Thursday, November 20, 2008

a little village


last night i was going through some boxes of stuff (i have too many boxes of stuff), and i found this painting i did about eight years ago after visiting the charming little village of tiradentes, brazil. if i could make artsyville a real town, i would want it to look like just like tiradentes - a warm, colorful, quirky, nonlinear, haphazard place where it would be a joy to retreat and create.

speaking of joy, i was thrilled to find christy's letterpress joy card in the december/january issue of mary engelbreit's home companion. here it is online, and in the magazine it is on page 30. if you're a letterpress fan, get thee over to the petite press; christy's work is amazing. there is also a great article in this issue about penelope dullaghan, founder of illustration friday.

other news: sold some more prints at the blue plate exhibition and i'm off to deliver them this afternoon. and, now that i have the print thing figured out, i've decided to take artsyville to etsyville. i reserved the name earlier this year just in case i decided to open up a shop, and i'm glad i did. hopefully, artsyville will be up and running by the beginning of december with 5"x7" and 8"x10" doodleprints.

15 comments:

Krissy said...

I'm so happy you are getting an Etsy shop!!! How exciting :)
Love the letterpress link...

cindy : quaint said...

love the painting. love christy's letterpress (new to me). love the idea of etsyville. it's a trifecta of love ;)!

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

Nice to see your old work! So fun to remember what you were thinking at the time.

artsyville to etsyville to scoutiegirlpostville. yay!!

BTW, your BIL does do gift certs!! He sent a very nice note back. Thanks!!

Bella Sinclair said...

Whoa, beautiful painting! The colors, the lines, the crackle of the street -- so very festive and inviting. I want to live in the orange house on the right.

Thanks for the links. Christy's cards are wonderful! Makes me pine to make stationery again, but I don't think I could make them as nice as hers.

And the etsy shop!!! I did a little happy dance when I first saw that this morning. I think I woke my husband up. Hooray, hooray! Congrats on selling more prints, too!

heather smith jones said...

i'm soooo excited for your shop! we should have a party to celebrate!
and i love christy's new gift tags with the guilt edges!!

heather smith jones said...

i meant gilded edges (oopsie)

Katrina said...

what a lovely painting. and i can't wait to browse your etsy shop! congrats.

●• Tiny Red said...

exciting!!! congrats aimee :)
can't wait to see what you're going to put up there.

interesting painting of Tiradentes. it's a place full of good colours, isn't it?! :)

soulbrush said...

what a lovely painting, and hey i'm trilled for you too! your african art will be posted this weekend. hugs.

Christy said...

You are a dear. Thank you. Yea for Etsyville!

jess gonacha said...

YAY!!! that's such great news! (About the prints selling AND the etsy shop.) can't wait to see it!!

painted fish studio said...

yay! i'm so excited for you... your etsy shop will be a success, i'm sure of it. and love the name!

please sir said...

Looks an amazing town to be in!

FruensWerk said...

Many boxes with stuff...Where did I hear these words before? hahahaha...Nice warm drawing...and super great with your Etsyville...Good way to empty some boxes :)
hugs

SofaChip.com said...

Oh, I'd love to live in that pinkish house with the flowers hanging on it! :D And yay about your etsy shop!!!!