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Exterior Colours

Victorian Era House Colours

There is a continuing debate regarding what ‘authentic’ Victorian colours looked like.  I subscribe to the well documented idea that homes were probably most often painted with inexpensive (at the time) ‘forest’ colours (a.k.a. 479 more words

New Old House


The front flowerbeds got the first layer of new pavers across one side of the house today.

These things were too heavy for me to lift, so luckily my son was able to do it for me. 150 more words


Door Number 3!

A front door is one of the first things you notice walking up to a house. And the door that’s been on the house since we moved in just wasn’t cutting it… Especially in winter. 298 more words


1256 / Museo Principe Felipe / Valencia 

Yesterday, at the Museo Principe Felipe, one of the big projects from Calatrava at Valencia, at the Ciudad de las Artes y Ciencias. Interior and exterior sketch.


Rose Care

Today I used Bayer Advanced All in One Rose and Flower Care on my 3 rose bushes.

The rose bush that was original to the house had developed yellow spots on the leaves. 60 more words


Stormy Weather

Well the thunderstorm finally came, but a lot of the fence was put up before it hit.

Power went out for about 3 hours but we had no damage other than a branch that broke off of our cottonwood tree. 91 more words


1255 / Palau de les Arts Reina Sofia / Valencia // Spain

20 minute sketch at Palau de les Arts, one of Calatrava’s building at the former river in Valencia. I don’t like this building, it is the first time I draw it from my will, but I must admit it is challenging to sketch, and that’s a good motivation!