Saturday, June 19, 2010

Back from Vacation

We are just back from vacation, checking in on blogs and emails. How has everyone been this week? I, for one, have been in a mountain trance and have had my nose in a book since last Sunday. HEAVEN! Someone needs to send the wonderful owner of this cabin some pottery though. There were only TWO pieces of hand made pottery in this house, the cup is one of them. I didn't realize how unique it is to eat from hand made pottery until there wasn't any within my reach at any given time like at home. How do people stand it!!!
Barbara Kingsolver is one of my favorite authors and her book in the photo above, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle might possibly change my eating habits forever! I know my family got sick of hearing me read passages from this book, and you may get sick of reading about it here at my blog, but I have things to say about this book, so get ready!
I barely moved from this rocker all week except to:
Have picnics by beautiful mountain streams and
hike on beautiful mountain trails like this one. This is the Mountain to Sea trail near Doughton Park on the Blue Ridge Parkway, one of the prettiest places I have ever been. This day was 70 degrees, blue skies and magical. We had lunch here, hiked, napped, read..... does NOT get any better in my book!

except of course when you get home from vacation, check your email, and get one like this:

Hi Tracey,
Your clay work, Barn II, just sold. Congrats! You will receive a commission check next month.
Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks,
meredith burgess
exhibitions coordinator

PEOPLE!! My very large barn sold at the Visual Arts Exchange Gallery, and for a rather large sum!!!! This is such a validation for my barns and my first jurored gallery show sale!!!! What a nice surprise to come home to!!
I'll have lots of pictures this week for you, but right now I have mountains (sorry couldn't resist) of laundry to tend to and Gerry and Wesley want me to get off the computer to go eat at our favorite Mexican place. Definitely home for sure :) stay tuned.....


Mel said...

Wow, what a great vacation you must've had! I can't wait to hear about the book :) tell us all about it!

cookingwithgas said...

you sold a barn! and got a note from Meredith Burgess....LOL.
Love the vacation...sigh.
we are loving having our babay here!

Amy said...

Congrats on the sale! I have read most of Kingsolver's books.... somehow couldn't get 'into' the one you had pictured. Great topic. I'll try it again... beautiful photos too.

Anonymous said...

congrats on the rather large sale! i'm so envious of your little trip. 70 degrees, wow, it's was 97 here yesterday. sofia and i are holed up.

FetishGhost said...

The vacation pictures are gorgeous! I'm green with envy!

FuturePrimitive said...

Those barns are special. I'm not in the least bit surprised you sold one. They have the 'want' factor fo sho!
lovely holiday pics.