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Friday, December 16, 2011

A brunch for hard working artists



Today I had a few of my artist friends over to celebrate surviving another season of selling our art!  I wanted us to get together because we have all been tucked away in our studios making our work, and then setting up at shows and selling and I thought we needed to celebrate getting through it all in one piece!
These are some hard working, talented, beautiful women and it was fun having them here to share stories of our families, our backgrounds and most important our art. I have a least one piece of art from each of these women. I invited them because they inspire me, they support me, they cheer me on, they teach me, help me, make me laugh, make me cry, give me a reality check when I need one. I can count on their honesty and I am richer for having known each one of them. Some are new friends and some I have known since I first moved here seven years ago. They didn't all know each other although I get together with each of them on a regular basis. It was fun to bring them all together under one roof. Everyone brought great food and drink and gifts,we ate and talked and laughed, and shared a little of ourselves.
The power that was in my house today! Lord Have Mercy! Rock on girls!!! Can't wait to see what all of you do in 2012 :)

15 comments:

Linda Starr said...
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Erin said...

How lovely! Creating artwork is such a personal and lonely journey yet cannot be done alone! Time to thank all supportive friends....!

cookingwithgas said...

Tracey! The video is great! Makes me want to do it all over again! Thanks you! You are a gift!

Susan Wells said...

What a fun day Tracey! And I'm glad you snuck that sweet picture of you at the end. Thanks for getting us together for real live holiday cheer:)

June Perry said...

What a lovely thing to do. I so enjoyed viewing this video!

Tracey Broome said...

Much fun! I don't know where the audio went, youtube ate it, I guess. There was audio on the stories Shannon and Meredith were telling when I posted last night.... hmmmm.
Glad you are enjoying the video!

Laura Farrow said...

super fun afternoon Trace! thanks for hosting! TUACA! xo

Tracey Broome said...

TUACA and coffee!!!!! xoxo

cookingwithgas said...

I thought it was fun as a silent film! It sure made me laugh.

smartcat said...

What a neat way to celebrate the season! This is what the season is about! Loved your choice of music....and it was just fine sans voice track.

Tracey Broome said...

I like it without the vocals too, but the stories were really great! Maybe I'll do another one sometime....

Michèle Hastings said...

terrific... i like the video without the sound too... it made you imagine what the conversations were about... especially with Meredith's hand gestures!

Kevin Carter said...

Did you talk about money?
You know what Oscar Wilde said:
'When bankers get together, they talk about art.
When artists get together they talk about money.'

Tracey Broome said...

I know Michele! My mom used to say that she wouldn't be able to talk if she didn't have hands. Isn't it funny how everyone is using their hands to talk in the video.
Kevin, I don't think the topic of money even came up! We told stories about when we were kids, talked about family, how some of us were revisiting things from our past like photography, sewing, and there was show and tell with new projects we are working on. Lots of interesting conversation!

Ron said...

Fun seeing all the hands talking. Looks like a wonderful time was had. Enjoyed the video.