I read a great e-journal posted the other day from Cloth, Paper, Scissors regarding painting your fantasy house, and thought I would take a stab at the job. Staci Swider's creation was really awe inspiring. She combined a lot of elements to make a welcoming home.
I also spent a lot of time looking through other people's houses in their own art journals and fell in love with this house here, created by beth Macre in Countdown to Summer. Her house is so much better than mine, but I've tried to recreate in my own way.
I first drafted something in my art journal, and then decided to take it one step further and move it to canvas. My house isn't quite as lifelike as the author, but it's so bright and bold against the dark background of the wall. As I come into my house, it just hits me, and I feel good about being home.