Sunday, June 21, 2009

good clean fun






yay for the fabulous jen from painted fish studio, who braved the mind-numbing eight hour drive from minneapolis to lawrence to have a pARTy in artsyville! she is an absolute delight, super funny, and we had a great weekend together drinking wine, people-watching and exploring the university. then yesterday a bunch of us got together, including a few of jen's art pals who also came in from out of town, and we made soap and lip balm all afternoon. jen is an excellent teacher and i couldn't believe how easy it was! if you want to learn how to make your own, check out her tutorials here and here. also couldn't resist a pic of these delish daisy cookies made by my friend amanda. can't wait to order my own supplies to make more soap and lip balm - i think i have gift-giving covered for the next few years!

now i'm easing into the morning with a quiet cup of coffee on the front lawn, gearing up for a busy doodleday, and playing catch-up both in real life and in blogville. happy day! :)

26 comments:

Anairam said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend amidst the soapsuds and all!

●• Tiny Red said...

sounds delicious, this whole weekend of yours :::::)
enjoy the rest of your sunday!

soulbrush said...

you are sooo multi-talented. lip balm,whatever next?

heather smith jones said...

it was so fun, thank you aimee!
your soaps look so pretty on your colorful plate :)
yeah, i think i could enjoy making a lot of lib balm, that was so cool!

Silke said...

Oh, that all looks fantastic and you've given me some great ideas for gifts this year! Thank you!! :) Silke

painted fish studio said...

thank you so much for showing me around lawrence! and i had so much fun meeting your friends. i'd do that drive again any day! (just not tomorrow.)

Nina Crittenden said...

What fun!

kj said...

some things never change. aimee, you 'do' color like no one else. i just love your eye and the magic you create with that camera. not to mention your creations and words.

it's nice to connect with you.
xo

trinsch said...

oh, i want to try that soap making! i'll put it on my list of creative things i want to try and/or do and it will probably be item # 784.

happy day to you too :)

cindy : quaint said...

looks like you had wonderful time and so productive. the lip balm sounds great.

Megan Coyle said...

ohh, it looks like you had a lot of fun. the soaps and lip balm look fantastic--they'll make great gifts!

steve said...

What a wonderful time! My wife and I are finally settling down and creating some again. Posts like this are always very inspiring!

jane said...

love the colors. sounds like a perfect weekend. i´m going to check out her tutorials now. thanks!

smoothpebble said...

Oh, these pictures are awesome Aimee! I loved meeting you, and getting to see your delightful home and getting to see the "view from your back window" :D Thanks for sharing your space with a bunch of virtual strangers - but strangers no more. I had a great time!

Amber said...

Ahhh, the colours! What happy, beautiful art you make. Divine!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

First time stumbling across your blg...will definitely be back!
Oh, you look like to had an amazing weekend!
Happy Summer!!!
Char.

S.E.Minegar said...

You have so much color in your life! Delightful!

T.L. Holmes said...

Fantastic!! Living vicariously through your creativity :)

L'Atelier said...

ahhhh! wish i could have been there, looks like loads of fun. might try the soap and balm thingy myself thanks for the link

have a wonderful day
xo

joanne said...

oh wow... this looks like soo much fun... i can't wait to click through the links... i so wish i could have been there for the art party :)

~Valentina~ said...

Sounds like a super weekend!!! Ohh yeah.. now I want to make soaps :)
Have a great week!

Carmen said...

How fun!!!

Amanda said...

Thank you so much for hosting Aimee and thanks to Jen for being such a cool teacher! What a fantastic afternoon... I'm so happy to have met everyone!

Demara said...

Aw wow! so exciting. Loved seeing the homeade lip balm, and soap. All the bright colors make me hungry for Asian Pudding! :P

Alexandra Hedberg said...

sounds so fun! And the colours are amazing. (waht is is with you and colours?) Looks like you can eat it!

Leslie said...

Aimee, thanks for welcoming me into your beautiful home for the afternoon! It was such a fun time.