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Friday, May 13, 2011

THANKS ALL OF YOU!

I'm home from a fantastic night! The reception for my show was really fun and I want to thank all of you that came and said hello and thanks to all of you that have bought a piece. There were red dots and pieces that have already gone home with new owners and it's so cool that people are liking the work that I have busted my ass making and poured a good deal of my soul into!
I spent the day with a tiny sense of dread, what if no one comes, what if no one gets what I'm doing, what if I throw up.... you know the usual artist angst. But the door kept opening and smiling faces that I knew kept coming in and all was good in the world. I couldn't talk to everyone as much as I wanted because so many people were there, but if you guys are reading my blog, please know how much I appreciate you coming to the show. It was so nice to see your smiling faces, everyone looked so pretty and so handsome, it was a festive time! Thanks to my raku students that came, Bridgett with her husband and Claudia with her beautiful family, The Durlands all the way from Saxapahaw, thanks to those that didn't come that bought something earlier, Maureen, one of my raku workshop participants and clay pal got one of my raku houses and I am thrilled that it will live with her, my neighbor Crissy, thanks for coming, thanks to my best buddies Bob and Laura, thanks for the kick ass cowboy boots!, my friend and Tarot card reader, Carolyn who drove from quite far away to be there, my clay buddies Lisa Brown and Ronnie and Nancy, and my family, my niece Austin and her dad Danny, and mostly thanks to Gerry and Wes for cheering me on! If I missed you, blog and tell me, I sort of lost track of who all I did talk to! I have received emails from lots of folks that couldn't make it tonight but have been by to see the show and I really want to thank all of you for your support as well.
A year ago I couldn't even imagine doing this and tonight with the help of lots of friends, it happened and I didn't throw up after all!! Thanks mostly to Sara Gress for opening her gallery to my work and giving me a space to sell it. In 2005, I sold my first piece of pottery at the Artscenter a few blocks away from the NC Crafts Gallery during the Friday artwalk and came home so excited that I actually sold something. It was a Mother's day gift that a teenage girl bought for her mom and I was thrilled. I came home and went in to Wesley's room to tell her I sold something. Her comment to me was, "now you are bonafide" a line from our favorite movie Oh Brother Where Art Thou. Well, tonight, bonafide or not, I had a great time, thanks to all of you that came by. Seriously, it meant so much to have you all there! Whew..... thanks Sara!

11 comments:

Patricia Griffin said...

Wish I could have been there. It's so great to read about your success! Bravo!

ang said...

congrats trace :)) love that movie too!!!!!

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like a wonderful evening.

Linda Starr said...

Oh I wish I could have been there, congrats on a great show, so well deserved Tracey.

JUDI TAVILL said...

So great. Now get Etsy up and running with your houses! I need!

Tracey Broome said...

I know guys, I was thinking last night that if only all my blogger friends could be there! Patricia, I directed a friend of mine to your blog, she is taking a narrative pottery class and we were talking about the series pieces you have done.

cindy shake said...

YAAAAY! You go girl! Bone-a-fide indeed ;o)

Linda Fahey said...

Congratulations Tracey - sounds like a fabulous success!!! would love to see some more pics of the show! One of these days it would be great to be able to see your work in person!

Cathy said...

Tracey, Congratulations, your show looked great! The display of the houses and the new wall pieces really worked--the whole thing hung together! Loved the surfaces and raku.
I'm glad I came early and it was so nice to meet you. It sounds like you had a great turn out! And I can't believe you were nervous. Folks-- she was quite poised and gracious and calm! Cathy

Cathy Kiffney Studio said...

Sorry, that was me, Cathy posting above, I was not logged in to the right account that has my full name.
I hope this does not post twice! Is there a delay in the posting? Not sure that makes sense!
Anyway, great show!

Tracey Broome said...

THANKS EVERYONE!!