we asked hope a few questions about her house and all the lovelies that line her sills:
- how long have you lived in your house?
one year and one half
- which direction do your kitchen windows face?
- did the cuttings and specimens move with you to this house? or did you begin your collection of cuttings and specimens because of these great windows?
Many of the cuttings came with me from San Francisco and some came from Etsy. The rest? Our garden herbs. Because of the windows, it continually grows and shifts.
- anything else you would like to share about your lovely kitchen?
Our kitchen used to be a porch but was enclosed by Nancy and made into a kitchen. (we feel so lucky to live in a Nancy house!) It sank a tiny bit lower than the rest of the house when it settled from it's move here so it feels like a really special place - the windows, especially. Because it's sunken only a tiny bit, there is a shift in the architecture that makes the room feel very separate. It's so open and amazing. Easily our favorite room in the house.
- here are some of their upcoming projects:
" I'm currently working on a project about a quilter and freed slave from Winterville named Harriet Powers, who has two quilts in public collections at the Smithsonian and M of Fine Arts Boston. Her grave wasn't found until the last few years, and we learn more about her every day. Getting ready to exhibit the project at ATHICA in 2012. Also, my botanical drawings of medicinal herbs will be on view at the Botanical Gardens in 2012.
Stewart will be one of 3 artists featured in a documentary about comics who go on the road in late 2012, by Susan Seizer, an anthropologist at Indiana University Bloomington. He's also performing in Aspen, CO as a winner of the Aspen Laff Festival. "
did we mention that hope and stewart just got married? on 11.11.11...