Saturday, May 23, 2009

home



alexandra chose the weekword HOME, and i figured since she cheated and posted an old photo, i could too. these are two memory pieces i painted last year of our minneapolis home, which i tearfully left in 2003, and our dallas home, which i cheerfully left in 2006. the other weekword participants this week were: cecilia, jenna, fruenswerk, aris, sandra, nathalie, andrea, esti, kristi, thereza, valentina, and lea.

26 comments:

painted fish studio said...

i wish you had never left your minneapolis home. imagine...

Bella Sinclair said...

WAAA! Fabulous, fabulous home pieces! A great way to capture all the memories of a place called home. They have the feel of Victorian stained glass and craftsman style. I adore the colors. And the Minneapolis home -- Ohhhhhhhh, what a cute little house. Love, love the windows and the porch swing! We used to have a porch swing. So wonderful to spend warm summer days gently swaying to and fro. sigh

Sandra Dieckmann said...

The line...'cheerfully left'... made me feel horrible. Hahaha I just woke up and imagined all the bad things that might have happened in a way to vivid and imaginary way ;-)

Jaja, Sandra

Bella Sinclair said...

WAIT! You've changed your header again. Looking good!

Aris said...

I love these Aimee! Old or not they are lovely!!

cindy : quaint said...

they are wonderful remembrances! i love reading about all the details of your lives, the birth of your daughter, how jared almost feel off the roof, the scary basement. the houses look very sweet.

aimee said...

they were both awesome old homes and neighborhoods! my favorite things about the minneapolis house were the old telephone box in the wall and the ancient bottle of greek liquor inside that box, that apparently every owner had passed down to the next, just as we did when we left. in dallas, it was the porch swing and the cool stained glass. the previous owners gutted, renovated and expanded the house right before we bought it, but they saved those windows. there was a great picture of our house and a story about the renovation in the Life section of USA Today, but damned if i can find it. it's somewhere in these messy boxes.

and sandra don't worry - nothing bad happened at that house!! i had lived in dallas before and was just bored with it, so i kept saying, "next city, please," and that's why i cheerfully left. i'm a restless girl.

FruensWerk2 said...

Wow girl your "old" homes is full of so many nice words...Great ;)))

nathalie et cetera said...

lovely and colorful homes!

amuse me said...

Hi Artsyville - I so enjoy your blog and for this next week, you are my featured blog. :) M

kendalee said...

Beautiful memory pieces Aimee! I love this idea of consolidating them into a single piece. I've lived in so many homes in my time and each one is full of memories, some good, some not so good and I'd like to capture those. I think you've just inspired me... Yes, you've definitely just inspired me. I feel a list of lists coming on... :)

joanne said...

this is gorgeous, Aimee... what an amazing legacy you could leave for your girls of your memories of these homes... i've been rummaging around some old family photos and documents in the last week or so, and i was thinking how amazing a wall in your home would look with a piece completed and framed of your artwork memories of all of your different homes... how wonderful that would be for them now, and especially for when they grow up!

Suana said...

Aimee, this is great! I love the way you made the house buzzing with noises and action. Beautiful combination of type and imagery!

●• Tiny Red said...

excellent! but... i must say i do not condone cheating mrs dolich! consider yourself being told off by tiny red heheheheheheh

Bella Sinclair said...

I must say, an ancient bottle of Greek liquor is preferable to a mummified cat. Did you hear about the family who did some renovation and found a dead cat in the walls? It was put there over a hundred years ago to ward off witches. Poor thing was frozen in this "WTF, omg, let me out!" pose. It had been discovered a few times over the years during various renovations, and each time, the homeowner put it back in the walls.

S.E.Minegar said...

neat! these weekword posts are really great. i imagine these houses were charming. love the new artsyville header btw.

soulbrush said...

'good lordy ms claudie' these are fabadabadoo. wonder how long it takes you to do one of these?

shabby girl said...

Just came over via amuseme, and I love your houses!!! I love the colors and the whimsy of them!

Veja cecilia said...

great thing to collect memories about an old home the way you do. Just to keep and look at and remeber, good or bad stuff:)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

uh - did I start a trend of cheating? I knew this word would mean something really great from you!

It's the result that counts, right? And i'm fially installed in my new/old home (apartment). Jippie! Just a few boxes left to unpack...

asphaltandair said...

what a beautiful way to keep memories! i adore these two pieces - they are so personal and narrative.

L'Atelier said...

i love these! they are so great. as a fellow nomade i know that its nice to have a small memory of ones stops.
did you ever live outside the us?
i like the cheeting trend- was going to post something but it was old... so didn't .
NOw I got a license to do so! yeay!
happy weekend
xo

aimee said...

thanks weekworders - this was fun, even though i cheated. great to see new faces here too!!

lea said...

lovely interpretations of the weekword! i like the color scale and the pattern created by the words around the houses, and what great idea to write about your previous homes.

Esti said...

can't wait to see the future painting of your actual residence... ;)
These are really good.

andrea tachezy said...

This is very nice!