The Three Muses…. Home Sweet Home. I have never had roots per se, so the traditional image of home and hearth means very little to me. I understand the concept and I have tried it once. Nick and I bought our own home back inb 2001 and we did all the usual things – paid the bills, insurances, renovated, redecorated, turned the garden into a little oasis (well, it was only about 14 feet square, so most things grew upwards!) and it was fine for a few years and then we were ready to move on…
I think the whole selling process was so very stressful and drawn out, at the mercy of all and sundry, that it put me off for life. I discovered I have a very strong ‘wanderlust’ and as such am never going to be ‘rooted’ to any one place. Nick too, has lived in many countries and absorbed many cultures, but has trouble settling! So really, for the pair of us, Home, Sweet Home, is wherever the other one is at that particular time. Wherever we live, we are ‘at home’, as long as we’re together. DD may well turn out to be more conventional – who knows?
In any event, who organises all that? Me!! Ergo, I am a human Home Hub – like a lot of women, I expect… “What’s New?” depicts that in a very loose way.
Just a few more words to add – the TM influence is helping me to doodle in colour and more freely; who’d have thought I’d find someone with the same surname in a randomly cut out piece of pink text from a magazine? And thank you to Ann, Marie and Bev for a wonderfully “anything goes” weekly challenge this year. It’s been fantastically refreshing to illustrate the challenges in such varied formats and the wonderful camaraderie we’ve all developed via blog comments is something to treasure.
Merry Christmas and warm wishes to everyone, however you celebrate the ‘silly season’. I am happily enjoying my new artbooks – my seasonal indulgence at Christmas!! xoxoxo