Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Southern Artistry


Last week I received a letter in the mail from the North Carolina Arts Council letting me know I had been nominated to the Southern Artistry website.
At first I did not give this much thought and set the letter aside.
When I did go online and take a look at the site I thought this might be a bit bigger then my first thought.
I spent today working on a bio and up loading some pictures.
What I found was that it is hard to do a bio and not include my better half.
We are a team around here and there are things we just could not get done without the support of one another.
I know many of you work alone and there are times I wonder what that would be like.
I don't wonder that because I want to work alone.
I just wonder how you all get it all done.

After a tour of the website I thought to myself really they want me up here, no kidding.
It is nice to have someone reconize you for the work you have done in clay.
With the exception of a part time job here or there we make our living from clay.
So with that said, I am surprised, humbled and honored to have been nominated.

I also want to say thank you to those clay workers  and others who are out there sharing and supporting  each other with their blogs and blog post comments.
I don't know how I/we would have made it through the fire and the past year plus without the encouragement of others.
No one gets to where they are alone.

I am much better today then yesterday.
My tooth was fixed up very well by my dentist and life goes on.
Tomorrow we are fixing to glaze, it is time to get back on the horse and ride.


Laurie said...

Congratulations! And so glad you're feeling better. Happy glazing!

Linda Starr said...

congrats, a well deserved nomination in my book, but I understand how it must be hard since you both are a team; I bounce stuff off Gary all the time and he gives me advice. most times he says "more is less" or "you're the artist". Ha I know for sure I wouldn't be where I am without you and the other bloggers out there for sure.

Linda Starr said...

whoops I mean he says "less is more" ha.

Tracey Brome said...

This is HUGE! What an honor, and very well deserved. Congrats!!!

laura weant avery said...

hey, congrats on the website, that's great! i just read about your tooth...that stinks...i'm glad you're feeling better.

Kim Hines said...

congratulations! that's fantastic! i'm glad you have your tooth fixed now. i was thinking about that alot yesterday, how angry i would have been. and i thought i was the only one who said "fixing to..." lol. people tease me all the time about it around here. :)

Judy Shreve said...

Meredith! Congrats - and yes, well deserved. And I'm sure this was great news to get in the middle of the week you were having! Hope your mouth is feeling better

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Anonymous said...

congratulations! sometimes i think it would be a lot of fun to work with a partner although i can't imagine what it would be like really. good to hear the dentist fixed your tooth and you're back on the horse

cookingwithgas said...

Thanks for the support!