Friday, November 14, 2008

pretend


on some days i handle the nuances of social interactions with ease; on others i show up as an alien on my own planet :)

16 comments:

soulbrush said...

i just get awesruck by your stuff, the sheer verbal diorrheoa (spelling?) of it is mind blowing. this weekend i will sort out the african stuff and have a good rummage through them.

aimee said...

soulbrush, i think that's the funniest description anyone has ever come up with for my mental garbage. you're a gem!

cindy : quaint said...

sometimes, i wish i could just go out into the world wearing a force field to make me invisible. i just want to be quiet and get on with 'it', whatever 'it' happens to be that day, usually work.

Curious Art said...

One of the best things about being a freelancer is that I can hide in my studio for days on end! It's not that I don't like people... I just like to hide sometimes.

●• Tiny Red said...

i know the feeling aimee... very funny ::::::D

INDIGENE said...

Wonderfully true and I love the font!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

Boy, I tell you, YOU have such an awesome way with words . Your words are art truly! They are word pictures without trying. It's amazing! I'm so happy that you have discovered Ruby. She is my pride and joy! Derrick Barnes is the wonderful author of the series and he does such a fine job. I just finished doing the illustrations for Ruby 4 and it's due out in January 2009. I tell people all the time, " It's the hardest work I ever loved. I hope that you and your daughter will have fun reading Ruby. Most of all enjoy her birthday together. Have a wonderful time together and tell her that I wish her many more fun and wonderful birthday's
Take care my friend.
V

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooooh boy, I know those moments well. You have to time the moment of eye contact juuuust right.

When I walk home from school, I sometimes find myself walking behind another parent that I'm only acquainted with. Passing them would require some form of recognition. So I lurk behind them, like some sort of bashful stalker. It's even more painful when they're slow walkers or if they stop at the drink machine. Then I have to stop and pretend to search for something in my purse.

What a fun word this week! So many ideas swirling....

Christy said...

Perfectly captured. Again!

steve said...

haha! yeah, i can definitely relate, unfortunately. You did a fine job of turning these matters into some fine art though.

see you there! said...

Great art about a situation I'm sure we are all familiar with.

My answer is to rush... hurry by, quick nod or hi, gotta dash. Busy, busy. LOL!

Darla

Anish Daolagupu said...

i was just having a discussion with one of my friends about this... how if there is a lack of familiarity between two people from the same place, some one needs to take the initiative and greet the other... otherwise a coldness ensues which appears whenever you two meet again...

more so when you are in an environment with a strong heirarchy system...

quite amazing the way you have illustrated your experience with words... :)

painted fish studio said...

i wish i had the right adjectives to describe how i feel about this piece, but it's monday morning and my brain is still sleeping. :]

smoothpebble said...

This is awesome, it's the same walking down the street and coming across a neighbor in their yard. Do you stop and make small talk, do you wait to make eye contact when you get closer, will your wave hello be timed right?
Found you via comments on Painted Fish. And saw you mention Lawrence, I love that town and my best friend lives there. Another friend and I took a print making class at the Art Center downtown. Sorry, I just get excited when I come across bloggers nearby.

Nicky Linzey said...

How true this is! I just love it with your work that I get a story and a beautiful piece of artwork too.

peggy said...

Oh..how familiar. Wonderful. I love your lettering!