Annapolis Court House Plan by Our Town Plans!

77 Annapolis Court by Our Town Plans

77 Annapolis Court by Our Town Plans – pretty fabulous, isn’t it? This plan is 2,303 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms – I love the lines of this house  – it’s overflowing with character – like a grand home built back in the day – but built today with modern conveniences, you just can’t beat that!

What a nice porch on the front of the house – also notice the entrance to the sunroom to the left of the porch, as well as another porch on the second floor!

 

77 Annapolis Court by Our Town Plans

This plan offers an open kitchen, living, dining space as well as a wonderful sunroom complete with an entrance to the outdoors – This plan has a wonderful carport, which is so convenient, you can drive up with your groceries, go in the side door by the sunroom and be at your kitchen in a moment to unpack!

I like that there is a bedroom on the main level. While it’s not the master, it is a nice size and could easily be used as a master. I like to have a bedroom down – it’s piece of mind in case there are unexpected broken bones, illness, etc. Also notice that wonderful back porch and the half bath tucked beneath the stairs – a smart use of space.

77 Annapolis Court by Our Town Plans

The upstairs includes a master bedroom, closet and bathroom. The laundry is located right outside of the master suite. There is an additional bedroom with it’s own bathroom and generous closet. And oh la la, to have a sleeping porch on those nights that are heavenly to be outside! What a treasure!

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via OurTownPlans.com, used with permission…
Images are not for construction or reproduction, they are property of the design firm.

 

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Featured Artist: Jeanne Rosier Smith!

Exhale by Jeanne Rosier Smith   18″x24″   Pastel  |  Gallery 31 Fine Art

Can you believe this painting? The green in the wave where light is coming through is spot on. How?! This is a brilliant painting – absolutely stunning!

See more of Jeanne’s work via these links:

Website  |   Instagram  |  Blog  | Workshops  |  Classes

Read a bit about Jeanne, from her website:

Jeanne Rosier Smith grew up painting, but first discovered pastel when a box of Nupastels arrived in the mail from an uncle in Massachusetts, 20 years ago.  “You might enjoy these,” he said.  He had no idea.  She studied art at Georgetown University and later at the DuCret School of Art in New Jersey.  After earning a Ph.D. in English and teaching college English for ten years, she made the switch to full time professional art in 2000.  She now maintains a Pastel Studio school, teaches around the country, and is represented by several East Coast galleries.  Her subjects are diverse:  landscape, portrait, food, and the sea.  

Smith is a signature member of the Pastel Society of America, the American Society of Marine Artists, the Connecticut Pastel Society and the Pastel Painters Society of Cape Cod, an IAPS Masters Circle member, and a juried artist member of the Copley Society, the Salmagundi Club, and Academic Artists of America.  She has exhibited at the Massachusetts State House, the Guild of Boston Artists, and nationally at the Pastel Society of America, the Catherine Lorillard Wolfe Arts Club and American Artist Professional League shows.  Her work has garnered top awards, including the Prix de Pastel (Best in Show) from IAPS, The International Association of Pastel Societies, a Grand Prize in International Artist Magazine Seascape Competition, and an Art Spirit Foundation Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Pastel at the American Artists Professional League.  She has placed in the Pastel Journal’s Pastel 100 for the past five years, including first place in 2017.  Her work has appeared in International Artist Magazine, American Art Collector, and The Pastel Journal, and she is a regular contributor to the Pastel Journal.  Her paintings are in collections on five continents. She is represented by Cecil Byrne Gallery of Charleston SC, Gallery 31 of Orleans MA, Francesca Anderson Fine Art of Lexington MA, Old Spouter Gallery on Nantucket, and Powers Gallery of Acton MA. Continue reading HERE

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via JeanneRosierSmith.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Is your brain being hacked?

Our WIFI was out for four days. Four. A big truck drove through the neighborhood and broke large tree branches and snapped a few cable lines. Of course you only lose service when you have a lot to get done, it’s the way of the world. We toughed it out and lived through it HOWEVER, it really made me think about a show on 60 Minutes that I watched not long ago. It was about how some apps are designed to create a habit so that we are constantly checking for email, for likes, for comments. I urge you to check it out – if nothing else it will make you a little more aware when it’s happening. After I watched that show I started reading again. At least at night, I’m going to take time away from the computer to escape.

