Tuesday, August 31, 2010

earl is not my friend!


so if you took the time to look at the link you will notice three major hurricanes. the one hurricane in the middle is named earl.   projected to atleast "swoosh" by carteret county with some decent winds and a bit of rain, he is not my friend. for the last 24 hours and atleast the next 48 more, he is all i can think about. OH MY GYAH!!!!!!! panic. panic. okay, just kidding its not that bad. yet.
earl will be my first (official hurricane that is) and boy am i nervous!!! i have no idea what to expect (apparently neither do the weather forecasters. um, double yikes!). while none of the long term locals or oldtimers seem alarmed, i am a nervous wreck! luckily BFT is protected by barrier islands, which helps, i guess, or atleast i hope anyway.  my home is maybe half a mile from the ocean. so this is also good. my studio is several blocks closer, but is made of sturdy concrete block. i still am being careful. moving the kiln and maybe even boarding up the windows and doors. just to be on the safe side.
for now, keep your fingers crossed that earl stays at a safe distance! and i will make sure to keep yall posted.

Monday, August 23, 2010

its a dog day....

my husband nick has a quote i really find to be a mantra, of sorts, at times. especially lately, i find myself repeating it over and over again...
"if some days, simply tying your shoes is the best you can do, then be satisfied that you have done the best you can that day."
sometimes i feel a need to do it all. and do it all myself. blah, blah, blah. poor me right? no. none of that business...maybe more like poor us. we all share this innate feeling to some extent.
anyway, this morning as i am scrambling to compose my day, i throw my hands and the air and say "BUT WHAT IF I CANT FIND MY SHOES!??!!!". HA!
lately i feel pretty overwhelmed with things. lots of things, but mosty complicated by one thing. most people know i love animals. i especially love my animals. here in the casa de reynolds we have a small collection of animals. the queen is a 15 year old springer spaniel named ophelia.. yep, 15. she's my old lady dog. she's had a tough time lately. this has  kept me home from the studio a lot. whether it be to take her to the vet or just lay on the floor and pet her, i find myself making some tough choices. choose between my career/life calling and my dog. am i crazy??? no many people deal with this personal battle i think. i am just lucky enough (or maybe unlucky enough? ) to have the chance to make that decision. 
the conclusion? i cant keep staying home with ophelia every time she feels bad. but what i can do is take her to the studio with me. problem solved. for now. so should you get the chance to swing by the studio, you might just be lucky enough to meet my little old lady.

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

craft fairs

i need craft fairs. i dropped out of the craft fair loop in the last couple of seasons. i cant even remember how to go about finding them. i feel like before they have always had a way of finding me.hmmmmm....

( if you know of any good quality craft fairs, shoot me an email please. tristahreynolds@rocketmail.com)

Sunday, August 01, 2010

a few pics the opening at the beaufort art center

photo credits: nick reynolds
and to friends who frequent my blog, don't worry. the cheezy beaufort/art/love story
blog post is coming soon...

for now, thanks for being here ~trista


not quite there yet but these little guys are going somewhere.
 a little more testing and a bit more effort on the brushwork. but i definately see promise!

thanks for being here!

Finding me:

asheville river arts district
95 roberts street
asheville, north carolina

email: tristahudzikpottery@yahoo.com