In an effort to keep my creative juices flowin’, I’ve decided to get out and take a few photos on a daily basis – things around our homestead and around our town. I’m totally amateur material when it comes to photography but I enjoy it so I figure it’s good for my soul.
I found this little guy chillin’ high up in a tree just outside my office window. He looked a bit cramped on that stubby little branch, but apparently he didn’t mind.
Lauren Russell is the owner of this photo collection and in a brief email explained that her “…collection is part of an effort to bring attention to American architecture from 1900 to 1960, especially the architecture that was part of the Arts and Crafts Movement.”
The photo collection includes over 150 bungalow homes in the Portland area, catalog homes from Sears and other companies, and photos that depict exterior color schemes of historic homes organized by color (which in my mind is an excellent resource for those looking for authentic color choices).
After you’ve had a chance to check out Lauren’s photo gallery, hop on over to The Arts & Crafts Society (if you haven’t already) and check out her wildly popular website that aims to provide a place for the present day Arts and Crafts community to gather and feel at home.