Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Whimsical Houses

It seems that houses have been coming up a lot in my artwork of late.
Could it be something to do with family moving?
My daughter moved not long ago and in two more weeks we will be moving
my parents in to a bungalow.

Home has always been the best place for me to be. No matter where I have lived, and I have lived in many places in my life time, I have always made the house my home, my sanctuary.
How about you?

My husband had some scrap wood so I asked him to cut some wonky edges and make me some houses, and this is what the finished product looks like. 

I have used my own stamps carved from rubber on these, which I learned about in Kate Krane's class at 21 Secrets workshops, along with other stamps, paints, papers etc.

You can see one of my rustic little stamps in this photograph below.
 I used it on this piece of cardboard art in Kate's Journal Soup class.


 Here is another cute piece I did in Kate's class too, made on an old piece of cardboard.
 I enjoyed this class very much.

I am not sure if you can still sign up but here is the link again
if you want a lot of fun this summer.

My sister continues to struggle through chemotherapy, she has completed half of it and has another 12 weeks to go, she should be finished just after her birthday in August. Then she get's a month to recuperate before her next surgery.

The next little while will be helping mom and dad finish packing, move and get settled, but I can't wait. It will only take me 7 minutes to drive to them after that. Yipeee...

I know this post is short (although sweet), I just wanted to share my art with you, it's hard keeping up with blogging lately, hope I am not gone so long next time.


  1. I love your houses! They're so sweet! :0)

  2. Hi Lynn, I was looking for a post from you. I had been thinking about you, but with being so hit and miss at times I thought maybe I missed seeing one. I love your little houses. Of course, I like seeing what you have been doing. It will be good that your parents will be closer to you. My hubby is still in the nursing home and still can't walk or get out of bed, the wheelchair, and etc by his self. I will continue to pray for your sister. I know it has been probably hard with the treatments. I use to watch those when hubby got liquid iron infusions. Have a wonderful day. Many Hugs and Prayers from Your Missouri Friend.

  3. Oh but I do love the little Houses. Might have to ask David if he could cut me some....only am not sure I would ever get them to look as sweet as yours. I don't have the knowledge with the paint and colours you use....but who knows maybe I can make a 'Silvia' version xx Love love yours

  4. Oh, I love the houses! What a great idea and beautiful painting techniques. :) Thank you for sharing. Saying prayers for your sister.

  5. Your artwork is so beautiful Lynn. Glad to hear your parents will be close to soon, I know that must be somewhat reassuring to you. Also I continue to keep your sister in my thoughts and prayers. Take Care, my friend!


  6. Love, love, LOVE your whimsical artwork!

  7. i like your whimsical artwork and design.
    regards from Ann.

  8. Oh Lynn, I love your houses! They are just so whimsical, fun, and beautiful.
    How wonderful that your parents will be closer to you, that will be nice. And I will keep your sister in my prayers.

  9. Wonderful houses! Good luck with all the moves....it is a lot of work and stress but once it is all accomplished your parents will be much closer and you can enjoy their company more often....that will be fun. All the best to your sister too....take care,,,,,

  10. Adorable houses (and angels too!), so original and cute!


  11. Dear Lynn, I love these delightful, whimsical houses that you created!! Sorry to hear about your sister and I hope things go well with the chemo. Re spam: I am also having the same trouble with tons of Anonymous comments and have also had to block them. It was quite annoying! I hope alls well with you Lynn. Take care!! Wini xo

  12. Your houses are wonderful Lynn - love the colors. so bright. Sounds like wonderful classes.

  13. These are adorable Lynn! I hope you are enjoying your summer. I haven't been on FB much...thought I would stop by and say hello!

  14. Well...you've been gone a long time! I love your houses. Saw the nest tags on Pinterest and ... well, here I am checking out your blog. I loved Kate Krane's class. And I love Daisy Yellow.... I did her ICAD and then for about a month I made a house tag a day! I love a house image! Thanks for sharing.......... come back!

  15. I was searching for whimsical houses on the net, and my search brought me here. Glad I reached your houses... I love the look of them. Your work inspires me!


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