We don’t want to live in a world where we cannot connect face to face. It’s all nice and convenient, but there has to be normal everyday interaction with people. Otherwise things are going to get a little weirder than they already are…

If this sort of thing interests you (it IS fascinating to me) – read about it HERE!

Of course I am thankful to the Comcast man who we found working on an unrelated job down the street – he worked to get our service restored. He went above and beyond. (It was a hot day, as you can see by the windows). I am thankful to have WIFI back, but also AWARE that I need to set limits. Do you? Is your brain hacked?

Catch you back here tomorrow!

Featured Artist: Whitney Knapp Bowditch

Suspension by Whitney Knapp Bowditch 8.75″ x 11.25″ Oil on Paper

I love paintings of clothes on a clothesline blowing in the wind. The trees in the background and the grass in the foreground is WOW. Cool shadows on the lawn from what’s hanging above. Whitney has many different paintings, all different subjects!

See more of Whitney’s work via these links:

Website  |  Facebook  |  Instagram

Read a bit about Whitney, from her website:

Whitney was born in Connecticut, lived in Surrey, England for nearly a decade, and currently resides in Richmond, Virginia. She earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Denison University, and her Post Baccalaureate Certificate and her Master of Fine Arts Degree from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts. Whitney’s work has been exhibited nationally and featured in various publications. Her pieces are in private collections throughout the United States and abroad. She is represented by The Photo Dog Art Gallery and Jessie Edwards’ Studio (Block Island), Beacon Art Shortwave Gallery (Stone Harbor), Beach House Gallery (Dunedin, FL) and Jeffrey Meier Gallery (Lambertville, NJ). She has taught drawing and painting courses at the high school and college level, and currently teaches at Howard Community College in Columbia, Maryland. Continue reading HERE

On another note – Remembering those who’s lives were lost and those who fought hard to save so many people. 9.11.2001  🙏

Catch you back here tomorrow!

All images via WhitneyKnapp.com, used with permission…
Images are not for reproduction, they are property of the artist.

Itsy Bitsy Spider!

Itsy Bitsy Spider.

Do you see it?

How fabulous are these beautiful pink flowers? Especially against the brilliant blue sky. Lovely! Monhegan. Of course!

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Holiday week – posting photos daily for the many of you who are away from the computer. Not a bad idea, enjoy yourselves! Back to normal posting next week…

Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!

Bless This House…

Over ten years ago we put down a walkway with pavers in our backyard. At that time there was a little edge that had concrete to hold the brick from shifting. I pressed this nickel-size “Bless This House” trinket into the wet concrete. Usually there is dirt right around it and plants, I brushed them out of the way to get a little shot… I love this!

Funny how I had this post scheduled for today – I wrote it last week (prior to knowing about Hurricane Irma) – so this photo seems really apropos, don’t you think? Not just for our house, but for the many, many homes that have been/are in/will be in Irma’s path. It’s been an exhausting several days of not knowing the direction Irma is headed. As I write this little blip (Friday 9/8) conditions seem more favorable for the Charleston, SC area, and less favorable for all of Florida. Our thoughts and prayers are with everyone who is enduring the wrath of Irma. I think we are all weather obsessed right now – we have hunted for stations that still had gasoline, we’ve got our supply of water, peanut butter, crackers, and, well hell, doughnuts. As of today we should feel the rain, wind and possible flooding mainly on Monday and Monday night. Prayers for those dealing with the devastation, recovery & cleanup. 

📸 IMAGES ARE MY OWN UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED…

Holiday week – posting photos daily for the many of you who are away from the computer. Not a bad idea, enjoy yourselves! Back to normal posting next week…

Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!

A Quintessential Maine Cottage

A quintessential Maine cottage. I love the white picket fence with the beautiful flowers blooming like crazy. This cape style home is a beauty and is situated on the most magnificent island ever. You may have heard me speak of it…?? (HA) – Monhegan!

📸 IMAGES ARE MY OWN UNLESS STATED OTHERWISE. PLEASE CONTACT ME IF INTERESTED…

Holiday week – posting photos daily for the many of you who are away from the computer. Not a bad idea, enjoy yourselves! Back to normal posting next week…

Have a great day and I’ll catch you back here tomorrow!