katie runnels

The Constant Gatherer

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"at home", "my artwork"Katie Runnels20 Comments
So....did I ever mention that my husband and I finally found a house and moved in late October? That's the main reason why I've been seriously awol around here. Here are some pretty photos that originally sold us on the house...they are the ones from the real estate listing and taken last spring (probably). We were so happy and blessed to find an older mid-century home that was solid and in need of only cosmetic updates.
This house was built for a family in 1963 and we found the blueprints that were drawn up in 1957. Lots of pretty rock all around and my favorite... huge floor to ceiling windows along the back.
The house is tucked away sideways or perpendicular to the street.
Not much of a back yard...but a slope and lots of beautiful trees! It feels like living high in our own bird's nest.
Here it is all nice and open and warm...and styled by someone to appeal to buyers!
Where you'll find us most evenings during these cold snowy days. So that was the view then,
and this is now...
brrrr....we've had a record snowfall this winter here in Indianapolis.
Why, it snowed last night and I think it will again this weekend!
This view from the porch off our bedroom has stayed pretty much the same for the last few weeks.

The only room I have fairly completed and feel comfy baring to the world is the living room nook...
Its so nice to have our things out of boxes! Hopefully, I'll get my act together and have more to show you soon. This weekend I hope to tackle the bedroom...we are still on a mattress on the floor. Not so romantic or cozy after three months! My basement studio is almost together too(Thanks to my Father-in-law, Thank you, FRed!)...now just looking for a great space heater to make it bearable during these frigid months. 

I hope you are well too! I've been checking in here and there trying to keep up but haven't felt the itch to post like I used to! So much on the web anymore...I think I'm coming to realize this blog may need to be more about my process of hunting/gathering and artmaking, and featuring more of my artwork than that of others. Although, I fall hard for so many of you incredibly talented folks out there so there's no way I won't still feature others from time to time. Anyhoo, that's all my wash for now. Have a great weekend! xox