Tuesday, January 03, 2012

the traces we leave behind...

husband's inner architect

husband spends a lot of time with his inner architect and i spend a lot of time on pinterest, pinning to boards with names like husband could make this and lysthus (featuring inspiration for my next blue room in the garden), kitchen goodness, the rather prosaically named house ideas, and gardens. the best part is, husband really builds the stuff he draws. now if i could just use all that inspiration i pin...

i'm so charmed by husband's building detail drawings. i find them all over the place. tucked into books, written on the edge of a newspaper left on the table. sometimes they're even scrawled on a board that gets incorporated into the actual thing when he builds it.  he comes by it honestly, since his father was an architect. just as i am compelled to write as the child of a long line of journalists. maybe that's why the traces i leave are words and notes scribbled in the margins of the books i read. and these musings in cyberspace.

4 comments:

--maria said...

Love.

Kristen said...

This is just a great post! Do you save all the drawings? My husband went to art school (but now is a writer) and always doodles everywhere...not just a random doodle, but he creates cartoon characters and sometimes even draws word bubbles and creates a whole comic strip! He used to throw them away (I didn't even know he was doing that!), but now he knows to save them for me! :-)

Joanna Jenkins said...

Your husband's drawings are a real treasure :-)

And your taste on Pinterest is divine!

Happy New Year, xo jj

Ally said...

Delightful post. I hadn't thought about the connection between what I saw my parents do [write down new thoughts to ponder, scribble formulas, reconfigure recipes] & what I do as a matter of course. But you are so right-- it is those sorts of things that show up on my blog. Very interesting.