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Monday, July 18, 2011

Summer

I'm feeling just the slightest twinge that summer will soon be coming to an end. The mornings are just a little bit cooler, the days a little shorter, but it's still hot and I don't see that ending any time soon, it is the South after all. This has been a great summer and full of inspiration for making pottery. It has also been a really peaceful summer. I feel good about where I am with my work, I feel good about Wesley going to college, and all seems right with the world here in our little corner of it. I haven't had a huge rant about anything lately, surprise, nothing seems to be pissing me off, except of course our government and the idiots that run our country, but what can you do about that. We just keep voting for fools and the media just gets more and more ass like, I'm just sticking my head in the summer sand so it doesn't explode!
I'm making some tiles with shell motifs. I like making tiles as sort of a warm up in the studio when I just can't get myself going. I have started mixing my terra sig sort of like watercolors and painting these. It will be interesting to see how they come out in the firing.
I am making more barns, I like this new one, it is very reminiscent of Maine and the NC coast.
More buckets. These will be white and gray. I have this new palette in mind of blue, gray, white and tan. Very soothing.
This is my summer reading. It was recommended to me by Sarah at the Hotel Hadley gallery and I am loving it, very well written.
Ok, well that's all I got for now. Looking forward to a week in my studio. I have the Carolina Designer Craftsman Show, The Chatham Artists Studio tour and I'm applying again for Festifall. I have no idea how much work I need for these shows, but it seems obvious that I need a lot. I'm trying to keep a simple palette, and a simple line of pieces, so I can stay focused. We shall see how long that lasts with my wandering mind.......

6 comments:

Lori Buff said...

You've done very well continuing your vacation in your art, maybe that's why you are feeling a little more peaceful.

Laura Farrow said...

your work is looking fabulous, lady. xo

Dennis Allen said...

I'm not ranting either but I have come down with an odd form of tourettes syndrome.Every time I hear words like Boehner Kasich or Cantor, I begin cursing and wildly waving my arms about! Honest to goodness, the word verification is "uriner". These can't all be random.

Tracey Broome said...

Dennis, I'm flapping the arms too! What a funny verification word, lol!!
Hey Lori, I definitely feel like I am still on vacation, but I'm working! Hey Laura, thanks!!!!

Linda Starr said...

I admire your staying focused, if only it would rub off on me. Ha.

Tracey Broome said...

yeah Linda, but most days I am just like you, I like those one of a kinds :)