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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Full bloom

My flowers are just bursting with blooms right now. We have two gardenia bushes on either side of the front door and the fragrance is unbelievable. My hydrangeas are in full bloom and the daisies are just about to open. So pretty.........

The pear and the raku tile from yesterday are gone as well as all of the house pendants. I took them to the NC Craft gallery today and she bought a bunch of work that I had been saving for her. I love working with Sarah. I bring my stuff in, she picks out what she likes and she hands me a check. She is a big help on advising me on pricing and honest with her critiques and suggestions. We scheduled a show for my houses for next May. That gives me a year to work it all out, get it right and stay on task. This is a really good goal, and a good amount of time to get a very nice show of my houses together.
Here are a few beads from the firing yesterday. I tried to do some bead work today but I don't have a clue what I'm doing. As luck would have it there is a bead shop next door to the craft gallery. I went in and found out they do bead classes every Sunday. I'm thinking about signing up for a class and getting some basics so I can dress these up a bit.

10 comments:

Hollis Engley said...

That should be a great show, Tracey. You've already got such a good start on it. Congratulations.

ang said...

oh nice one!! yep plenty of time to head off on several tangents...HA have fun with it Trace..

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Your flowers are gorgeous! The color is amazing. I love your Raku beads. My Daughter loves beading. I recently bought a bead firing rack so I can make her some stoneware beads.
Congrats on the show. Glad it's going to be a relaxed time frame.

cookingwithgas said...

hey- congrats on the show- and the blooms.
My Mother's gardenia was in bloom and i could not stay away from it.
We put some in the car overnight just to take some smell with us.
One of these days I am going to drop by and sit on your deck!

Tracey Broome said...

hi guys: yep, I think this will be a fun show to get ready for and there will be no procrastination! Tangents? maybe....
Meredith come on by any time, we can sit on the front porch, the back deck is full of pottery :) or we can go to Franklin St. for a beer, even better!

Kari Weaver Hopkins said...

Good news about the show. I am eager to see how your houses evolve over the ocming months.

The bottom photo with the sunlight through the back of the hydrangea leaf is gorgeous!

Linda Starr said...

Beautiful flowers; you have me missing my previous gardens, congrats on the show. Your pendants are a warm rich color. I took a bead workshop in Los Angeles and it was very informative. Here's a site on beads I've found useful:

http://www.beads-of-clay.org/

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

Tracey, thats the kind of gallery to work with. And she has that wonderful pear? lucky her.
Nice beads!
j

Jesse Lu said...

Those hydrangeas are so lovely... thanks for sharing, they're my favorite flower!

Laura said...

come bead with me, Tracey!! I have so many to share.