Pages

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Tobacco barns

 I have been holding on to these little tobacco tins for quite awhile waiting for the right thing to come along and inspire me. I also have been hanging on to them because I really like them and don't want to part with them. But I keep buying stuff for my work and if I keep everything I buy that inspires me I am going to turn into a massive hoarder, so off they must go to another home.
 Gerry wandered into my studio this week and plopped one of my little houses on one of the the tins and said it looked like a tobacco barn and now it was on a tobacco tin. I didn't even realize these tins were for tobacco. So, there ya go, thanks Gerry! I like the idea of them being tobacco barns since I live in NC where there are so many of them. I'm not a big fan of tobacco since my dad died from lung cancer and was a massive smoker, but I do love the tobacco fields, the barns and the traditions of the farmer. Too bad that the tobacco crop couldn't cure cancer instead.....
 Now to decide whether I glue the barns on the tins or just use them for display and let the new owner decide if they want them glued on......
 I had a really productive week. I made a list on Monday and just knocked it out.  I have found that if I make a list, it really helps me get more accomplished than if I just work aimlessly on whatever pops in my head. Today is terra sig day, lots of pieces to work on and it's a rainy Saturday, so it will be nice working out in my studio. Gerry has to shoot a Carolina football game, so I will have lots of time alone to finish up. No loading the kiln today in the rain though.....
done!

5 comments:

cookingwithgas said...

Gosh I love that mug! I want one...!
That is a great idea with the tins, very fitting.
I know all about the hording thing.
Happy Saturday!
M

Tracey Broome said...

yes, it's a very nice mug :)

Vicki said...

I love the little houses on "stilts".
And, if I could choose, I'd rather have my little house fixed to the lid - to ensure they weren't separated and also to keep little house related treasures in the tin :)

They really do look fabulous!

Susan Wells said...

Praise be to lists! Work it baby!

littlewrenpottery.co.uk said...

Nice work I like the combination of materials!