These are images of my home, on a mountain SW of Sandpoint Idaho
Coming onto my property, in the winter, up the drive, to the front of the house!
Also a few "spring time images of the house, outside.

Inside, a "tour" of all of the rooms, except the "grand libray"!?!?

By about 2002, almost the entire house became a storage area for most of my paintings! Of over 300, probably 150 are framed, ready to hang!!

For years, I actually slept on the living room floor, as much to keep the wood stove burning all night, but it was also one of the ONLY places in the house WITHOUT FRAMED paintings stacked up!!!!

Think I need to find a house to live in?!?!??!
;+)



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Right of Front Door>wood shed -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Right of Front Door>wood shed

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Front Door!! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Front Door!!

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Spring in the Mountains! My front door, and a Ponderosa Pine at the stepsHave had to cut the steps BACK over the past 23+ years! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Spring in the Mountains!
My front door, and a Ponderosa Pine at the steps
Have had to cut the steps BACK
over the past 23+ years!

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Staning in front of the steps, looking to the right about 30%...is the car port, used for my wood storage -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Staning in front of the steps, looking to the right about 30%...
is the car port, used for my wood storage
All images copyright © Betty Jean Billups. All rights reserved.

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A closer shot of the wood pile...and splitting log. -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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A closer shot of the wood pile...and splitting log.
All images copyright © Betty Jean Billups. All rights reserved.

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This is the back corner from the front where the door is. At the far left, end of the building is the Car Port. This bay window is to my bedroom. -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This is the back corner from the front where the door is.
At the far left, end of the building is the Car Port.
This bay window is to my bedroom.

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My Front Door looking out I created the leaded glass: a drabon fly and water lily in honor of my pond! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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My Front Door looking out
I created the leaded glass: a drabon fly and water lily
in honor of my pond!

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To the extreme left of my drive...Trees are to the leftof the dirt road, no longer used by many! Whew! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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To the extreme left of my drive...Trees are to the left
of the dirt road, no longer used by many! Whew!

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This is just to the right of the one above...where I parked my van for about 18 yearsThe drive to the house (400 feet further), is to the right. -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This is just to the right of the one above...where I parked my van for about 18 years
The drive to the house (400 feet further), is to the right.

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From the view above, turning 180°, this is my road to my house. It goes across the closest neighbor's home, which is up to the left -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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From the view above, turning 180°, this is my road to my house.
It goes across the closest neighbor's home, which is up to the left

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...and again...at the top looking back down the drive! NOW you know why I LOVE this place! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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...and again...at the top looking back down the drive!
NOW you know why I LOVE this place!

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Yes, this is a painting! About 8 feet in front of my door! The lighter area at the top left, is the snow on the far side of the drive -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Yes, this is a painting! About 8 feet in front of my door!
The lighter area at the top left, is the snow
on the far side of the drive

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AND, my front door! Those are ponderosa pine trees. The one at the door, I've had to cut the wood steps backabout 5" in 20 years -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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AND, my front door! Those are ponderosa pine trees.
The one at the door, I've had to cut the wood steps back
about 5" in 20 years

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Standing in front of my door, and looking up to the car portthe LONG roof covers it...but now, it is my wood shed! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Standing in front of my door, and looking up to the car port
the LONG roof covers it...but now, it is my wood shed!

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And the ice from the laundry room roof...about //96! The car port is just beyond, to the right. -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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And the ice from the laundry room roof...about //96!
The car port is just beyond, to the right.

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My infamous frog! Notice the hands holding him?! Created by Leata Judd. He almost seems to say: "What is YOUR problem?!?!" -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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My infamous frog! Notice the hands holding him?!
Created by Leata Judd.
He almost seems to say:
"What is YOUR problem?!?!"

