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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Hog Days Festival

I'm sure all of you sat and watched the Led Zepplin video I posted late last night, right? Have you ever really listened to the words of that song? They confuse and amaze me. I had a youtube marathon due to massive amounts of caffeine consumed while dealing with a fallen tree and a smashed car. The local body shop estimates $8000-$10,000 damage, yes indeedy, and two or three weeks in the shop, while Gerry drives a very odd looking rental car. I did manage to get a couple of barns made, I have got to catch up on inventory, people want barns, I have none to give. I love the way the light comes into my studio in the afternoon. I am having many wonderful afternoons working in my new space and I feel so content there. It's a wonder I ever come in to the house. But there are those two I live with that like to have a meal with me from time to time:)
I know we had a discussion here a while back about what to call my buildings. Well, I have decided to refer to them as barns. They are mostly barns, I love barns and they were influenced by barns so barns they will be. And since I am making barns I thought some animals would be fitting so I am making some cows and pigs. I found these cookie cutters and so these are my new ornaments. Cute. And I betcha if I look around someone else is making cows and pigs and I will be accused of ripping someone off, but I'm not. I just saw these cookie cutters and thought they fit with what I make. If it's a problem for someone, I'll not make them, just let me know :) don't want to be the kettle that called the pot black. Is that how that saying goes?
The Hillsborough Arts Council came up with a fair and generous offer to all of us that were tornadoed out of the festival a few weeks ago. They are allowing us space at the Hog Days Festival. I know, it's unfortunate name for a festival, right? It's a barbeque feasting, lots of seared animal flesh and mass consumption of pig, so I thought the pig ornaments were appropriate. We'll see how soon I get tired of making these little guys. Which reminds me, I really should get started on those cursed stars that sell so well at Christmas. grrrr.....
Ok, off to the studio for barn making, peace ya'll, thanks for being my blogger friends!

10 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

I do make pigs so stop!
Not really- but I sold one the other day to a young boy who wanted one for his grandfather- he was having a hard time deciding, until I told him to pick the one with the loudest squeal- and he did.

Michèle Hastings said...

i make pigs but mine are 3 dimensional therefore i have no problems with your pigs :-) and trust me... pigs bring in the BACON! have fun with yours.

Tracey Broome said...

I knew it! Meredith, I haven't seen your pigs, where are they? Anyway, mine don't squeal so I think I'm ok :)
Michele, I couldn't even begin to make ones like yours so no worries.

Linda Starr said...

No squealing here, but if we have to look to see what others are making before we can make something I'll never get anything made. Before the internet, no one would have known if someone else made it. I have some cookie cutters in my stash drawers somewhere, don't know if I have pigs or cows though; I might have an elephant, but if pigs bring in the bacon, well I could use a lot of it, even a little Ha.

Tracey Broome said...

I hear ya Linda! I just don't look around at anyone's work anymore, so I may be thinking I'm the only one doing something only to find out everyone's doing it! When I was looking at other work, I got so confused and wanted to make everything I saw. Now I only want to make what's in my head, which could get scary!

Linda Starr said...

Yeah, whatis in my head could be scary too, so I'm sticking with flowers for now, as long as I don't do 'goth' ones I'll be ok I think Ha.

Peter said...

I love the glimpses of your studio, and I am so glad that your hut is such a creative place for you. The barns that you make are lovely... and why not make some animals too! I want to make a Noah's ark one day!

Sorry to read about the costly damage to the car... Money just goes out like water down a drain sometimes, just when we least expect it.

ang said...

far out tornado season is scary....big squishes your way trace :)) go make barns matey!!!!!!

Trish said...

From far away in Alberta, thanks for being a blogger friend, too, Tracey! :)..
Too bad about your vehicle..yes, just when one thinks we are getting ahead..something else!..anyways, your piggys are super..:)
Have a good eve. Trish

Becky said...

Like the pigs a lot and think they will do well at the Hog Days Festival. But never underestimate the power of the cow. Where do you think the term "moola" comes from? ;)

Your barns are exquisite by the way. I've enjoyed every pic you post of them.