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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

No Production work here....

The sun was so beautiful coming in my studio windows today. This piece is finished and I am going to have a hard time saying goodbye. It makes me smile. I added a tin roof and then I smiled even more..... oh please October, don't go away. What an amazing month October is! Everything is bright, golden, warm without the humidity, and there is lots of chocolate and candy corn! For the first time in 18 years, I crawled under my down quilt and ignored Halloween, my costume mate is not here. But my other mate is here and in the great spirit of Halloween he hid a severed (fake) hand in bed last night for me to find. My heart stopped for a second and then I loved that he did that for me!!!! So this morning I hid it in the microwave for him!
I went out to my studio today and cut out pieces with my mind set to make six houses before the end of the day. I was speeding through the first one so I could get them all done, and then... wait a minute..... what am I doing? Don't I make these because I enjoy the process of making them? Why am I rushing this? I'm not enjoying this..... so I slowed it down, took my time, thought about what I was doing, enjoyed what I was doing, thought about the people in my life, the warm sun, ahhhhh, there, all better again! Except I only got two made instead of six. Oh well, I'm going to have a shit load of people show up on the studio tour and I'm going to say, well, I'll take your order and slowly get one made for you :) I'm doing the best I can here....
Thanks, Gerry for putting up with this and having a real job, xoxo.



9 comments:

Linda Starr said...
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cookingwithgas said...

I hate when blogger eats my words- but as i was saying- i have been thinking off anf on all day about the time you told me you wanted to put words on pots- funny how it came up today and here I see words.
Life is full of surprise.
I too miss October.
and a servered hand + true love!

TropiClay Studio said...

I really think the words make this one for me. Keep on keepin on Tracy!

Linda Starr said...

Oh hey how did Gerry get that photo of you from above, was he up on a crane or lift of something, amazing, you look good in that green too.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Linda, yes, I have to be careful looking out the window, I'l find an hour pass by quickly and I'm sitting there daydreaming! Gerry was up on a step ladder, very precariously I might add! I think he was using his 16mm lens, but I might be wrong....
Meredith, yes! a severed hand is a true gift of love haha! Isn't it weird how we have this blog telepathy?
Robert, yes, more words on barns I think, I really like them Wesley and I wrote a haiku together that is going on the next one!

barbaradonovan said...

So fun re the severed hand. My husband and I had a bean bag spider we'd hide where the other would find it. I need to find ole spidey and do that again :)

Love the words (and decals) on the barns. The fact that you take your time and think about each can be a selling point that won't be lost on the right customers if you share that with them. They'll be willing to wait.

Tracey Broome said...

Barbara, we have hid this hand at Halloween for about 15 years and we are still scared by it! The slowness can't be helped, I used to have a boss that called me speedy haha!

Lori Buff said...

People will be happy to wait for your well made, beautiful, custom pieces. It will add even more value to them

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks for the encouraging words Lori. People are going to have to wait, I'm afraid!