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Everyday in May - 4 and 5

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I did another 2 page journal spread in my House series for my sketches yesterday and today.  My father built this house with the help of my mother's brothers and some friends - in a rural community approximately 20 miles from New York City.  We moved in one week after I finished 3rd grade and I lived there until I graduated from high school - plus 4 college summers.  As I was writing this I realized that I have lived in my NYC apartment longer than I lived in my childhood home - a surprising realization. 

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I left out the trees on the front lawn because it wasn't possible to see the house.  Maybe next winter I'll resketch this house from a winter photo and add the bare trees.  Snow and trees are still challenges for me!

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Next I plan to sketch the college dorm where I lived for 2 of my 4 years.

Comments

lovely job like the journaling

This is wonderful. My ex-laws lived in S. Jersey and had a home quite similar to this, built in 1950 or so. I like the combination exterior/interior sketches you've done. It is sad when your main child hood home goes "on the block." but I wonder if it is sadder not to have HAD a PRIMARY childhood home...

Fun memories to document - the house sketch is fantastic and I Love the sky - amazing. I would love to do this project but as a child be moved quite frequently and I remember little detail. I love the variety of posting this ED in May is bringing forth. I look forward to your next installment.

What a great idea! You do such wonderful architectural drawings, and the floorplan is a great addition. Can others join you in this project?

This is a fun project - and I love what you're doing with it.

Shirley,
This is a wonderful idea that I plan to "steal"! By the way, we lived in West Milford (not too far from Wayne) briefly in the 80s. Beautiful place, on Pinecliff Lake, that I will try to paint soon!
Lisa

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