Why hello! I am Emily’s husband, Jeremy. You might’ve seen pictures of me doing various farmy type stuff. I like to be very supportive towards any and all of Emily’s flora and fauna vices. I love animals and I like to eat vegetables, but I’m really whiny when it comes to physical labor. I’m really appreciative that Emily puts up with it.
I draw for a living, which is easier to do from the inside of a house, so about 94.78% of everything Emily posts about is all her. I know it bums her out a little and she covers it up really well. When she does tap me on the shoulder and say “I need you outside” I drop my brush and try not to be a poop head. I do love the out-of-doors and we do make several camping trips throughout the summer. The things I love to draw the most are organic in nature and are influenced by artists like Arthur Rackham, Edmund Dulac, Walter Crane, and Winsor McKay to name a few.
I, myself, like to be a bit creative in the kitchen [not as successfully as Emily] and I appreciate her exotic layering of different flavors to entice the palette. I do the majority of the cooking though and usually that means a meal that is less thought out and quicker in prep time. Emily is outrageously good at preparing special suppers and the like, when she has a goal in mind. She’s getting a lot better with multi-tasking several dishes at the same time too, but she sure can fill up an empty sink with dirty dishes afterward! ;) HahAAaa!
I never saw myself as a farmer when I was little, I’ve known I wanted to be an artist since I was like 6 or something, but I did not see this coming. Still, I help put the critters out and feed them, and then put them up for the night. It’s not really that hard. I’ve promised Emily an hour a day to help her in the garden when she needs me. I know that doesn’t really sound like much but it takes a lot of time to do what I do so that I can pull my weight with bills and things.
I reeeeeaaally enjoy living where we live right now and hopefully we will be here for a while. You should see the gardens Emily has sweated over; they are really beautiful. She has an incredible stamina for working outside, I know I couldn’t do that. But then again I sit at a drawing table for 10 hours a day.
When Emily and I first met she knew me as that art snob that worked at the art store and she totally had a crush on me. I remember seeing a really pretty girl that I thought was out of my league. Then, a year later I eavesdropped on a conversation between her and a coworker of mine about Terry Gilliam and I had to put my two cents in about his brilliance and that’s how the ball started rolling. I think the thing that really cinched it was our mutual love of childrens’ books.
While she is trying her best to become the next Tasha Tudor I am working hard to be somewhat of an Arthur Rackham with the line work of Gustave Dore. Now when Emily posts pictures she usually does really nice photos of her gardens or the animals or something she conjured in the kitchen; I don’t really do so much of that. Soooooo I will put up some of the stuff I dabble in. So here you go. Hope you like it and can sympathize with why I spend so much of my time avoiding going outside.
I too have my own blog. I am not as efficient as Emily at loading it with good stuff on a regular schedule but you can see more of what I do, while Emily is earning her callouses outside. You can visit me at jeremybastian.blogspot.com. Thank you all for taking the time.