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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Cotton and basil


A while back I made this little house modeled on some of the houses you see along the roads and on the plantations in South Carolina. I knew that I wanted some sort of imagery on it, but didn't know what, until I found this image of cotton pickers. My grandfather was a cotton picker and then worked in a cotton mill in High Point NC for 50 years so I thought this was a fitting image. Still working on where this is all going to go.........
I just read that Michele Obama's great great grandfather grew up as a slave on a rice plantation in Georgetown. There are slave quarters on that property that look a lot like this little house. Maybe I should send Michele one!
I picked all of my basil today before the cold gets it, and made pesto for the freezer. I like the tops of the basil when it has gone to seed, so pretty on my table in my Paul Jessop pitcher from the Clay and Blogs show.

15 comments:

just jody said...

LOVE the cotton pickers on the house!!!!

cindy shake said...

TRACEY THESE TRANSFERS ROCK!!! Holy cow girl you are on a roll. LOVIN' the direction :)

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks ya'll, I'm getting there! Cindy, I am going to look at some salvaged barn material tomorrow including old rusty tin, thought about you!

Laura Farrow said...

those images rock on your barns. xo

Michèle Hastings said...

LOVE them!

ang walford said...

noice one trace just planted heaps of basil and tomatoes this week , cant wait!!!!!

Patricia Griffin said...

You are in the groove, for sure. This is really exciting work Tracey.

Lori Buff said...

The barn looks great and the transfer makes a powerful statement.

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks peeps!!!
xoxo

Lori said...

That piece has a lot of power.

Natalie Thiele said...

Love the plantation housing. I'm sure Michelle Obama would be honored to have a Tracey Broome plantation worker's house. Who wouldn't!

cookingwithgas said...

interesting to see where these are going- love the mules and farmer.

jimgottuso said...

you should send one to her

Paul Jessop said...

Hi Tracey, I was showing a young lad who came in my workshop on sunday, the power of the blog, i showed him, dougs blog and then clicked on to yours in the USA and there was one of my jugs, perfect i think that got the message home, exept i think the kid was to dim to understand.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi everyone, thanks for the comments, I'm a little behind in replies this week, sorry!!!!