Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Keats and Fanny

Now hold on just a darn minute. I see the month of May is nearly over and I'm not ready to say goodbye. I want it back. May has been good to me and I would like to do it all over again.
For instance: In the sky the swallows are swooping and spinning. Climbing roses have topped the garden with squishy pink clouds, and in the studio I am making Boombah pieces again. Like the two rabbits above, "Keats and Fanny" in honor of the English poet and his true love.



This shadow box is nearly ten and a half inches tall. It qualifies as a boombah too. The lady reaches up to a passing bluebird, who flies by with a heart in its beak. The word 'away' is written on the heart and there is her small suitcase too, just out of camera shot. The moon looks down on the whole scene.

But looking forward, June has good things brewing too. Fresh cherries, apricots and baseball games. Migrating pelicans, birthdays to celebrate and talk of a tea party at a friends wonderful house close by. So we will have to let May go. And one of these days, just like a dear friend, May will come visit us again.
xx
julie


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29 comments:

lilylovekin said...

I can't wait to see what your june holds for you as far as creations go-I love what you have done in May. I love every month of spring and summer it is hard to name a favorite, but boy they fly by fast!!!!

Tracey Broome said...

Julie, these pieces are just wonderful!! You know I'm loving the little house in there :) I would love to do work like this, but it just wouldn't come out of me like it does you. I passed on your blog to a friend of mine and you have a real fan there. She will never leave a comment though.

susan jenkins said...

oooooooooooooo I just LOVE your boombah pieces! Beautiful! Can't wait to see what you make for June!!! xx

Erin @ I Heart New England said...

Such beautiful pieces, filled with so much character! Love them! ♥

Delila Jemaiel said...

i just loved the movie Bright Star and now i have been looking for Keats vintage poem books.

you creations are very lovely Julie, as always! <3

Delila

Librarian said...

I've never heard the word boombah before, but if that's what they are, then I like boombah pieces :-)
May was good to me, too. Last weekend was the best one I had ever since Steve died. We had the international street music festival in our town, and I had so much fun it was almost criminal!!

Ruostevilla said...

Sooo romantic!

ANGLESEY ALLSORTS said...

Oh how wonderful! You are so talented, keep up the good work - you inspire us!

Vicky x

pammalu said...

AMAZING STUFF! I am so impressed with the shadow box... and I love that everything you make has such a nice story to it!.
xoxo!

Shelley said...

I have loved catching up here today...your pieces are so special...they all seem to tell a little story all their own...I really love the beekeeper design...just precious....blessings

Claire said...

Oh Julie, May has been good to you. The roses must look a picture and your Boombah Bunnies are just lovely as is the shadow box.
We have a reasonably clear night here and the moon is looking down on us, bathing everything in it's silvery, shimmery, sheen just beautiful.

Did you see the movie Bright Star about Keats and his relationship with Fanny?

April said...

Your work is like a Fairytale come true!!! Everytime I see it, a little sound comes out of my mouth and my heart skips a beat.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

It looks like Keats and Fanny are on their way to
The Vintage Fairy Tales!
They are SO welcome!

I was so happy to hear from you again, I thought that
May had eaten you up!
Love
Becky

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You will always hear from me, Becky, I love the Vintage Fairy Tales!!
xx

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely new work, Julie! It is hard to let go of May isn't it? Lucky though to be able to look forward to seeing migrating pelicans and it's so nice to see you back. x

Pat said...

Well, glad to know you had a lovely May...your newest work is so sweet, as it always seems to be. I'm hoping June is good to you also...have FUN. pat

Lori ann said...

What a beautiful post! how lovely to talk about May like a dear friend, all the months. I feel just like you, except my birthday is the last day of May so I always look forward to that!
Your pottery is AMAZING. I am really in awe. I LOVE LOVE the Boombah, even if i don't know what they are, it's a good word!
Oh my you are so talented.

be happy! ☺
♥ lori

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

oh my...me too....i LOVE how you write about May as a dear friend..o yes i really do....

and I LOVE all your pieces....

and the moon looking down...wonderful....

this lifted my spirits...o it really did....

cabin fever said...

Julie!
Yes, May was a wonderful month, even here in New England, not usually famous for nice Spring weather.

But, I'm sure June will also be great, as I'm sure that the new JW pieces will be equally as great. Can't wait for that!

Your rabbits, and the boombahs, are spectacular!!!!!

xoxox Liz

Lesley said...

Those rabbits are so romantic. They look as though they are off for a picnic. Your shadow box is wonderful too. I love all the different things you make. Where do you get your inspiration from? May is my most favourite month, I'm sad to say goodbye too. California sounds so tantalising when you talk of cherries, apricots and pelicans. Makes me dream of holidays :-)

Laura said...

lovely fanny and keats. all is lovely really! thank you for this.

Gloria Freshley said...

These are so very lovely, Julie, and so charming!! And does that bird actually move?

A Time to Dance said...

Have you seen Bright Star yet?? I think you would love it...there is a scene in a bluebell field...I am in love with your work...do you ever post over the pond? I would love to treat myself to one of your pieces or even commission one??? love and hugs H
ps Missed you!

art spirit said...

Oooh! I love your new pieces!!!
but then I love everything you make!

cieldequimper said...

Wow. I'm gobsmacked! This is so pretty and wonderful, witty and oh I just love it! Thank you for visiting and commenting on Flavours!

vicki said...

Oh Julie - this piece is absolutely exquisite - such design and creativity. You are a wonder my friend. This is a true treasure - wow - oh wow!!!

Vicki

a mermaids purse said...

lovely pieces julie- such a treasure to look at ;0)xx

red-handed said...

Very charming.

Bonnie Crawford said...

LOVING the boombah pieces, Julie! Hope all is well with you. I am just amazed at how you keep coming up with new and wonderful designs!

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