Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Conroe Home for a Christmas Gift

My clients found the perfect gift for their parents... a home sketch, complete with the Model T that his dad has restored in the garage!  This was fun to do, partly because of the cars... but also just knowing that it would be cherished after raising a family, making memories and living life and all that it brings here for the past 40 years.

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Montana Mountain Home

One of my favorite sketches for Christmas was this 
Montana Mountain Retreat!!  

It was my first home sketch using my new Copic Airbrush Pens and I really had fun with those trees!!  

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Hill Country Getaway

Last but not least... This home, located in Fayetteville, TX is the fifth in my series for Judy and Rob.   

It was built in 1870 and moved from downtown Fayetteville to 7 miles out of town and restored. At the turn of the century it was operated and lived in by the US postmaster. It was once called the Hottman Estates. 

Judy and Rob just restored the inside again this past year and hope it will become a favorite getaway for their family.  
For Christmas, they gave each of their daughters a copy of this sketch along with a key, to use it when they wish and make it a home away from home!    

"And where we love is home, home that our feet may leave, 
but not our hearts...
The chain may lengthen but it never parts." 
Oliver Wendall Holmes, Sr.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Making new memories!

Pooler, Georgia

Richmond Hill, Georgia

Houston, Texas
Three of the five Christmas sketches for my clients Judy and Rob were to be gifts for their daughters.  Having shared the memories of the home they grew up in in Sienna Plantation, the girls have begun making their own memories as adults!  So how fitting that they will have these to help cherish those times!

The first two are in suburbs of Savanna, Georgia.   
The third is in the Military District near downtown Houston.   

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Growing up in Sienna Plantation

I'm excited to finally share some of the sketches that were in the works for Christmas gifts!

This is one of five home sketches I did for my clients, Judy and Rob, who now lives here in The Woodlands.  It was their family home, that they built in 1998 in Sienna Plantation, Mission Bend, TX.   

She shared this memory with me:
 "The girls remember crawling in the pier and beams before the slab was poured and many hot dogs and marshmallows over an open fire"   One of the photo's she gave me to sketch from had one daughter with date by the front door getting ready to go to the prom!! 

It's the stories like this that are why I love sketching homes and capturing these special memories on paper!!!