Wednesday, December 24, 2008

identity


parts of us get left behind for many reasons: necessity, neglect, the desire to chase other adventures; it's different for everyone. finally i've stopped analyzing why i drifted away from making art long ago. now i'm simply grateful i'm back to it again. i started this blog on a lark one day in april, and it has been the happiest, longest-lasting creative adventure i've had yet. thanks to all of you for helping me to keep artsyville going with your thoughtful and inspiring commentary.

do you have special plans for the holiday break? we've decided to stay home this year to avoid driving across the country in this garbage weather. so i'll be lurking in blogville in my pajamas with my coffee this week, if anyone wants to shout out a hello. happy holidays to you :)

23 comments:

Cristi said...

Hi Amy! Happy Holidays! Love the new doodle...

cindy : quaint said...

i think your print is just perfect and so many people will relate to it. how does it happen that we're so crafty as kids but lose touch with the fun when we grow up only to go back to it upon retirement? time i guess, but maybe it's really priorities. glad you found your way back, now.

wishing a wonderful holiday to everyone in artsyville.

xo, c

ps we started our blog in april, too.

Tita Moma said...

How lovely and inspirational-- and what a nice greeting this early christmas eve morning! I am so glad you started this blog and that I just happened across it one day. Happy Holidays to you and your family! Peggy.

aimee said...

oh! there ARE some people out there lurking in blogville with me today ... thanks, cristi and cindy... and peggy...you've been with me from the beginning! i've enjoyed all your comments...thanks for checking in!

Cestandrea said...

Hi hello aimee, this is a sweet and funny post, I love the idea of being able to return to a left-behind part of our personality, identity...

And what a wonderful name: you are the loved one:) thanks so much for leaving a comment on my cestandrea blog, which brought me here where I instantly feel at home, chez moi:)Please feel free to visit Miss Doodle too, you find her at http://missdoodlesday.blogspot.com, I'm sure you have something in common with Miss Doodle:)

I'm German and have been living in France for 13 years now, 8 in Paris which I love very much, am glad you like this city too!

Will be back :) Happy Holidays,
love
Andrea

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

I often find bits of myself I left behind - those moments of discovery are sort of bittersweet. I love having that part of me back, but then I'm sad that it pushed to the side.

We're homebound for the entire break - could not be more happy about that!!

joanne said...

every choice you made along the way has brought you to your he(art) at just the right time for you...and all of it, including the gratitude you now feel, is all part of the creative fire and the unfolding of deeper understanding of yourself...

this beautiful doodle piece in itself says a lot about that realization...

happy holidays to you and your family...and wishes for a bright new year full of creative passion and new adventures.

parisa mahmoudi said...

Merry Christmas And I wish you the best in 2009!!!have a fantastic holidays with your family! :)
...I'm really happy that knew your fantastic artworks,thanks!

Nicola said...

Aimee, this piece is a true celebration. Have a wonderful week!

soulbrush said...

wishing you all a very special xmas together and safe and warm...hugs and lots of them.

Kelly said...

"lurking in blogville in my pajamas" sounds right up my alley! happy christmas aimee!

Bella Sinclair said...

Hallelujah, sister! This sums up what I've been feeling in a much better and prettier way than I ever could. When I got married, I think I lost a large part of myself -- his friends became my friends, his interests became my interests, and even our bank accounts became joint. And then I got lost in all that career and motherhood stuff.

But since getting back into art, I've reawakened a part of me that is just me. This is my interest, my blog, my new friends, and I'm reluctant to even share it with my husband. Isn't that strange?

Anyway, this is a brilliant and beautiful piece. I love it to bits. Stay and warm and cozy!!!!

Kathy said...

If you only knew what the past few years of my life have been like! This piece is beyond beautiful and meaningful to me! (I'll admit it, I'm crying!) Thank you for expressing this in such a wonderful way!!

painted fish studio said...

isn't blog land a weird, but wonderful place? i love that i meet people that share the same interests as i, and even tho i may never meet them in person, i treasure their friendships.

i'm going to eat, and eat, and eat. and drink. hope you have a wonderful christmas!

Ces said...

Totally agree. I am so glad for blogging. I know there are dysfunctional stalkers out there but for the most part, I have known so many smart, intelligent, creative, talented and accomplished women who may be too busy for the lunch crowd but find time for introspection now and then and share it with like minded bloggers. I love your word art. It is so creative and unique!

aimee said...

welcome, kathy and andrea, and thanks all for your comments... i've been lucky to meet all of you this year.

now embracing laziness as much as i can ... even ran errands in my pajamas... and now i'm eating a plate of jelly doughnuts... the situation has turned into full-scale slothdom here... it's fabulous!

Dawn said...

I've been lurking for a while...Happy Holidays to you! Love your doodling and lettering...And I appreciate that you share it with us!

Enjoy your time at home! Personally, I think it's precious and nothing wrong with enjoying it!

Dawn

●• Tiny Red said...

it's such a good feeling to reflect on things like that in life and even better to be able to represent it visually...well done aimee and keep up the good work!
hope you're having a lovely day:)

hugs
T

peggy said...

I love this piece.

I am staying home this year for the first time in many years. It feels good. Hooray for pjs and coffee!!

Happy Holidays to you!

Ricë said...

so glad you took the plunge!

yoon see said...

Yeah, I can feel how you feel.
Doing what your like, love with great passion is a great adventure.
Don't ever let the evil little voices stop you.
We here love what you are doing.
Your beautiful words have encouraged me so much on a daily basis now.
Love to drop by just to observe & feel your graceful emotion of making words sing naturally!

ambika said...

Happy holidays to you. What a lovely, meaning-full piece.

Annie Pazoo said...

Aimee, I can't thank you enough for this one. This so perfectly captures what I've rediscovered myself this year :-)