Today is a moment of fame for me. Before this, I had been featured at Casa Costa in Seaside, FL. I sat at an antique desk at the back of that beautiful store with my humble little tole painted bucket full of pencils (which I later drew as my logo). Visitors came in that night for "Art Walk" and watched me draw, asked me questions, complimented my work. I felt like a million bucks. Art Walk in Seaside is the first Friday of every month. Locals and visitors peruse the shops in Seaside, mingle with shop owners and managers, meet featured artists and have free champagne and hors d' oeuvres . It is an excellent place to meet people and have your work seen. I have had an open invitation to sit at Casa Costa and draw. I have been several times and it has been a wonderful experience. I am very, very thankful to Sylvia F. at Casa Costa for her hospitality and encouragement.
I have drawn several homes since then. One of those homes being The Nester's home. I have been visiting The Nesting Place since I started blogging over a year ago. I have loved her blog, her humor, her sensibility, her whim, her talent, her class. She has been an inspiration to me in decorating my own place and a bright spot in my day visiting her blog and enjoying her wit.
I remember when she first posted about her home she had to sell and move from. When I began drawing this last year, her home was on my list of things I would love to draw. I loved the "after" photograph. I loved how it was photographed. The trees perfectly framed the beautiful off white home with golden shutters. I loved the copper roof that was added to the front entrance (very classy). I love the square columns, too.
Sometimes I see a building or a home and I immediately see it drawn in colored pencil. The Nester's home was one of those structures I HAD to draw.
It was a pleasure drawing her beautiful home. I can relate to her love of home. I sold and moved from a home that was loved. It wasn't anything I would think an artist would want to render. Nothing like Nester's gorgeous home, but it was home to me. Everything was just right. It was cozy and I had made it that way.
I am so happy to have created this drawing for Nester to always remember her beautiful home by. I am thankful for this Moment of Fame.
Be Inspired! -Karol :0)