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Monday, January 9, 2012

Growing up is hard to do

These two girls have been on a roller coaster ride with each other since December 16. We love each other, we are exactly alike and we are exactly different and we were probably both happy that school started back today. Hence the lack of blogging, just trying to breathe right now. One of us is growing up and going through lots of changes (well, maybe both of us are) but neither of us seem to really want to go through this process. It's complicated :)
This is the room I used to use as a studio. 
This time last year, I was sick of this arrangement, and set my intentions to build a studio that was a bit more professional. In March 2011, I started construction. Now here I am a year later with a nice studio that has served me well this year.  I have made the money that I invested in the building back and then some this year. Well worth the cost and the labor.

This past weekend, I took everything out of that tiny room upstairs, cleaned, threw out boxes of junk, and painted the walls white. A clean slate to draw and sew and make jewelry. A nice quiet space for the winter months. 

16 comments:

Anna said...

Love this "new" space Tracey. The perfect thing to bring out the ideas! Now if I could just get this house in order......

cookingwithgas said...

oh yeah- now let's mess it up! What a sweet space.
I hope you enjoy all the quiet you want (need) now let's make something!

Laura Farrow said...

that space looks very inviting! good job! xo

cookingwithgas said...

the best to miss wes for the coming year- she looks fabulous!

Tracey Broome said...

Anna, get going, you will feel so good when it's done!
Hey Meredith, I'll send Wes your wishes and hey there Laura, where's your bun haha!

Michèle Hastings said...

a nice clay dust free space to the other stuff... awesome!
your posts as of late bring me back to my daughter Danielle's first year in college... it was a rollercoaster ride of emotions for both of us. She loved school... HATED dorm life... as an only child she wasn't used to living in a group... someone we managed to survive that first year, the next three were easier ;o)

cindy shake said...

SEW COOL, and nice light too!! go girl :)

Susan Wells said...

Nice space Tracey! Can't wait to see the jewelry you make. Maybe I should turn Jonas' room into an auxiliary studio!

Dennis Allen said...

Kids go off to college and it's like a different world. They come home for that first long vacation and it's like they are from a different world.It's typical. you'll both live through it.

Kings Creek Pottery said...

It has been delightful reading your posts throughout the year and watching you inhabit your new studio... Can't wait to see what clearing the clutter of this space does for your creativity!! You GO!!

Lori Buff said...

Nothing like cleaning out the old stuff to make you feel inspired to create. The room looks great.

Tracey Broome said...

Hi all! I'm a little late getting back to your comments. Thanks for your encouraging words of support!,

andrea said...

Having younger people I can only imagine. Being a daughter I can relate. It is the serious realization that you are on your own, that you are creating your destiny and that the cozy, safe, predictable environment of home, is no more. At least not how we remember it, cause we got this new person "self" to contend with. Growing up is so hard to do. I feel like I am in constant growing up limbo land. Not sure I really ever want to grow up completely. ;o)

Paul Jessop said...

Looks great Tracey, Love the space.
My eldest daughter is 28 now and I still find it hard not to treat her as the cute little 6 year old I remember her as. And I'm going to hit 50 this year, but feel 21 inside.
Happy New Year to you and your family.

Tracey Broome said...

Andrea, so well said, and I agree with you and Paul, I just don't seem to be maturing. I turned 51 last year, and it is not sinking in :)

JUDI TAVILL said...

I am behind... just saw this... I want to weave as well...but when???