Sunday, June 30, 2013

Summer on the Farm

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It pains me to say I've never lived on a farm.
 
 
 
I've hugged a baby pig, and petted and ridden donkeys;
I'm very fond of chickens too.
My friend Carolyn also likes farms

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Especially bee keeping farms.
My new kiln has been slow getting here so I've been painting, but Carolyn mailed me this picture with her fabulous honey cupboard and her collection of my bee related potteries. I looked at the beehive tea pot and wondered who made that? )). It took me a minute before I realized I did!
There has been apple pie making~

I added a rabbit to the top crust and invited our favorite neighbors.
The sort who love dogs, you know , our sort.
I found the most wonderful dish towels , this makes about three dozen in my cupboard.
I really should stop now with my dish towel hobby. But could you resist either?
Back to the farm.........
Goat says hope you are having a wonderful summer.
And donkey says remember to drink plenty of water when your in hot weather.
xxx lots of happy summer wishes from the farm
julie

40 comments:

felicity said...

I'd love to live in the country on a smallholding with a donkey, chickens, definately quails,rabbits, cats and dogs! We aren't getting there any time soon, but I love your paintings and ceramics where I can dream a little.

Tracey Broome said...

You are definitely painting my dream life one of these days, complete with goat. Your paintings are like looking into my mind! I've been a beach girl, a city girl, and now it's time to find that farm!

Mary Stanley said...

Loving your teapot and all of your wonderful farm paintings. And all the farm animals and those dish towels! Made my day all the more delightful! thank you!

Julie said...

What a sweet post! I adore your pie with the rabbit, and your artwork always makes me smile. You're fun to visit!

Aprilgirl said...

I love the comment about your dish towel hobby. Hah! Now you know how I feel about collecting your wonderful pottery. How can I resist one more?
Your farm painting is so busy and full of life. Just lovely! Happy summer on the farm!

Valerianna said...

Lovely paintings... and, I haven't lived on a farm, either, really. But having lived in a small mountain village in Greece, I think that counts, cause the whole village was basically a farm :) Happy Summer!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi julie! ths post just made me smile and smile some more. i LOVE those towels. i am a dish towel horder. where did you find them? your comment about the honey teapot was spot on. i see things i've made and think...how did i ever do that? i walk around my gardens and have to push myself to remember that i created them. isn't that weird that we do that? i still yearn for a farm too. i think i would need a farm in the city though!

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Oh Julie, what an adorable post! Just so you know, "I brake for apple pie" ~ any pie for that matter!!!

I have never lived on a farm either. I am surrounded by them in our town in Massachusetts. I think if I could, I'd have goats, I LOVE them!!! Of course the chickens, bunnies, and other animals are adorable too!

I would have rescued those dish towels also, they needed a good home, and you've provided one!

Love, love, love your beehive teapot! What nice friends you have - but then I knew that!

I hope you are enjoying summer my friend. We are in OOB, Maine and it is beautiful. I've just finished making strawberry jam!

holly aka golly said...

Julie: I would love to be your neighbor, eat pie with rabbit, and talk about our imaginary farms. Have a wonderful summer. Your work always makes me smile. :)

farmlady said...

Oh, and it is hot here. 108 today. Even on a farm things melt in the heat.
This post makes me miss my goats... but we still have our chickens and a garden.
What a wonderful pie. I love the decorations... and all the good thoughts about summer.
I need to embrace this season more... but here I sit, wishing for winter. Silly me.

Mary said...

I grew up very close to several Devon farms in England..........and although I never lived on one I often visited and loved everything to do with farming. Of course it's very hard work being a farmer - one of my best friends married one, (sheep and cows), and I swear she never had a minute's rest from then on!

Love your farm paintings Julie. As for the apple pie, so yummy looking, and I love your pastry bunny cavorting across the top. Lucky neighbors!

Have a happy 4th. I'm heading to Northern California to celebrate!

Hugs - Mary

Claire said...

Hey Julie, love your latest paintings....I 've had the pleasure of having a taste of farm my life. My sister and BIL had a mixed farm. We helped out and visited alot. Happy memories........I live on 20 acres, so have room to spare, it's lovely.......
I want to make a pie now, just so I can put a pastry rabbit or chicken on it.......lucky neighbours.
Caroline's honey cupboard is choc full of sweet things, that bee hive teapot is gorgeous. Your new dish towels are lovely too....funny thing, I recently told myself 'no more tea towels' I have about 2 dozen I haven't used. Bought when on holidays to remind me, but taking up room, oh well.....
Hope you're not having to endure those scorching temps. we're hearing about.........

Robin Larkspur said...

Such a cheerful, sweet post with your wonderful art.

Vicky Lovejoy said...

Your painting is so beautiful Julie!! I've never lived on a farm either but I've always wanted some chickens and a couple of rescued donkeys :) That really would be a dream come true!! I love the rabbit on your aplle pie!! Hugs xx Vicky xx

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Oh, dear. I love the goat painting, I'm going bonkers loving it!
My mom has a little horse farm right down the road and I get to visit whenever I want. :)

Susan Wells said...

Thank you Julie for this trip to your imaginary farm and for creating it so real and delightful and warm. Here's a big kiss for your donkey!

sandra said...

Cutest APPLE PIE I have ever seen XO

Betty the Wood Fairy said...

I love your farm picture, it's so colourful and conjures images of my childhood days lying in fields full of cows and picking cornflowers (avoiding cow pats of course!). Betty

Librarian said...

