Sunday, January 25, 2009

"Only Oranges Left"

We've been in the same house for 7 years now so we forgot how hard it is to move. How did we accumulate all this crap?! I didn't have the energy to post a painting last night, and I completely forgot to take a picture of the house while it was still light outside, so below is a photo from when we first saw it a few months ago. My future studio will go just to the left of this view. Isn't it funny how when you're in the middle of a move, the places you're moving from AND to look like total disaster areas?! Or is that just me?

16 comments:

Dani Brandimarte said...

It's lovely! I'll miss having you here in Austin, though. Love the painting, too.

mary said...

I have so enjoyed receiving your daily paintings by email - a daily treat to look forward to. I can't imagine how you've managed to do anything but move! Your new house is so pretty and look at all those trees!

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Oh Honey, what a sweet house. One thing about cyberspace is that, for me, you're still 'here'!
So happy for you.
Kickin' painting, of course.

Melissa Mead said...

Hi Carol, I'm so impressed that you keep posting and keep us in touch with what's going on in this hectic stressfilled space you are in! I'm greatful too! I have moved nearly every 18 months for the last 8 years for various reasons. Take it slow...take notes...keep you head down and keep pushing... The disasters clear as if by magic (but you know you did all the work!)
Your house is so beautiful. I long for my own house!

dsb said...

Congratulations and best of luck in your new place.

Karen Hargett said...

What a cute house! Can't wait to see more pictures and your new studio when it is ready. Good luck with moving.

Belinda Del Pesco said...

No disaster at all - it just oozes "family" and the grounds are clear on purpose; to leave room for imagining the footprint of that new studio. Congratulations!

Katherine Tyrrell said...

The house looks great - as does this painting. Very clean and fresh looking - I had to pop on over to "your place" to leave a comment.

Good look with all the unpacking!

Deb Kirkeeide said...

I know the feeling - when I bought my house I loved it - my image of it was perfect. When I took my walk through before the closing, I cried. It looked like a disaster! This house looks great!I can't wait to watch the progress of the studio.
Thanks for your comment and visit to my blog last week. Have fun settling in!

Jacki Newell said...

Wow, Carol, love the way you paint glass. It's so beautiful.
God bless you in your new house. It looks like a great place to do art and raise kids.

Michelle said...

I love your paintings! Such an inspiration. Thank you!

www.michellearnoldpaintings.com

Kevin Menck said...

That accumulation of "crap" I think is something we all deal with. I stood in my garage one night and looked at all of the "crap" in it and realized I spent hard earned money on everything I was looking at and it almost made me sick. I could have retired 20 years ago.
By the way, your work is incredible!

Terry Daniels said...

I always enjoy how you make something so "simple" like a glass jar and two oranges, look so good. Less is more!

Every time I move I swear I'm going to keep my life simple, and I always end up with too much stuff at the next move. I am reminded of George Carlin's routine about "stuff"... Don't think about it too much, it's a downer. Just make an effort to pare down the total every so often.

Nancy B. Hartley said...

Congratulations! What a beautiful house and in a gorgeous woodsy setting, what could be better!! Best wishes for lots of happiness in your new home!!

Cheryl Anderson said...

I look at your blog almost daily--your beautiful work is an inspiration to me as I'm trying to loosen up a bit. Best of luck to you with your new house and studio. I'm in the process of building my own studio so I know how exciting and overwhelming the process can be.

Roxanne Steed said...

Best wishes on the move...you'll get to the "other end of the mess" at some point. In the mean time- keep some happy thoughts going (such as....we love your work!)Smiles, Roxanne