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May 2015

Moving Right Along!

By | My Artist Home

I need to remember all those “Wise Words” I post on my Pinterest board that remind me about things like “Worrying is like praying for something you DON’T want.”

I should never have worried about selling our wonderful house, because…

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Yep. We have a contract pending with a wonderful buyer!

You’re not allowed to say your house is “sold” until everybody’s signed on the dotted line on the day you close — but I’m not worried. I’m thrilled.

Delight is in the Details

By | My Artist Home

Our house is now officially on the market and there are photos which you can see everywhere including right here on our virtual tour.

There is also a flyer:

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What we don’t have are the “detail” shots which I think make this house special, and which are of things I’ve done to our home which will stay when we sell it.

Things like all the rugs I’ve painted on the floors.

In our Living room/Dining room:

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In the room we’ve used as a cosy dining room, but which could be a study or bedroom:

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In the hall between the main floor bedrooms, (as well as the door to the front bedroom):

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In my little studios upstairs (which could also be bedrooms):

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I’ve also painted the door in the upstairs hall between the two studios:

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As well as the door to the Butler’s Pantry:

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And three hallway light fixtures:

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The house was built in 1938 so it has tons of character, and wonderful details like coved ceilings in every room on the main floor as well as the arched setback for the kitchen range and refrigerator:

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And the 29″ deep window ledge in front of the wall of windows in the downstairs living space:

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This is a wonderful big hug of a house, and there is a lot of delight in it’s many unique details.

Spread the word! This house is looking for someone new to love!

Mi Casa Can Be Su Casa…

By | My Artist Home

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Lately I’ve had nothing but HOUSE on the brain because…well, we’re Just Doing It! Our wonderful artist’s home is now officially FOR SALE!

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You can see photos and read all the important Real Estate Stuff if you Google MLS# 98588999. Or just click on that hot link I just gave you!

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I’m a bundle of mixed emotions over the whole thing. I love this house so much and am sad to think of leaving it, but I’m super excited to think about finding our next great place here in Boise, AND another in New Orleans. Excited, and a little overwhelmed.

Meanwhile, the important thing for us to concentrate on is finding the perfect buyer for this 3,447 sq. ft. home with 6 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, 2 kitchens, 2 living room/dining rooms, 1 workroom (shop), 1 butler’s pantry, and 1 very large back yard with tons of potential for someone who actually gardens (cough, cough).

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I like to describe our location as “Urbal” — Urban in the front, and Rural in the back. We’re 1/2 a block from shopping and the busline to downtown, yet you could easily have chickens and ducks, and a giant vegetable garden in the back.

Best of all, this area is becoming the International District and there are Vietnamese, Chinese, Italian, Mexican, African, Argentine, Thai, Bosnian, Korean, Middle Eastern, and Indian markets and restaurants just a couple of blocks away. Plus there’s the International Market on Curtis and Franklin — only two city blocks from our house. Pretty sweet!

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So tell all your house-hunting friends — the best little artists’ house in Boise is looking for a new family! You can get a lot more information from our realtor Linda, who can be reached at her cell # (208)870-6077.

She’s really into HOUSES too!

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Go! No…Stop, Look, Listen. Now Go Go!

By | Tarpage

I finished the artwork for my next traffic box — actually it’s a HAWK Pedestrian Crossing Control box — and then got word that Rena Vandewater and I had been assigned each other’s locations.

Ooops.

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Potentially that could have been a real pain — particularly if the boxes had been markedly different in size. Or especially if my actual location had not been a Pedestrian Control Box.

But that wasn’t the case.

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In fact both boxes are basically the same size, and both are HAWK Pedestrian Control boxes.

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They are just on different streets. Rena’s artwork will grace the box I thought I was doing on Cassia and Orchard, and my artwork will be on the corner of Edson and Curtis.

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Those locations make so much more sense when you know that Rena does wonderful patterny, colorful paintings of orchards — get it? She’s assigned Orchard St.

And mine is inspired by patterns I saw at the International Market — which is off of Curtis. I’m actually hoping to display the entire tarpestry at the International Market after the box is wrapped this summer.

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And so, inspite of all being well, I am reminded that it is a very good idea to Stop. Look. And Listen — before you Go Go!

“Spring Awakening (The Unconscious Arsonist)”

By | Exhibitions, Tarpage

For the TVAA Exhibition “Spring Awakening” I debuted the “Tarpestry” (formerly referred to as a “Tarp Picada” which now has a second life) titled “Spring Awakening (The Unconscious Arsonist).”

The exhibition opened on May 8, 2015 through July 17, 2015.

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Details of this piece can be seen in the Surface Pattern Design portion of my portfolio in the section titled “Winter Trees’ Dreams of Spring.”