Monday, July 13, 2009

a virtual open house invite

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend! Much of mine was spent visiting open houses (we're on the market) which was big fun--so much so that I'd like to do it every weekend. It helps fulfill a childhood dream to go inside others' homes and learn their story.

watching the tube

Speaking of which, here's a glimpse into my story. I like to watch TV...waaaahhh, waaaahhhh! Oh well...we all have our vices.

With this post I'd like to challenge you to share a bit of your own story through a drawing of your living space. Why?
1 : Because it's fun.
2 : And because, selfishly, I'd love to visit your home and learn more about you.


If you choose to 'open your house', simply leave a link to your drawing in my comments section no later than midnight (Eastern Time) on Thursday 8 am (ET) Friday and I'll post your drawings [and photos] here, along with links to your blog/website. How does that sound?

And while we're on the subject of houses, I've also happy to announce that a favorite store of mine, All Modern, has a wonderful giveaway in the works for An Open [Sketch]book readers!!!! All Modern, part of CSN Stores, features a fantastic selection of modern and contemporary furniture and home accessories from many iconic designers, including George Nelson, whose bench our TV is on, and whose Swag Leg Desk is on my wish list! Yum. Stay tuned for more details about the giveaway...

12 comments:

caseytoussaint said...

ok, I'll take the challenge - and thanks for the peek into your living room!

elisabetha said...

what fun! i'm in - thanks for the challenge to get me out of my sketching rut!!

Sheila said...

fun indeed!

no way said...

I'm in too...sounds fun. Actually, I've been wanting to do this myself-we sold our condo (officially 2 weeks ago) and are in the process of purchasing a house. It has been stressful, and now (finally!) exciting (provided the whole thing works out.) In any case, I wanted to do a few drawings of our condo before we are gone. Be back with the links in a few days, and good luck with your search!

Isiliath said...

I live in University residences (still...), so here's my little room!
http://gallery.me.com/kerry.floyd#100078/DSC_0001_2&bgcolor=black

My blog is at:
http://web.mac.com/kerry.floyd/Everything_I_Say_is_Fascinating/Blog/Blog.html

anne m bray said...

you're in for a lot of clutter at my place:
http://anne-m-bray.blogspot.com/2009/07/clutter-abides.html

Sarah-Ann Lee said...

just happened to pass by your blog, and i'd been sketching out my room over the past few days, which is really most of the space i live in(:

http://ever-end.blogspot.com/2009/07/in-my-room.html

and wonderful site. i'll definitely be stopping by again

caseytoussaint said...

Hi Suzanne - my challenge is up on my blog!
http://caseytoussaint.wordpress.com/2009/07/15/my-dining-room/

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh no, I'm way too late to join in. That's what you get from spending too much time on Flickr,and not enough time visiting blogs.

I LOVE this idea but fear I will not have any drawings to send to you. I might just try and take some photos tomorrow. Or have a look through my archives.

I ADORE snooping around peoples houses too!

Chey Shelton said...

http://springsemesteriarc.blogspot.com/2009/07/my-open-house.html

Oh my goodness! I saw this post Thursday morning at around 3:00 AM! And I've been gone all day until about twenty minutes ago! I've been stressing to get a few sketches in on time, and now just saw that the deadline's been bumped! haha!

no way said...

Yikes! I hope I'm not too late-
http://earlybirdchicago.blogspot.com/2009/07/bittersweet.html

Can't wait to see everyone else's entries!

Becky

Jennifer Lawson said...

Hi Suzanne,

Wonderful challenge! I managed to get this drawing done while working on an apartment kitchen redesign in my other house that was built in 1890. Now there is contrast. Thanks for the challenge.

Jennifer

Here's my blog link:
http://jenniferlawson.blogspot.com/