Did we leave it like this?

Yes.  Yes, we did. Normally, I am a very methodical & tidy person who thrives in spaces with order and symmetry.  Lots of clear desk space, paper arranged by color & thickness in nice neat stacks, storage baskets in orderly rows…  Somehow, it all makes me feel more centered and creative, almost giddy with happiness. Continue reading “Did we leave it like this?”

Exactly to Plan. Not How I Imagined It.

Painful. Exhausting. Never Again. Thank. God. It’s. Over. I had imagined that I was doing my daughter a favor by waiting until just after her high school graduation to sell her childhood home.  The home I spent 4 months drawing up the plans for.  The one my father, husband and sister built in 55 weeksContinue reading “Exactly to Plan. Not How I Imagined It.”

The Drive Home – Last Oaktown Print

Almost two months ago, I decided to jump on an intriguing print exchange put together by the wildly successful Sketchbook Project folks.  I am one of 500 artists creating a 12-print edition using hand-made methods of printmaking; The theme is The Drive Home. In February, I thought, “That seems like a blast!”  What I hadn’tContinue reading “The Drive Home – Last Oaktown Print”

Moving Tribute

Where we love is home – home that our feet may leave, but not our hearts. ~Oliver Wendell Holmes The plan was never to sell this house.  It was our dream home, built almost entirely by my husband, father & sister while I worked alone running our business for over a year.  My 4-year oldContinue reading “Moving Tribute”