|La Malcontenta -- a wonderful picture of a woman cooking in a Mexican kitchen.|
The attic roof front is still not decided upon. I did sketch out a number of ideas between a center gable and,or dormers windows. So far, I am not happy with any of them. I did slate the roof sides, though and that looks good.
Finally, a wonderful picture of a woman working in a Mexican kitchen is hung in the kitchen. I found it on the Internet, printed it, glued it to illustration board, protected it with acrylic medium semi-gloss gel, and framed it with white cotton cording to complete its “homey” look.
I haven’t worked on this house in ages and I decided that it’s time had come. I had always thought that this would be a great home for lots of paintings of ancestors, Scottish things, and horses (since this is a horse farm).
|Picture of back living room wall: the MacPherson extended family were privateers during the American Revolution and the War of 1812: one of their ships, the Timberwolf, and two of their captains, James and Charles.|
|The MacPherson progenitors: Jacob and his wife Patience, and their daughter Faith.|
We finally finished the kitchen lighting. These are “swag” lamps from HBS and fit in well with the kitchen-dining room. The lamps are electric but the chandelier is battery operated.
At first, I was not going to decorate any houses for Christmas, but I decided that since we always do something for Christmas, we would do Casa Lobo, 2004 Oddjob Lane, and the Wells home (the Original Rowbottom Manse). Pictures in the next post.
I will try to do better with my miniatures. I am on a very serpentine yellow brick road of life, but I guess I will get somewhere at some time!