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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

I also have brown ones...

 It was fun to see the blue shoes on other blogs yesterday. Do you have brown ones? haha! Is there anything more classic than a pair of Chucks? I used to get a new pair of those cream colored ones every year before school started and I wore them out. These were over $50 in the adult section of the shoe store, but I went to the kids section where they were $30 and found a pair that fit. These are my new favorite shoes, so comfy for Converse, they have a little more padding than the adults. Love them!

Really good studio day. I LOVE this piece!! The wooden spool and darning needle have such a beautiful patina, well used by someone long ago I imagine. Wouldn't it be great to know who used these tools that were so important not that long ago..... I only got two pieces made, this one and another one like it that is a commission. That one will have a bird's nest with the wool from Anna Branner. I'm moving slowly and thoughtfully and that doesn't bother me. I have decided that I will make what I can at a pace that doesn't rush the work and if that means fewer pieces, well it will just have to be that way. I can't mass produce these things and I shouldn't. They are starting to hold more and more precious items and those items should be honored. Like this wooden spool. I will have a hard time parting with this one..... I was thinking it might be fun to sell this with the basket, but that would up the price and people don't seem to have any money these days. Damn this economy anyway!



 I kept seeing this flash of red outside my studio window and walked down the path to see what it was. Can it be? The leaves are already starting to turn. Is fall just around the corner?!? What I would give for a glaze like this.......













9 comments:

barbaradonovan said...

I had black Chucks and red Chucks. High tops. Kind of missing them all of a sudden :)

Tracey Broome said...

Barbara, loved your blue shoes!

Michèle Hastings said...

i have owned many pairs of converse over the years, in lots of styles and colors, but sadly, they just don't fit my feet and aren't comfortable :-(

I think you are right about the houses, it's not about production, they are each unique and deserve the extra time you put into them.

Tracey Broome said...

Hey Michele. Most chucks are not the most comfortable things, but my new brown ones are. They have a lot more support and cushion. Glad you agree about the houses, they take soooo much time!

Scott Garrett said...

Those sure do look comfy. It's been years since my last pair of converse, but i was just thinking the other day about getting a pair. I've been an adidas man for too long. They just seem to make the best designs... without being too sneaker flashy.The house would be lovely with that basket Tracey, but like you say it is more cost.
Still it seems people either have cash or they don't these days, so probably wouldn't make much difference!

Tracey Broome said...

oh yeah Adidas! My first pair of "cool" shoes when I was in middle school were the white adidas with green stripes. Sure with I could find those again!

smartcat said...

You houses are so evocative and beautiful that I think you would be foolish to hurry the process. All of them tell their own stories. People will either buy them or they won't.
Like your brownies. I can't wear the rubber toe style due to my weird toes. I do have pink Converse One Stars which I love. I've worn them so much they've faded.

Gail said...

Tracey...Re the red on the leaf.
Check out Coyote Clay 'Really Red' combined with 'Espresso Bean' or 'Black'. Pretty close to the red leaf....

Shannon said...

I like watching the houses change. They are getting more solid now as you imbue them with more power. cool!