On A Cloudy Day: We Have Sunshine & Winners





Same Same But Different


... That line doesn't make much sense if you come from the 'land down under' ...
May is supposed to be cold.. and so it was.. although it was also wet and rainy, severe storm warnings .. and .. a little more rain. Three weeks of rain, rain and more rain. No camera to amuse me .. my internet moving at a snails pace... I looked to childlike enthusiasm [read: losing my marbles] to turn those stormy seascapes into calm waters and rainy days into sunshine ..
... and a little boat to sail into the proverbial sunset ...


Giveaway Winners

Actually May was a fantastic Month for me.. .. so it makes me very happy to pass some of my good fortune onto these two fabulous bloggers ...

and a second draw for my followers
Karen - Being Karen
Congrats girls I hope you'll enjoy your win

A big big thank you to all those who posted my giveaway and to all my followers old and new!!
Hope you all have a wonderful week and a great start to June
... and lot's of sunshine even on a cloudy day!!! ...

Sorry about my lack of visits .. been having internet issues which should be back to full speed tomorrow

Julie b


IMAGE SOURCE: ALL Photography, text and altered images by me - [Being Ruby]




Mise said...

It has rained and rained here lately too, which doesn't seem right. I'll try to see it through your eyes, complete with the happy little boat.

The Moerks said...

Congratulations to the winners!
We sure have cloudy skies but with some sunny breaks here at the moment. I seriously love the little boat sailing on the sea. I think it is one of my favourites.

Jane said...

Oh please another giveaway. Or, to be just a bit repetitive, Etsy or Madeit shop is probably in order. NOW. xoxo

Jacqueline @ HOME said...

Hi Julie,
Such lovely photographs with your special touch. We have had rain for a few days but it's supposed to be getting better tomorrow !
Big up for the winners of your giveaway.....lucky ladies. XXXX

Fabulously French said...

I am happy, happy, happy that I am one of the winners as I adore the prints and have the perfect place for them. You have certainly brightened a dull grey day in SW France.

Mille mercis et a tres bientot,

Leeann x

Berta F said...

Hello Julie ....fantastic pictures...¡¡¡¡¡ I love your pictures....¡¡¡¡¡ very creative...¡¡¡¡ and CONGRATULATIONS to the WINNERS ....Berta

Kerry said...

Oh those lucky women! I love your images, all of them. Stunning.

sharon santoni at my french country home said...

Julie, these are amazing. I'm sitting here with my daughter gasping and saying Ah la la la la! at these new pictures. You just seem to be getting better and better, these look like paintings. Wow, Wow, Wow. I think my favourite is the first one.

C.J. said...

as usual beautiful pictures, what a talent you have,hope you are well and the sun shines on your heart and soul.

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

Congratulations to those lucky girls!
Your art amazes us Julie!
I am so glad that May was a fantastic month for you....I hope the rest of the year is spectacular!:)

Dream House Trish said...

Rain Rain go away....it is depressing isn't it. You pics are beautiful though !!!

Giulia said...

Yes, congratulations to the winners & love that darling little boat, Julie! Big hugs from us here!


Pooch Purple Reign said...

rad pictures ruby. i hope some sunshine comes your way

erin's art and gardens said...

beautiful images , julie!

Ella said...

Congrats to the winners! Makes sense to me; I'm from a coastal town in Maine! If you don't like the weather wait a minute. I have seen it 80 on my b-day and the year I turned sweet sixteen it snowed. Yeah, it makes perfect sense ;-D

Beautiful, I love the ocean, love it!
Hope you have a sunshine day!

Greet Lefèvre said...

Awesome pictures Julie!
It is as the French Impressionisme!!
Congrats to the winners of your beautiful give away ! They are lucky girls!

Maya @ Completely Coastal said...

Stormy seas -what a fantastic picture!!!

I just realized this weekend that I'm not so much into the summer this year..., I'm more into the quiet..., and summer time is not that, only if it's raining -so feel free to send the rain over to my corner of the world!

Andrea said...

I love these, the ocean is my favourite place to be...To BE.


