Wednesday, December 31, 2008

peeking


oh, what a year it has been! one year ago starting a blog was the last thing from my mind. at the time i was going through an intense creative burst after a long spell away from my art. after a few months of of insomnia and manic art-ing, i finally started the blog to contain and organize the chaos. something snapped into place after that. the structure of a blog was just the discipline i needed. it has brought art back to my life on a daily basis, something i dreamed about but hadn't been able to do in a meaningful way until now. i'm not sure it would have happened without the blog and the inspiration i've found in the worlds of other creatives online. i'm very grateful for the support and encouragement i've received from all of you.

i'll sign off for the year with a marvelous piece of news: i found out last week that artsyville will be featured in the summer 2009 issue of Artful Blogging! i am beyond thrilled about this and will share updates/info about it as the magazine gets closer to the publication date. and now, i'm taking the girls to IHOP for a big stack of chocolate chip pancakes with whipped cream. time to close out 2008 and dream about what will be coming our way and yours for 2009. things are peeking around the corner for everyone and i'm curious to find out what they are. happy new year :)

17 comments:

please sir said...

Wow that is so amazing! What a great start to the new year - Happy New Year!!

cindy : quaint said...

congratulations! diana is so right, a great way to start the new year. i love your blog and i'm happy we met this year.

wishing a happy new year to all in artsyville!

Cristi said...

Oh Amiee, congratulations on being included in Artful Blogging. How exciting!! I just got my first issue of that magazine last week because an aquaintance of mine, Wyanne Thompson(www.wyartjewels.blogspot.com), was featured in the current issue. Have a blessed New Year!

joanne said...

congratulations on this wonderful news...your blog will look stunning on their pages...they are very lucky to have your colorful artwork featured in their summer issue...i can't wait :)

happy happy new year....

xo

Christy said...

Hey you, congratulations! That's terrific news! :)

Bella Sinclair said...

That. Is. Friggin'. AWESOME! Exhibits, an Etsy store, magazine....this has been just a tremendous year for you and your art. Whatever was peeking and whispering is now madly waving its arms and screaming your name.

2008 had a lot of not-so-good moments. But getting to know you, dancing through your colorful and witty blog, and being inspired by you to be better and do better have been real highlights for me. Thank you so much, Aimee. Here's to an even more eventful and incredible year ahead!

peggy said...

YAY!!! Congratulations! (and hooray for chocolate chip pancakes w/ whipped cream too!) What great news for the new year.

soulbrush said...

hey what fabadabadoo news, please keep us informed. i didn't realise you've only been blogging for such a short time. what a yummy way to celebrate. wishing you only the best in 2009. hugs.

heather smith jones said...

Aimee, that is awesome news and such a well-deserved honor! Yay! I can't wait to hear more and get a sneak peek of it all!
Hope you sweeties enjoyed your pancakes, that sounds delicious right now.

daisy janie : scoutie girl said...

Happy New Year! Such great news that you're going to be featured! How do you like that?! Hope the year ahead continues in that same vein!!

Nina Crittenden said...

Happy New Year to you! Thanks for all your fun posts, it has been great getting to know you, and I love your work!

painted fish studio said...

happy new year! congratulations on being included in artful blogging! your mention of choc chip pancakes just lead me to remove the last piece of gingerbread/chocolate cake from my freezer... sugar high, here i come!

let's hope 2009 is even better than 2008!

●• Tiny Red said...

YAY!!! congrats!
great news! keep up the good work artsygirl :)
happy new year!!!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

congratulations! Hadn't heard of artful Blogging - but it sounds like the place for you to be mentioned!

SofaChip.com said...

:) Yay for you! You are so creative and I am trying to let it inspire the parts of me that are scared to even try.

yoon see said...

Thanks for sharing your joy that your blog will be on review!
Keep up your good work!

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