Wednesday, August 19, 2009

delights from distant lands

yay for little bundles of color and happiness that have traveled many miles to reach our doorstep in the middle of kansas...


yummy candy and cookies from china, hauled over the pacific by mr. artsyville. he sure knows how to treat his girls...


a print swap with the lovely violette from british columbia, canada. her bright and encouraging work takes the edge off of my cynicism and my all-too-often grrrrrr outlook on life. my girls love to watch her dance with an accordion in the promo for her new book, journal bliss. thank you for the smiles, violette!


a surprise from south africa, a beautiful photograph from l'atelier as well as one of her gorgeous watercolors - thanks, sweet l'atelier :)


and another gem from canada, uppercase magazine - this issue features two of my favorite artists, heather smith jones and gracia haby. it is fantastic from cover to cover and fully worth the splurge!

hope you're having a great week so far - if you'd like to play weekword with us, visit nicky and let her know. also, don't forget to check out the interview with thereza and the excellent feature on her work at aqua-velvet... well, now i think it's time for a glass of wine, some writing and some doodling. what? the kids? oh, yeah, i guess i have to put the kids to bed first...

16 comments:

Katrina said...

such wonderful packages. and i agree, the uppercase was worth the splurge. happy week to you.

Ces said...

Yum! candy! How come The Viking never brings candy from his travels. He comes home with t-shirts and wood carvings. I want candy. Hooray! for Mr. Artsyville.

Nice treats for you, you are sooo lucky!

kendalee said...

Oh what a joy lovely mail is and mr. artsyville is clearly a treasure! I'm so glad you have some doodle and writing time to look forward to 'cause that usually means we have some loveliness to look forward to too!

frayedattheedge said...

What a good day!! Hope the kids remembered to clean their teeth after the candy!!

●• Thereza said...

wow so much goodness!!!
hope you've enjoyed your glass of wine with some piece and quiet along with your sweeties! :)

thanks for comment on interview and link. nice blog, isn't it?!

L'Atelier said...

great treasures made their way to artsyville! must be all the colour and beauty round there that work like a magnet to them :)
looking forward to the new doodles! am off to read thereza's interview
xo

cindy said...

all the packages are so different and yet so perfect for you. enjoy!

jess gonacha said...

wow, your mail is so much more exciting than mine! and goodness, how i wish i had a husband that traveled to china and brought back goodies. you're a lucky lady! (thanks for all your well wishes on my blog, too, lately!)

BT said...

Oh what a wonderful post. I love the look of those sweets, so colourful. All the photos look super. Lovely post.

painted fish studio said...

i love the packaging on the goodies the mr brought back, and all i seem to get in the mail are bills. i am envious!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

but do not trust the candyman.

kj said...

aimee, don't you just love going to the mailbox these days?

:)

la ninja said...

getting goodies in the mail is a wonder nowadays. I looove sending and receiving stuff and I definitely am a card freak.

thx for letting us have a peek , the magazine looks fab and well interesting too.

aimee said...

life in blogville definitely makes the mailbox happy!

gracialouise said...

Thanks ever so for the mention, you are a dear.

heather smith jones said...

yes thank you aimee, for the mention :)