Friday, September 21, 2012

Good dog

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My dog, Emmie
She's not what you'd call good.


The loudest barker in the hood
who ripped the couch and ate a chair
when there was no one sitting there.


 
But her eyes give off a light
and her tail wags left to right
when I come home at night
So I guess the rests allright......
Listing this morning;
hope your tail is wagging with happy plans for the weekend
xxx
julie

56 comments:

Forest Dream Weaver said...

Julie,your dog portraits are fantastic,their personalities absolutely shine through.
My favoutite is the brown dog in the group of six.

Happy weekend!
Ruby

Madelief said...

Emmy looks great on your photo's Julie! You have a style of painting that looks happy. I really like it. Love your pottery too.

Happy weekend Julie!

Madelief x

jaz@octoberfarm said...

awwww.....that is so cute. everyone should treat us like our dogs do! i love your pottery!

Alisa Varney said...

Hi Julie,
Fun poem and gorgeous pottery! We just adopted Henry from the pound and he sounds a lot like your Emmie! We're afraid to leave him home for a minute. He's already chewed through two window sills, our new curtains, parts of our wood floor, and my daughter's favorite tango shoes that were in a closed bag. It's a good thing he's so soft and cute!

Stephanie Gentry said...

Our beloved dogs, they do have a way of making us forgive their "quirks" don't they.
Your pups are precious - live and painted.

Valerianna said...

Definitely worth the rest! Lovely paintings. Abundant autumn blessings to you!

polkadotpeticoat said...

I want one.....and I love your new header....and after I finished my rain post this morning in the dark I was blessed with a sunny morning and your sweet pups were the icing on my cake this morning.....happy weekend!

lynne h said...

oh julie, you have such a talent for capturing the essence of animals. well, for capturing the essence of *everything* really! but these dogs... and your flowers, sigh... they just make me so darn happy!

beautiful fall days to you...

xoxo

sharon said...

Emmie is a dollbaby! Love her to pieces Julie! Your paintings and pottery you know I love!
The photo of the dog on my blog is Iggy, our long haired dachsund....he is a dollbaby too! He is really my daughter's dog, (she lives with us), but he is really MY dog, ( if you know what I mean!)
Happy weekend!

Claire said...

Hehe, we forgive them so much, because they give unconditional love and friendship.........
Love all your doggy portraits Julie, have a wonderful weekend....

Claire X

Jone Hallmark said...

Lots of wagging tails here!

"WAG MORE, BARK LESS!"

I love your paintings..... and your sweet dog.
xo

smartcat said...

Oh Julie, you just described my puppy Winter to a tee.... ten pairs of shoes, slippers, and sandals partially or totally demolished and counting

Your pooch portraits are wonderful. You made the evening!

Enjoy the weekend.........*s*

Aprilgirl said...

Your new dog paintings are wonderful - especially love those soulful eyes! I really like the painting of Emmie, but that terrier is just lovely, too. Dogs...they are just the best! Happy Autumn - I think it starts today or is the 22nd?!?

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

What a gorgeous portrait of your Emmie. There is nothing like the devotion and love of a family dog.

millefeuilles said...

Oh that pottery! I seriously am hankering after your work. And oh, that dog! I am thankful mine is not the only naughty one prone to chewing and swallowing our cherished possessions. My goodness he is sweet though; just like yours CLEARLY!

Stephanie

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Duke says woof, woof, that's puppy talk for your work is beautiful! He thinks Emmie is pretty cute too!

Lori ann said...

love your poem and your doggie portraits are fantastic julie, such a cute post. and your new listings. sigh. LOVE.
xxx

Librarian said...

All of it - the poem, the pictures, your pottery - is lovely as always! I like the witches on the mug and the plate!

odd and old said...

happy hounds = great pals
love your paintings/pottery
[found you via polkadot 'heidi':
glad i did] x ... ***

Flutterby Patch said...

Emmie might be a rascal Julie but what a great inspiration she is for your lovely work. The addition of an Emmie paw print (autograph)might required if she gets too famous!! Eli x

Rachel - Mozart's Girl said...

Dearest Julie...so beautiful, as always. Your art captures my heart!! Alice is 4 now...quite mature in most ways, but she still loves to steal the odd shoe for a chew. Also watch straps are a favourite (I think it's the sweaty smell of us in the leather that attracts her!) And she swiped my toothbrush from my spongebag recently after a trip and dashed out to the garden with it. I let her have that & bought a new one! Typical terrier...love to you xx

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Emmie is gorgeous Julie and your paintings are amazing!! You have so many special talents and I always love everything you do. Those new pottery pieces are wonderful!!
Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Susan Wells said...

