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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Back to reality

Hello everybody! We are back from one of the greatest vacations I think we have ever had! Well rested, except for the driving, well fed, and full of great memories. We took Wesley to Maine for her graduation present and our summer vacation and had an amazing time. I have lots of photos to sort through, I'll try not to bore you with family vacation photos, but I will try to share some information and inspiration from the trip. I will also try and share some of the photos Gerry took. He shot ART, I shot family memories. This is the first time in I can't remember when that I have seen Gerry shooting photos when he wasn't working. When we go on trips, he usually puts the camera down, but he shot some incredible photos that I hope he will let me post.
I am anxious to get back in my studio and see what comes from the inspiration of Maine: the sea, the rocks, the forest, the architecture, the people.... it will take me some time to process all that is in my head, so I thought maybe I would post a bit each day over the next week, so as not to bore everyone to tears. I do know that I am in love with Maine, in love with red, white and blue, in love with the sea again, which I now realize I have missed very much, it's where I belong, and I have to find my way back there. I don't know what I want to make these days. I do know I still love clay, just don't know where I am with it right now, maybe I will be able to sort out my thoughts as I blog about our trip.
We drove 2500 miles since last Monday, so it will take me some time to come out of this fog, I'll try to keep it interesting! So glad to be home!!!!!

11 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

welcome back you-NC missed you.
So glad you fell in love with Maine,it is a wonderful place.
Hope to see you soon and get some first hand talking in.
Cheers!

Anna said...

Welcome home! That drive home from Maine is a hard one....hope it didn't undo all the good that your break gave you.

Peter said...

Welcome back! Looking forward to more glimpses of feet and sea...

Nothing wrong with family photos..., sometimes they can be very funny! A million years ago my mum and dad had the elderly neighbour visit for an evening meal and a slide show of our holiday photos... (I was probably 10 at the time). Well, the poor neighbour suffered silently for a couple of long hours as the photos lit up screen and the projector whirred. All this was accompanied by "oops that one's back to front... no silly, we went there the August before..". The neighbour struggled to stay awake, then tried not to snore too loudly, and eventually gave up trying. He came awake to a vision that nearly killed him.. He started to chuckle, and then laugh until the tears came and he fought to breathe, as he saw a photo of my mother dressed in a horrible saggy blue beach costume, lying on a strip of yellow sand near some cold looking sea..., "A stranded whale" was how another family member described it... Anyway, it was a delightful end to the evening (mum managed to destroy the slide by some carefully planned accident), and the neighbour went home entertained!

Goodness, how did I get onto all that??? Thinking of you as you struggle a bit with direction and finding something that really "grabs" you creatively. Not an easy time. Kind Thoughts, P.

ang walford said...

yey!!!!! :))

Patricia Griffin said...

Ahhhhh, sounds lovely. Glad you had a great time!

Laura Farrow said...

YAY, you're back! Glad you had a great time. See you soon. xo

Lori Buff said...

Welcome back. Maine is beautiful, I've been there twice, once to the Western side and once to the coast. Both were amazing. I saw more shooting stars in one night than ever in my life while there.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

Sounds wonderful! We love Maine~ the granite: big, beautiful, solid rocks...and the pines...and the ocean, ahhhhhh!

cindy shake said...

Yaaaaay! YOU'RE BACK!!! I've missed my Tracey fix :o) So glad you had a fabu time! Share all the photos. Don't worry you'll find your art groove -vacations tend to do that -and they're supposed to. Rejuvenate us, replenish and force us to rethink... hmmm, I think I need a little vacation! xo

Tracey Broome said...

Hi everyone! So good to hear from all of you, I have missed my blog fix!!!

Lori Watts said...

You were in Maine, my home sweet home!We got a few sunny days at least during your visit.
Come back soon!