Friday, January 20, 2012

you'll never know, dear

I've been thinking about love alot lately. Married love, friendship love, and mother love especially.
Mr. and Mrs. now. I hope they know whats ahead for them , but you never really do, do you?
Just hope there is lots of luck and love in reserve......
Journey's end in lover's meeting, especially for loyal donkeys
How wonderful it is to have a friend to laugh and cry with!
My beautiful mother on the left with me on the right. You can pick your friends and mates, but not your mom. I was lucky with mine. Fun loving, nuturing, art loving and as you can see, stylish. Here we are on one of those rare days, where everything conspires together for happiness. Beautiful Santa Barbara weather, an art show at the beach in the morning, then lunch at El Paseo downtown and visiting grandma and grandpa in the afternoon. I loved my mother so much. miss you , always will. xxxxx
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54 comments:

Jody Battaglia said...

Julie...very touching. I am lucky with my Mother also.
Jody

Elizabeth said...

What a lovely post and beautiful pieces! Thank you for sharing. :)

Zulma said...

Hay Julie... !!!! que ternura son esas miniaturas ....!!!! cada vez los haces mejores y mas bellos ... te mando mi corazon y hasta siempre !!!

Laura Farrow said...

sweet post, beautiful paintings, and wonderful mom tribute. (I miss my mom too.) xo

Aprilgirl said...

This is such a lovely and touching post both visually with your pottery/painting and with your written words. Moms are just incredibly special. I still miss my wonderful Mom...she was just the best with her warmth and all of the great "Mom" things she did with me.

sandra said...

What a neat photo of you and your Mom. I had such an awesome Mom and lost her and my Dad almost 3 yrs ago. They were a team and passed away 2 weeks apart. I am so in LOVE with all of my pieces from you. Have a beautiful day.

Claire said...

Oh Julie.....sending love and hugs at such a difficult time.

Mum, 3 little letters but a word which is filled with so much meaning.

Hold those beautiful memories close to your heart, it sounds like she was a gem.

Claire X

kathyd said...

beautiful post today love is the answer .
xxoo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Love makes the world go round! I've been thinking of my mom all day, it's been four months since she passed away and I still miss her like crazy.

Memories and beautiful photos like your's put a smile on our aching hearts. Thank you for this lovely post. Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Patricia Griffin said...

Hi Julie - What a wonderful, beautiful post. My mom passed away so young. Didn't get to know her as an adult and for a long time I missed that kind of motherly love. No more. Now, my life is chock-full of older women and I'm rich in love from all of them. Thanks for reminding me about how lucky I am today.... What a sweet post. Thanks Julie.

vicki said...

Hi Julie- such a beautiful tribute to your Mother. You were very blessed to have such a loving relationship with your Mother. The picture is totally fabulous-- you both looked like "babes!"

Love
Vicki

Lori ann said...

dearest friend,
sending love and hugs and a few tears too.

and i have to tell you how much i love these wedding couples julie. OMG. and love photo of lovely you and your lovely mom.

xxx

Carolyn Parker said...

Dearest Julie,
Your charming and lovely mother was just the best of the best. My heart is filled with sadness at your loss, but, also joy with knowledge of how special she was. She'll always be with you and she'd be so touched at your blog. She probably does know.
Love, Batty

farmlady said...

It is so hard when a loved mother is gone. That mother/friend and keeper of dreams for you. '
How fortunate we were to have good moms that love and cared for us.
Love the photos and your creations.

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Love is in the air:)
Much love
Becky

CynHunt said...

Thank you for this post Julie.
Very timely.
Xoxo Cynthia

Susy said...

Hello Julie,
your little creatures always make me
much tenderness, donkeys are among
my favorites ..... very good!
a hug
Susy x

Librarian said...

Such sweet pictures, and you are right, your mum WAS beautiful and stylish - and so are you, love the outfit you wear in the picture!
I am one of those people blessed with loving parents, both mum and dad have provided my sister and me with a wonderful childhood and are still there for us to love and be loved. Dad is turning 70 in a few days, and Mum will be 68 this summer. I hope they will be around for many more years.
It always saddens me when I hear from people who have difficult or no relationship to their family at all.

Vicky Lovejoy said...

What a lovely post Julie. Your pottery couples are wonderful and that donkey drawing is DIVINE!!!
I adore the photo of you and your mum, you both look so radiant.The bond between you was obviously very special!!!
I am so lucky to have a wonderful mum whose friendship and love means the world to me, she truly lights up my life :0)
Love and Hugs Vicky xxxxxxxxxx

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Great photo, heart warming post. There is nothing like a mothers love.

Kay G. said...

"You are my sunshine.
My only sunshine
You make me happy
when skies are gray
You'll never know dear
how much I love you,
Please don't take my sunshine away."
Lovely post. Love the photo of you and your Mom in the sunshine. Is that what made you give this post its title?

lilylovekin said...

Love the little "lovers". In the picture you and your mother both look so happy. How wonderful that you had a special friendship with your mother. I'm visiting mine right now, it is nice. Lorrie

holly aka golly said...

A lovely tribute to your mother. Such an abundance of love here!

ShannonAnn said...

Such a beautiful picture of you and your Mom. You are so lucky to have had that special bond with her, a bond that is not broken by separation. Xo's

Zuzu said...

Beautiful post, Julie, and such a sweet photo and memories of your mom. As always - love, love, love your latest art.

