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Snippet Sunday

Wow, took me a long time to complete a simple (simplish) idea! But I did pick a detail-heavy style even if it is in the naïve, folk art tradition.

I don't know if I'll do anything artsy this coming week since we are flying out Friday.*  But there will be packing and cleaning. Lots of cleaning...

dream home
Julien looked at it, before I was finished, and said, "So, you miss green, eh?"
I guess it is a bit obvious. :P

I want it to be obvious too, however, that I want to live in a place with the four seasons that I grew up with, hence the snow on the top right and the wood full of color-changing trees on the left. I'm tired of wet/dry seasons places and hot/hotter places.

What else would I like?
- a garden and berry patch
- beehives
- a lawn, but not too much. I want some cultivated flowers, but I need some wild space as well.
- some flat(ish) land but also some hills. I spent a lot of my life on the plains and I don't really want to go back to that.
- water, running preferably, but a natural swimming pool or a pond would work, too.
- animals for companionship, milk, meat, eggs...
- an atelier, separate from the house if possible, where I can paint, do handiwork, and grow my stories.
- a forest
- space. No chance of a housing development or some such popping up next door.

Pluses would be:
- not far from the ocean (a glimpse of it from the property would suit J down to the ground)
- See those tiles on the house and atelier? I would dearly love to have a dragon-scale tiled roof,** like can be found in the Cantal region of France. *LOVE*
- I always wanted a wrap-around porch, but that is not a common architectural feature in France.  It would cut down on letting in winter light.

* To get around the potentially dangerous driving-during-curfew, we are going to rent a hotel room not far from the airport Thursday night. We'll spend Thursday afternoon at the pool there, having a good last "family day" before Sprout and I are separated from J. :)

** That's what I think they look like, anyhow.


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Aug. 25th, 2013 04:23 pm (UTC)
Love your dream house and environs! Keep your focus on the future that will bring it to you (so your subconscious can clear the way).

I'm very relieved that you've solved the curfew-breaking problem.
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:23 am (UTC)
Yes, I think it is important to really visualize what is vital to you so you can *feel* it and achieve it. Have a specific goal to move towards instead of aimless meandering, hoping to someday get to an undefined, blurry there...
Aug. 25th, 2013 04:48 pm (UTC)
How I would love for you to have those things. I hope and pray it will happen. And I'll come visit you ♥

The picture is lovely!

And I'm so relieved you're not going to risk breaking the curfew. So relieved.
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:19 am (UTC)
And I'll come visit you ♥

This is EXACTLY how I want others to feel about our home: a place they can and WANT to visit. *hugs*

About the curfew, J asked around a bit at work, and no one else seemed to have heard of what the airline lady told us, so...

The Egyptians are always breaking the curfew, at least they are in our neighborhood, but still, why risk it?
Aug. 25th, 2013 09:36 pm (UTC)
Better start saving. ;)

And take care on Friday!
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:17 am (UTC)
A centime here, a centime there, a bestseller here, another there... yeah... Long road ahead.
Aug. 25th, 2013 10:43 pm (UTC)
Your drawing reminds me of my all-time favorite book - The Little House by Virginia Lee Burton.
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:16 am (UTC)
I'll have to try to find out about that book. :)
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:12 am (UTC)
I hope you see lots of green soon. For me, what I miss most about Australia when I'm away is the light. There's something about the sky on the southern coast that I can't quite describe, but it always feels like home to me.
Aug. 26th, 2013 09:15 am (UTC)
Yeah, the light was one of the things I missed the most about my childhood environs when I moved overseas...
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