Julie, these images are remarkable! Love them! And congrats to the winners of your giveaway! Have a happy, sunny week ahead (even if you have to create it yourself)! ~ Angela

desde my ventana said...

Hi Julie´
I want to congratulate the winners, they take a real treasure to themselves .... your beautiful works,

oldgreymare said...

I want to live happily ever after on that pretty little boat in the blue blue sea. sigh

Just beautiful Julie!

Princesa Nadie said...

I love a cloudy day ...Where I live we have sunny days every day so a cloudy day sometimes is wellcome!
Beutiful images...Love

Beach House Living said...

Dear Julie,
These are beautiful ocean images! Thanks so much for sharing them. The little boat addition is darling.

Congrats to your winners.

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

So lovely, as usual.
Congratulations to the lucky winners.
It's hard to believe it's cold where you are!! We are all in white linen!

Ange said...

Yup - can't escape the rain here either Julie! WIsh I could make it look like you. Missing a few waves. These photos are some of your most gorgeous yet. And the last one is too oooo oooo precious. Don't forget to keep a bag handy to collect all your marbles back up in ;-)

nerines said...

Hi Julie,
I have been having similar issues, so lot's of empathy your way and I'm glad your back. I love the boat and the sun picture, it's like a happy version of The Scream.
And congratulations to the winners, lucky people!:-) xo

Stephanie said...

Such beautiful, beautiful images! And congratulations to the lucky winners!

Jennifer Beaudet said...

Hi Julie! I love these coastal scenes! They have such a mysterious feel to them. Congrats to your lucky winners! Jennifer:)

abeachcottage said...

the rain seems to have gone today here...

beautiful and staggering images, love them!


Coty Farquhar said...


xx Coty

Sue said...

Congrats to your winners!

My niece is on her way to your part of the world as I type this. She is spending 10 days in New Zealand and then to Australia for 4+ weeks with a college group. She left Chicago this morning. I hope she packed a coat and an umbrella!

Bree Oliver said...

Thank goodness the sun has decide to show it's self again. As always your pictures are hauntingly beautiful.

Angie Muresan said...

Congrats to the lucky winners! I see you're posting your fabulous photos, yet not saying much regarding how you're doing. Is all well? Love to you and a ton of hugs!

Shaz said...

Gorgeous pictures - hw do you do that? So glad Leeann won. Congrats.

Lou said...

Congrats to the winners!! You lucky lucky girls!!!!! One of my fave songs... and the images are just awesome once again Julie!!! Totally stunning!!!!
Love Lou xx

Les Cotrions said...

Hello Julie! Congratulations to the lucky winners! Your photos are so amazing...I'd have liked to win them!!!!
We had a bad weather in May...very unusual for us...just hope June will be better!
Big hugs!

Shane Pollard said...

Hi Julie
My first time to your blog and all I can say is:
Such amazing photography, I can't imagine the process to arrive at the end result of these amazing images - Superb.

I'm in NZ and YES we've had some lovely stormy weather too!!
Thank you for sharing.

Beatnheart said...

oh crumbs! love your new stuff..very ‘starry, starry night!

the old boathouse said...

Reminds me of A french Leuitenants Woman...spelling..I know, it was never a strong point, thank god for spell check...Hope you are having a lovely week the weather in brissie has been delightful, more reasons for you to move here haha, cheers Katherine

Angela Furlong said...

Hello lovely lady - have just nominated you for an award over at mine xx

e said...

love, love, love this new style, PS Sister. Now, you're cooking with gas! ;) I can't complain of rain, funny enough. Scotland's been relatively dry this Spring. oopsies, maybe i shouldn't have said anything :/ xx

simon said...

cool as.... :o)

simon said...

i was also going to say "winners are grinners"...

myletterstoemily said...

oh blast! i mean, congratulations to the
incredibly lucky winners.

Millie said...

Freezing cold here Julie, but nothing like the rain you Sydney guys have had to put with. Hope those reservoirs are filling up beautifully though.
Millie ^_^

Elaine said...

I think the third photo is my favorite. Looks like a painting. It's amazing how you can transform a photo to look like a painting.

