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Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Really close now

So much got done today. The rain stopped, the sun came out and we worked all day, painting, finishing some trim work and cutting out the back window. Tomorrow the shingles go up. That was supposed to happen today but the tar paper was damp from the rain. These colors just sort of chose themselves. I was being really lazy, not wanting to make yet another trip to the hardware store, so I pulled out all of the cans of paint from under our house and started trying them all out for the trim. The gray wasn't exactly what I thought it was going to be, but I like it. I added the mustard color, a can from our bathroom color, and then black, which I always have around for projects. Not bad, so different from what I thought I was going to do, but I like it and I like the way it came about.
I have so many new carpentry skills and a good understanding of building things that I didn't really have before. I have some cuts and bruises, my finger still hurts from the 4X4 I dropped on it, my muscles ache, but this has been a really interesting process.
I hung the front windows by myself and tomorrow I will put in the back two while the shingles are put on the roof.
I walked around this evening just as the sun was setting and shot a few pics of what it is looking like in my world these days. Piles of stuff everywhere.


And there it is!! With my raven flag from Cindy Shake blowing in the wind.
And, because it was rainy yesterday and I didn't have enough to do and I wasn't already tired and sore enough, Gerry and I decided to rebuild the path down to my studio and add this brick wall at the end of our driveway. He felt like the approach to the studio looked pretty bad and wants it to look a lot better so we are working on that too. There is a lot of landscaping yet to do, it's mostly mud right now, typical construction site, but we'll get there. Just have to remember to take a breath!

25 comments:

Laura said...

WOW Tracey!! It's totally awesome! xo

ang said...

far out... it's up!!! yeh take a breather will ya....
so where's the kiln going??? it looks charming amongst all that shrubbery trace... noice one!!!!

June Perry said...

Looks great!

Julie Whitmore Pottery said...

You completely rock

Dennis Allen said...

I'm very happy for you. It looks great.

cindy shake said...

Oh, how exciting!! What a talented kid Wes is too!! So young and filled with the energy and where-with-all to write songs and play in a band -you are indeed a lucky mamma! So, so happy you have studio space :o) xox

Wesley said...
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Judy Shreve said...

Oh yeah! It looks so wonderful! You must be so jazzed!

Michèle Hastings said...

looking good! i am envious of your new found carpentry skills.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey everyone, thanks! It finally feels real. the comment I deleted was because it had Wesley's signature, she keeps not signing out when she uses my computer!!

cookingwithgas said...

Sweet rewards!
You are going to love your new space!

Scott Garrett said...

Man, I'm envious Tracey. It looks fantastic!
You're going to have some happy times in there.
What a cracking little spot for a studio! Well done.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Tracey, It's beautiful! A sacred place to create ~ I am so happy for you and excited to see more of your creations :)

Linda Starr said...

Looking good, like that riprap rock wall too, great work there.

jonas said...

Go Tracey! This looks fabulous!

SUSAN WELLS said...

Go Tracey!! Looks Fantastic!

barbaradonovan said...

Wow, that went up so fast although I know it doesn't seem that way to you! It's so cute - you must be thrilled. Congrats!

Paula Henderson Pottery said...

Congrats on your new space. What an awesome studio in the wood. Very inspiring.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey guys, yep, it's finally coming together,hey Jonas and Susan you are blogging!!

Sister Creek Potter said...

That is amazing. You've done so much! It is looking great. So happy for you--not that you have not worked for it but look what you are getting! Wonderful

Linda Fahey said...

Hi Tracey - your new studio looks great! I built one in the backyard over a year ago and I'm so happy I did! exciting!

Hollis Engley said...

Sort of magical to have a roof over your wheel and studio, isn't it? Very cool.

Amy said...

how wonderful-- congrats!

Trish said...

Fabulous, fabulous!! Good job,Tracey..something to be proud of..all your hard work..It will be exciting to see what is created from within those walls.
Trish

Mieke van Sambeeck said...

I'm just amazed how quickly you have put this up.
It looks great and I'm sure in a couple of weeks(months) it wil look like its been there forever. Well done and I hope you create great, in your OWN little space.