h o u s e s


 I once had a dream about a little neighborhood of houses just like this.   The houses were on a river, though, and I was stuck on the opposite side.  This was like 14 years ago, but I was keeping a dream journal at the time, so it is forever preserved on paper (at least a 6:00 AM rough sketch of it is). I'm sure I analyzed the heck out of it back then, but for now I'm going to leave all the separation and worry issues behind and concentrate on the shapes and colors.

I love repetition, routine, and imperfection, which is why I love rows of crooked things, I think.


 I spent my Monday resting because of a cold, so I decided that I would spend time making these houses and a pot of soup.  Playing with color and a bowl of warm soup: two quiet things that make me happy.


I plan on making houses with the kids and, afterwards, I'll give them pens so they can add details to their buildings and houses.    I'll keep you posted.

xo e

6 comments:

  1. I love how these look! I'm new to crafting and am wondering how you made these - I would love to do these with my daughter. Thank you for your blog and ideas - they're a little ray of sunshine in the day :)

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  2. Oh, how nice! Thank you! I made these by carving blocks with a linoleum carving tool, and then I printed them with brightly colored inks. You can check out DickBlick.com for tools and materials: http://bit.ly/15retq. Let me know how it goes!

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  3. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing! I may need to try this with my daughter...

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  4. Thank you!

    Jean, my 6 year old was really excited to make little neghborhoods.

    And, to kind hearted Anonoymous - I'm just realizing that the comment I wrote in response to yours must have been erased during the blogger outage that happened the other night. I carved the square and triangle using carving blocks and a linoleum cutter. These are the links: http://bit.ly/5P7H7 & http://bit.ly/15retq. And, thank you for your lovely feedback!

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  5. Thought you might like to see these boat houses up on the St. Lawrence river.....

    http://www.flickriver.com/photos/atelier79033/2925976301/

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  6. Gabby, I am super, super inspired by those boat houses. Thank you so much for sending the link.
    xo e

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