Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Blooming May


 
I've carved out a new corner for painting.
 
 
It started as a sketch for a larger painting, to try out different colors.
But I just kept going and now its nearly done.
 
 
 
(I'm trying to figure out where to add a hedgehog.)
 
 
So mulling, I took a trip through the garden. My pentstemon have never bloomed like this~
 
 
The catmint is soft and smells almost minty. I guess that's why its named catmint.)
 
 
 
The Mexican sage is growing about an inch a day, I think it looks like giant lavender
 What's May without Petunias?
 The Cecile bruenner rose has taken over the stairway




 
I've got new clay things made, and I was so over the lunar scape to buy this vintage wallpaper. Almost enough for a wing wall somewhere. I wish I could make a dress out of it!
 
 
This little corner of the garden is special, because almost everything is a volunteer,
The lemon balm, little ground cranesbill and even the daisy, just popped up.
Only the geranium is planted, an anniversary gift from the Mr.
 
 
After all that mulling, I still can't decide where to put the Hedgehog, she must be in the house, baking a strawberry pie.
 
xx Julie
 

37 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Oh look, you got inside my head and saw my dream to have a sheep, a chicken and a white house with a red roof, now if I could just crawl inside the painting and live in that little world you created..... Sigh.....

Gloria Freshley Art and Design said...

Hi Julie,

It's always such a treat to discover a new post from you! So happy to see you painting on canvas,too. Have you found a children's book editor/publisher yet? (Just a gentle nudge.) :) Would love to see your stories and illustrations in the hands of children and their families. Best . . .

Valerianna said...

Ahhhhh... beautiful. Love the wall paper behind the little woman and her bunny-man friend!

Too early for petunias in May up here, frost warnings and fires in the wood stoves last few days!

Jone Hallmark said...

I get so excited when I see that you have made a new post...... gosh, you make me so happy!!!

Your work is such an inspiration and I hope that there will be a day that we can meet and play together...

Come to France in August! Becky will be there....what a wonderful time we would all have. 11 people signed up for the course so far......just a dream.....

xoxo

Julie said...

I always love what you make! That painting is wonderful! Oh, to have your talent! :)

Librarian said...

What an enchanting and enchanted place you live in, Julie! One wonders which is cause and which is effect - you having created such beautiful surroundings triggering your creativity for paintings and clay things, or the paintings and clay things having influenced the way you make your surroundings look like.

jen storer said...

Oh, a tricksy hedgehog! The best kind. x0x

leon10 said...

your garden blooms lovely very pretty garden the new pantings is very nice love the tea cup on the picture very pretty have a pretty day leon10

Mary Stanley said...

Love your new painting! and your new ceramic pieces, swooning....and your lovely garden full of my favorite flowers...thanks for the peek into your world.

The Sea Garden said...

Painting is so divine as is your house and garden.

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Your garden is lovely Julie. There are so many varieties of flowers and plants. The painting is beautiful. I especially love the sheep and hen.

jaz@octoberfarm said...

oh julie! everything is so beautiful! i love those mushrooms you made too. sometimes it seems like my gardens rearrange themselves. i have honeysuckle all over the lower gardens and i only ever planted one small one in my upper gardens years ago!

Zulma said...

Hola querida amiga! como siempre , tus trabajos son tan hermosos y unicos!!!!!!!Tenes un don precioso en tus manos para crear.... y tambien unas increibles manos para el jardin , todas tus plantas se ven mas que lindas .... como me gustaria estar ahi para verlas!!! te mando un abrazo , por aca desde ayer con mucho frio y con estufas prendidas .... besos y cariños !!!!

Susan Wells said...

That is such a sweet picture of a hedgehog. I want to be inside baking with him.!

Lisa Graham said...

Oh Julie, I LOVE your painting! I wish I could walk around inside of it and feed the critters.

Your garden/home and ceramics are all so beautiful, light and airy!

millefeuilles said...

