Carol Sloan here.
I am like so many of the artists here in that I love the imagery of a house.
It signifies so much of what we hold dear to us.
And it's just plain fun to draw & paint!
I spent a couple of years compulsively painting whimsical houses on small pieces of scrap wood while simultaneously drawing them in my art journal.
I must have painted and sold over a hundred of them over the course of a year.
Here are a few samples of both.
I love being able to add all those little lines and dots into the drawing that bring them to life for me.
It's the wonky, uneven, trembling lines of my drawings that show a part of me that I sometimes cannot.
While I love and appreciate more serious art, when I sit down to doodle and draw - this is what comes out of my pen.
And I guess that I need to quit fighting it.
I also made a set of place mats with the same type of houses on them.
They have been laundered many, many times but still hold a sparkle of whimsy.
Here's one of them.
Now - head over to my blog for a look at one more idea that I had for these whimsical houses.
Oh, and I'm having a great give away also!