Thursday, September 19, 2013

Katherine the Great






 Its a pleasure to share the work here of Katherine Dunn.  Farmer, animal protector, artist, seamstress and photographer. Wait, I forgot pie baker!




 Here is She; feeding her donkeys at Apifera Farm in Oregon. Look at those faces. I sure like her sensible gear too.


 I think her work is very special. There's a wonderful way she has of gesturing with her brush and pencils and there is narrative too. And great joy and pathos.


 Every year she hosts a pie day for Pino the donkey. Its a dream of mine to go and pet the donkeys and watch her handmade aprons fluttering in the Oregon breezes.
 There's a book almost ready to be birthed. You can order it from her blog;
www.apiferafarm.blogspot.com
I can't wait for mine.........


My new print. I let Katherine pick one out for me. And I couldn't be more beaming ~
Its perfect for the big empty wall in our bedroom. In person it glows as if it had a light built in to it.
gosh.
lucky farm tenant.
Save me a piece of berry pie.........
Going to cluck on back to the studio now, thanks for chicking in.)).
xx
Julie

24 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

those donkey's are so cute!

wimcee said...

Julie have just found your work via Facebook and have now given a few shouts about it on my own page at https://www.facebook.com/wimceeswhims - just lovely! Why is your etsy shop empty??? Have a wonderful week-end. Stephx

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hi Steph,
thanks for visiting,
a few new things tomorrow morning in my shop....

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Hi Julie, what a happy post! Those donkeys made me smile. Your friend is very talented, and I hope you get to go to her pie day.

Have a great weekend!

Librarian said...

Lovely! The drawing(s) with the families on them are very, very, very beautiful.

Lori ann said...

very cool julie. i know how much you love donkeys!

Kate Fern said...

I love Katherine's work it has a lovely loose freedom to it, I have her book creative illustration workshop, which often keeps me company when I'm painting!
Best wishes

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh how wonderful! I wish I lived close enough to go to PIno Pie day!!

Lisa Graham Art said...

I love her art too and all the unique things she does. Amazing.

felicity said...

Wondeful whimsical work. I do love donkeys too,so I'll be checking out the book, and the creative illustration one mentioned by Kate.

Pixie said...

I looove Katherine Dunns work too, i follow her blog and would dearly love to own one of her prints, lovely post Julie...hugs Pixie xx

ps would so love a donkey too.x

Katherine Dunn said...

But it is I who also have a lovely mug by the very talented Julie, with a donkey and a pig! Which I will share with my followers too, since it is such a delight in my day now...This was a very generous post, my dear - I always say I am much prettier, smarter and polite through my blog -wink. And I hope you can come to Pie Day - or a visit - so many critters await you!

Jone Hallmark said...

inspiring post, dear Julie....thank you for passing on the information. Aren't those donkeys gorgeous?
Katherine Dunn...a name to know.

Want to tell you that your name came up in conversation more than once while I was in France this summer. You are well-loved across the world. Were your ears buzzing?

Have a lovely weekend.... xo

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Jone, Thanks so much for your kind comment. I know you will love Katherine's blog~ I bet France was thrilling, can't wait to hear
xx
julie

annamaria said...

What a lovely post! Katherine is indeed great!

Vicki Boster said...

She seems like such a genuine person-- dedicated to the animals and to such a worthy cause. I'm sure if I knew her--- I'd love her. You've told her story so beautifully. I love the photos-- the animals all look happy :)

Vicki

Pat said...

Hi, Julie! I think you and Katherine may be 'birds of a feather.' Yes, I do. Two quite lovely women tugging at our heartstrings! Thanks for the smiles...love you, you know. pat

And, yes, those are lovely donkey faces...I hope you dreams come true and you pet them one day!

Pat said...

Hi, Julie! I think you and Katherine may be 'birds of a feather.' Yes, I do. Two quite lovely women tugging at our heartstrings! Thanks for the smiles...love you, you know. pat

And, yes, those are lovely donkey faces...I hope you dreams come true and you pet them one day!

polkadotpeticoat said...

Oh my goodness where to start, I loved your story bracelets and your little couple getting married....what a sweet story post! So sorry I haven't been around for a while I have been so busy! take care, Heidi

Milady Productions said...

what a perfect pair you 2 are - sweet post about a very special artist.
i can't wait for my copy to arrive too!

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Hi Julie!

A thousand apologies! I only just signed into my Etsy account and found your lovely sweet email regarding my doggie. I had no idea I hadn't check in for over three whole months. I haven't put anything in my shop for a long while and I haven't bought anything in a long while and I just didn't think about it with all that's been going on over here. Oh my good gosh, you must think I'm a total nincompoop! Sorry sorry! I will answer you via Etsy now. Love love love your new banner of cuties, they bring lots and lots of smiles.

Sally xo

Claire said...

Hey Julie, loving your new header pic, those toadstools are delightful........
Loved visiting Katherine's blog and those donkeys are drop dead gorgeous......love the idea of her pie day. Such a caring and talented person.....

Claire x

Aprilgirl said...

What a wonderful post. Katherine is one special person in my book...just look at those sweet farm animal faces. I agree, they do look so happy! I will have to check out Pino Pie Day...thanks for sharing, Julie.

dulcy said...

Went straight to Katherine's blog. Just love it all, and bought her "Creative Illustration Workshop" book. Thanks so much for such a lovely post Julie!

xo
dulcy

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