Friday, January 4, 2013

fresh and frosty


Fox has been laying low for a while.
                       The doors were shut quite firmly, the music could barley be heard.
But she's thrown open the doors, and done some portraits of her friends and neighbors.
 Meandering through the neighborhood, saying fare thee well to the old year  having high hopes for the new one
Inspired to make honey pots

domes and even teapots which are drying in the sun but will soon be ready for herbs and the most scalding of water.
Very grateful for your visit, fox wishes you not just health and happiness, but that fate smiles on you and all your dearest wishes come true this year~
xxx
Julie
p.s. The wonderful nest and bird necklace is a creation of Nina Bagley, who lives deep in the woods herself

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45 comments:

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

You are special! I love your blog and your work!!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Beautiful work!! Happy New Year my friend!

Gretel said...

Oh gosh Julie, gorgeous pieces - your work never fails to delight me an bring a smile to my face!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh my...your work is awesome! that domed piece is the best! i have a thing for foxes since i grew up in a town called fox chapel!

Marie said...

Your paintings and pottery are soooo delightful and always make me smile!
Thank you for sharing...
Happy New Year!
xo
<3

Valerianna said...

Lovely to see what's been going on in your studio, Julie.. such sweet beauty, as ever!! That little house is so cute - where is it?

Saw a fox today. She was running ahead of me on the snowy street, waiting to find a place to run off to the side where there wasn't a huge snowbank. I fumbled and fumbled with my camera and couldn't get it out in time, though I really should have been able to. Guess she just didn't want me to photograph her...

Plushpussycat said...

I love the story you've told here, the photos, and the gorgeous pottery! I'd love to fill my house with your pottery, it's sooooo lovely! Hmmm, maybe my little stories need a fox! xo Jennifer

The Painted Garden said...

Julie,
Your work makes me smile and I was so happy to see your new post. Your characters are so charming and delightful.
Thank you for sharing your beautiful and magical work and letting us know what you and Fox have been up to.
Have a Joyful New Year.
Blessings,
Erin

Tracey Broome said...

What a perfect way to end my day seeing all your new work! I have a Nina necklace too that I treasure very much. Happy New Year, look forward to seeing more of your work this year xo
I'm emailing you a fox photo...

Dog Trot Farm said...

Good evening Julie. How delighted I was to find a new post and your latest creative work. Just love your pottery, it puts a smile on my face and makes me feel happy. Happy New Year to you, greetings from Maine, Julie.

lynne h said...

ahhh... so happy to see fox and fox's friends again... they inspire me and make me smile to no end.

beautifull, bright new year to you, julie.

xoxo

lynne

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Wonderful pottery as usual. I always enjoy looking at your new pieces. Happy New year Julie!

GardenofDaisies said...

Very happy to see Fox and all the woodland friends, again. Delightful, as always. Wishing you a very happy new year!

Jacky said...

Those portraits of Fox's friends are wonderful!!! Lovely to see your new pieces.

Health and Happiness and all things good for you and yours in 2013 too.

Jacky xox

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Happy New Year Julie!! It's always such a pleasure to find that you have a new post up and to see your new work! Wishing you all that is good in 2013. All my best, Gloria

Librarian said...

Another set of wonderful pictures of enchanted places and enchanting objects - lovely!
Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, too!

Flutterby Patch said...

Oh Julie! Where do you find your inspiration. Your style is so beautifully distictive and you never seem to run out of ideas. And those perfect country scenes look so idyllic. Wouldn't we all love to live in little places like those! Special New Year greetings to you from me in England. Eli x

leon10 said...

lovely new pottery the honney pot and the butter dish are so pretty love the pictures of the tiney cottages
have a lovely pretty new year 2013
greetings leon10

Anna M. Branner said...

Love seeing your latest work! Anxious for the "Grand Opening" of your web store. :)

Zuzu said...

A most lovely, creative, and INSPIRING beginning to the new year, Julie!
Happy, Happy 2013,
~ Zuzu

Zuzu said...

A most lovely, creative, and INSPIRING beginning to the new year, Julie!
Happy, Happy 2013,
~ Zuzu

dulcy said...

Love it all! That first little painting is so sweet, as all your lovely creations Julie....

xo
dulcy

Simply Shelley said...

I love..love your work....many new year blessings to you,and Miss Fox :)

Vicky Lovejoy said...

I love your posts Julie, they're good for my soul!! Your new work is all divine. The hedgehog dome and honey pot are too adorable for words and I love your necklace!!
Hugs ♥ Vicky ♥

Jeri Landers said...

I love your work! It is so absolutely delightful!

polkadotpeticoat said...

You amaze me with your work....that sweet little house on top....I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Years, Heidi

Maggie Ann said...

Julie, your posts are just the ' cat's meow!' love them. You make the sun shine for us! May all your dreams come true also...and may God be close.

sandra said...

Happy New Year Julie! I have been waiting to see your new creations and wow so special :)) Honey pot is so sweet!!!

Lori ann said...

gasp, i love everything! these photos of you with your art are great to see julie. hedgehogs and houses, foxes and even your necklace. i always feel so greedy when i visit you! it is easy to see how your work is always selling out. happy new year my friend, all the best in 2013.
xxx

Pixie said...

OH Julie i am so so happy to see you back with your gorgeous wonderful work...and foxes too...i adore foxes and the thought of little foxy spoons just fills me with glee and happiness....
So happy your back
Hugs and happy new year
Pixie xx

Mary Stanley said...

A most delightful posting! something wonderful came my way...a dancing, tambourine playing fox! A real "thank you" is coming soon....Love all your new work!
I would love to amble in your neighborhood...

gallerydarrow said...

Wonderful work Julie,
a superb way to show it,
I want to live in all those houses and have Fox bake for me and
**THAT LAST SPOON is MY FAVORITE!**

Happy New Year sweet Julie, Ro

Jone Hallmark said...

I adore your necklace and I think your own new pieces are fantastic, dear Julie.
Gosh, you have a talent...... sigh ..... so magical.

Happy New Year to YOU!
All the best to you always....

so happy to see you working again...yummy!
xo

sharon said...

A beautiful post Julie! I adore your creations, you create magic and beauty. A very happy and healthy New Year to you also!

Barbara said...

Love the top picture and the honey pot and the scenes around are beautiful. Foxy looks adorable but in our neighbourhood they are a menace.

Tania Covo said...

Oh so beautiful!

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

How did I miss this until today?! Those tumblers with owl, fox and rabbit are fabulous, the butterfly and rose side details so sweet. Happy new year!

nina said...

sigggh. i am finally back to the laptop and blogs again! missing you xxx

nina said...

xoxoxo

vicki said...

Julie-- such beautiful creations!! I'm so excited that one of them is to be mine! I'm captivated by your sketches and sweet stories--
Vicki

susan jenkins said...

Just darling, love,love.

xx

Lisa Graham Art said...

A magical visit today Julie...I truly love your work and your blog!

xoxo

Silvia LGD (Little Green Doll) said...

Your work is very beautiful!! Love it!!

Trying to live simply and well said...

Have just stumbled across your blog and love, love, LOVE your work. Now seriously coveting a cup, a pot, a honey pot - everything really! have to start saving my pennies.

Willow said...

I adore your post, and you wares!
Be Well
Willlow

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