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House On The Mind.

Not sure why but a lot of my sketching involves girls wearing a house on their head. I'm pretty sure it's not a fashion thing. At least I hope not. I do dream a lot about houses (with maze like interiors) and apparently to do so is to explore an emotional vulnerability. It kind of makes sense. The sketch below adds in another favourite theme: the circus. Not sure what that means.


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blue moss said…
hello...so glad you stopped by. thanks for the sweet comment....so glad to find your lovely blog...
i'm following!
michelle
Lily said…
i love these!!!

~Lily
I think these are very cool- I have always thought that women and houses are intertwined-
Really lovely!
dear olive said…
Hello new blogger friend ... I love your ladies with the houses on their head! In fact, I wouldn't mind having a hat just like it xx
SueT said…
I recognise my birthday card... fab!
x Sue
Michelle said…
lovely and creative art...as always!
I just noticed- I love how she is sitting on her hands-
REread said…
cool drawings ... I like the 'house on the head' thing
Kate said…
this made me think of a book about women's happiness called The Nine Rooms Of Happiness which uses the concept of the rooms in a home as the interior of a woman's psyche. your sketches show the literal house on her head, which may symbolize similar!

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