Wednesday, July 22, 2009

on the home front!

I think we may have another winner!  Good thing there are so many fishies in the sea :)  So, we looked at a beautiful 2 story victorian home yesterday, and then again today.  We are going to look at it one more time tomorrow (ya know- third times a charm!) and then possibly sign some papers to put in an offer!  But, we've been here before, so we're trying not to get our hopes up... but definitely keeping our fingers crossed!

here is the 2nd bedroom... I think I see a very well lit studio!! :)

This is the master bedroom.  It has a set of super cute little french doors that lead out to the roof of the seasonal porch downstairs. 
 A very promising little porch for the master bedroom!

And now on to the art... My friend Katy and I have decided to challenge each other to paint more.  We went through the painting/drawing program together at UWOshkosh, but now that we're away from school it has been hard to get motivated.  The name of the game is famous painters... mostly portraits since we love them the most.  Vermeer's 'Girl with a Pearl Earring' was the first challenge.  

As you can see, it is still a challenge for me!!  I have yet to finish it... the end product will be posted when all is done.  For me there is a challenge within the challenge- for some reason I get very anxious when copying a master work.  I think it's because I know that I am no where near as talented and there for the end product will never compare.  So it makes it hard for me to finish a piece like this, maybe because I'm afraid of what it will look like in the end?  So this is me taking my sweet, sweet time.  It holds a resemblance... but really, it's no Vermeer. :)

about 1/2 way there...


  1. I am so envious of your house hunting. That is all. :)
    P.S. -- This house looks amazing

  2. thanks!! we put in an offer today... fingers crossed!!!