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Monday, March 14, 2011

The rewards of selling pottery

I got this email today from my friend David. With the chaos in my life right now, it was such a nice note to receive. You may remember a blog post from the last wood firing I did, David was one of the great people I fired with. He bought one of my little houses during one of the holiday sales I did. It was one that I had put a church steeple on. This was a great way to end a pretty ridiculous day that I really can't blog about....

Dear Tracey,
I waited for the right moment to send the lovely little chapel to my sister-in-law.
She just wrote back and said that it arrived on the day her son left Afghanistan - after 9 months. As expected, she loves it! In her note she said:
"We put a battery operated tea light in it and we have it on all the time. Tracey couldn't have known when she created this special piece how much peace and joy it would bring me."
I know that you knew this piece was special so I'm pretty sure you knew it would bring joy. Many people could have enjoyed this piece (I was sorely tempted to keep it) but I just wanted to let you know it's in a home that especially appreciates it.

Thanks,
David

9 comments:

Sister Creek Potter said...
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Sister Creek Potter said...

Wonderful to know that the little building is in such a good home--and that the note came on a day that you may have especially needed that lift. I am so eager to hear how the studio set-up is going. Sounds like it has been a bigger job that you expected--isn't that always the way! Hope it begins to lighten and brighten soon. Hugs.

cindy shake said...

How wonderful! What a great note to receive -though we all knew your work would have that affect on folks :o) Try not to stress too much about your new space -that's what Amber's are for...!

Judy Shreve said...

What a great story! And your studio space will come together -- don't stress!

Kings Creek Pottery said...

What a gift that he shared that with you. It's nice to know your work is loved.
:)

Michèle Hastings said...

perfect timing... that's what it's all about :-)

Patricia Griffin said...

Very special... What a wonderful note to receive. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Anna said...

Synchronisity is great isn't it? I love your houses. I too have been struggling to get my first studio finished. Half the garage all insulated and electrified. Organization is the hardest for me. Don't stress--soon you will be in a beautiful space. :)

Hollis Engley said...

Nice.