Monday, April 16, 2007

Getting back to normal


We are finally done with the move, and after two weeks of packing, carrying, piling, throwing stuff away, carrying some more, unpacking and fixing things, we almost feel like we have a home again. And then it took us more than a week after all this to get back online - turns out an internet connection is harder to move than a ton of cardboard boxes and furniture...

Some of our stuff, mostly furniture, kitchen gear and books, have been stored for over a year while our landlord was renovating the block and we were moving around for a bit. Getting these items back two weeks ago was a blast. Some of the stuff was carried off directly to the dustheap ("what were we thinking when we stored that one??"), but opening the boxes I felt like a kid at Christmas. I had no idea what I was going to find in them, having completely forgotten about what we put in them for storage.

The return of my grandmother´s old secretaire (drawn above) felt almost like the return of a trusted old friend. It´s like a big warm heart in our livingroom. We still have some stuff to sort out and put away, some boxes to unpack and so on, but we are slowly getting back to normal. We have a home again.

Anyway, I am back online, and this blog will be updated more frequently again. And thank you, I was overwhelmed by all your nice comments and good wishes on my last post - it was much appreciated.

18 comments:

gingermoggy said...

Nina! Hurray! glad you've finally got settled again and the secretaire is beautiful - I am totally envious as I have always wanted on of these for our home... one day...
Jules

phthaloblu said...

So glad you're getting settled. This is a very beautiful sketch of the secretaire. Your handiwork is incredible.

Anna said...

Welcome back - I have missed your posts!

Africantapestry said...

Welcome back nina and I'm happy for you it is behind you.
Love the drawing..it looks like a beautiful piece!
Ronell

Claudia said...

Hi, Nina,
so glad to see you're back again! And a nice drawing, too!

Robin Neudorfer said...

Welcome home Nina. Glad to see that you found your art supplies.

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Wow another brilliant drawing. Your lines are just amazing.

brian nelson said...

It is good to see you back. I really enjoy your art. That is a great looking secretaire!

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh how nice to finally be moved! Enjoy getting settled in! :)

caseytoussaint said...

Nina, it's so nice to have you back! I'm glad the move went well - and I love the drawing.

Lin said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE -- EXQUISITE linework, Nina!

JL said...

It seems one of those old engravings. I took my hat...

martín said...

Nina, beautiful drawing. Hope to keep on seeing more often posts from you, talented girl. I did really miss them. Best wishes with your new home, too.

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Welcome back, you've been missed. Nice to see your work again... really nice secretary piece.

Felicity said...

Glad to hear you will be posting more often. The shading on this is lovely - you obviously have a really steady hand!

Maria said...

Härligt att äntligen få bo på riktigt!
Jag blir så glad av dina bilder och ser fram emot nästa.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Welcome back, Nina, you were missed! I love the secretaire, and omigosh, I have 30 year old unpacked boxes in my attic! You think I might throw them out now...?

Genine said...

Nina,
I love your style. Glad to hear you are settled and drawing. Oh, and loved the orchid you posted at the drawing club.