I had to giggle when I read your comment over at my blog. I think some of us have a demanding voice inside, repeating "Not good enough - do it again", while others (like you) listen to "That was FUN!!! Do some more!" I'm working on changing this! :)

Hope you have a happy weekend!
Zuzu

nina said...

my mother sang that song to me every night when i was a little girl - she would sing it while i was in her lap and we were rocking in a white wicker rocker in my parents' bedroom.
julie, i'm so out of the loop. i did not know you had lost your mom. you know i understand all too well, and too recently, the pain from such a tremendous loss. sending you love and love and love - xoxo (ps yes what a wonderful photograph)

Pixie said...

Beautiful pottery as always, and the donkey painting is just wonderful..too cute.
Pixie x

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Thanks dear readers for you heartfelt comments.
Kay, yes that is the song!
Zuzu, I'm so glad you are making art again~
xxx

Maria said...

Julie, I met your mom many, many years ago at one of your shows at Tancredi and Morgen. She made such and impression-so beautiful, friendly, and fun to talk to.

Love the photo of the two of you.

Take care,
Maria xo

Lena said...

Please accept my sincere condolences Julie. May your memories bring you peace, always.

Kathryn Glover said...

Our mothers are special with all the love they give so unconditionally. I miss my Mom, too. Your little paintings are so wonderful. Just love the little donkeys!
Kathryn

Auntie Bliss said...

I'm smitten over those donkeys meeting at the lone sunflower :)
Your mom and you! so sweet!
Of course the pottery...always wonderful.

millefeuilles said...

I am moved Julie. Enchanted by your creativity as usual and touched by your words. I simply love the way you use animals to portray your human emotions.

Thank you for being you.

Stephanie

polkadotpeticoat said...

Wonderful post.....so many lovely couples too!!

Country Rabbit said...

i loved this post so much, i had a little tear. mothers love is precious. i adore your wedding figures- remind me of brambly hedge...so sweet x

Helen Philipps said...

Very sweet post, Julie...from the delicate little rabbits to the charming photo of you and your dear mother. (I still have my own lovely mother... now in her 80's and I know how lucky I am.)
Your posts are always thoughtful and unique. I love the sweet things you make and collect.
Helen x

jen storer said...

What a beautiful pic of you and your mum. all that fun and summer light and 'carefreeness'. and your couples are gorgeous, julie. white lace and promises... I'm still smiling. jxx

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh how sweet your little married couples and best buddies are!! Those of us who had/have wonderful Mommies are truly the lucky ones. Sending you a hug.. it must be hard when you are missing her.

felicity said...

Very important to remember and appreciate the things we have and have had in life. Love the little rabbits and the hedgehogs look very much in love!

Jimmie said...

Julie, what a sweet and beautiful post. I miss my mother, too. Although she's still with me physically, her mind is not very clear and she's no longer the person who birthed and mothered me. I can still touch her, hold her, see her smile and the brightness in her eyes, but I long for the days when she and I could laugh or cry or work or just be together. Please don't misunderstand...I am so, so very grateful to still have Mom, but I would be less than honest if I didn't say I would love to have back the woman who has had a greater influence on me than anyone else ever. I dread the day when she's no longer with me at all, except for the memories. How blessed I'm been to have such a wonderful woman in my life.

Thank you for sharing thoughts about your mother. I can so relate to them.

Diane in North Carolina

lilylovekin said...

What a great picture of you and your mother. She was beautiful. I just got back from a week-end with my mother, I'm so lucky to still have her in my life.

Flutterby Patch said...

I fall in love with everything you make Julie, whatever I see on your blog makes me a smile. Those happy couples are the cutest thing. We who enjoyed our mother's company (and humour) are so lucky and our memories grow ever sweeter as the years pass.

Lisa Graham Art said...

I just love that photo of you and your mom...so great! Yes, she was stylish. A very touching post.

Jody and Stan said...

I lost my mother almost 4 years ago and my dad last August. I miss them both so much and all the wonderful things we did together. She was my best friend too. What a beautiful tribute to your mother. Thank you for sharing.


Love, Jody

RosesRadishesandRubbish said...

Dear Julie,

I lost my Dad a few years back and although I miss him, I am SO GLAD that my tears are not of regret but of gratitude that ALL he left me with. I can tell that you had that with your mom.

Thanks for always sharing from your heart, home and your art which is so beautiful and inspiring. You are one of my all time favorite artists and I so appreciate the kind word you leave on my blog as I am a huge fan!!! xoxo

Sherri Farley said...

Lovely post. Your pottery is simply beautiful.

sharon said...

Moms are the best for sure! Loooove your love post....it certainly can be boundless, that is a wonderful thing.
Fantastic photo of you and your mom, thanks for sharing that.

vicki said...

Julie- I'm here just checking on you-- thinking about your loss- holding you close in my prayers. I hope you are doing well and finding some peace--
Vicki

gallerydarrow said...

Oh yes these words are true and there's nothing like a mothers love. I miss mine too, thank you for sharing the wonderful picture of you both.

* I have burro love too ♥♥♥

Deb said...

Beautiful post Julie & such a sweet photo of your and your Mum ♥
Love all the sweet "couples".

The Sea Garden said...

I am so sad you lost your beautiful mother.You obviously had such a precious, special relationship with her. and your pottey is such a lovely tribute to her.

Carolina Elizabeth said...

Oh, your lovely blog just made my day! It is beautiful!

Anonymous said...

Heart warming post. Touched my soul. Beautiful memory.

Pamela said...

i cried. <3

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