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Sunday, December 4, 2011

THANK YOU!

 Where do I start? Thanks to Diane Daniel for writing a great article that brought people here from Raleigh and the triangle all day for two days. Thanks to all of those people for coming by and liking my work enough to buy it. I sold thirty five barns and have commissions for two. I also sold some raku pieces and ornaments and even gave some nice guy a test tile that he loved! haha!
Thanks to my friends that came by and those who were too busy with their own shows and work, but emailed good wishes. Thanks to my neighbors who stopped by that I have never met.
Thanks to Mark Heywood for this mug that kept my hot chocolate warm all day! And I should thank another Mark. I sent an email to Mark and Carol Hewitt to tell them I was thinking about them this weekend. A few years ago I would go and help out washing and sanding and whatever else they needed to get ready for this tour and other kiln openings. There are so many tiny details that Mark and Carol pay close attention to that you wouldn't really think about, and I learned from them, and it helped make my weekend all the more successful. And Mark sent me back a very sweet note wishing me great success, as busy as I know he was this weekend, he took the time to send me good wishes, and I appreciate that!
 Most of all, thanks to Gerry, who has been cheering me on, busting his ass on his days off to help get the yard looking great, sealed up all of the cracks in my studio to keep me warm, brought me food, and listened to all of my mindless chatter, after too much caffeine and adrenaline. It's fun to have such a hot guy for a husband for 27 years that still supports my crazy ways! Also thanks to my beautiful daughter who came home this weekend and gave me a million hugs and told me how proud she was of me. AND watched the first season of 24 with me last night on Netflix! Jack Bauer, I miss you!!
And last, certainly not least, thanks to you bloggers and readers that have sent me so many great notes on the blog and so many nice emails. Especially the last two days, it was so great to come in tired and confused and read your wise words. They lift me up, bring me joy, make me think, kick me in the ass when I need it, and I am very grateful to you. I also support you in your artistic efforts and I am cheering each one of you on as well as all of us work so hard on our craft this holiday season to bring lovers of handmade work a piece of art that we made with love.
and this sweet little girl is going to a very special home, I can't say where, it's a surprise Christmas gift, but I love where she is going to live, and this is why I do what I do!!!!!!
Peace, you rocking bloggers!

16 comments:

Dennis Allen said...

Sounds like this weekend was just what you had been needing. Congratulations. Sounds like you will be able to heat the studio and buy Wesley a textbook or two.I was lucky enough to go to a Mark Hewett workshop in Charlotte a couple of years ago. One of the best I've ever had.

Tracey Broome said...

I know, Dennis. Mark is really great. Even though I make very different work, I have learned a lot from him.
After the spring I had with the worst shows ever, I guess I paid enough dues to have something good happen. Those outdoor rain events can really cause you to rethink what you are doing!!
My smart daughter borrowed all of her books from the second years she made friends with, so that is a cost I don't even have to think about, yay!

Patricia Griffin said...

You've survived some cloudy days and now you're getting the rainbows! It's really wonderful to see! Congrats Tracey!

cookingwithgas said...

THIS IS WHAT IT IS ALL ABOUT.
and- I love the mug- Mark will be pleased.
Ah- just say ahhhhhhhhhhhhhh......

smartcat said...

Congratulations on a great sale....you deserve it.....luck, etc. it 99.9% hard work.

My verification word is 'dogyvws!

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Patricia, the rainbow is nice to see! I think we all get those cloudy days. Yes, Meredith, this is what it's all about. It was so fun to watch the way people held the little barns they bought. My little children got some good homes :) ahhhhhh
Hey smartcat, too funny! thanks for the good wishes, it was a lot of hard work, but the publicity sure did help!

Linda Starr said...
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Tracey Broome said...

thanks Linda it was exhausting but very fun!

barbaradonovan said...

Wonderful. Congrats. All the hard work is paying off :)

Tracey Broome said...

Thanks Barbara, it's about time! I was beginning to wonder....

Lori Buff said...

Congratulations on a successful show. I hope you feel like you can breathe a little now. Of course you know it's time to make more barns and other pottery.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi Lori, breathe? what's that!? haha!
I will take a break from Dec 16-Jan9 while my daughter is home and then it's back to barn building! Thanks for the email by the way!

Michèle Hastings said...

wow! what a wonderful weekend you had, congratulations, well deserved.

Laura Farrow said...

you be rockin' those MSC red jeans! oh, and congrats on a successful first weekend! xo

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Michele, Thanks, it was a great weekend thanks to all the art lovers out there!
Laura, you will peel these jeans off of my cold dead body, I practically live in them now! Thanks for talking me into getting them :) only thing, I painted my studio floor in them and knelt down on my knee, now they have some paint to go with the overall rustic look haha!

elena said...

Hola, me gustan mucho tus casitas. He puesto un enlace desde mi blog al tuyo. Felicidades por tu trabajo. Saludos