Saturday, July 30, 2011

IF: Obsession

We all need our own personal obsessions. Mine is Art, always has been, but my daughter's is karate. I often take my sketch book with me and sketch away at the beautiful movements they are learning to well, pummel some bad guy in a dark alley if they need to. As their mother, I am also trying to teach them to stay out of dark alleys- but also glad they both have the ability to defend themselves if need be.

Karate is definitely an Art- a skill that takes great dedication, practice and a large amount of obsession! You need to live, eat and breath it! .....Kind of like Art!

The painting in the backgorund is The Great Wave by Katsushika Hokusai (1760-1849). It was fun recreating a beautiful piece of artwork in fabric- might have to do that again!

Heading to the SCBWI conference in LA on Wednesday. Will be in the portfolio showcase again and this is my postcard image- then when get back will do a mail with it to Art Directors.


  1. wishes at the SCBWI conference!

  2. You are such a talent...good luck at the SCBWI conference!

  3. Heya , well I just love the way you work. I've had my eyes opened to fabric recently - I rent a studio in an artists complex and the girl across the way does similar but different, the way you can meld and contrasts textures has me in awe. Great compostion with this one and the wave fits ideally in with the subject matter, eh? Good luck at the SCBWI :)

  4. This is amazing Julia. How big is it? I love the painting in the background too :D