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