Monday, 11 October 2010

Row Houses

I've been a bit quiet of late - a week in Germany visiting family and the ongoing loss of my muse following the collapse of my marriage have both contributed. I hope to get back into art soon because it takes me out of myself and gives me pleasure (once I get going!) and I need all the pleasure I can get at the moment!

I reluctantly began making some 'row houses' for a swap. They needed to be house shaped, between 1.5 and 2.5 inches wide and between 3.5 and 6.5 inches tall, be in autumnal grungy colours, and to have a face on them.

After looking at lots of scraps of card and lots of face images for a long time, this is what I came up with....


  1. Hang on in there lass, it will get better. Loving your houses, like the muted autumnal shades and the poignant faces :)

  2. Adrienne -

    I am so sorry to hear that you are going through such a hard time. Keeping you in my prayers and sending good thoughts your way. I love your houses, what a lovely job you've done with them. Just so sweet.

    Elaine Allen

  3. I shall be there to give you a 'gentle nudge' towards creating art on Friday.
    These are great.

  4. I love your houses Adrienne. It is good that you have found creativity in the midst of your pain. I hope in time it helps. I am truly sorry to hear all you are going through right now

  5. Well, if those houses are any indication, you've found your muse. So sorry about your marriage. I hope this trip brings back a little spark to your life.

    I just spent a few days with Beverly Gilbert at her home in Whidbey Island. I wish you could have been there -- that probably would have been wonderful for you.

  6. I'm so sorry for your troubles! Be sure to get back into art, it'll never let you down. Your row houses turned out fabulously!

  7. Sorry you are having a bad time just now.
    The houses are excellent. I especially like that on some the roof sticks out at the side, and how textured the backgrounds look.

  8. Hello Adrienne....Sorry to hear that you are having some hard times, Just keep in mind that God never closes a door without opening a window.... Your beautiful little houses have many open windows. Be well and stay creative, art heals.

  9. Adrienne - I understand how sad it is when a long marriage ends, but I'm here to tell you that there is a new life waiting for you. Hang in there! Love the houses - think you found where your muse lives.


  10. I can only re-iterate what Deb said - I have personal experience of a very long marriage ending - but it really does get better, truly.

    With all that has been going on I am amazed at how you managed to concentrate on making such magnificent houses - they truly are gorgeous




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