Yes, Emmy's eyes do sparkle with light. I'm glad you wrote the words down. It was my instant thought. I love your new pieces.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Great doggy paintings Julie!!! Lovin' the spunky smile on your dog! Lots of beautiful weather here this weekend so we are sanding off kitchen cabinets today. Yay!!

xo

Helen Philipps said...

I loved this post, Julie! Such a sweet poem, and the dog portrait paintings are adorable...you have such a sensitive touch. Your pottery is very beautiful too.
Wishing you a happy weekend :)
Helen x

Auntie Bliss said...

Haha!! She inspired some FINE poetry.
Love the painting :)

About my Madeleine pan...yes it is rubber and they were yummy! I dipped mine in my coffee which gave it a Tiramisu feeling. Cheap way to go to Europe, huh?

leon10 said...

oh what a lovely pantings of dogies again the look so pretty and cute also youre pottery is very pretty
greetings leon10

Plushpussycat said...

What gorgeous portraits of your precious, naughty dog! You really got me chuckling with your post! xo Jennifer

Maggie Ann said...

Dear Julie, you are such a smile-maker! love your post....

Barbara said...

You are so artistic. Your doggy back ground reminds me of Kath kidston.

Zuzu said...

She looks so sweet! :)
Hope you are enjoying a beautiful autumn, Julie!!!
Hugs,
Zuzu

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

You really captured your sweet pups essence in the paintings. I just feel happy looking at your work, thanks!

Deb said...

Absolutely gorgeous. I wanted to tell you that I was a massive fan of Kary's blog. We had never corresponded as i'm not a blogger myself, but I loved pretty much everything she loved! And I also adore your pottery and artwork! I only wish it were here in the UK so I could get some. All the best, Deb

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Your cute poem made me laugh! Such a cute dog and your paintings are wonderful!

Deb said...

Gorgeous dog portraits Julie!
Emmie is adorable xo

annamaria said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous portraits Julie!!

Marie said...

Hi Julie,

Love all your new paintings, pottery!
Ya gotta love those big puppy eyes...adorable,
mischievous creature xo <3

GardenofDaisies said...

Awwww, Emmie! Even if you bark and chew on things, you are adorable! :-)

Angela Recada said...

Julie, I just love your art! These little dog portraits are lovely. And your September garden post - gorgeous!
xoxoxo

farmlady said...

Yes... we love them in spite of themselves, don't we?
Charming rhyme and wonderful old dog.

dulcy said...

These doggie portraits are just the sweetest! The pretty flowers with their wonderful loving faces are precious.

xo
dulcy

Dog Trot Farm said...

Julie, your doggie portraits are just wonderful. Winslow Homer is a talker...okay...barker. But no matter, we would not trade him for anything in the world...I so admire your pottery, I recall seeing your beautiful pottery through out various posts from Kary, My Farmhouse Kitchen. I had been thinking of Kary today as I shopped for Halloween decor at Target. Greetings from Maine, Julie.

Jorgelina said...

Gorgeous portrait .
Hugs

vicki said...

Ha ha-- she's a cutie Julie-- although I'm sure you didn't think so when she ate your couch!! (I've been there!!)
Xoxo
Vicki

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

What a lovely dog Julie, Emmie is adorable and she really is smiling!

Love your Halloween and Christmas inspired ceramic creations too - they're so much fun! Lesley x

Nan said...

My kind of dog! I've always loved the line from Groundhog Day, 'I can't make a Collie stay.' That's me.

Trudy said...

Love a waggy-tailed dog. We have one here and she's gorgeous : -)

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just dropped by to say hello and to see what you are working on!

farmlady said...

Oh the dogs we love and what we put up with to have them in our lives. I wouldn't have it any other way.
Charming drawings...
You not posting much. Hope all is well. C.

RSA Australia said...

Home sweet home with the dog Julie, great artwork.

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Hi, just dropped by to wish you a Happy Thanksgiving!

gallerydarrow said...

I'm a million hours late but I love this post Julie!

xxoooxo Ro

Katrina Hallsworth said...

Love the photos and the wreath. The paintings capture that je ne said quoi that dogs have in their eyes, a bit of soul I guess.

Silly poem a bit of 'doggerl'? Pun intended. Hope all is well.

Cheers, Katrina


Apifera Farm said...

These portraits are full of childlike innocence and are just lovely, as are the sweet ceramic pieces.

Nan said...

Hope you are okay. I read this quite a while ago, and haven't seen you since. Oh, how I love these words. You could make it a song.

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

I love the personalities dogs have they're so sweet!

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