Thursday, October 1, 2009

Sketching at the Spa

Micron pen sketch in Cahier sketchbook
Stacy L. Rowan

My husband likes to jokingly refer to my parent's house as the spa. Being away from our own house, and the typical daily responsibilities that go along with being home owners, feels like a mini vacation. This sketch is of a corner of my parents' screen porch as viewed from the small deck below.

My parents' screen porch is one of my favorite places to spend a warm, sunny day. It is better than my own screen porch because it comes with a view of a lake and dinner prepared by Mom (instead of me). Thanks Mom!


Jennifer Rose said...

always nice to have a break from daily chores and that porch sounds lovely. would spend all my time there :)

Stacy said...

Jennifer, cooking is one of my least favorite chores so most any time I can get out of it I'm happy. I also don't like my relaxing to be interrupted by bugs, so that's another benefit of the porch. :D

bluelilac said...

This sounds so peaceful and pleasant. You are so lucky to have such great parents with so much love.
Did you grow up in that house? Just curious. There is never a place quite so perfect as a childhood home with happy memories.

Stacy said...

Blue, I am lucky. My parents are very loving and so supportive of my art. We moved to this house when I was 10 so there are a lot of memories there. There is nothing quite like going home.