Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Just some stuff.....

This is a Primitive Baptist Church on the way to Gerry's parents house. Apparently he has some relatives buried in the cemetery beside the church. I really like the shape of it, may try and make a template and see if I can get a similar from in clay.
My studio and I spent some time today getting to know each other. I haven't been on my wheel in weeks, threw most of what I made back in the bucket, but it was good to be back to work. I did manage to make a couple of little barns and a few bowls. It got up to 85 degrees and it was nice and cool inside, so hopefully it will be ok out there without AC, at least until the temps hit 100 for days and days, like they did last year.
Do you do this? Get a really nice journal and then freeze when it comes to putting the first word on the page? A student of mine gave me this very very nice journal a few years ago for Christmas and I froze every time I tried to write in it. First of all, I couldn't decide what I wanted it to be. It was going to be a travel journal but we didn't go anywhere that year. Then I was going to use it for clay, but it just seemed too nice for that. I have saved it for just the right thing, and then it came to me.
When I packed up all my stuff, I had all of these postcards from artists that I like. I had all over the walls and I knew I didn't want to put them back up. So I have glued all of them into the journal and they make a really cool book. It's almost full, but it's fun to sit and look at all of the cards I have collected and it makes a nice addition to my studio.
Wesley is on Spring Break this week so I am trying to spend some time with her. Not a lot of work getting done, but there will be plenty of time for that soon enough. Right now it's time for being with my college bound girl! Hope you are having a great week.


Sister Creek Potter said...

Neat book. I have several journals that I have not found the courage to write in--know the bind.

Hollis Engley said...

I buy Moleskine notebooks and then they get hidden away. There's something daunting about a fresh notebook. Nice cards, Trace.

cookingwithgas said...

I do the same thing- I don't know why we expect to do great things all the time.
I have a thing for crayons- they give me a release to put something on paper.

Judy Shreve said...

Great idea for your journal! -- which is beautiful I might add.

I've been writing doodling in journals since high school. An English teacher I had in 10th grade started me keeping a journal. We had to write a 'thought for the day.' Our journals were part of our grade.

I still love to get a new moleskin and just start - ooooh all that white paper to make marks in!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

YES!!! I do get overwhelmed at the prospect of what to put in a new journal :)

I love your idea about putting postcards/photos of work you admire in it....and will borrow that idea for myself, thank you very much!!

So, you and the new studio~ sounds like the beginning of a beautiful thing!

Michèle Hastings said...

the postcard idea is great! wish i had that idea a couple of years ago when i threw out a whole bunch...of course they are accumulating again.

Laura said...

Hi Tracey! I recognize that postcard! xo