April 20, 2018

Anatomy of a Victorian

Wonderful things happen when you listen to your heart and follow your passions. Last summer, I traveled to England and visited the beautiful houses that are part of the National Trust. Walking through these historical rooms and photographing them is one of my favorite things to do. The difference this time was that I took a book of watercolor paper and a pen and started drawing at the houses and from my photographs.
I was struck by a creative passion that had me doing a drawing each day.

When I got home, I was still so excited to have discovered this newfound passion and so I had the idea to draw the interior rooms of my own historical home and then to do a whole body of work that would have the viewer walk through all the rooms of a Victorian house. My love for Victoriana then inspired me to write a poem for each drawing. Thus image and pen married and birthed The Anatomy of a Victorian.

Thrilled that when someone saw the drawings they felt the same joy I feel for Victorian houses and they liked my quirky style, I knew I wanted to show them in a historical setting. It was simply happenstance when I ran into a friend, whose house just happened to be on this year's Galveston Historical House Tour!

I hope some of you readers can go on the house tour, it will be at 3528 Ave. P on the first two weekends of May, but if you can't I'm working on a book which will show all the work of the exhibit and I'll be selling prints.
And I also hope to find another historical museum or house to show the work in.

warm regards,

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