Saturday, December 17, 2011

Buy Local Art!

I had such a nice morning. First stop was at the Clay Centre to pick up a few last minute gifts. My pal Charlotte had some great stuff and I came home with a few things from her and a beautiful knit scarf from Carolyn Doyle. Then I stopped by the NC Crafts Gallery, where you could barely walk through the store! YAY! for those folks out buying local art today!!!
Thanks to Sara Gress at the gallery for working so hard for all of her artists, she has been a huge supporter of my work and today she was wrapping up beautiful gifts as fast as she could!
There are a few barns there and some ornaments of mine. If you don't need a barn, although I can't imagine that, she has lots of other wonderful work too. I bought a cute little stocking ornament for fabric inspiration more than anything else, but it did call out to me, there under the tree. tracey, tracey, please take me home and put me on your treeeeeee!
I am trying really hard this year to buy local, support artists, and crafts people, if I can't buy their art because it is out of my budget, I at least can give them a brunch or tell others about their amazing work! (These are my friends I'm talking about!) Thanks to all of you that read this blog and support your local businesses whether they be farmers, artists, craftsmen, or small business owners. We have to do this!!!!
BUY LOCAL!!!!! or buy HANDMADE!!! if you can't get out to shop, go to Etsy and google pottery!
There are no excuses, if you have a budget to shop. I don't even have that, and I found some very affordable things today :)


cookingwithgas said...

girl I need to hire you to do an ad for us!
You are a great voice for the arts!

Tracey Broome said...

Sure, let's do it! I think all our blogs are voices for art and handmade goods!!!

Michèle Hastings said...

last year Jeff went to Etsy and looked at my profile and saw the many things that i had added to my favorites... he did all his shopping for me that way. i was TOTALLY surprised and of course loved every gift (and it wasn't just pottery). i think Etsy is perfect for shopping venue for guys!

Tracey Broome said...

What a great idea. I have been away from Etsy for so long, I think most of my favorites are gone. But I did send Gerry some links :)

Linda Starr said...

Your barns are on the top shelf, that's a good spot for them. One of these days I'll learn how to do a video

cindy shake said...

I had to get caught up with your posts!! The sewing -ROCK ON GIRL! So happy to see you pulling out your FAB machine -you will go crazy with ideas when you see all of the incredible fabric and fiber out there now -this new fiber world 'aint our grandma's sewing circle anymore!

The Brunch -almost made me want to empty the frequent flyer miles account to be with you all!! You are on a real creative roll! So happy to see you as a shooting star :)

OH BTW!! Gerry's AP photo of the baby at the Duke game was in our Anchorage Daily News this morning!! I'll pop it in the mail :)

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Linda, on that shelf unit, way down near the floor are some of my bowls too! Everyone can't be on the top shelf all the time, but I'm happy to rest there for a little while! Sara is great about sharing the love with everybody, not favoring anyone in particular :)
Cindy come on out, we will have a bloggers brunch next time :) Cool about the photo, I'll tell Gerry. Thanks for sending it. Your paper sounds like a good one, they seem to run news from all over unlike some of the papers that are struggling for survival. I'm heading to a local fabric store as soon as I write this to see what's out there!