well its been awhile. i havent been on the internet lately. last weekend was another wonderful weekend hosted by the Beaufirt Historic Association's Old Homes Tour. the studio was stop number 25 on the tour. we saw lots and lots of people from all over the place, made some new friends, and found new homes for lots of my pottery,
the last two m onths have been crazy and its been a long six weeks that are almost winding down...this weekend is the art show at the beaufort art center. i am so excited. its going to be awesome, we started setting up last night and so far everyone's work looks amazing. i am exhausted, havent slept in weeks, but i am living on pure electric happiness! i have been firing the kiln back to back for a few weeks now. the new elements and tehrmocouples on the kiln are working out well. goodness knows. i have put them to the test! i am even firing right now! (yep down to the wire!) i am excited to be introducung a new line of pots at the show too. cool stuff, stay tuned.
and one last thing, let me take a second to thank my hubby.
for the last month, i have been pretty absentee at the reynolds household, my hubby has stayed on top of the laundry, kept the house spotless, the yard mowed (at the studio too), the dishes done, the bills paid, cooked some suppers, been to the grocery store (BOUGHT ME BLUEBERRIES!!!) and is even cooking the dog food - no simple task (um, yeah, we cook our dogs their food)....thats just the short list. i think the only way i have maintained my sanity, was because of his help. so let me take a minute of your time to brag on my hubby.....
thanks babe!!! i love you!
as always thanks for reading!
and wishing you well.]~trista
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This is about "ordinary everyday experience of American life... showing that there is beauty in the mundane".
My favorites are his earlier works, but i find them all fascinating and beautiful!
"My paintings are about light, about the way things look in their environment and especially about how things look painted. Form, color and space are at the whim of reality, their discovery and organization is the assignment of the realist painter."
---Ralph Goings -- 1978
Thursday, June 09, 2011
well, i made the old asheville turnaround this week. i headed home for clay supplies and a doctor's appointment. the smell of mountain air was missing from my life. i needed that smell so bad i felt like some kind of fragrance junky!
tis the season for me to be homesick! i always miss home the most when the seasons change.
one of the blogs i follow is called appalachian treks, written by a photographer named mark peacock. . his lastest entry was about max patch. max patch "by the way the crow flys" is just a hop, skip and a jump from the farm where we used to live. i love this blog entry. it takes me home! the road between fines creek and max patch and hot springs and marshall is a winding mountain highway that i could drive in my sleep (albeit incredibly unsafe.... driving while sleeping that is). go check it out his entry. the photos are beautiful!
Wednesday, June 08, 2011
super cool video by my former mentor and teacher, mr steve lloyd, of lloyd pottery. steve is the clay teacher at haywood community college.
check it out! but don't blink. you'll miss it!