'A' for Art Outside

Home Cute Home

Brandon and I have put a lot of work into our home, but the outside has been a little left out. We had spruced up our porch, but not much else.

There are no bushes, no flowers, no landscaping of any kind. The only plant life out front was a little tree sapling. We bought the house in the winter and the photo from the house listing showed the tree with leaves on it, so we waited and waited all throughout the spring and summer for it to show signs of life. Nothing. Which of course meant leaving a dead tree out front as our only form of ‘greenery’ until we chopped it down in the fall. Nice.

When Patricia van Essche of pve design introduced herself, I was really excited about the idea of having a sketch of my home. Then I remembered what our house looks like. Luckily, a little artistic license goes a long way.

Our Home

Ooh, my house looks cute! Look! Greenery!

Also, can I just tell you how much I love Patricia’s photo? Brilliant.

pve design

She also has a blog, and is an all around amazing and creative woman. You can contact her here if you’re interested in commissioning an illustration of your own.

(Thanks, Patricia!)

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  • Jennifer
    February 8, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    How cute! I would love something like that… maybe in my kitchen! I’ll have to go check it out.

  • Jules
    February 9, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Oh I know all about Patricia and I {heart} her. I’m saving my pennies so that she can draw our house. I wanted it for The Mister’s birthday, but I procrastinated. I may just give him a “Your Just Awesome” gift, though. ;)

  • Terrea
    February 9, 2008 at 1:03 am

    Wow, what a wonderful illustration. It looks sort of whimsical. And I agree, her photograph is awesome too : D

  • pve design
    February 9, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Thank you for posting me and my illustration of your “home cute home”-which by the way is en route to you! I hope you enjoy it as much as I enjoy being inspired by your blog.
    You have a way of making things lovely!

  • Sasha
    February 9, 2008 at 10:35 pm

    I’m a new visitor to your site and a new RSS subscriber. Love your store, love the blog! and the design is outstanding…I’ll be checking back often.

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