Ten Gables Cottage

Ten Gables Cottage
Ten Gables Cottage

Saturday, October 9, 2010

Driving in to Ten Gables Cottage

Curved Lines vs Straight Lines
When Ten Gables Cottage was almost built in 1997 and the driveway was being planned, my mother gave me some very valuable advice. She said, "Curves are more pleasing than straight lines. Your driveway will be beautiful if you curve it toward the house." She also said that walkways and garden paths are much more pleasing to the eye if curved. What great advice.
As you can see, the curved driveway really adds presence to Ten Gables Cottage. In this photo, you can glimpse the garage and another little cottage, Twin Gables Cottage. My painting studio is hidden by Ten Gables. It is just across the backporch breezeway. They all connect by a decorative gate. Twin Gables cottage is where my mother lived until 2008, when we lost her and she went to Heaven to make her home. Now the cottage is an office/guest house. There are two Live Oak Trees in the front yard (the English call it a garden) that are probably over 100 yrs. old. (click on photo for a larger view)
So, if you are building a driveway, walk, or garden path, consider curves!Live Creatively!
Creativity isn't just reserved for artists; it's something everyone can access. Have a great day!
Thanks for looking at my blog. Your comments are welcome, Egretta

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