It all waits beyond the window. Did I ever mention this window? It is an old vintage one I found at a yard sale I believe. I really wanted two the same but that is tough to find. Anyway, my son-in-law cut into the wall which separated my office space from the rest of the world. I always felt very boxed in; and now I have a window to look out and it made it feel so much more open.
I took this with my camera phone in the middle of tearing out the wall to fit the window.
My son enjoying my little space.
A little peek from the inside. This is the space I use to do my artwork, graphic design work, and all things business. No room in here to work my sewing machine, etc. My workspaces are spread throughout the house unfortunately. Someday I would love to have everything all in one room!!
But in the meantime it's good to make little adjustments to your home. I love that we put this window in, and hope to put another on the adjacent wall. That way the little boxed in room will have windows around part of it. Using the vintage windows gave me the feel I was after by adding a more 1940's vintage vibe to the house. I had a vision of office spaces in old buildings that had the paned windows separating the rooms instead of walls. It was a cheap project and made me happy.
A few weeks ago I accidentally blindly grabbed my watercolor paper block and just started to play with colors to make a landscape of part of the sea to make me feel like I was transported there. Now I can't seem to stop painting landscape/seascapes. I'm ever so drawn to the colors the sea entangles me in, but also want to be aware of the surroundings that are in front of me.
I decided to go ahead and list these original paintings and not offer them as prints. Although prints are fine, I feel that the real deal is such a better thing to capture the true colors an artist uses, and is a better investment as well.
So far I have 4 listings in my etsy shop.
I am enjoying doing these small works, with more coming. I also enjoy the fact that there are no prints to make, just one of a kinds an I hope you do to.
And the winner is.....
Karen!! Congratulations and I hope you enjoy this most wonderful e-course!!!
Are you all enjoying the ends of summer?? We have been enduring day after day of over 100 degree weather ~ that can stop any time now!!! So needless to say it's like when its winter and its too cold to go outside; well now its too hot to go outside, so I keep myself entertained with indoor projects until the sun goes down.
I've been painting a lot of small landscapes mostly seascapes lately. I LOVE how you just play with color and not have to worry about painting a subject right, which actually can be more difficult than painting subjects. Playing with color is soothing, and I hope to order some oil paints and supplies to try my hand at that medium. I know nothing about it. But would love to learn.
I've also been enjoying the great produce that is so fresh and ready to bake, cook and just eat raw and organic. I've been eating lots of tomatoes and cucumbers; that's one of my favorite snacks in the summer. Fresh peaches, blackberries, nectarines, green beans, and fresh dill. I love the smells and tastes of summer--not so much the heat..
Once again I am embarking on my college career; this time the master program for elementary education. It will be 17 months or so of really digging into analyzing, and applying all that I learn to finally become a teacher. So far it hasn't been too difficult or too time consuming but I am sure that will all change in the following months.
And...have you all thought about particiting in Edie's online classical book club??
I am pretty excited about it.
I am not too familiar with classics so this will be a challenge and hopefully very rewarding and will even maybe enhance my brain a bit.
It's getting late, I need a peach and am going to sleep.
I will say hello on Wednesday, psstt.. it's my 50th BIRTHDAY!! the BIG 5-Ohhhhhh!!!
I may just have to have a give away for that one, we will see I may be in the sand hiding my head too.
I have had a wonderful year with my daughter and her husband living here with us as they made the transition from college life to real life. Now that they have left and are on life's little adventure; now it has left me with once again with an empty nest and a chance to re-focus my thoughts towards loving my home.
This wonderful e-course that is beginning in October is exactly what I need right now. I am so excited and cannot wait to hear and learn from these very talented ladies. I've had the opportunity to participate in one of Jeanne's other e-courses and trust me you will be very delighted at how professional and very detail oriented her courses are. Together with some of her uber-talented creative friends they have put together this course to show us how they make their homes so inviting and magnificent.
Honestly I have had major crushes these ladies homes for awhile now and can't wait to hear their concepts, ideas, and how they manage to put things together for their homes and how they have made them into such inviting, homey, and beautiful palettes that I have longed for, for my home.
You will get to meet and learn from these creative women:
WHAT IS INCLUDED
* Each week you will have amazing truthful videos from not only the five teachers but other creative women.
* Each week we will take a room from one of YOU and all five women will give their suggestions telling you how they would transform the room with their style.
* There will be 50+ project videos.
These will be incredible videos that include everything from gardening, cooking, gift giving and decorating.
* There will be written tips from each woman telling you how she starts a room, picks paint, fabrics, etc. You will learn where to start when putting your own home together.
* Tons of beautiful house photos from each of the five women.
* Videos that truly reflect what life is like in each of their homes. The stuff that life is really about. Believe me it has nothing to do with the perfect table setting.
* Each woman will share their own truthful journey about how they started making their home a reflection of their hearts.
* Each person registered will get an easy entertaining e-book to download.
It will contain go to recipes for beautiful and easy entertaining (they do go together), photos of table settings that take the stress out of having people over, favorite drinks and so much more (and their funniest entertaining story).
* There will be a private Facebook group to connect with other class members.
* There will be a once a week live discussion with one of the teachers!
* You will get printables and pdfs to keep and use again and again.
This course is about loving your home, loving your family and blessing those around you....and having fun doing it.
If you have taken my other courses you know how much I put into them.
This course will lavish you with ideas, beauty, inspiration, joy and encouragement!
Come and play house with us.
Class begins October 22.
Registration is now open!
...And I am thrilled to be able to host a give away for one of you to win a spot for this e-course!!!! Just leave a comment to be entered and I will announce the winner Sunday August 19th!!!
I hope you can join me in this wonderful course!!!