May 25, 2010

The Costswold Coop

I find inspiration for the farm everywhere. About a year ago I came across this book (one of the most beautiful homes I have ever seen) An Affair with a House

Where I found this beautiful chicken coop chicken-house-inspiration
Which inspired me to draw this sketch ….cotswold-coop-sketch
and send it to my friends at Penny Pincher Barns who helped me by turning my sketch into architectural plans and materials list so that I could build this…
My amazing builders built this aviary from a vision meeting we had…
So that these little ladies had a good home…

Where do you find inspiration? I find it everywhere…books, nature, blogs, art galleries, outdoors walks, cookbooks, historic home visits, clothing, and catalogs. I think inspiration is all about heart. For me it is a feeling I get when I see something that feels right, beautiful, attractive. When I saw the picture of Bunny Williams’ aviary, I immediately photocopied it and put in on my dreamboard. For a year I looked at that picture dreaming of it on the farm.

I can now see the coop/aviary from my bedroom window, great room, mud room and kitchen. All places I spend a lot of time. My eye sees something artistic, beautiful, and sculptural. A home for the hens but a piece of art for me.


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Comments (2)

Valerie said:

Beauty and inspiration are everywhere…we just have to be cognizant enough to find it! I think sometimes, some are so busy being busy with life that they forget to stop and truly “live” it…through the senses!

I’ve missed your posts…for you are one of my greatest inspirations!!!

And the new aviary is beautiful! Enjoy!

Carol said:

I want to be one of your chickens! The coop and aviary are gorgeous. Well done.

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