Wednesday, April 17, 2013

New works and spring inspirations

Hello everyone...

I am so sorry to have been gone for so long, but 2013 seems to have come with loads of work and every day life events!  Spring has also started even though it seems to be taking it's sweet time to completely stay with us.  I know nature has it's way of coming and going and we shouldn't really complain because it knows its cycle like clockwork.  I love that quote from Ralph Waldo Emerson that says " Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience", and so I should be patient as well, I know it's coming!  But I digress. I wanted to share some new paintings and photos of new life growing that I have taken this month, I hope you enjoy them!  Thanks so much for stopping by :)

"Spring on the Farm"-Juliana Forster-copyright

"Purple House in a Field of Flowers"-Juliana Forster-copyright

"Lemons & Butterflies"-Juliana Forster-copyright
"Harlequin Sunflowers"Juliana Forster-copyright
"Amelia's Garden"-Juliana Forster-copyright
I just love these tiny wildflowers growing in the woods.
redbud blooming
Some red tulips growing in our garde and a little metal bunny to keep them company.

Thursday, November 29, 2012

"Look Up"-my new painting

Hello everyone, what a gorgeous day..even though it's a bit chilly outside...But hey, I think the temperatures will reach 66 degrees today and I will get to see some of my family from Brazil that will be visiting.  I think it'll be a wonderful day. new painting came to be this past few days and as I worked on it, I kept thinking of spring...I know, I's barely winter...but hey, it's never too early to dream of flowers blooming and beautiful critters flying about.  But not only that, a Bible verse also came to mind..."Since then you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God.  Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things.  For you died and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.  When Christ, who is your life appears, then you also will appear with him in Glory"-Collossians 3:1-4 NIV.  So "Look Up" seemed like the perfect title for this painting.  What perfect hope we have to always keep our eyes on Jesus and never lose sight of what He has in store for us!  I hope you have a beautiful day as well!
"Look Up"-copyright

Friday, November 9, 2012

The Joys of Writing a Personal Note

Hello All,

Sorry I have been MIA for a little while, but it has been a busy season!!! Lots of Craft Shows this Fall and Winter and with that, lots of painting and note card printing.  I have been thinking today of my childhood in Brazil.  I remember when I was around 10 or 11 I used to collect stationery.  Me, my girl cousins and also many of my friends had an extended collection of them and we used to trade them between us. There were all kinds of designs, shapes and sizes.  I remember my dad would travel abroad and bring me the neatest ones, which it made it very hard to trade them with my friends! I still have them and they are so very dear to my heart, and a little piece of my childhood.  As I grew older and moved from Brazil to the U.S., I used some of those beautiful pieces of paper to write letters to family and friends.  I think the personal letter or note you send a loved one is a reminder that we still care and it will always keep us near, even when we are far.  Last year, I started my Painted Note Cards business, and the whole idea behind it, was to use and share my Art and Photography in my note cards. 

People can have a little piece of my art and at the same time share them with their loved ones.  I know that with the Internet, e-mails, etc, note writing has become faster and more reachable but I believe a personal note(the paper kind) will always have a special place in a person's heart. 

As Christmas approach us, we can take this time and send that one special note to the people we care and love!
I would like to say a big thanks to my friend Paula Blaxton (with Stuff I Tell My Sister) for posting my art in her blog today!! She is such an awesome friend!!

Friday, September 28, 2012

New Paintings and Craft Shows-A Special Thank You to My Customers!

Hello everyone....I am so happy to announce I have three new paintings finished.  I have been so inspired lately, and I think it has something to do with this beautiful Fall weather we have been having here in Oklahoma.  Also, I have started my Fall Arts & Crafts Shows, and they have been so lovely.  I have met some wonderful people.  Last weekend, I was at Brushcreek Bazaar and I was blessed with selling 4 original paintings!!! I am so happy my paintings are finding new homes!! And not only that, but I get such a joy to know that the paintings have special meaning to people and that they will adorn their walls or a loved one's home. Because of you my customers and fans, I am always inspired to keep painting, because I know somewhere out there that "one" special painting will belonged to one of you someday.  So thank you my fans and supporters!!! I am looking forward to many more crafts shows and to meet many more of you.  I leave you with three new paintings.  Have a wonderful and blessed day :)

"3 Pumpkins" by Juliana Forster-copyright
"Poppy & Butterfly"-Juliana Forster-copyright
"Sunflower in Aqua"-Juliana Forster-copyright

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Flying Through


I hope everyone is doing great.  I've been busy getting ready for my first art show of the fall season.  I also finished this new painting a few days ago and I titled it "Flying Through".  Sometimes when I start  a new painting I have no idea how it's going to be finished and  at other times it comes out just as I imagined it.  I guess that is the beauty of the creative life.  Colors and shapes are born and they develop into something unexpected.  I had a little bit of an idea how I wanted this painting to be and I knew purples and blues were the main colors..then I added yellow as the background to make those other colors pop even more.  A few days after I finished the painting I started thinking of a title.  Flying Through came to mind....I thought of how the bird is flying through leaves, as if he's flying through a season....much like life...seasons come and seasons go...but I guess the viewer can interpret as he or she likes to! :-)
I hope you enjoy the painting, and I also hope to be able to see and meet some of you at my Art Shows! Have a great day!
"Flying Through"-Juliana Forster-2012-copyright

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Changing Season

Hello all....

I am delighted at the thought of Fall.  I love Fall, as you have noticed from my previous posts.  I also have been busy painting and thinking of Fall decorations, although I haven't officially started decorating my home yet..hehe.  I love the cooler days and nights of Fall, the beautiful colors that nature present us with and I also love to take my daughter to the pumpkin patch...we always have a great time get beautiful pictures in the end!  So I also get inspired to paint and use some of those beautiful colors in my own paintings.  I will also be participating in Arts and Crafts shows starting this September.  I just love sharing my artworks and to talk about why I do what I do with others. I really hope I can see or meet some of you there!!  By the way, I will be posting my show schedule on my website and facebook page soon!

Thank you so much for stopping by and have a wonderful and blessed day!
"Pumpkin Patch"-Juliana Forster-copyright

Friday, August 3, 2012

New Paintings!!

"Red Sunflower and Apples" by Juliana Forster-copyright
Hello all! Well, we had a little rain today and I am so happy! It cools things down even if it's for a little while. Thank You God! I have also been painting and printing note cards...I have several craft shows starting in September and the sooner I get these things done, the better ;-) Today I want to share my three latest paintings...and guess what? there's a Winter scene one among them! Snow thoughts cools me down...How about you? ;-) Well, here they are, enjoy and have a wonderful day!

"Inside Looking Out"-by Juliana Forster-copyright
"Winter Brings Many Wonders"-by Juliana Forster-copyright