Monday, December 21, 2009

the worst/best puzzle ever

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other post titles contenders:
'why i've been a terrible blogger'
'i'm an interior designer?'
or
'sonofa'
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A few weeks ago my husband and I decided to design our own home. This is also when I started ignoring Christmas, forgetting what day it was, stopped doing dishes, slacked at blogging etc etc.

Because turns out, even when you're an architect (husband) and an interior designer (me)? This is hard. Maybe harder for that very reason.

It is like doing the hardest puzzle you've ever done...knowing you'll have to live in that puzzle when its finished. If you walk into a wall its because your dumb ass drew it there.

At the same time, its a lot of fun. We love being able to add our nooks and bookshelves and weird things that will be there just because its our house. We're completely excited.

Our apartment counter/floor/furniture is covered in ripped sheets of trace with floorplans scrawled all over and 234 dull eraserless pencils. We've spent lunch hours, evenings and weekends trying option after option. Tonight we feel like we really landed on something - but because I said that when we get it in CAD tomorrow it will be a complete fail.

Thought about blogging about the process but there's no reason for all of you to bang your heads against the table with us. Maybe once we're moving forward?
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Anyway, I hope we landed somewhere tonight. Because I need to acknowledge that the holidays are here, do some dishes, clean up the bonfirewaitingtohappen of trace littering our place, pay attention to a certain gray chubby cat whose been neglected - and get back to blogging of course.

8 comments:

Rhianne said...

how exciting - I need to find me an architect! I can't wait to see how everything turns out.

Have a wonderful Christmas! x

abigail said...

my husband's an architect- I'm an artist and sometimes designer and I share your pain.

emmy-ray said...

I know the feeling about neglecting your other duties. Been so busy with holiday orders our house is destroyed, and I have a few more gifts to get. Yikes!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Wow how exciting!!

Hanako66 said...

that is my dream and i will love every bit of the process that you share with us!

Saltina said...

I think it's very hard to channel your creativity to yourself when it's usually for others. Regardless, how great will it be when you're sitting in the outcome of all your hard work!

Clorivak said...

That is my dream and that is amazing that you are doing this. It will be stressful but so much fun. it will be your dream house,indeed. you have amazing taste in everything so its going to be insanely awesome.
i hope you relax and have a super duper great christmas time...grace will forgive you when she's the spot,I'm sure... ;P

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