I've never lived on a working farm, either, but when I was a kid, my best friend was the daughter of the biggest farmer of the village. We played everywhere, and nobody ever sent us away, or said "this is too dangerous" - although it sure was sometimes!
Nowadays, I see with my brother-in-law how much work a farm is and wouldn't want to do it myself. He and his brothers have a dairy farm with hundreds of cows, and the work just never, ever stops. My brother-in-law gets up at 4.30 in the morning and comes home as late as 10.00 most nights, including weekends.

Yes to the lovely dishcloths!
And your paintings are simply wonderful.

A Mermaid's Tale said...

Hi Julie, it's been a while since I've had a stroll through blogland, and I've had the most enjoyable time reading your last few posts and marvelling at your intricate paintings, thank you! x x x

Tammie Lee said...

hello,
it is lovely to see what you are doing. all your charming arts and loves of life. and today is hot, even as the sun heads to the horizon, so another glass of water is in order.

thank you for a lovely visit.

Country Rabbit said...

beautiful creations! i share your dream of a farm life...ive never lived on one either, but my family had farming friends and i loved spending time with their farm yard animals, collecting eggs and strawberry picking and playing hide and seek on their huge farm! made for a great childhood. i so enjoy your paintings!~ cheer my day x

Crafted by Carly said...

Wow! Your paintings are really amaying! :-)
Carly
x

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! I love your painting, so very dear, such sweetness. I wish I could live in the country with lots of animals (and a herd of doggies) too, wouldn't that be heavenly?!
And I love apple pie and it's been much too long since I've made one ... adore your bunny on top. Tomorrow is our Santa Monica Farmers market, and I've been thinking about peach pie and strawberry shortcake. YUM!
Wishing you a Happy 4th and lovely summer!

Marie said...

It does not matter that you have not lived on a farm because you capture it so beautifully in your paintings and ceramics. Every piece is a treasure!!!! fabulous!It is always a treat to see what you have made/painted. The pie looks so yummy and love the bunny :) xo <3

p.s. Happy 4th of July and Happy Summer! :)

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I always enjoy reading your new posts. I have never lived on a farm, but boy would I love too. The apple pie looks delicious and the billy goat painting is awesome as well. I bet baking a pie in your beautiful new kitchen is a blast.

Vicki Boster said...

Oh Julie- I can see you living blissfully on a farm!! I don't know if I'd like to live on a farm-- but I'd sure be happy to be able to visit a farm! Your painting is lovely-- so happy is the scene--- and I love the goat picture!!

Your friends collection of your pottery pieces is worthy of total jealousy on my part---
Vicki

April Obersteiner said...

Lucky neighbours ! It would be nice to see you do some fat fluffy sheep on your pottery or in your farm paintings !

sharon said...

Just a walk through your garden and a small tiny tour through your kitchen and dining room would be a fantasy vacation for me Julie...sigh...so wonderful, every inch of it! It is like a magic fairytale land to me, I love it all! You paint a pretty picture in many more ways than one! Hugs!
Oh, and your dishtowels are to die for!

KathyB. said...

I do live on what I would more accurately describe as a "small-holding", keeping sheep, chickens, doves, ducks, bees, and spinning the wool of my sheep to make yarn & rugs to sell to pay for their feed. I cannot say it is a farm as we only are able to sell enough to ay for feed & supplies. However, it is a satisfying life full of the rewards money cannot buy.

Even though you have not lived on a farm , your work, your creations, speak volumes about the blessings of just such a life ! I am loving the pie crust .

Jo Oakley said...

Hi Julie, I really enjoyed your post...it tells a story which is very generous. The tea towels are so good I have never seen them adorned in this way we are missing a trick here....thinking of screenprinting boats on some but nothing could compare!!!

mary ellen mckenzie said...

Julie, absolutely love your dog and hollyhock painting, beautiful ... it makes my heart flutter! And the dancing rabbit on apple pie ... how fun!! Thank you for sharing, your blog is always a delight to visit! Does that adorable donkey live in your neighborhood?

wilhelmina said...

You have delighted me tonight! I saw a Facebook post of your buttons and tracked you down. My heart is fluttering seeing all your wonderful pottery and especially your rabbits.
Thanks for the smile you put on my face!



Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Dear Wilhelmina,
Thanks so much for your comment!I do appreciate your taking the trouble to find me here,
Happy Summer
xx
Julie

Eggs In My Pocket said...

For someone who has never been on a farm, your paintings are wonderful as if you have always been there! What a cute way to dress up the crust on the pie! I could not resist those dish towels either!

JudyMac said...

I always seem to be a day late and a dollar short, as they say, when it comes to getting in on your sales on Etsy. But I'm still trying! Something with either birds or cats or bunnies would probably be my first choice.

Your picture of the donkey reminded me of a picture of myself riding my grandfather's donkey. The donkey was being led to the stream/creek behind my grandfather's corn mill after he had been used for probably some small chore on the small farm where we lived. Dare say, I don't see many donkeys nowdays around Atlanta. :-)

Lynda Bergman Decorative Artisan said...

If it's for sale, I would like to purchase the cup at the top of your blog on legs with the green bird. How would I do that? I LOVE your pottery. Lynda
lynberg@prodigy.net

Vickie said...

Lovely!!! Happy summer to you, Julie!

Jeri Landers said...

We will make you an honorary farmgirl anyway!

Vintage Jane said...

Your painting looks like the perfect farmlife!
Love those dishcloths too ...
M x

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