Monday, September 15, 2008

do not leave unattended







exhale. my pages for the do not leave unattended project are finished - with no wine or coffee or any other spills. for two days i was so worried i'd wreck this lovely journal that i couldn't do anything with it. on friday i finally accepted that i probably WOULD do something to mess it up, and only then was i able to jump in and zoom up to full speed happy doodling over the weekend.

next it goes to christy, and then.... and then....

happy monday all :)

25 comments:

Christy said...

I could never even dream to top that! What a wonderful series of pages. I can't wait to see the real thing. Now I'm really nervous!

and

You make me like where I live even more.

see you there! said...

The pages are great, I like that you did the transition thing.

Darla

hrsj said...

yes you make me like and appreciate lawrence even more too!
it is what it is, no comparison needed! :)

♥ Tiny Red said...

oh my good lord, you've been working hard!
they look grrreat!
well done aimee! :)

Suana said...

Your work is lovely, beautiful maplike images... check this out:

http://www.radicalcartography.net/?fisk

Megan Coyle said...

what wonderful entries. did you use watercolor for the background of these? the layered affect is fantastic.

♥ Tiny Red said...

awwww the bit about the overheards is the best!
i love the Brazil bit!!!!!hahahahaha

aimee said...

you know what, after doing this, even I like lawrence more!

darla- the transitions were an afterthought - i was pained by the blank pages on either side, and then i realized that a transition to my very loud stuff would be a good thing from yasmine's gorgeous, serene mushrooms...

megan - i use inkpads to color the backgrounds - they dry quickly and lay on top of journal pages so the paper won't buckle.

thank you suana! i am crazy about maps. these are really cool!

thereza, the brazil bit was my favorite too! it was so out there. as things in college towns usually are!

Wabbit said...

Aimee, I love Lawrence. It's such a neat funky little town with a world class university attached, which usually means a much more cosmopolitan town than you'd have otherwise.

I love your pages too! I really like how you do your lettering. It has a defined style but still looks so loose and free. Terrific work! Marilyn

Jude said...

Your pages are beyond amazing. Thank you so much for your contributions and helping to make this project so great!

steve said...

What a very cool project! Your watercolor backdrops against your text and doodles take the cake. I really enjoyed reading these and I think my favorite was the overheard line, "you made me unthink"!

Esti said...

A bag of empty bags is a wonderful sentence... I'll be dropping it every now and then, ha, ha... but in Spanish, of course, ha, ha...

please sir said...

Wow - looks so amazing!

Kelly C. said...

a-mazing!!!!!! i cannot wait to do mine!!!!
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cindy : quaint said...

your pages are incredible (as is your blog)! i just love them and have the fear of messing up one of the journals, too. your fears, however, are obviously unfounded ;).

NANCY LEFKO said...

I love these journal pages....especially the bits of overheard conversations....how funny....

beautifully presented !!!

Bella Sinclair said...

FabUUUUUUU! Your work is always so unique and gorgeous and fun. Frankly, my dear, I think what makes Lawrence so special is YOU. Only you can pick out the idiosyncrasies and the mundane and make them look like newly-found gems. You are like Norman Rockwell with words! LOVE your little townscape and the Overheards CRACKED me up. This will be a hard act to follow!

travelandsing.com said...

These are incredibly beautiful! I love so much how you find words and colors and somehow create a kind of magic with them - completely wonderful and full of poetry:-) Lovely, beautiful art!!!

Jonna said...

I love the overheard conversations. All the pages are great.

curly girl said...

Absolutely beautiful pages! I love your whimsical lettering and color. Makes me miss Lawrence even more than I already did!

aimee said...

thank you all! especially to jude, for starting this project in the first place. welcome new friends cindy, jonna, and curly girl :)

if anyone is interested in doing the journal project, you can sign up at http://donotleaveunattended.blogspot.com

soulbrush said...

what an interesting project....

jess gonacha said...

whoever gets your book next is going to be so pleased!!!

Kelly said...

i just love these! I want to start art journaling and your pages are so inspiring.

painted fish studio said...

how did i miss your entry/this post?! maybe i didn't "know" you then...

i love it. i so wish we shared a journal so i could have seen it in person.