Style1½ inches thick (3.75 cm) Product Details Artist grade canvas, archival inks, wooden stretcher bars, and UVB protective coating
AvailablityUsually ships within five business days. ArtistJuli Cady Ryan Platinum Member CollectionAnimals
Description I have to say, when I first titled this painting, I had not read the full Bo Peep rhyme, which is actually kind of gruesome! I like my version much better...the reason she lost her sheep was that she was daydreaming and they kind of slipped away. But I believe she found them by the brook with their tails still on. I'm sticking with my version.Little Bo-Peep fell fast asleep,And dreamt she heard them bleating;But when she awoke, she found it a joke,For still they all were fleeting.Then up she took her little crook,Determined for to find them;She found them indeed, but it made her heart bleed,For they'd left all their tails behind 'em!It happened one day, as Bo-peep did strayUnto a meadow hard by--There she espied their tails, side by side,All hung on a tree to dry.She heaved a sigh and wiped her eye,And over the hillocks she raced;And tried what she could, as a shepherdess should,That each tail should be properly placed.
Juli Cady Ryan, Cincinnati, Ohio Member Since July 2007 Artist Statement Juli Cady Ryan was born in La Porte, IN and after attending Indiana University for three years, she then moved to Cincinnati with her husband to raise their family. She is a self-taught artist and she works exclusively in acrylics. Her love of painting began as a hobby in 2004, but then she fell in love with it. Once she was able to sell her art on Ebay, painting became her career. Her paintings have always been bright and hopeful, but they took on a new direction after her daughter's struggle with mental illness and then later her two sons' struggles. She then decided she wanted to share her family's journey of pain, hope and recovery. Juli wanted to make mental illness a subject that could be talked about, not stigmatized, so people suffering wouldn't be afraid to reach out for help. Juli's art has been in several galleries, the latest a solo exhibition in the Portal Gallery at the Fuller Lodge Art Center in Los Alamos, NM. She was also interviewed by their local radio staion, KRSN. Juli is an author and illustrator of two books, one a children's bedtime story, The Sleep Fairy and Her Magic Sheep, the other book, Wounds of Wisdom, shares her family's struggle with mental illness through her paintings and poetry. Both can be found on Amazon.com.
Today, Juli lives in Cincinnati, OH with her husband, Sean and her two black cat, Lordie and Francis. Her children are all grown and also live in Cincinnati. Juli hopes to continue painting and sharing her family's story to be a voice for mental illness.