Sunday, April 19, 2009

what i found


at the library book sale this afternoon: vintage french primers and some good old classics, including faust for a quarter


on the stairs: an arrangement of books that i was fortunate to discover while ascending instead of descending


in the messy room: the one who put the books on the stairs


at the top of the stairs: a curiously placed bowl of carrots


in the toybox: the one responsible for the carrots




in the kitchen: a sign that someone set to 'open' after i firmly set it to 'closed' for the day


and inside the itty bitty closet: little handprints from a few months ago that i've decided are too endearing to paint over.

so, obviously, no art here today as we're trying to keep the house from blowing up. maybe some doodlestuff and a glass of wine tonight after the real artists go to bed.

26 comments:

soulbrush said...

plenty of art today, in the handprints, in the sweet outturned footsies in the perfect aligned shelves, all art.

ArtSparker said...

Yikes, everyday is Where the wild things are with you. That looks like a Milton Glaser cover on the Turgenev - so beautiful.

Thanks for that extremely perceptive comment on my blog.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh, aimee, I can't help but giggle! These are darling little treasures, and I'm so happy you captured it all. Whenever I get exasperated at the mess and throw up my hands, my husband always says, "If this is the worst they'll ever be, then we are very lucky." Your home, artsygirl's legs, they are all so filled with happy color and energy. I cannot tell you how much I love these little glimpses into your life.

Ces said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Ces said...

I am sorry, I cannot let that misspelling stay. I am using my laptop since my desktop died.

Aimee, Bella is right. Your house is full of love, energy and color. Don't paint over the door, in fact if you decide to move, take the door with you. I have a kitchen pantry door where the children traced their hands, feet and marked their heights through the years since they were toodlers. I can't begin to tell you how much I love it, messy and chaotic since it is getting filled but the little hand prints are now so little but they give me such enormous pleasure.

jess gonacha said...

awwww, sounds like you have your hands full! in the best of ways, though-- all those photos are just too precious!

●• Tiny Red said...

what a lovely post aimee!
that door is excellent, don't paint over! :)

Cestandrea said...

beautiful old books, and this sweet little artist, making her "concept-art installations" on the stairs:)
Have a great Sunday
love
Andrea

Shani said...

Ah, but it's the Art of Living! Such a nice post, thanks for sharing.

L'Atelier said...

LOL!
hahaha
never a dull moment over at yours- may favorite the door
enjoy your weekend xo

Esti said...

I'd love to see how active and creative your girls are :)

painted fish studio said...

wonderful post, such a joy to read...

Annie Pazoo said...

All the pics are so endearing. What a great treasure hunt!

~Valentina~ said...

Your girls keep you really busy :) Love the Close-Open sign!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

but the photos with your words aren't bad either!

I mean: what is art?

cindy : quaint said...

so neat ... i love the argyle and the hand prints! i'd never paint over them.

S.Dixon said...

Such excitement inside your home! Those tiny hand prints are precious. I enjoyed this post. :)

joanne said...

love love love all the colors, books, carrots, closet, and especially the "culprit" who makes me smile... :)

Nina Crittenden said...

Cute! The bowl of carrots made me laugh. I find offerings on my nightstand: drawings, books, toys... Kids are so funny!

BloggingQueen said...

Wow... if they're in school now, what does the house look like during summer vacation? :ob

I think some of that handprinting is in my future. Which could be very cool, especially since I know I'm too lazy to clean it up.

Christy said...

Loved seeing you today. And love seeing your life. Your home is beautiful, in many senses.

aimee said...

hee hee hee, i loved all of your input on this post. of course, now that it's two days in the past, their sweet escapades now look like pure art to me. every one of these pictures is making me giggle now. i think that's why i take the photos - i know that after the moment is gone i'll appreciate it more.

and do not fear: i will never paint over that door!

trinsch said...

loved reading this post! all these little arrangements and "clues" kids can leave all ove the house - so wonderful how you captured them. i and absolutely adore the handprints!

Asja said...

i love the open/closed sign in the kitchen- i think that's ingenious!

hanna-happenings said...

This is such a lovely post! Your kids has such an attentive mum to notice and capture those moments of theirs. ThankYou for charing.

BT said...

Your daughter is such a character. I thought the books on the stairs were art!! With the carrots at the top, some sort of symbolisn!! The hand prints are adorable. I agree, leave them there. I kept some wallpaper which had all the family's heights on. I still have it.