We live in a 'Colonial Cottage'.....at least that is what I call it. The major and minor remodeling we've done on the house over the last five years has made our little abode live-able and has also given it some 'character'.
This entrance to our home has quite a "history", you can read about that here:
It is SO nice to finally be able to walk into the house on sturdy steps, and have the added bonus of a cute "Colonial Cottage" porch to sit on.
Next, we need to stain the porch deck and paint the posts.....then, maybe a cute railing will be added?, but I won't "push it"! :)
Something New....Lana (Honeysuckle Lane/ Simple Joys Paperie) and I have combined our names and our "alter-egoes" - and a mutual love for the cottage-style - and have opened a new little website called "Mavis and Mavis."
You can see our offerings and read more about it here:
Mavis and Mavis ( a "play" on our last names: Lana Manis and Suzanne Davis....all the letters are in there somewhere!) These updates will happen periodically....sometimes seasonally and sometimes for holidays.
NOTE: I AM still painting/creating "paintings of the past", aka: 18th/19th century style art....'cause I LOVE it, but this is just a fun "lighter side" of vintage-y art for me.
Here is a peek at Lana's neat idea....she used vintage book covers as backing for her beautiful watercolors~ Clever girl!
(Lana's work on Mavis and Mavis)
Something I painted for Mavis and Mavis
(shabby table, old barn board and a blue enamel pitcher)
And another bit of news....I received a letter from Early American Life publication saying that I have been chosen to be in the 2011 Artisan's Directory! Thank you EAL! I'm honored and excited to be included!
Of course, I did receive this letter on April 1st (April Fool's Day!), so I'm hoping the honor is "for realz" ! :)
Here is a link to EAL if you aren't familiar with the publication. There is also info on subscriptions. I highly recommend this magazine if you are an early American lover of history/ art/ gardening/ cooking/ crafts/ and "everyday life" of the past.
And the painting of a little person on my sidebar...in the red dress wearing an apron...
do you see it? :)
That is one of the paintings I entered as my submission to the EAL directory this year.
We are hoping for nicer weather to stain the new porch deck this week.....but it looks like a wet and rainy one. :(.....guess it must be spring! Have a great week.