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Second Guessing and Second Chances

By | My Artist Home

Turns out I spoke too soon. I should never have worn my heart on my sleeve. Never have assumed understanding when there was none. Never have shared my enthusiasm so openly about all the things that make this house and this neighborhood so unique.

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Lesson learned.

Right now you are probably thinking WTF are you talking about Melissa?

Well take a look…

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Yes, that’s right, our pending contract failed and the house is back on the market. Wah wah waaaaaah.

Well you know me. I get knocked down, but I get up again….and so will the sale of this house.

So if you were disappointed when we went on…and then off…the market in matter of 3 short days, now’s your second chance.

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By the way, 8,000 of you looked at our virtual tour last time.

Just sayin.

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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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Up and At ’em

By | Exhibitions

Tonight is the Opening for Spring Awakening, the latest TVAA exhibition at Boise State Public Radio. It is also the debut of my tarpestry “Spring Awakening (The Unconcious Arsonist).”

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I’m excited to have one of my original tarps out in the world where people, besides my nearest and dearest, can actually see it in person. Descriptions and detail shots don’t do it justice — you have to see the entire “elephant” if you know what I mean.

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It’s been a whirlwind around here lately what with making plans to sell my beloved artists’ home, and being so jazzed about making more tarpestries inspired by our New Orleans trip, and having a new traffic box to design — yes, I’m doing a “traffic tarpestry.”

It’s actually a bit ironic that I am oozing with inspiration at the same time I have to subtract myself and a lot of my art from this house. Potential buyers have to be able to “see” themselves living their lives here, not me living mine.

(This bad boy is coming with me!)

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I’ve “restaged” a couple of the rooms so it is more “housey” and less “artsy.”

Buh-bye “Gallery,” hello Living Room…

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Buh-bye “Music Room,” hello Bedroom…

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I left myself enough space in the Living Room to work on my tarps, sort of. It’s a little cramped, but that just highlights the kind of studio space I really need, and is helping define what we want for our next place. The next space has got to work as a studio first. We can live in our studio, but it’s much harder to turn traditional living space into working space. I’m guessing a lot of you are very familiar with that conundrum.

This is my latest New Orleans inspired tarpestry — sorry about the usual less than great shots since it is so big, and is on the floor.

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Some detail shots…

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And this is the “traffic tarpestry” under way…

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(More to come on this piece in my next post.)

I hope you can make it to the Opening this evening for Spring Awakening — there is a ton of other work besdides mine to enjoy as well.

Up and at’em!

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