Thursday, August 7, 2014

All Donkeys go to Heaven

It was a long journey but they finally made it. They just followed the butterfly angel; and if they lost sight of her during the night she would blow her Triton's Trumpet.

Its kind of silly; I only have this one frame and it fits a nine by twelve, but you can see what this donkey portrail looks like with a frame. I see I've left my sunglasses on the mantle but I can see my lucky pony horseshoe at the base of the fish.
 
I'm pretty sure I bought that frame at Dick Blick. They have silver ones too and they are on sale now.
Silver would be dandy for nighttime scenes,
Like this one. This city is mostly empty now, but all the innocents are being led to a better place.
I would give them my lucky horseshoe if I could, but there luck is holding steady with their guide. 
I have added two new café bowls to a collection. The two green ones on your left. The French put his beautiful viridian green on them, and sometimes it has a slight olive tinge. These are older ones, like The Amitie next to them.  Lovely things en masse look so right together, yes? Flowers, herds of deer, groves of fruit trees and café au lait bowls.  
 
and donkeys........xxx

25 comments:

Tracey Broome said...

Your blog post was like walking through fresh dew covered morning grass after the week I just had xo

Katey said...

I love donkeys. They are so sweet. I would love to have one my very own. He would be sweet & I would feed him apples & he would stand & wait for me at the garden gate each morning.

kathyd said...

great post ! i love donkeys . i grew up with a white donkey called shotgun . my father used him to carry supplies in the summer when he went to the sierra national forest . he would spend the summer fly fishing with his best friend . my brother got to go but they never let girls go ):
xxoo

farmlady said...

Oh Julie... shades of Chagall in your painting of the angel floating over the town. Beautiful.
I saw this little donkey guy on Facebook today. Loved it there and really love seeing it again with all the others.
You are so talented. Lovely paintings... all of them.
I also love the french bowls. I need to collect some. They are a favorite of mine.

lynne h said...

the innocents don't need your lucky horseshoe, julie. i can tell...

making me swoon here...

xoxo

Librarian said...

Beautiful, but sadly sweet (or sweetly sad?) paintings, Julie. I wonder what triggered that off and hope you and your loved ones are all well.

Judy Shreve said...

Love these paintings and your stories. Interesting how you portrayed the empty city . . . and of course your pottery is always beautiful.

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Love these Julie, such sweetness and a lovely angel to watch over all ...

Happy weekend!

Kate Fern said...

beautiful paintings, I love your flying lady :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

Your donkey's are very special! They have great personalities too!

Madelief said...

Dear Julie,

I am a great admirer of your work. Both the large painting and the little one of the donkey look lovely!!

Wishing you a happy week!

Madelief x

felicity said...

I love both the paintings. I read this morning about a little donkey who delivers Christmas shopping around an English village,carrying it in panniers.I am no minimalist, so I do agree that more is definately better!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Felicity,
I think that would be the best way to receive a gift! I would like to give that donkey an apple and a hug~))
j

jen storer said...

Julie, your work is so special. And it just keeps getting better. I'm still gasping. xox

Lori ann said...

oh goodness julie. love your paintings so much. i recently read travels with a donkey in the cevennes by robert louis stevenson and now think all donkeys must be called modestine. i hope you are having a lovely summer. xxx

Katherine Dunn said...

I know these scenes so well, I think- lovely floating about creatures- charming!

Maggie Ann said...

I like your cafe' dishes...they are so pretty. And ...I think, pretty is often 'art' !

Deb said...

Just beautiful.

Paris breakfasts said...

Where can I get a Lucky Pony horseshoe?
Your paintings are exquisite! Like every thing you do..
Those French coffee bowls are better than anything you'll find in France for sure! Must be because of the Lucky Pny horseshoe...I suppose.

Lisa Graham Art said...

Oh my goodness Julie...your paintings are something else here! Folktales galore...like they were painted with a magical joy brush.

xoxo

Jimmie said...

XO XO XO XO

I'm swooning over your banner. I love it!!

Diane in North Carolina

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Swapna Dinesh said...

Hi Julie.. I just discovered your work via Pinterest.. Love your creativity.. started following your blog :)

The Sea Garden said...

You love all the things I do. Donkeys and angels, Chagall, your art is so beautiful and lovely.

Swapna Dinesh said...

So pretty , your art and the arrangement..thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a comment..

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