No Place Like Home!

I really love old homes. I love their detail, history and coziness. I've been drawing lots of homes the past year. Below are some of my illustrations with various types. I love to drive around and wonder who lives in certain houses. Sometimes I wish i could ring the doorbell and ask to see inside. lol! I'm guessing that wouldn't be appreciated.  I spent a lot of time pondering what sort of home my first character lived in and enjoyed researching the little houses I love in Northern Massachusetts. That will always be home. A little trivia: the "43" on the (Lovey) bunny homestead was the number of my childhood home. I love putting bits of my childhood into my work. They show up in odd places...

Whether it is a rooftop flat in the city, a classic A-frame or mansard roofed house high in the Alps, I love putting homes into my work.

Whether it is a rooftop flat in the city, a classic A-frame or mansard roofed house high in the Alps, I love putting homes into my work.

I love all the tiny cottages by the sea and the craggy coastline in New England.  And yes, a small obsession with Mansard roofs too!

I love all the tiny cottages by the sea and the craggy coastline in New England.  And yes, a small obsession with Mansard roofs too!

These are the sort of homes that remind me most of home. I grew up in New England and still have a fondness for those cramped little streets, packed full of tiny A-frame colonials. I love everything from the weathered shingles and shakes to the doors, bay windows and picket fences.

These are the sort of homes that remind me most of home. I grew up in New England and still have a fondness for those cramped little streets, packed full of tiny A-frame colonials. I love everything from the weathered shingles and shakes to the doors, bay windows and picket fences.