 5, 2010

For the love of Dogs




My dear friend Renee over at  Renee Troy has organized a group to do a book for auction that will benefit  " A Place to Bark ". One of my favorite charities . It's a no kill shelter and it specializes in hard to adopt dogs found at overcrowded shelters.  Here is the page I did for the book .  The  theme was animals and hearts. It was fun to get back to my roots on this piece and do an illustration. Oh and take a break from the move and packing. The movers come in the morning.

30 comments:

Molly Alexander said...

Julie - I just love your work, & this one in particular (love the "Dog & Butterfly" - one of my favorite songs!). How wonderful that your work will benefit such a great cause.

Hope you're having a great week!

:-) Molly

nacherluver said...

What a super sweet picture from a super sweet artist for a great cause! You just made me smile from ear to ear.
Thanks for that!

Mica said...

best to you on your move...love the doggie illustration and the charity sounds awesome. i am all for saving the doggies!!!!

Lucys Baby said...

OH Julie, How I wish I lived closer, I would take ALL your classes. I just adore your creations!
Do you have any online? Please let me know.
Jan
lucysbaby.blogspot.com

Terri Kahrs said...

This little guy is a cutie patootie! I had no idea that you're moving - good luck with the move. May it all go smoothly and may your new abode be filled many sweet memories, good friends and much happiness. Hugs, Terri xoxo

Lisa Holtzman said...

Wow wow wow (or should I say bow wow wow!)! You are so amazing. I love your page Julie and what a great cause. Hope the move goes well.

jone hallmark said...

Julie - the piece is wonderful...really charming.
MOVING?! .....wow........
Please email me and let me know your information. I do not like the impossibility of sending you a little something in the mail now and then.....
And when I drive through your neck of the woods on the way to california, I would love to give you a quick "hello".
I miss you. Santa Fe misses you, though you may not miss it much.
I hope all is well and good and would really love to catch up with you - won't take long...promise!
xoxoxo
Jone

oldblackcatboo said...

Oh how cool!
You are SO talented.
and what a good cause!
Good Luck with your move!

Lorie said...

I LOVE this page for the auction book, Julie. Can't wait to see you on Saturday and CATCH UP. xox

paperbird said...

It is wonderful- makes my heart smile and the cause is such a great one.

Maija said...

It's beautiful Julie!! I've been a long time supporter of Bernie's work. Come over to my blog and be my friend to enter a giveaway!

Silke said...

I love him, Julie!! And what a great cause. All of our animals over the years have been shelter animals and we wouldn't have it any other way. A great piece of art for a great cause!! Good luck with your move!! Love, Silke

NatashaMay said...

Love it! You've done a great job with this dog. :)

Kathy said...

I love your doggie! He's just adorable. Good luck on your move. I wish you all good things. Cheers! - Kathy

Angela Recada said...

What a great cause! Our dog was rescued from an overcrowded shelter in Kentucky and transferred to two shelters in Wisconsin before we found him.

The dog and butterfly - so cute! I love that song, too.
:0)

I hope your move goes smoothly.
xo
Angela

Renee Troy said...

I'm so in love with your page Julie. It's in pure Julie style. Thank you so much for your contribution. It means the world to me...and the doggies too.
Big sloppy kisses from Molly and me.

Jackie said...

Love it!!! Hope your move goes well. Hugs, Jackie

Nancy said...

Love that dog and butterfly! And of course since my heart is attached to dogs, I love that you created it for such a wonderful cause. Didn't know you were moving. Hope it is just to another place here in AZ. Good luck.
XO Nancy

Nancy said...

DANG....you're moving back to Santa Fe? I am so bummed. Thought for sure you would want to stay close to family here. Please come teach lots of classes so I can see you!
XO Nancy

WingingIt said...

i heard you are moving....good luck with that! stay connected to your soul my darling...and keep creating great artwork!!!

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Countrygal said...

He's a lovely guy!! cheers me up...great illustration!

Fulvia

Auntie Joy said...

Hi Julie,
I have been thinking of you often, and hope you are doing okay. Love your new work and I am happy that you figured out you can solder... I'm certain you can do ANYTHING, you put your mind to. I met someone I think you would enjoy, she reminded me of you. Hope you meet someday!
Take care.
JOY!

Erin Butson said...

I love all of your work, and of course I love this one too. such talent, julie!

whymsicalmusings said...

Julie this is just Precious! Just like you:)
XXXOOO
Becky

Anonymous said...

Hi! Julie
Your spirit pulls me to your blog every so often. Have a wonderful time at Art and Soul in Virginia.
My brother, Troy Howell, artist, illustrator,published author, lives near Fredericksburg with his wife on twenty acres...kind of like Walden's pond. Wish I were there and could take the class you are doing. Take care and let your spirit soar and be free from worries.
Hugs,
Teresa in California and in Cloth and Clay ning

jone hallmark said...

HAVE YOU FINISHED MOVING?!
I must talk to you.....please email me so that we can be in touch! (very important, really!!!)

xo
Jone

Elena Lai Etcheverry said...

i love it julie! A Place to bark is so great. how do we get in on this auction? maybe I can help promote it....

Halo Hill said...

How awesome is this? Very cool opportunity and darling page!

Hugs,
Sheila

Elizabeth said...

What awonderful piece!! I adore the fabric ears. This will be a glorious addition to what I am sure will be an amazing book!!!! I also adore A place to Bark and hope to get more involved with their art projects!!!
You are so very gifted and each of your pieces just brings huge grins to the faces of your viewers!!!