Monday, October 4, 2010

Art in Soul Portland

I am all snugged into bed in my hotel suite in Portland  for  Art and Soul this week .   I teach  3 classes   and get to take a 3 day class with Nina  Bagly . My sister Lorrie   is coming  in  for the class  with Nina too (  Time with Lorrie  is always my best time!!) . I left behind a wonderful mess in my stuido as I  created up a storm  . How come ones  studio  has to end up  looking  like this ( see below )  to create this...
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  I made this for the teapot art auction. The theme is Wonderland!!I had to add a  Stempunk twist .


OMG!!


Peanut  thought if she perched on my suit case she could go too.


The whole process of me packing and creating just exhausted Scooty!


22 comments:

jone hallmark said...

I just aDORE this post!!!!
First of all, I border on being obsessed with Alice and the whole Wonderland thing.....your teapot is beyond MAGNIFICENT!!! Really and truly....

Your studio - I can totally relate! Mine has not been "tidy" for months (maybe since you were last in Santa Fe!) It has something to do with having to "hunt" for the right little bit to add to the project. It culdn't possibly be in a labeled box or drawer, all organized. It must include the Thrill of the Hunt!!!!

Miss you a LOT! Hope that you have a fantastic time in Portland (how's the weather?) If you get over to Powell's, say "hi" from me....

xoxoxo

Joan said...

Love that teapot..you are sooo arty and wonderful. Love the workspace..out of chaos comes creativity! You can't have creativity without a bit of chaos!

John said...

Great work. My partner is an artist, say no more about the mess, that must be why she is so creative? and where I am going wrong...................

Kathy said...

Hey! When did you break into MY house and take pictures?? Oh, you didn't. Yuppers. Mine is that bad too! Can I just say, I adore your stuff - BUT - THIS IS MARVELOUS!! Best thing ever, I think!! I love, love, love IT! - Have a fantastic time. - Kathy

Terri Kahrs said...

Creativity is a war and one's studio is the battleground!!!! LOVE the mess - now I don't feel too badly about my disastrous space. LOVE, Love, LOVE the little teapot!!! It's beyond whimsical, creative and charming. Have fun in Portland!!!! Hugs, Terri xoxox

lilylovekin said...

LOVE the teapot!!!! Can't wait to see you. Lorrie

Penny said...

OMG is right! But you are not alone. But you are brave to show it. hahaha Made me laugh while making me happy to know I'm not the only one (I'm sure other people just hide it). Wish I could be there. Have fun!
p.s. we met in solana beach, i'm a friend of Dottie's %-)

Elizabeth said...

The tea pot is fabulous !! Love the mouse peeking out of the spout!!! So glad that youa re teaching and taking a 3 day class with NINA!!!! I am SOOOOO Jealous. I ahve yet to ahve the tremendous good fortune to take a class with her!
I think that your studio looks fine and very creative- mine looks like this all the time!!!! OMG!!!!
Have a blast!!! No students could ever be as lucky as we three in Hampton who had you all to ourselves- BEST CLASS EVER!!!!!!

Jingle said...

Know that you are not alone in this world! LOL! Your studio looks amazing and so VERY much like mine does after a good project! I absolutely LOVE your tea pot piece! I am a huge Alice fan, though, so that's not a huge surprise! LOL! It is really quite fabulous!

jasperandblue said...

OOWaa I just wish I could go. I signed up for Artfest in large part because of you.... You'll have a great time. I will try my hardest to catch you teaching soemwhere else next year. ( it's just hard finding the away time with 3 kids and needy hubbie.)
I do so live your messy art room..
I Love your Art, all of the time, So inspirational.

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Wonderful work, Julie
Lorrie and Nina! What joy!!
xx

Jackie said...

Love it!!! Your teapot is so fun....did you sell it ;)? and as far as the studio.....I can so relate!! Have fun teaching and inspiring your students, many hugs jackie

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Ohhhh friend I am laughing loud at the studio for I am getting ready for a licensing meeting and you and I can definitely compare in creative juices and messes flowing! Amazing how the messes create such beauty, hee hee! I hope you have all the blessings on your trip and a safe, bon voyage home dear one. Create, scatter joy, and give Nina a smile for me. Blessings.

Charlene said...

Julie that Tea Pot is 2die4 darling!!!!! Oh to be in a Nina Bagley class... MY RIGHT ARM I would give. MAYBE next year we could do one together????? I have never been to Art & Soul but, my friends Diana Frey & Riki Schumbacher love Art & Soul. Do you go every year? WHY is all the good stuff on the west coast???? I just signed up for Kim's Event for March since I LOVED Les Sirenes so much. I'm serious... let's go to something like this together sometime. I WOULD LOVE IT & am always looking for new venue's & someone to go along. HUGS!
Charlene

michelle renée bernard said...

Julie,

thanks for a great class at Art & Soul Portland. Had fun being in "Your World"!

xoxox

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

I just left a bitty note and it gave me an error note, so if this is repetitive and my other comment shows up, sorry dear! Thanks for the comment and yes, I did write that story, it is what I keep in my heart friend. Keep sparkling. Blessings and light, Amy

whymsicalmusings said...

From Chaos to absolute Beauty! OH MY GOSH! I love love love this piece! I do believe it is my favorite so far! I have a special spot in my heart for mice. And your seet babies look simply exahusted I really loved this post. Have a safe trip!
XXXX
Becky

TruWhim said...

I love that such a wonderful piece of work came from that work space. It had me laughing. Thank you for sharing that. Your tea pot is AMAZING I love that it has a steampunk twist.
One day I will make it to one of your workshops.
Have a wonderful time,
Michelle

Lisa Holtzman said...

Hi Julie! LOVE your steampunk teapot!!!!

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peggy aplSEEDS said...

it is so worth it to have a studio all in a creative mess to come up with something this wonderful!

ELFI said...

bravo! le chien dans sa niche est aussi très joli!