The countryside is a haven for artists and poets, wherever they find it. The peace and tranquility are both inspiration and subject. In the country you'll find the time, the space, and the peace to work creatively. Try to give yourself the gift of time in the country, even if you think that you live in the country already.
Look for houses in the country that reflect an open-to-nature quality. Find yourself a fantasy farmhouse—the Victorian of your dreams or the Adirondack lodge that you've always wanted—and draw it. Who knows? It might be a way of visualizing it into your life. But be careful what you wish for, you might get it.
Here's the country house of Lauren's dreams. Try drawing your own dream house, too. You might even get what you wish for! Country and farmhouses blend architectural elements with a functional integration into the landscape.
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