Often, as I make my long drives to and from work, I spy things that I want to capture in pictures but so often I’m in such a hurry that I don’t have time to stop. Do you ever see things and just want to capture them and take them home with you? I think that it is these sights that have made me realize how much I love old things…houses, barns, trees, rusty old cars.
Lately I have been making an effort to leave home earlier and give myself more time on my drives so I can bring some of this old beauty home with me.
There is an old, abandoned house that sits just off the road that has intrigued me since the first time I noticed it. In my mind I can picture this old place back in it’s hayday…bright white and proud, with a huge chimney and a rambling front porch, the site of evening talks on the porch swing. The more times I passed this deserted home, the more I wondered about it…something about this house really piqued my interest.
Naturally this grand old home of long ago is the subject of my first captured images from those trips…it’s as though the family that lived there just woke up one day and walked away, not taking a thing.
I don’t profess to be a photographer but I enjoyed taking these so much. It’s as though now I have my own little piece of this place that has occupied my mind on so many of these long road trips.
In other news, I have decided to get back into making ATCs (Artist Trading Cards, in case you’ve never heard of them), so I am back on ATCs For All and doing a little trading of these wonderful little art pieces. If you’re a member over there, I hope you’ll look for me (I’m CraftJunkie.)
We’re only 21 days from our Vegas vacation and I am so ready to go! Vegas is where we went on our honeymoon back in 2006 and have looked forward to going back and now we are…YAY! I can’t wait! As of this moment, I am really looking forward to the three day holiday weekend that is just beginning and I plan on getting in some art time, watching some movies, doing a little cooking and just spend time ralaxing with my honey. Ahhhh….
I hope you’re all having creative days and have a good weekend coming up.
Peace & Love,