Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Steeple Churches of New England

In The Fall of 2010 my husband and I spent a long weekend in The Berkshires in western Massachusetts.  We loved visiting the tall steeple churches in every community.  These small towns were scattered about, sometimes just a few miles apart but each with it's picturesque church on Main Street in the center of town.  The First Congregational Church, in Lee was founded in 1778 and this structure was built for their worship in 1857.  It claims fame to the tallest timber steeple in all of New England at a height of 185 feet.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

HighCamp in Colorado

Welcome to HighCamp!  

When I say the name "HighCamp" I want to let out a sigh and I can feel my whole body relax.   I imagine a cool breeze and can smell the freshness of the forest?   Tucked deep in the woods of the Colorado Rockies, this retreat is the perfect "home away from home!"  I did this sketch as a thank you gift for their host after my client and her husband spent  some precious vacation time there this summer. 

I've always named my cars, Bing, Bamboo and my current one being Flo, named for her first road trip to Florida last summer....but I've never named my home (although my mom and dad did fondly refer to my apartment in college as Chateau Ghetto!)  

So, what's in a name... and how does it make you feel?
What name would you give your house?

Thursday, October 15, 2015

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month so it seemed fitting to post this sketch that was done for Rita whose home is in Creekside.  She attended last years fundraising gala for Breast Cancer Charities of America located right here in The Woodlands, and was the highest bidder for my silent auction donation of a custom sketch.  

I always enjoy the Creekside homes with their combinations of brick and stone, and especially nice to make a new friend in the process!  

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Christmas shopping in October!!

Do you have someone on your Christmas list that is impossible to buy for?  I do.... no names mentioned, but you know who you are!!   

Consider this... an illustration of one of his or her's "special places!"  If you place your Christmas order in October, I am offering 20% off!!  You can save a little money, and check it off your shopping list!  

The sketches above are three of my favorite  "gift" sketches I've done over the years!!  The Honors Golf Course in Chattanooga, Tennessee,  The Woodlands United Methodist Church and a home in Creekside that was done for the Wounded Warrior recipient of a home built by the Texas Sentinals in 2012.