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Wednesday, January 19, 2011

One of those days.....

If you read Meredith's blog at Whynot Pottery, you already know how I spent my day. I ordered some chemicals from Takuro at Starworks Ceramics and invited Meredith to ride over with me and of course since I stole her stamp design, I owed her a lunch as well! I stopped in at Whynot Pottery, picked her up and we made a day of it. Today was just one of those really great days in the south. The sun finally decided to come out, the temperature climbed into the 60's and there were lots of empty country roads to explore.
Meredith has been promising me a Seagrove barn tour forever so today we went riding around looking for them. There are so many great details with barns, it's one of the reasons I love them. Some of these details are likely to show up in my work one of these days.....


These are all the things I love. Warm winter days in the south, red barns, old weathered wood, rides in the country, hanging out with smart and funny people, and good food (we had Thai today at a great place in Asheboro). I got all of that today and more. I think this covered bridge below is one that I used to visit with my cousins when I was a little girl, I'll have to check with my mom, but I'm pretty sure it is. What a great structure. Speaking of structures, Meredith took me by to see Chris Luther today and I may have a lead on a building for my studio, I'll let you know more about that later when I work out the finances a bit. Thanks for a great tour MH. I think we both needed a slow southern lazy day!
I still have to tell you about the Tarot reading I had and this evening a really strange but really cool thing happened that may change some things for my summer plans. More later about that too!! Peace ya'll........

9 comments:

Linda Starr said...
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Linda Starr said...

I noticed a lot of diamond windows on barns when I was there and it's the only place I've ever seen them, so unique.

cindy shake said...

ooooo look at all of that inspiration :o)

Anne said...

great pic's, love the barns. I think a lot of inspiration!!

Judy Shreve said...

What a great day -- and some really wonderful photos! Love the colors and the shapes and the weathered wood! Traveling through KY last summer I was amazed at all the quilt pattern boards on all the barns -- really beautiful.

Can't wait to hear about your studio --- and your summer plans - hmmmmm

John Bauman said...

It sorta sounds quaint now, given the benefit of a backward glance at the Waltons/Little House On The Praire/Country-Kitch sanitization of Rural American life, but one of the books -- actually series of books -- that changed my life to one as a craftsman were the Eric Sloane books: A Reverence For Wood, Our Vanishing Landscape, and Early American Tools.

Brian said...

Looks like you did some great research and have some great source material! The Hex reminds me of home in northern IN. A lot of the barns up there have them.

cookingwithgas said...

It was one of those great days- thanks for taking me away from it all- I love those barns and you captured some great details.
I am already planning the next back roads trip..... more barns!

Tracey Broome said...

Yep, lots of inspiration out in the country! Meredith I say it should be a once a month requirement to get out and ride around looking at barns! John the books sound really interesting I'll have to look them up.