Happy New Year Friends!
It seems like forever since I've shared a sampling of the sketches I've been working on, so I thought I'd drop a few of these in your in-box and the stories behind them!
It's such a joy for me to capture the love of our homes and their memories on paper! I wasn't surprised with the number of sketches requested this year as Christmas gifts as our home was where we spent most of our time in 2020! Instead of sharing those that meant something to someone else, I thought I'd share these three that meant the most to me!
|Jackson Hole, Wyoming|
My other brother, Doug and his wife Jane live in this ranch styled home in the midst of the woods in Crawfordville, Florida. The peace and tranquility shines though. I did this sketch for them and since they had recently painted this pretty blue, I thought it would be nice to add some color for the house, and highlight the landscaping that surrounds. This has been their refuge during the pandemic and I am so happy I could sketch it for them to remember the blessings of home!
On a different note, my daughter Katie and her husband live in a 3 story condo in Seattle and both work from home. So.... it's great when good friends have a "getaway" place in Manzanita, Oregon just a block away from the Pacific Coast. They met up with their friends, and their combined three Golden Retrievers for some much needed time for friends and fresh air! I did this sketch as a thank you gift for them to give to their friends during their most recent get-together over New Years.
2020 will be written in the history books.... what's your story??
Coming up next time.... I have found a new love in the art department!