My fall newsletter went out today. Some of you probably receive this, if you don't and you would like to, just send me an email and I will add you to my contacts. I haven't gotten fancy enough to do the sign up for my newsletter thing, sorry!
It's still hot...... grrr......
Hi there everyone! I hope you have all had a wonderful summer. We went back to Maine for vacation this year, bliss, Wesley was home from UNCSA, and in July I had an incision in my back that took longer than I had expected to stop annoying me, so it's been less than productive in my studio. I am slowly getting back to work and hope to have lots of amazing things for the upcoming fall shows. I did manage to set up a shop at Big Cartel and will continue to put some things in there as they are available. I also have some of my very best pieces for sell at Lark and Key in Charlotte, which has been a very successful gallery for me. The Collectors Gallery in Raleigh has a few pieces, as well as the NC Crafts Gallery, The Bascom and Mudfire Gallery. You can find links to these galleries and my Big Cartel shop on my blog atwww.tsbroome.blogspot.com. I have also started a tumblr page and will post images there of new works as they are completed. You can find the link button to tumblr on my blog too.
It was a slow summer in the studio, but I did get out and shop at a bunch of antique stores and junk shops, looking for things to use with new pieces. Collectors also sent treasures so I have lots of new things to inspire me.
Here is the first piece from a basket of sewing implements I found. The wooden spool has such a great patina on it. I would love to know the hands that touched these items. Such honest work was done with these tools, I'm sure.
Here is what's up for fall. I have been invited to be in a show at Cedar Creek Gallery called Politically Charged. I have plenty to shout about politically, but I would prefer to keep that out of my work, so I found this wrench that has "Made in the United States of America" stamped on it and I found this donkey image, so that is the direction I think I will go. I could get a lot edgier, but my barns and houses aren't meant to be edgy just yet. I have also been invited to participate in Festifall again this year, and I will be at the Carolina Designer Craftsmen Guild show and I will be on the Chatham Artists Guild Tour. Last thing for 2012 will be the Greenhill Center's winter show, which I am very honored to be a part of. I think the piece with the wooden spool will be saved for that show and I will include the little woven basket with it.
I'm off to a great start for the fall show season, so I hope to see you all sometime during this busy time of year. I am also working on several commissions right now, so if you have a special request, that is my most favorite thing to do. I have an appointment tomorrow to look at one collector's grandfather's pocket watch. How fun is that!? It is such a pleasure for me to work with family heirlooms and design a piece to honor the memories they represent. If you have some family treasure you would like to have a barn or house designed for, just let me know! See you soon! Meanwhile, you can read about what's happening at my blog, I post most every day if I can. www.tsbroome.blogspot.com peace ya'll, Tracey