Oh my goodness, Julie! Each time I visit you I end up grinning from ear to ear. Where else do strawberry pies, hedgehogs, and petunias get mentioned in the same breath (virtually)? Your new 'clay things' (I really giggled there) are, oh, how can I put words to my feelings here? Adorable, stunning, a true imagination fest.

Thank you for sharing your beautiful perception on things, Julie.

Vicky Lovejoy said...

I am in love with your beautiful painting Julie!! The colours are so full of vitality, it makes me feel happy to look at it!! I hope you find a place for a little hedgie :) Your garden is looking divine, it's bliss looking at your photos!! Big hugs xx

Madelief said...

Hi Julie,

Such a happy post with photo's of your colourful garden and beautiful things you made. The little couple looks very sweet and your new painting too. I think that if I would see your work in another place than your blog, I would recognise it. You have such a unique style. Light, cheerful & fairy tale like!

Happy day!

Madelief x

Barbara said...

I love your corner and your painting. You really do have your own signature style Julie.

Barbara said...

I love your corner and your painting. You really do have your own signature style Julie.

Pixie said...

All so beautiful Julie...xx

dulcy said...

Your painting corner is just perfect! Organized and nice light. I just love everything you post Julie!

xo
dulcy

Vicki Boster said...

Julie- your beautiful little corner is like a piece of heaven. You know we are all just ga ga over that lovely painting :)

Your yard and flowers are a sight to behold- that rose(!!!)-- it's just gorgeous! )I'd put Mr. Hedgehog right underneath the rose bush!

You inspire me so much-- and always leave me longing--
Vicki

polkadotpeticoat said...

Julie what a feast of color and true talent......Your blog is just a treasure trove!
I woke to fresh icky snow! Heidi

annamaria said...

Hi Julie,
what a fabulous treat to take a peek at your painting space!Lovely, lovely work as always!Have a great weekend;-)

Garden Celebrations said...

Julie, it's always a thrill to see the space where an artist creates their work. I agree about the wallpaper, it needs to be on a dress! Bring back Laura Ashley! Crazy about your clay couple too!

Aprilgirl said...

I just love your new painting...so charming, especially that sweet sheep! It would be so wonderful to see your illustrations in a book some day - I know it has been mentioned by others. Enjoy those beautiful May blooms!

Flutterby Patch said...

You live in a mini paradise Julie surrounded by so much beauty and much of it of your own making. I'm sure many of us would swap places with you. I adore your work and style (you are my favourite potter). Last week I came across a potter from my own area whose work caused me to linger. It reminded me a little bit of your work but different! Oh to have a potter's skills, it must be wonderful. Here is the link in case you'd like to look.
http://www.suedunneceramics.com/index.html

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Eli thanks so much, I looked up the pottery and its so lovely, I hope you bought a piece!
xx
julie

Nan said...

I just love the painting! It is perfect. I want to transport myself into it.

homegirl said...

Dear Juile, your pottery is so exquisite,,,what a gift you have ...all your creations are so delightful and your paintings too. Your home and garden look like a dream come true!
Thanks for sharing your world of lovliness.
Daisies-doilies and donkeys blogspot

Karen said...

Lovely creations. x

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Julie your painting is beautiful. For some reason I picture the hedgehog by the clothesline! Or maybe behind the young woman. I know whatever you put him it will be perfect!

Your garden is just beautiful. Don't you just love it when you find an unexpected plant. I was cleaning out my pinky winky hydrangea and I found a chive plant! I know it wasn't there last year.

It was nice to "chat" with you, I'll visit again soon!

A time to dance said...

I keep seeing your beautiful creations on pinterest and feel so proud that I have two lovely pieces in front of me as I type...Hope you are well....H

Sea Angels said...

Thank you for your visit Julie xxx
I just love your magical essence it permeates through your home and your beautiful work, and I am totally in love with your header swoon....
Hugs Lynn xxxx

Eggs In My Pocket said...

Such a pretty garden! You must have a green thumb to go along with your talent! Love the pretty mug!

Deb said...

Gorgeous post ... painting...garden & home ♥
Have a wonderful weekend Julie.

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