Monday, September 13, 2010

Some days are just so damn nice!

Look around and choose your own ground.
Long you live and high you fly
And smiles you'll give and tears you'll cry
And all you touch and all you see
Is all your life will ever be.
............Breathe, Pink Floyd

Gerry and I went to the Open Eye this morning for a coffee and then stopped by the NC Craft Gallery for a quick check in. Now, I have to be careful here, because the big smack down will come for sure, but TWO of my barns sold this weekend while Frank was having their big invitational potters TO DO down the road in Chapel Hill!!!!!! That feels pretty great, but check back in later in the week, you know just because I said this something's coming to give me a little dose of potter's reality! Maybe not, we'll see......... anyway I love working with Sarah at NC Craft, there's just not anyone nicer and more willing to help you succeed. Oh, I almost forgot, the barns in the above photo...... do you remember the white crackle slip recipe and examples on mudstuffings blog? Well, I mixed up a bit and put them on the larger barn as a test to see how that will work. I'm trying to get more interesting surfaces or "skins" as Z calls them. Should be out of the kiln later in the week so stay tuned.....
Talk about a dose of reality, Gerry had to go to High Point a few weeks ago, and was near my grandmother's old house. She basically lived in the ghetto, but it was a nice ghetto. I used to go to the store in the photo above with my uncle when I was a little girl and get an RC Cola, now my southern is showing, right?! Anyway, Ger shot a picture of the store for me, jeez.......I hate to say it, but it hasn't changed a bit, I guess I didn't realize as a little girl what a crap hole it was, I was just digging the oldness of it, like everything else I like. Now you know where these barns are coming from. I just love places like this. Screw the Ritz Carlton, give me an RC Cola from the Red Dot Superette any day :) My grandmother would send me up here after she called in her meat, cheese and egg order and I would go pick up the groceries for her. I can't believe this place is still in operation, I am going to have to go over there. Want to meet me there Meredith haha!
sigh..............beautiful day today


Linda Starr said...

Places like these have good folks and good memories. I'd be right at home, my grandmother had a motel called the white elephant, she got rid of the white elephant on top of the office. I am sorry I don't have a photo of it.

Lori Buff said...

My Grandmother lived in High Point, I know just where that store is but I haven't been there since she died. Thanks for the fond memory.

cookingwithgas said...

yes! or just pick me up but warning- I have something going on in my head.
Well that doesn't sound right- it is not a cold but a dripping and raw throat kind of thing- we could eat Thia soup first!
Good for you selling the barns!
And I am loving this weather!

Tracey Broome said...

Oh Linda, wouldn't you love to have that white elephant! Hey there is an inspiration for you! Lori, get out of HERE!!! What a small world! Meredith, I think something is trying to attack me too, but I am refusing to let it! I have had a tickly throat for a couple of days, ick!!

Michele said...

I agree with you about the old stores with 'patina' as opposed to the yuppified 'boutiques' that would never last as long. But, when I don't have memories tied to them or the people in them, sometimes I admit to thinking, jeez, couldn't you clean up a little, and maybe paint?
The barn sales are just what you have coming so forget about the negative worries about what is coming around the bend. It will be mahhhvelous, dahhhhling.

DirtKicker Pottery said...

Cool that you sold a couple of your barns. Congrats :)
I love that old time store. No doubt they probably have a great selection of popsicles.