Monday, July 27, 2009

hola san diego






i'm still in a dream state - not even a long run through the rolling kansas prairie this morning could shake the mountains, the sea or the beach from my mind after a super weekend in san diego with my travelgals. this was my little every-once-in-a-while happy escape from the heat when i lived in arizona, so of course i didn't want to leave this time, either. forget the fires, the earthquakes, the absurd cost of living, the housing crisis - i'll take southern california just the way it is.

please stop by pecannoot for another doodle-interview and to wish jess the best as SHE heads off to california tomorrow morning to get hitched to her sweetie! if you want to grin from ear to ear, watch her love story illustration/animation! and have a great monday :)

32 comments:

~Valentina~ said...

Ohhh San Diego... The beach, the weather… perfect.
OMG, Paradise of Sun Sea and Foreclosures!:P

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

one of my all time favorite places to visit.
didn't make my annual visit this year :(
it is a little gem though isn't it?

L'Atelier said...

gorgeous doodle
xo

Lady P said...

i am in love with your vacation and your doddling
you need to go back
i need to see more of this great colorful stuff that features my old stomping grounds of Southern Cal

trinsch said...

oh, it looks like a perfect weekend :)

●• Thereza said...

looks delightful :) off to see the doodle interview!

kj said...

i know what you mean, aimee. i love san diego. i saw my first peacock open those feathers wide and wider and strut on by. i was so enthralled i'll never forget it.

i think it's great you got away with your friends. i love to do that with special friends.

x0

Ces said...

Are you still there? Did you meet any beautiful, lovely, adorable ants, the ones that don't bite, just tickle?

gracialouise said...

Ah, summer seems in full and delicious force. Your photos seem drenched in light. Beautiful!

steve said...

Yeah, I'd love to visit this place someday! Love the journal pages you made for this trip too Aimee. Looks like a blast!

painted fish studio said...

i so love your illustrated interviews, they make me happy and they're so amiee and they make me wish we had lunch plans on mass street today... i'm going to cali end of august and your post has me excited for the trip.

joanne said...

(i'll forgive Ces for mentioning ants since my entire life has been in upheaval for weeks because of a full-scale invasion...)

i'm so sorry i missed you this trip... i too am so in love with so. cal., problems and all.. (and now i must must drive down to SD...)

your doodle just blows me away...

i'm so glad you had fun :)
xo

Rebecca Altman said...

I have really been enjoying your doodle interviews. And your voice, the way you string words together. I have been doodling for years, privately, in a journal, and have always been drawn to words... wanting to make art with words. Seeing your work, stumbling upon it accidently, has opened up new doors for me. Has sparked something for me creatively. I am a sociologist by day, and a new-ish Mom, and trying to figure out the space in between those words, trying to meld something new that mixes, rather than segregates them. I have this hunch that something creative lies between them. Just wanted to let you know that your work has been so helpful to me. Love checking in on your latest material. Enjoy your travels.

heather smith jones said...

oh good heavens, that beach looks dreamy, i can see why you're in a dream state!
you jogged through the prairie? where?

peggyfussell said...

No way!! I just got back from a trip west myself that included San Diego!! Still have the tune of "Route 66" running through my head! Glad to hear, albeit not surprised, that you had a good time!

Lipe said...

god, i loved your blog!
kinda art i think so cute!

Lipe said...

vivd colors! *-*

Liv said...

I just discovered you, thanks to Jess @ Pecannoot. O.M.G. I'm in love with your art - divine doodling, if you ask me. And that interview was amazing!!! I will be back again and again. :)

Liv @ One Year of Beauty

Cris Siqueira said...

aimee

san diego is so perfect!!!

:)

Kelly C. said...

ooooh! delightful! i *love* san diego.
have fun.
and
i LOVE visiting artsyville. it's always a treat.
xxoo

Nina Crittenden said...

Glad you had a nice trip!

caitlin said...

I'm actually headed there tomorrow. You made me super excited!!

Katrina said...

i LOVE that journal entry. glad you enjoyed our beloved california!

soulbrush said...

what beauty, love the second one..have fun in the sun.

Jodi said...

I love the rolling hills shot. It's so different from the beach here in Maine.

polly said...

love every single letter, word, line and squiggle. brought a smile to my face... thanks :0)

Likes Chocolate said...

Your drawings remind me of this artist that is famous in Australia. I can't remember the name at the moment. Great photos!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

ohhh. Here it's raining. And just the only week when we were supposed to be on vacations all three together (and the boy has a fever)But it is all about what you chose to tell, rigt?

Aris said...

Love your sketchbook page at the top. Would love to peek into your sketchbooks-I just know they are full of fantastic!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Beautiful !!! One more time ! I'ld really like to discover places, things... you talking about ! Thanks for sharing...

aimee said...

thanks all SO so much! and a special welcome to all the new visitors and your wonderful comments. that trip was so much fun, i think i'll have to go traveling again soon!

oneartistjournal said...

Great pictures Aimee..love the map...I live in Southern Cal and wish to live in a cooler place, greener, saturated in water...