Friday, December 20, 2013

under the big top
The animals decided a trip to the circus was just the thing for Christmas.
They'd seen posters by the General store in town.
They clicked off the tree lights.
Rabbit took a last look at her favorite Christmas Present, A signed copy of The Misfits of Love by Katherine Dunn
Some stayed behind
and played with their toys.......

But those that went saw the show of their lives!
Donkey balanced a ball and Fox played Deck the Halls on the violin.
Hedgehog surprised everyone with her juggling prowess.
afterwards everyone got a large piece of Yule Log Cake to remember the perfect Christmas day.
I'll be listing a limited and signed number of the Circus prints in my Etsy shop.
all done with archival inks and very colorful for Christmas!
Enjoy the yuletide
and Happy New Year!


Valerianna said...

Very sweet, Julie, needed this today.... thanks. Blessings for a lovely holiday to you.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Hi Julie!

I am loving your cups and sugar bowls and creamers and circus painting and your little squirrel drinking coffee and your beautiful picture of YOU and Katherine Dunn's book..and I am wondering now if N.C. Wyeth is related to Andrew. I am going to google it right now after I finish this rambling comment...and of course AFTER I wish you a very Merry Christmas!


Librarian said...

Your circus scenes look as if everyone is having fun - something I can't say of most real circuses, when animals are involved.
Can I have a slice of the yule log cake, please? It looks incredibly yummy!!!

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones, Julie!

leon10 said...

great circus theme ! and a lovely christmas time to you and your familly and friends leon10

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

You make me smile inside. What a dear, sweet post - and your work is so charming.

Kate Fern said...

beautiful post! have a wonderful christmas!

Lin said...

LOVE, HAPPINESS, and JOY! Such a delightful post, Julie!!! Your art always is so inspiring!
I feel a spark ignite ~ time to let the fairies come out to play over at my blog. :)
Merry Christmas!

Mugwump Woolies said...

Julie, hoping you and all your lovely critters have a wonderful and blessed Christmas!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Thanks so much everyone and Lisa, yes N.C. was Andrew's dad. A. quit school at 12 and just drew and drew and studied art ,kind of paid off, yes? xx

Anonymous said...

Such a cute and happy post Julie! Your work is always so cheerful. I too purchased a copy of "Misfits of Love" (one for myself and one for a gift). Love the book! Have a wonderful holiday season!


Vicki Boster said...

Julie-- as always the colors are so beautiful. The posters are just stunning-- you always bring your creations to life is such a wonderful way--

Sending you wishes for a lovely Christmas holiday--

felicity said...

What wonderful paintings, what a fun day out! I love the little circus toys too. Hope you have a relaxing Christmas. Flissx

Claire said...

Oh, I love hedgehog in her tutu......another wonderful post Julie.....
How lovely to see the extraordinary in the everyday.
Wishing you and yours a festive holiday season and a creatively happy and healthy 2014......

Claire XX

dulcy said...

All so lovely and colorful! I have my Misfits of Love book, and a Christmas copy to my step daughter who will just love it. Also, looking forward to receiving your sweet circus print in the mail. So glad you're printing some of your artwork, Julie. Your work inspires me to get out my color pencils, paint, and play!
Merry Christmas!

jone hallmark said...

Best of Holidays to you, dear Julie......
My resolution for 2014 is to make the trek to meet you in Cambria! Maybe we can get Becky over here from Malmo, too....and make it an event!

You remain one of my biggest inspirations...thanks.


linda said...

I left a comment but it disappeared so Happy Holidays to you! I adore your work, as always and one of these days, I'm gonna get me a piece of 23! :)

smartcat said...

Send in the clowns!

Have a wonderful, joyful Christmas!

Storybook Woods said...

How very festive Julie. I hope you are having a lovely Christmas xox Clarice

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Who can resist a hedgehog juggling balls????
Happy New Year Dearest Julie

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Julie I have missed you.
Your pieces are gorgeous. What a beautiful post.
I so enjoyed coming by here tonight.
Sending you best wishes for a very Happy New Year.

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