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The wall to the immediate right of the front door! The painting was by a dear friend of mine...the bronze also, by another friend! The "front room" is to the immediate right, down two stairs -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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The wall to the immediate right of the front door!
The painting was by a dear friend of mine...the bronze also, by another friend!
The "front room" is to the immediate right, down two stairs

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This is a short wall, that wraps around that tree at the front door! Most people would have chopped the tree when they built!!Glad they didn't! You can see a waterolor by Patty Reid, and a photo of my Dad! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This is a short wall, that wraps around that tree at the front door!
Most people would have chopped the tree when they built!!
Glad they didn't!
You can see a waterolor by Patty Reid, and a photo of my Dad!

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This is my OLD computer area...setting on a beautiful hand made Tibetan desk!The chair, was one my Mom sat in for 24+ years, watching TV! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This is my OLD computer area...setting on a beautiful hand made Tibetan desk!
The chair, was one my Mom sat in for 24+ years, watching TV!

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And just to the right of that Tibetan table...just never enough room for all the paper work!? ARG!! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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And just to the right of that Tibetan table...
just never enough room for all the paper work!? ARG!!

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Immediately in front of the front door, two steps UP, is my HUGE STUDIO: all of 4x4 feet!This is one of two hand made cabinets, for my "tabereau"!! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Immediately in front of the front door, two steps UP,
is my HUGE STUDIO: all of 4x4 feet!
This is one of two hand made cabinets, for my "tabereau"!!

AND THE GRAND STUDIO!!! (don't tell anyone, but that white spot, is the corner of the frig!!) My Palette lies on top of an old cast iron sewing stand! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
AND THE GRAND STUDIO!!!
(don't tell anyone, but that white spot, is the corner of the frig!!)
My Palette lies on top of an old cast iron sewing stand!

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Immediately across from my "studio", behind my back... is this counter, which I CREATED!! All in order to show off those neat leaded glass doors! The tile on top, I also crated, with a beautiful quote, birds, etc -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Immediately across from my "studio", behind my back...
is this counter, which I CREATED!!
All in order to show off those neat leaded glass doors!
The tile on top, I also crated, with a beautiful quote, birds, etc

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...just past the above image: the stove to the sink area...The "white" wall is the wood stove chimney!And the space on each side, is open to the front room, allowing heat to the rest of the house! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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...just past the above image: the stove to the sink area...
The "white" wall is the wood stove chimney!
And the space on each side, is open to the front room,
allowing heat to the rest of the house!

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Corner of kitchen sink, just past the stove...The gorgeous cookie jar: have to see it, to believe it!And "No, there are no cookies in there!" -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Corner of kitchen sink, just past the stove...
The gorgeous cookie jar: have to see it, to believe it!
And "No, there are no cookies in there!"

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Glance across the kitchen, from "my studio"!! The bay window is the "dark spot" -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Glance across the kitchen, from "my studio"!!
The bay window is the "dark spot"

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And at the end of the sink (all the terracota tile, I created with blue morning glories!) This ROCK FOUNTAIN, has rocks from all my travels! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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And at the end of the sink (all the terracota tile,
I created with blue morning glories!)
This ROCK FOUNTAIN, has rocks from all my travels!

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A quick look into the bathroom...which is 3 steps UP from the kitchen...directly thru from front door. Above the window, is one of 7 original Dan McCall Paintings I own! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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A quick look into the bathroom...which is 3 steps UP
from the kitchen...directly thru from front door.
Above the window, is one of 7 original Dan McCall Paintings I own!

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...and a second shot at the bathroom...the door "in" is to the right...just past a small curtained "closet" -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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...and a second shot at the bathroom...
the door "in" is to the right...just past a small curtained "closet"

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First steps past the bathroom, is the bedroom! The painting above, I started, and was called away half way thru, to be with my Dad when he left this earth!When I came home, I finished it. And realized, it was about him and me, on his final journey! It is titled: "Beyond Words"! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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First steps past the bathroom, is the bedroom! The painting above,
I started, and was called away half way thru, to be with my Dad when he left this earth!
When I came home, I finished it. And realized,
it was about him and me, on his final journey! It is titled: "Beyond Words"!

