Saturday, August 22, 2009

AN ARTIST'S HOUSE







The pictures herein are only a taste of experiencing the real thing, as pictures never really do tell the whole story with their lack of clarity and feeling...

However, please enjoy...



Chanielle sitting on one of the artist's (Doris) many decks...



Julian and Adrien on the hand-built bridge from her house to the clearing...



The area right in front is part of the main entry way, which was originally a saloon and dance hall. The continuation of it is to the right of the picture. That is all that was there when they purchased the property.



Looking down from the second-floor balcony...



A closet door in one of the many many guest rooms...She applied actual chicken wire...



Her Indian room. These are Indians that she painted and displayed in this particular room. In making the walls to look like leather, she enlisted the help of her grandchildren and some paper bags...



A children's theater scene from one wall of the Red Lady's room...



The Red Lady...She has a specific name, which I don't recall...This room has a large bed for mama and daddy and also a crib...Above the crib is a nursery window so that mother's can peak in on their children...This artist has a very large family with lots of grandkids, and she and her husband wanted all of the comforts to be available to them.



In Custer's room, there is a stairway ascending up the wall to a child's loft...



A painted door...



A waiting area with more of her paintings and books that only look like books...



Door of The Cowboy Room...Notice the real leather that is attached to the painting...



Another bedroom door...



A wall behind the toilet has painted leaves and flowers with some silk flowers added...



Closet door in same bathroom as above...



This flower room is where our bride-to-be was getting ready with her ladies in waiting...





Another painting in the flower room...It has an offical name, as all the rooms do, but I can't recall it...



Some of the cording/brass buttons are glued onto the door to blend in with this painting...



A view from the vaulted ceiling...



Another view from above...



Now this room is amazing! Note the real bird's nest by the window and real tree branches on the ceiling. Since this bedroom is on an upper floor, she had to drag the branches all through the house and up the stairs...



Another wall...Another nest...Notice the tree trunk attached to the wall...





Painted trees...With real leaves attached...Notice the face on the trunk...





Another painted door...This one with brass rings and ropes attached...



A light switch in the above room...



A bedroom closet door...



To be continued...

2 comments:

Emily said...

What lovely photos and such a pretty place!!! :)

Zebu said...

Isn't it wonderful, Emily? They are so gracious in having people and events there, too.