Sunday, January 9, 2011

the heart of our own communities...


{You are probably going to get sick of seeing these houses}


I have just finished Maeve Binchy's book "Minding Frankie" and the thought of not spending any more time with Frankie and her family is making me a little sad. I just loved it, I love how Maeve Binchy has written several books based on the characters featured in this latest novel... it is like catching up with old friends, so so good.


Reading "Minding Frankie" has started me thinking about how we are the heart of our own communities and how each of those communities are connected. Like a great big family tree, or like a crazy diagram a scientist would draw to describe the mathematical reason behind our connections, connections to places, connections to things and to each other. I am not sure you know what I am getting at but tomorrow, with this thought in mind, I am going to start a painting with a single house and build a community around it...

9 comments:

Michele from Pipi La La said...

I could never ever get sick of your houses. Not ever.

I am half way through Minding Frankie and really love the sense of community as well. I love how you came up with your wonderful idea through the book! I wish my brain worked like yours. :)

danasparkle said...

More houses please. I loved reading Tara Road. The house was like another character. Funny how houses can be like people. Reflecting character, giving a feeling and offering sanctuary is the best kind of house. Keep them coming....
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Jen said...

I look forward to seeing the neighborhood you create with your houses.

Micki Wilde said...

I love how calming your houses are to look at, I could just float away with thoughts about who lives there and what they might be like.

Lovely work :)

Micki x

softearthart said...

You are the soul and the home is the heart, the start of spreading outward into the world. Loving those houses. cheers Marie

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

such a lovely thought...

Brenda said...

I am loving your houses, they are beautiful.

Widge said...

I'm itching to read that book. Loving your houses and the fact you have been inspired from the story

Julia said...

Love your houses...keep doing more....
I feel the same way, after readibng MAeve Binchy's books!....like being cast out into the cold, after the heartwarming closeness of being so absorbed by her stories..thnak goodness there are other books to read when you finish one..xx...julia