Thursday, February 11, 2010

kitchens, farms, babies and barns

there is a huge part of me that wants to live in a little farmhouse in the country... something we can polish and paint and fill with things we love. and have some babies and some kittens, maybe a dog or two... a barn that we can use as a studio... a potters wheel... a front porch with a view. the tv's and computers to be used only when absolutely necessary. yes yes yes.

i've been feeding this part of me by obsessing over some of the following this week:

* a woman living a farm/child/kitten/love-filled life on MommyCoddle
* thinking about how i want to raise my family with Slow family living
* the inspiring Penelope Dullaghan (illustrator, artist, yogi, mama - could you sum up my life goals more succinctly??), whose work i just happen to luuuurve
* the ever-increasingly satisfying Young House Love - which i've been following for a while, but am perhaps now at the point in my life where their adventures are more fascinating than ever :)

so yes, i am feeling domestic - but restless... longing for the chance to make my domesticity the way that i really want it? maybe. if that makes any sense.

anyway, these yummy, sunny kitchens would be perfect places to feed bowls of cereal to little people, make long lazy phone calls to my sister, my mother, my cousins... experiments in pastry... i really really want to go to there.

via scandinavian retreat

maybe i'm just tired of this dark apartment with the constant gas leaks and flood-prone basement. maybe i'm just over the city a little bit. or maybe i just need to get away for a while...


  1. i've often felt that urge. but i am currently being faced with the option of moving upstate in the next month, and it's making me realize how much i think i want in the city for now. mostly because i don't want to have to drive to go anywhere, i'm scared of having to make new friends, and because even more of the housework would fall to me with my boyfriend spending so much time commuting back to the city.

    anyway, if you want a really cute country getaway, i highly recommend clove cottages in high falls. i love that place. unfortunately they are currently closed for the winter, but in the spring and summer, amazing.

  2. Have been nurturing this same dream. There is this gorgeous 126 acre property close to where I live....only 160,000. chickens, sunny kitchen...large garden..yes,I go to sleep each night thinking about it all in my mind. In the meantime, your art is beautiful

  3. thank you diane! julia, what happened with the potential move?

  4. i was interviewing for a job upstate for kicks, but didn't get it. so we are staying in brooklyn for now. i am happy with how it worked out.