Friday, March 13, 2009

moving through syrup








moving...slowly...in...artsyville...

my birdiegirl, her scuffed shoes and i made it outside for some errands and pictures this morning but other than that, i have been living in the land of the supremely unaccomplished this week. lots of happy little ideas are swirling around upstairs but i'm afraid they'll evaporate by the time i manage to reach them because i'm...just...not...getting...there...

part of it is due to my own knack at inefficiency, and the rest is simply due to all of the little bitty things that add up to raising a child. i delighted in this post by jennifer new (if you're a creative mama who is balancing a creative career and raising a family, her mothers of invention blog is a must read!) in which she describes kid time as having a syrupy quality to it. i couldn't think of a better way to describe it. my kids simply work on their own time and their own schedule. what would have taken thirty minutes in my past life now takes four or five hours or more. a shining example of this: while i was in the middle of printing and taking pictures for my doodle card post, my two daughters (ages 6 and 2) got the brilliant idea of slicing a bean bag and dumping it all over the bed. just imagine thousands of electrically charged particles that jumped and danced everywhere and defied nearly all methods of cleanup. (pause) and oh! such brilliant timing on my two year old's part. just as i finished writing that last sentence, she smeared strawberry yogurt all over the coffee table...

and speaking of that doodle card post, thank you all SO SO SO much for stopping by and leaving your thoughts - as that post came a quite a price, i heartily appreciated all the feedback! and an extra special thanks goes to rachel at one pretty thing, jan at scoutie girl, and joanne at breathe as me for featuring this project on their blogs. i'll put little bundles of these cards in my etsy shop soon - that is, provided i emerge from this syrup...

21 comments:

aimee said...

p.s. that dirty foot in the first image is NOT mine.

●• Tiny Red said...

hehehe, i gathered that :)

great post, full of vibrant colour. have a nice weekend!

L'Atelier said...

lol! i gather that much too ;)
hope you emerged from your syrup
never a dull moment!
so you mean your friday 13th is working well for you?
I really really love those cards- and wanted to suggest to you that you must put them into your lovely shop!!!
happy weekend
xo

cindy : quaint said...

he who smelt it dealt it ;)? does that apply to feet, too? i love the photo of the brick wall, so funny. have a nice weekend!

Bella Sinclair said...

Aww, sweetie. Take my hand. I'm not out of the syrup either, but together, maybe we can trudge through to the other side.

And shame on me. The way your week has been going, I thought that WAS your foot!

I'm just nuts about your photography. Love the window shots. Poor Mr. Godzilla. He's been de-handed and loaded with women's accessories! Oh, the horror. And those stickers about Lawrence ring so true!

Spring is around the corner. Open up all the doors and windows and let the wind blow away the remnants of those pesky little pellets. Or just imagine they're little fairy friends, just hanging around to brighten your day.

xoxo

BT said...

Very interesting photos, I too like the wall! And the poor old Godzilla! My son used to put red nail varnish on all his action men as battle wounds!

Hope the syrup dissolves or dissipates soon!

joanne said...

well, i would disagree that you were unaccomplished this week... just the fact that you even had time to do as much as you did, and provide photos and instruction and inspiration to all of us, and care for two children, a home, and a relationship with your husband... i'm not sure where i am seeing the word unaccomplished fitting in there...

and wow... what an awesome story you are going to be able to share years from now... the beanbag chair incident sounds like a classic family story to be re-told for years to come...

thank you so much for brightening my day with your photos and your inspiration and your beautiful thoughts and artwork...you bring so much joy and color to my days...

(and thank you for the link and your encouragement... you are a sweet heart )
xo

Aris Moore said...

Maybe the syrup is a good thing, reminding (forcing) us to slow down for the sweetness, though it is a bit messy(:

Aris Moore said...

Maybe the syrup is a good thing, reminding (forcing) us to slow down for the sweetness, though it is a bit messy(:

Ces said...

I thought the dirty foot was art!

Amy I wish you a happy spring break with your artsy girls. Your environment is full of stimuli and you managed to package it in one pretty post!

jess gonacha said...

onestly, i don't know how you get as much done as you do with a 2 year old around! amazing. and some weeks are just inefficient, and that has to be ok. :) and i love love love that 'closed' sign!

soulbrush said...

ha ha love the scuffed shoes =, all the little kids have them, from crawling on the floor or in the playground. see my blog for a new award for you 'sister'.

Nina Crittenden said...

Parenting is indeed a sticky pasttime!

aimee said...

thank you all!! even those who thought that was really my foot. things are moving more quickly today.

mushroommeadows said...

Those are lovely pictures! I especially like the closed sign. :)

steve said...

I used to have those exact same shoes as a kid (at the top)! And that Godzilla - more good childhood flashbacks! Great photo-journey Aimee!

painted fish studio said...

i am in awe of your creativity AND being a parent. i struggle with creativity enough... add parenting?eeeks, don't know if i could do it...

love the Lawrence shots, as always!

Christy said...

I know how you feel. I love trying to figure out where each photo was taken. It's like playing "I Spy"...

wild child said...

I *love* your blog - I found it thru your doodle cards! - especially after hearing about the bean bag incident that occurred while you were posting. Been through that type of incident myself, so I feel your pain - lol :)

Keep up the great work!

Meg :)

peggy said...

Ah yes.... and here I am just finally getting to read this!! Around here we call it rubber band time. And my daughters are 14 & 10!! You'd think it would be easier, right? What is it they say "Days fly like minutes and minutes drag like days"?

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