a-frame of mind

Wow.  Cheesy title.  A couple of weeks ago, I got a request for a gift certificate for my custom house portrait.  I don’t know why I hadn’t already thought of putting one of these in my shop.  Anyway, it was like this but with words and stuff.

I don’t think I’ve ever actually been in an A-frame house, but there’s something about them that appeals to me in a woodsy, chalety, way.  I guess it’s not really the house itself that I like as much as the potential of pleasant and owl-infused surroundings that I imagine must go with them.

Campbell and Cullom

Well, that was a long sick day!  Actually, it was more of a hibernation, but I’ve emerged – a little disoriented, somewhat energized, and seriously disappointed that I didn’t manage to use up the fat that I stored last fall.  In addition to the lengthening days, a series of commissions helped drag me out of my den.  This is a custom house portrait that a very sweet girl ordered as a gift for a neighbour she was leaving behind when she moved into her first house.  I love hearing the stories behind the purchases of my prints and am regularly impressed by pure thoughtfulness.  Either I have especially nice buyers, or people in general are nicer than I give them credit for (I’m betting on the former).

a place for everything


While looking at my new galleries last week, I thought that the three “Shelves and Cabinets” drawings looked kind of lonely, so I decided to add to their ranks.  There is something very satisfying about well-organised kid stuff.  So far, we’ve managed to avoid the “more kid stuff than you have space for” trap, even in our little apartment (the same cannot be said for our grown-up stuff), so all of Doodle’s toys, etc., actually go to the proper place before bedtime.  Luckily, Doodle is still young enough to think that this is an okay game, too.

PS – Happy Thanksgiving, Americans!  I hope you enjoy your turkey/tofurky, football, parade… and then that freaky shopping thing you do on Friday.  Don’t get hurt.