I’m running late with this post, thanks to having to go to work followed by thunder storms that make using the computer inadvisable. Hopefully I can finish before today’s storms arrive!
The theme is ‘Home’, what that might mean to different people.
I didn’t take this photo!
This is the home my young parents took me to when I was born, and we lived in it for more than four years, moving into the ‘proper’ house Dad built with his father just before my second brother was born.
It had a kitchen-come-living room and one bedroom, plus a laundry with a shower in one corner, and a small veranda That tiny building you can see in the background holds the pan toilet. I can remember helping to tear newspaper into squares, to be hung on a nail close-handy to the broad wooden seat. When the ‘pan’ was sufficiently full, Dad took it into our bush block for burial.
Ah, the good old days!
I imagined this wonderful home in a tree, and I took a photo of the painting.
My favourite fantasy home is a cabin-in-the-woods, among pine trees and down by the coast, in view of the sea.
Such places exist, between Aberdeen and Ocean Shores in Washington State. I saw them from the bus, but I have no photos to prove it. Next time!
So here’s Aberdeen Mansion instead, built by a man who made his fortune by cutting down trees and sawing them up for houses and boxes.
Maybe someone has bought it by now. It wasn’t me.
Here’s a bit of home – my studio, or one shelf and the things on it. This is a place where I feel at home and enjoy myself!
Making a few pairs of earrings feels like coming home.
Live music also feels like coming home.
A good movie can feel like home, too. And any song of Leonard Cohen’s is a homecoming…
I made an altered book, and filled it with quotes and notes-to-self about creativity. It could just as well have said ‘home‘ as ‘workspace’.
Home is where the heART is!
And it has an inside toilet that flushes… just sayin’…