Monthly Archives: September 2010

Mod House Ornament: Jeremiah Eck

Waaaay back when, before I’d discovered my art quilting groove and before blogging was mainstream (really, there was a time when this was so!) I used to subscribe to Fine Homebuilding, and several other shelter magazines, and dream…dream of the day that I would have the budget and time to commission a beautiful house built for me & my family. Nothing too extravagant, mind you, I’m a big fan of Sarah Susanka, artchitect and the writer of “The Not So Big House” and other books propounding the thoughtful use of design to bring functionality and beauty together. The hours, weeks, months, I must have spent pouring through this material and love love loving the shapes created by houses that are homes are I am sure what is fueling my use of this shape today in my art.

I no longer dream of the day when we can build our dream home (2 and a half years of paying mortgages on 2 houses, and paying a mortgage payment on a loan that exceeds the value of our house today has squelched that). But I still find endless joy in the simple shapes that are shelter. The tall, steep gabled roof, frequently found in the work of contemporary architect  Jeremiah Eck, is a timeless shape that never ceases to inspire me. Here’s hoping it inspires you too!

Mod House Ornament: Jeremiah Eck

Waaaay back when, before I’d discovered my art quilting groove and before blogging was mainstream (really, there was a time when this was so!) I used to subscribe to Fine Homebuilding, and several other shelter magazines, and dream…dream of the day that I would have the budget and time to commission a beautiful house built… Continue Reading

Mod House Ornament: Neutra

Hey There! I’ve got a new “ask Candy” over at Alamode Stuff – it’s about how to add one of those “grab my button” boxes to your sidebar! One of the things I’ve been wanting to do with my houses is to give them better names than “Flat roof” etc…  Alamodestuff Linda suggested naming them… Continue Reading

New Mod House Ornaments

Well, I finally made some new Mod House Ornaments in a new color palette I call “Pine Forest”, with shades of brown of the bark and the carpet of old needles, the green of this years needles and bit of blue sky. So what do you think – would you like to move into the… Continue Reading

More Process Photos

I’ve been building a set of Mod House ornaments in my new “Pine Forest” palette. I was hoping to have one finished by the end of the week to show you…but I don’t work that way. I prefer to work on all 6 at once, each wee house side being it’s own study in composition,… Continue Reading

One Moment: My Boy is Growing Up

Last weekend I took Liam, my 13 year old to audition for a regional orchestra, the Claremont Young Musician’s Orchestra (CYMO) not once…but twice. This is a group (actually 2 groups with upper ages of 17 and 20) that meets once a week about 45 minutes from Redlands. They play several concerts each year, occasionally at Disney Hall… Continue Reading