Monday, April 6, 2009

messyville


there is a danger in daring to doodle during the day when a toddler is on the prowl, as you can see in this five minute wrath of a two year old. and i don't even have the heart to show you the toothpaste wrath of a six year old. imagine an entire tube of sculptures on the light fixtures, the wall, the bathtub, the floor; bathroom shelves adorned with crisp stripes, sink knobs thoughtfully painted, the basin a sea of blue. what's that you say? this and this? OK... i'll try... but alas, i think daylight creating is out of the question for the moment. back to moonlighting for a while ;)

a special thanks to bella and valerie for their very special awards, to cindy for her birthday giveaway, and to erin from paper rose for featuring travelgirl in her etsy treasury today. trust me, ladies - your timing could not be better!

32 comments:

Nessie Noodle said...

hey, that looks like my craft room right now- and I don't even have a two year old to do the work! hee hee.

soulbrush said...

ha ha 'i am calm,my lovely one from you! kids are : either a pain in the heart or a pain in the neck!'

BloggingQueen said...

Girl's just trying to lay out everything she's got so she can reorganize. Right?

I dunno about the calm part, but definitely breathe deeply. You'll need all the air you can get to yell at both of them.

cindy : quaint said...

at least you have two beautiful excuses for that oh so colorful mess. i love it and you a little bit more for showing us;). now, slowly just breath in and out, don't forget the out part ...

heather smith jones said...

i think you could name a hurricane after that one. ;)
all that in five minutes?! amazing really.

Andi said...

I remember leaving my own toothpaste wrath at my Gran's house; do *not* remember the aftermath thankfully. :) My studio often looks like that after I've been choosing fabrics. Hang in there, they really do grow up faster than you think, even if it seems like forever on days like this. :)

L'Atelier said...

haha- maybe she was looking for something? it does look like my bedroom this morning when i ran out of the door after looking for a pair of earrings (didn't find them because they were in the lounge ;)) but then i got to tidy it myself
the bathroom thingy... hm get a maid, haha because for all of us its really amusing since we dont have to clean behind them ( oh yes what did you doodle today?...
xo

Bella Sinclair said...

Holy CRAP! Oh my my my my my. I just want to sink to my knees and cry. We often got hit by Tornado Emma, but I don't think I've ever encountered toothpaste sculptures. Vaseline smeared on the walls, yes. Toothpaste sculptures, no.

What kind of wine goes best with a dozen iced cupcakes?

BT said...

Oh crikey, and I thought I was messy!! Love the thought of the trail of toothpaste!!

Ces said...

OMG! Reminds me of the good old days! Actually, I make a much bigger mess and mine is not that colorful.

This is a riot. hahaha!

Christy said...

You're such a good sport. Keep calm and carry on, isn't that what they say? P.S. we still haven't found A's pants.

steve said...

Haha! Oh geez, I probably shouldn't laugh, huh? I don't know how you do it Aimee, but you've got my full respect.

Nina Crittenden said...

My sympathies to you... it is SO hard to keep it together when the wee ones are unglued! Hang in there!

That Girl Designs said...

I know I shouldn't laugh, but I did. I only have one child, and he is now 17. My sister-in-law who had two, only two years apart, use to tell me stories like this one. Somehow my sweet boy never seemed to think of such things on his own. Lucky me!

vineeta said...

I've just sent a big hug your way. I believe a bit of a mess or a lot of mess is better than cleaning all the time & not doing things you love. so you doodle away aimee!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

I have never ever been able to do any of my creative stuff when my son is awake except if it is with him an barely then. Once or twice some photographing. Barely ever been on the computer. He demands too much and would do a lot of Monkey business if not under surveiilance!

great that yuo've managed a bit... maybe the girls re just trying to be creative?

trinsch said...

i'm sure she had the best time ever creating this :))

●• Tiny Red said...

hurricane comes to mind... it reminds me a bit of my desk when i finished working yesterday hahaha

Tita Moma said...

Aimee:

That's the most beautiful mess I ever saw! When your children are grown and there are no more messyvilles, you can look back on this creation with a smile!

Peggy.

painted fish studio said...

holy cow! looks like tornado season is in full swing on lawrence! :)

Esti said...

at least it's a colorful mess ;)

suzanne cabrera said...

OH MY GOSH!!!!!!

It's a pretty mess...that should count for something!?!

marie-louise said...

Ha, ha - that's life!

Erin said...

Hmm...my room looks approximately like that, and I'm 29. And living alone. :)

smoothpebble said...

Dangit - I really wanted to see the toothpaste creations! My son once sprinkled sugar on the floor in every single room when i was in the shower.

Nicky Linzey said...

Try and think of it as an artist's installation - after all Tracy Emin got paid millions for hers!!!

FruensWerk2 said...

Hihi...keep calm girl...haha

Veja cecilia said...

oh, lovley mess! We have it alllll the time:)

penny patten said...

I couldn't help but laugh when I saw Messyville. My daughters used to do the same thing! They are all grown up now, but I still remember Messyville at our house too! Penny

DJ said...

I wish my messes looked that good!!!
Love & Laughter,
DJ

cartoongoddess said...

Hmm. Bears a strange resemblance to the path of destruction left by my 7 yr old. Thanks, I feel normal now.

Lisa@VisionaryMom.com said...

Oh my goodness! This is an awesome mess! I have two little ones who also know how to tear it up. Right now they have a fort that spans 2 rooms, full of all their toys. I am scared to clean it up, I just know there are some scary things hiding inside....