Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Finally...pictures of the new home!

I'll admit, I should have done this a while back, but I was just too busy! So after much prodding and poking, I went outside this morning with my camera and took some pictures. Here is the front of the house...

This is the view from my backyard deck. I live in a rural area of CT, but then again, CT is very rural outside of it's cities. I have my very own woods complete with wild turkey, opossum, owls, field mice and a crap load of deer. Unfortunately, with the deer come the ticks and Lyme disease. Can NEVER be too careful out there!

My squirrel resistant bird feeder and it really does work! I get goldfinch, cardinals, chickadees, robins and a whole bunch of others that I haven't identified yet.
Tah-dah!!! My illustrious studio! My own little corner of Nirvana. It ain't much but it's better than what I used to have...a place in the garage! I'm moving up in the world! (Actually moving down in the world since this is in my basement!)
And this is sandee organized! Take a really good look at it because it probably won't look this way in a week!
The studio is larger than this but the other half isn't finished yet and the lighting there is very poor, or more realistically speaking, there isn't any lighting! Soon...........

20 comments:

christygrant said...

Very pretty house and I like the idea of all the animals around, too. (yes, even the deer). We have lots of rabbits, a few chipmunks, and birds. Occasionally we see hawks in our backyard and an a runaway horse once (from a stable able a mile away). Want some squirrels? I'd be happy to donate!

Your studio is off to a great beginning. Isn't wonderful to have a place to create?!

Love your red arch!

peggy gatto said...

Gorgeous! This is the house I always dreamed about, no kidding!
So, is my room on the right or the left?????

Karen Owen said...

Beautiful home and area, Sandee! I know you're happy in such wonderful, peaceful surroundings. I have a birdfeeder just like that one, but the birds wouldn't use it! So I got another one for the birds and actually put that one where the squirrels could hang upside down and get some seeds! I'm glad your birds like it because it's a pretty feeder.

karen

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a beautiful, friendly home, Sandee....love the serenity of the surroundings and your studo area is wonderful. I hope you will be very happy in your new home. Hugs, Gayle.

Jean-activeimagination said...

gorgeous home and surrounding area...lots of space and natural material for gathering future art material...and smog free air!
Enjoy your art space

Maija said...

Your house is so lovely with so much green and pretty flowers!!

barbara burkard said...

beautiful home!!! (note to self..sandee needs bird identification book)...and tell peggy i'm taking the right side since it's the more creative side (of the brain anyway!)

hugz

Sandy said...

Hi Sandee

Your home is beautiful - you must think you are living in paradise. Your studio looks great. If you're anything like me, my studio is only tidy when I'm not working in it, never when I am. Oh well...

The Backporch Artessa said...

Beautiful!

jackie said...

Oh Sandee, this looks like paradise! What a beautiful home! The lush, serene surroundings will be so conducive to stirring up your muse and then you have that wonderful new studio to create your masterpieces!
Thanks for sharing the photos!
hugs,
jackie

Jillian said...

Hi Sandee! I hope you're feeling better. Your new home is gorgeous! When's the big house-warming party so we can all show up and break it in properly?? :) I love your studio area too. My shelves usually seem to stay neat, it's my work surface that's usually piled with cr@p.

BTW--tomorrow is my subsitute teacher orientation and then I will be officially able to be let loose on the unsuspecting elementary school population functioning as a proper (and paid) substitute teacher! :) Thx for the prodding.

Joanne Huffman said...

It's a beautiful house and a great looking studio, Sandee. And your Gothic arch is beautiful - great color, imagery and composition.

Joanne

sue simpson said...

Sandee...your home is beautiful and your studio looks like a wonderful piece of heaven.

Tally O said...

Yay! Long awaited nirvana! Yah, gotta get that messy asap.

Aimeslee said...

What a gorgeous house and art space. So fun to see, thanks for sharing!

bockel24 said...

Congrats on your new home and studio - both look great! And you´ve made me totally envious by telling you have cardinals where you live ...

catworx said...

Sandee, what a gorgeous place you've moved to!!! I love your house style & your studio looks wonderful!!! Isn't it fun to have all that nature around!!!
Enjoy!!
hugs,
Cat

Angie Hall Haviland said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful new home photos, Sandee!! The studio is coming together nicely...so excited for you!! ENJOY!!

theresa martin said...

The new house and surroundings are just perfect! Gorgeous.

martha brown said...

What a fabulous home! Wait 'till you see mine, LOL. I bought the Money Pit..... hehehehehe But I HAVE painted half of my studio. None of the rest of the house. I do have priorities, you know....