Like your title, Stormy Seas. Stormy seas are my favorite. Love to observe the power of the ocean.

Nice work!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Simply stunning artwork.... I love it.

Warm blessings,

rjerdee said...

Love these images but my favorite is the happy, little boat bobbing about on the waves. Hope your stormy seas pass and the sun comes out again.

Congrats to those lucky winners of your gorgeous prints!!!1

Beatnheart said...

Hi Julie, Thanks for the visit and comment..

Silver Strands said...

Oh my Julie! I absolutely LOVE your blog!!!!

Dash said...

Congratulations to the winners, I am so jealous!
Those storm pictures are gorgeous.

nevin said...

Such beautiful photographs with your very special touch. I just adore your art.. so beautiful. Hugs XX

Julie B. [Holland] said...

Julie, Im back , had a great time. Ill take this week to catch up hope youve been well. Love these pics!.... Julie in Holland xo :)

Julie@beingRUBY said...

HI Julie [in Holland]
Welcome back... Hope you had a fab time!! xxx Julie [in Australia]

Luiza said...

Congratulations to the two lucky winners. I´m sure they will be happy!!!!

May was a cold and rainy month , here too. But now, finally , the summer has come, and I hope it will stay.
Sending some sunshine over, in case you don´t have any, but I hope you do!

Have a lovely end of the weekend.

Sarah Klassen said...

Congratulations to the lucky winners! How wonderful! And also, Julie, these images... oh how I love a stormy day, truly... the world takes a moment to really observe the weather and enjoy it (or fear it in some cases) but I choose to enjoy it. It's a natural wonder... Oh, how I wish I could purchase some of these :)

Hope you're having a splendid remainder of the weekend,


mimi charmante said...

Congratulations to the winners! I adore Leeann and couldn't be happier for her~

Linda@ Lime in the Coconut said...

Those images are perfectly "sink-into-able" Stunning!!

Renée Finberg said...

the crazy piece with the swirls and the boat....!!!

my favorite EVER!!!

xx love

Anonymous said...

Hello! Just stoping by! I love these images.. the colours are stunning! ...very nice.
How have you been?
Hope all is well!

the old boathouse said...

Miss your cheery comments, hope you are well etc. Cheers katherine

Anonymous said...

OK. You are way too famous for me and I am happy for you.
I am just one more person telling you how talented you are, my favorite is "Rain", looks like a watercolor. You have to start an Etsy shop.
X David, NYC

Jennifer said...

happy dance just for you happy happy winners hoola hoops of happiness yahoo! jennifer jennsthreegraces

Rumour has it said...

Dear Julie,
these ´paintings´ and their colours are just f a b u l o u s !!
This beauty really touches me; thank you!

Don said...

Congrats to the winners. Wonderful art!

Berta F said...

...Julie....LOVE....LOVE....Love your pictures...I want one for me....for my desk in my house....your pictures are very relaxinggggggggggggggggggggggggg..¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡ kisses Berta

Carole said...

Hey pretty cool Being Karen and Being Ruby.....now I have to be someone else too. hummm now who will I be? I have to give some more thought:))
seriously you are outdoing yourself with these effects you're getting. So dreamy like...are you still without Photoshop?
I miss you and think of you everyday!

Splendid Willow said...

I am already a lucky winner of one of Julie's stunning pieces (you will see it framed soon). Congratulations to the winners of this giveaway!

I want to purchase the last photo - before the comments. I think it is fantastic! Send me an e-mail with a price (I am serious). We need to get this business kick-started!

Happy weekend dear.


Exquisite Accessories said...

Hi Julie oh sorry I missed your givaway, they are gorgeous you just get better each time truly amazing love the little boat!! Sorry you have had some rain mind you the inspiration you have created from it has been worth it don't you think? Hope you get your internet issues sorted. :)

Francine Gardner said...

How amazingly beautiful these "stormy photographs" are!!! Let me know when you are ready to part and sell one! I am in love...with rain and storm

Lise said...

Julie, these are beautiful. They look like paintings!! I don't know how you do it, but they are really gorgeous..