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Looking across the bed to one of the two closet doors! The entry into the bedroom is to the immediate right. Think 90% of my house is a painting storage space! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Looking across the bed to one of the two closet doors!
The entry into the bedroom is to the immediate right.
Think 90% of my house is a painting storage space!

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OOPS! How did this get in here?!?! ICE ON ROOF LINE BY FRONT DOOR-'96 -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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OOPS! How did this get in here?!?!
ICE ON ROOF LINE BY FRONT DOOR-'96

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WINTER '96ROOF OVER WOOD STACKALSO MY CAR PORT -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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WINTER '96
ROOF OVER WOOD STACK
ALSO MY CAR PORT

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The upstais guest room...entry is to the immediate left. You can see one of Terry Lee's paintings of the bear! The windo above that, looks out to the meadow below! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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The upstais guest room...entry is to the immediate left.
You can see one of Terry Lee's paintings of the bear!
The windo above that, looks out to the meadow below!

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This is to the right of the above area...only an 8x10 room...with my collection of artwork!!The Watercolor of wind mills was created byJoseph Morgan Henninger my beloved instructor at the L.A. Art Center! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This is to the right of the above area...only an 8x10 room...
with my collection of artwork!!
The Watercolor of wind mills was created by
Joseph Morgan Henninger
my beloved instructor at the L.A. Art Center!

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This futon has an OLD velvet patchwork quilt, that I found stuffed under my Grandmother's couch! Ouch!. -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This futon has an OLD velvet patchwork quilt,
that I found stuffed under my Grandmother's couch!
Ouch!.

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The Oriental Gold carved 4 unit screen, the back side is all done in ebony!! And behind it, a door out to a small balcony! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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The Oriental Gold carved 4 unit screen, the back side is all done in ebony!!
And behind it, a door out to a small balcony!

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This old jelley cabinet (from my childhood) holds tons of fabrics! And more of my art collection, on the walls! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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This old jelley cabinet (from my childhood) holds tons of fabrics!
And more of my art collection, on the walls!

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PALADIN, my CollieI found in S. CA in '72a week after I graduated fromthe Los Angeles Art Center! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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PALADIN, my Collie
I found in S. CA in '72
a week after I graduated from
the Los Angeles Art Center!

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JEBET who came up here w/me and Nellie, my hound, and my greatest LOVE. Found by Bonnie Shields, at the dump -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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JEBET who came up here w/me and Nellie, my hound,
and my greatest LOVE. Found by Bonnie Shields, at the dump

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Mystery, who was abandoned when a neighbor moved off the mountain, so he adopted me! Nellie, again and Silkie, who found me, one winter day! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Mystery, who was abandoned when a neighbor moved off the mountain, so he adopted me!
Nellie, again
and Silkie, who found me, one winter day!

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My Beloved Nellie...Will never get over loosing her! But then, she was only on loan to me, and for that I am thankful!!NELS COULD READ MY MIND!! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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My Beloved Nellie...Will never get over loosing her!
But then, she was only on loan to me, and for that I am thankful!!
NELS COULD READ MY MIND!!

At the ranch...Bonnie (here) found Nellie for me at the dump. They all had right apendages in casts!!! Bonnie got thrown off her mule, Foxie got stepped on by mule,and Nellie had a knee operation...Good shot, huh? -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
At the ranch...Bonnie (here) found Nellie for me at the dump.
They all had right apendages
in casts!!! Bonnie got thrown off her mule,
Foxie got stepped on by mule,
and Nellie had a knee operation...
Good shot, huh?

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The Two reason I can handle NOT being in my Mountain home 100% of the time! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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The Two reason I can handle NOT being in my Mountain home 100% of the time!

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Two very precious souls! The other half of me! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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Two very precious souls!
The other half of me!

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The little guy, he's Pepper! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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The little guy, he's Pepper!

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...More intelligent than you can imagine! -PHOTOS OF MY HOME AND STUDIO -
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...More intelligent than you can imagine!


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