Sunday, 23 January 2011

Back to normal . . .well as normal as I can be . . .for me . .

I was feeling a little out of sorts on Friday...but I'm much better now, thank you... this is also for Sunday Sketches

As you know Mr Hollywood and I have been house hunting...well we have found the perfect house and this beautiful tower sits at the bottom of the front garden...(I should say, that unfortunately the tower doesn't come with the house)...can't have everything. The house we have fallen in love with is an old Charentaise house, a ruin....of course...but in my head we have already lovingly  restored and decorated it...and I have imagined myself and Mr Hollywood sitting up in bed in the our vast bedroom looking out on this tower.....my workroom/office in the smaller middle bedroom also overlooking this tower......in the summer, lunching/dining with friends and family in the garden....and in the winter in our beautifully decorated vast dinning room....obviously I will get out my fine French crystal glasses...Yes lots of work and mega amounts of elbow grease and money are needed ....yes in my head we are already living there.....yes my imagination has run completely wild...
So fingers crossed and lots of praying....that soon I will be able to bore you all completely silly with house renovation stories.........

27 comments:

WrightStuff said...

Oh wow, it would be so lovely. Sending good vibes your way. Believe!!
I love how you've tied these thoughts into your sketch this week. I'm sure this tower must have one of those big old keys - aren't they fab!

Jenny Blair said...

wowwwww! Would you take any lodgers when you do get this house...I'd happily live in the tower!! :)Stunning!
Everything is crossed for you!
Glad you're feeling back to "normal"
cute sketch as always! :) x

Catherine... said...

No probs in staying Jenny, unfortunately the tower doesn't actually come with the house. Maybe one day if we manage to buy the house we'll be able to buy the tower later on...if we win the lottery...haha...

Heather said...

So glad to hear you found a place....too bad that tower doesn't come along, it would be a great studio. How exciting a new home....keeping fingers crossed for you!
i think your sketch is really sweet too, holding the big key to a new home!!! adorable outfit, too!! have a great sunday!

Marlene said...

Love the little girl in the sketch, she is adorable. Much luck with your new home, hope it all goes your way. The tower looks like it is holding lots of secrets, just waiting to be discovered.

Brianna said...

Hi Catherine! Thank you for saying hello. Your work is lovely and I look forward to browsing around.

Bri

Christine said...

what a precious sketch! It's so cute. Hope you get your dream home, very exciting.

CountryDreaming said...

A lovely, heart-warming sketch ... and your dream castle is the stuff of fairy tales come true! Hope you get your wish house.

Kristin Dudish said...

It looks like the cutie in your drawing holds the key to your heart's desire...
Best wishes - I hope we are hearing stories of home renovations very soon!

xo
Kristin

Helen said...

Love your sketch and her multicoloured stockings.....wonderful!

Good luck with the dream house.......sounds perfect!

Jennifer Bower said...

Wow! Even if the tower doesn't come with the house could you ask for a better view? Congratulation and good luck with the dream house. Your sketch captures the story perfectly. I am in love with her jacket, of all things.

Heather said...

Such a cute illustration. A Key to unlock the house.
What a cool tower!! I am keeping my fingers crossed to. I too have a house that is a fixer upper. One day at a time.

Tammie said...

Your art is precious!
I wish you the best on your house. I also like this tower!

Missy said...

What a cute little drawing! I love the shoes and tigts (I want some like them). Congrats and hope all goes well with thw house. That is one cool tower.

EVA said...

Wow!! What a view! Can't wait to see more... good luck! Fingers are crossed for you!

Very nice Sunday sketch!

Debbie said...

oooh i can't wait! i love renovations! cute sketch too!

Sophia said...

haha I dont think you could bore me with house rennovations of an old home. And talk about inspiration for your art! :)
Adore your SS - love the iron key she is holding. :)

Mmm said...

Aww, that sounds so nice and I can so picture it too. good luck with all the house stuff and hunting.

Love this picture, Catherine--especially those socks. Adorable. you have such a light whimsy style that is very endearing indeed.

Linda Pruitt said...

Your illustration is awesome! Love the tower story. My MIL lived across the street from a water tower. Brings back memories!

Julia Christie said...

What a great place - lots of luck in your pursuit of this property - will be fun to hear about your reno's! Great sketch too!

Smiles

Ocean Girl said...

Oh I am imagining with you, renovating, moving, so exciting. I look forward because I know how creative and wonderful you are. It'll be your all time sketch;) I pray that your dream will come true and all efforts easy. The view of the tower and the trees, the house must be in a special place. Like Rapunzel is your neighbour;)

I posted something on Malaysia that you might like;)

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I notice you already have the key in hand!!! Sounds absolutely wonderful. love the sketch too! cheers, dana

Kim said...

what a cute sketch with the heart key!! I will cross my fingers and think good thoughts for you on this house---I almost wouldn't care that the tower was not mine- you're right- what a wonderful view to look out on!!

3 Q said...

such cute sketches.. am a fan already

cherylmmaher said...

love the header please don't change it! the tower looks just like the martello towers around the coast of Ireland!! you just can't get away from me can you?! great view and all that aside what's the view like from the tower? THE project (the house in simpler terms) and as for elbow grease you have plenty of that darling! love to Mr Hollywood & most importantly HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY HAPPY BIRTHDAY XXXXXXXXXXX

Catherine... said...

Hi, everyone, thank you so much for all your kind words and positive thought...so far no news..fingers still crossed.....

Jehanne said...

ohhhhh it sounds lovely:) I hope you get it.