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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Published twice!

I got an email from Visual Art Exchange in Raleigh that the first edition of Artsee magazine published the NC Landscape show that I was in and one of my barns is featured in their first issue! You can check out an online version here:
Our first issue is online now!

and I'm sure many of you know that Hollis Engley has an article that he wrote in Studio Potter posted on his blog. Hollis kindly mentioned me in his article and they used a picture of one of my Raku pears. Wow, published in two magazines in one month! Read the article Hollis wrote here or better yet, email Studio Potter for a copy! This is a strange feeling for me. The first of my work to be published, but I'm not selling anything. Of course I'm not really putting it out there right now. I have been doing a lot of work on these barns trying to get them the way I want them and working out the cracking and terra sig issues. And I have been in a bit of a stall for the past couple of weeks, going to the beach and then being attacked by the yard pests. Guess I should get in touch with some galleries and get it out there. There aren't many shows going on right now although I have applied for a couple, another process I do not like. I really just want to make the stuff, selling it is not my favorite thing. I know there are a lot of us out there that feel this way. There should be someone out there to come and save all of us from this chore! Like a pottery broker or an agent or something!
I have been less than motivated to make anything since these bites came along. I feel like I have been poisoned, and I guess I have in a way, with all that nasty venom inside me. Then yesterday another not pleasant dental visit, so I feel pretty beat up and it's over 100 degrees here, all my stuff is outside, whine whine..... I think it's a studio cleaning day, my wheel has red clay all over it and I am feeling an itch to throw some vases for Raku, so I need my white Raku clay. I also made a little test bowl with some clay I found in my yard. I mixed half raku clay and half the clay from my yard which was a very similar color oddly enough. I'm going to test this and see how it goes. If I could use half clay from my yard and half Raku clay I could really stretch the amount of clay I have. Plus I like the craggy feel of the clay from my yard. Thanks everyone for your comments about Wes, I passed them on to her and she said "awwwww....." :)

14 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

Hey Tracey! Outstanding publicity! Watching your work with the barns mature over time has been really inspiring. The sales WILL come. Congratulations!

jimgottuso said...

congrats and congrats... not sure how long it will be or if it ever will be that i get published in two mags in the same month... wow! i'm off to the dentist tomorrow too... we all love the dentist. the video of wes is so cool... i cannot imagine how proud you must be of her. what a talented young woman.

Tracey Broome said...

Patricia the sales will come if I get up off of my whiney butt and put something out there! Jim, about to burst I'm so proud! Just wait until Sophia has her first gallery opening with her fabulous art (or her own TV show!) and you will know the feeling too!

Judy Shreve said...

Congrats Tracey!! Your work is so wonderful - I'm so happy that you are getting some recognition! Hope the heat fades soon -- we are all working in slo-mo this summer. And 2 magazine articles in one month should inspire you into a working frenzy : > ))

nickandmiri said...

Congrats X2! What a thrill. Your barn looks awesome in that artsee spread. Really nice.

Miri

FetishGhost said...

Yeah! ArtSee's online format was really well thought out. It was a delight to be leafing through all those delicious photos and see your work.
I've been in a sales slump lately too, although it's almost pleasant, it's giving me more time to simply play around,(hence the "lamp").
Enjoy the summer!

cookingwithgas said...

you are out there!
good job- and quit scratching- I know you are!
I have pain pills come over!
Really great to see you and wesley out there showing off your women power.
I have pain pills and blueberries- still not tempting enough- well then go to work!

Linda Starr said...

double congrats to you, off to read the articles.

Beth said...

That's fantastic, Tracey!! Love your barns!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Z, my sick mind could come up with all kinds of comments about playing around with that lamp:) but you are right the artsee online is really well done. I would like to have that person design a website for me! M, you mentioned coming over for pain pills twice in the same post, sure you have any left:)
Thanks Miri, Linda, and Beth!!

Lori Buff said...

Congratulations, your barn is wonderful, you should be very proud. Enjoy the publicity, your sales will come.

JUDI TAVILL said...

so great!!!!
the article hollis wrote was wonderful and the whole issue was right on target with my thinking!(at least the first part ...I'm still devouring...)

ang said...

wow a surreal week for you def.. enjoy trace..x

Hollis Engley said...

As Patricia says, the sales WILL come. Who would not love the barns, to mention one wonderful thing. Hang in there. Go get the pills and the blueberries from Meredith.