Thursday, February 13, 2014

Rabbit's house


The above is Rabbit's house, where the favorite topic of conversation is food and then gardening.
Friends have been invited for the first soiree of the year, and still rabbit is gathering herbs from his garden behind the house, can you see him?




 A gardener's work is never done..........


 All donkey's know this.



 Yesterday I had a 'clay day' here with a friend, right in the kitchen.   Soon this was covered with projects, tea things and food. My friend Vicki made some beautiful clay jewelry that I hope to share here soon.  That bowl is full of soapy water for our hands, you have to scrub your paws a lot when hand building.




 I've been making a lot of large platters and three legged cups
listing Friday and right now am saying fare thee well and heading back to the paint pots!xxx


PS I wanted to tell you painters about this fabulous palette I learned about from www.lynnehoppe.blogspot.com
Its a very light and easy to hold one, with a sponge lining and keeps the acrylic paint fresh and the perfect consistency. I also wet one of their palette papers and stick it in the back to mix paint I'll use a lot of, that red is from Sennilier and its called Quindicaone burnt orange, but its got a lot of red and mixes well. I've got the larger version of the palatte too, when I'm doing a big canvas. This little one is perfect for smaller works.
Dick Blick is where I ordered this one.
Happy Valentines day!xx





25 comments:

jaz@octoberfarm said...

look at that plate! SWOON!!!

Valerianna said...

Fun to have a clay day with friends... and, hard to think about gathering herbs at present as we are buried under a foot of snow and its still coming, though I do see rabbit back there.

lynne h said...

first of all, that badger is so badger-like!! second of all, everything is lovely as usual! third of all, when i saw the sta-wet palette i thought 'oh! julie got a sta-wet palette!!' then i read my darn name... : )

xoxo

Librarian said...

Those platters are lovely, they would look so good together on a Welsh dresser in a cosy kitchen!
Rabbit in his garden can keep gathering herbs while his friends set up the table with the food they brought. Later, they will all gather round the table and share the food and some stories, and maybe a song or two.

Pixie said...

Oh the plate, the plate.....Swoon indeed..x

Judy Shreve said...

Love your paintings and the stories they tell. Do you use a mold for your platters? Do they have a 'foot?' Are you using earthenware?
I have one of those 'sta-wet' palettes. :-)

Patricia Griffin Ceramics said...

Sweet words and work, Julie! Made me smile to think of you and your friend having a play day. Those are the best times!

kathyd said...

that sta-wet palette is the bomb !
thanks to lynne i have one too.
i love seeing your new work . it always so refreshing .

Melody said...

Awwwww, I wish I could have attended clay day, with tea!..... I LOVE your pottery style with the fabulous fun art! Always makes me smile!! (and I REALLY want to try making/painting pottery, it's on my list!!!) :)))

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Hello and thanks for your comments
Judy, the platter rolled out on a large piece of Masonite with an old pasta rolling pin, or a large dowel would work. Then slump molded for drying, and the hand building added when its leather hard.No feet. Porcelain..........

Lynne, a most wonderful little palette and I love those sennelier browns and that quidricone burnt orange is great, have you tried it? very rich color.

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

I would work all day if I could work in the garden in your paintings. :) Happy valentines day!

Vintage Fairy Tales Rebecka said...

Dear Julie!
Can I please move in to "Rabbit's house"!
I know how to work hard in the garden :)
XX
Becky

sharon said...

I always like a conversation about food, and did I hear mention of making jewelry? Oh I love what you have going on!

nina said...

all is ever lovely!! xo

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

I would be so happy in rabbits garden! Love the platter! Your work is just amazing!

Garden Celebrations said...

Hi Julie,
What fun! A claydate for a playdate! Your garden house from your past posting is fabulous!

Claire said...

Just wondering how I could wangle an invite to one of these soirees?!! Sigh!!

Claire Xx

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I always love all of your projects and finished pieces. The platter is just lovely.

Caroline Gerardo said...

Your artwork is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing!

Katherine Dunn said...

all lovely as usual, Julie!

Nan said...

Such a lovely world you inhabit. I so love your work and stories.

kathyinozarks said...

I found you from Vicki's pages-love your work-makes me all happy inside Kathy

Parisbreakfasts said...

'A clay day'!
I haven't had one of those since kindergarden..
Looks so cosy in your kitchen.
Love the paper palette..should work for watercolor too.
Big Merci

deb said...

how I love the scene at your gorgeous kitchen table!!
clay creations & cups of tea ♥
have a wonderful weekend Julie.

betty bib said...

Love your charming and gentle imagery that has a wonderful truth about it - greetings from England !

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