|"Row of Houses" by August Wren - Jennifer Orkin Lewis|
I'm interrupting my regularly-scheduled Instant Art Collection this week to announce some big news: we got a house! Finally. Most of you know we've been looking for a long time, and I honestly wasn't sure if it was going to happen. I've heard some horror stories about house hunting in this area though, and overall, I feel very lucky. It's a small, one-story brick house (only 1170 sq. ft.) about 20 minutes outside DC. And yes, even though it's just 20 minutes away, it feels like uncharted territory for us. We will need to buy a car for one thing, the sooner the better. Actually, I alternate between being really excited and kind of overwhelmed by all the work we need to do (and money we need to spend); sometimes I go back and forth several times in the span of an hour. But mostly, I just have to remind myself that this house means I get to have a studio/office of my own, a place to spread out and make a mess and create big projects or little projects or whatever I feel like making; that thought usually calms me down and brings a smile to my face. And we also will finally be able to get a dog (that is, if we can afford one after all the house bills and car bills-eek!).
I will share photos at some point after we move in and get some furniture in place, art on the walls, etc.
Also, how cute is the illustration at the top of the post? Check out Jennifer Orkin Lewis's shop; she sells fantastic colorful prints from her watercolors and oil paintings as well as digital illustrations.