Monday, August 17, 2009

driving in circles and other adventures





my aimless wandering around the united states has ended, school has started, mr. artsyville has returned from a trip to china to relieve me from minimalist parenting mode, and suddenly, thankfully, joyfully, i have art time on my hands again. so i played catch up this weekend in my journal, inking and prismacoloring in my quick pencil doodles from over the summer. there are more - one involving a bunch of bananas - that i'll post as soon as i finish. hope you all had a great weekend!

p.s. if you are a self-employed artist, i highly recommend following swedish artist alexandra hedberg's excellent new sunday series art as business!

24 comments:

Krissy said...

Welcome back mr artsyville :)

Johanna said...

beautiful journal entries. Do you use watercolours for the background..the colours are so vibrant and energetic. I LOVES!!!!

peggyfussell said...

These are wonderful! I have that settling back into life feeling right now too. Only a few more loads of vacation laundry.
And thank you for the link to Alexandra Hedberg's blog...I am subscribing!

painted fish studio said...

i'm so happy you've gotten some creative time! the resulrs are such a joy to look at and read... happy belated anniversary from minnesota! :)

painted fish studio said...

*results*

(love that my iPhone keeps me connected - hate typing on it with a passion)

The Original Drama Mama said...

Just celebrated our anny on Aug 11th! Considering both my babies were due in May as well, I'd say August has always been a good month for me... ;)

Congrats on some artsy time, enjoy it.

Candied Fabrics said...

Lovely journal! That color/texture you get is awesome. AND a great new site to subscribe to - thanks!

oneartistjournal said...

How nice to see 'these guys' again Aimee...I love how you take seemingly mundane happenings and glorify them on your pages...how simple and brilliant and celebratory of life this practice of yours is....Thanks for the beautiful and kind words you left behind when visiting.

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

Funny you should mention circles, I just came in from mowing the yard, I was running out of gas so I made some yard art in the side field, looks like a maze. Love to follow your blog.

frayedattheedge said...

I love your drawings - oh how I wish I could do that!!!

Carmen said...

I love coming to your blog Aimee. Always makes me smile.

Silke said...

These are wonderful! Such an inspiration for me...love your color use! :) Silke

Alexandra Hedberg said...

how great that you get your art-time again!I'm looking forward to seeing what you'll come up with!

(and thanks for linking to me!)

●• Thereza said...

yay!!! so glad to hear you've got your art time back :)
i can tell by those happy pages how relieved you are!

suzanne cabrera said...

I LOVE each and every one of these...and can especially relate to the passport mug shot. Just had one...in fact I had two because the first one was that bad...I gave up after trial number two.

Anairam said...

They are beautiful and witty as always! (BTW - what is prisma-colouring?) I hope you were not hurt in your spectacular fall! My own spectacular fall three years ago ocurred when I broke a bottle of purple nail polish on our newly-tiled kitchen floor. L'Usband was going to be home in less than an hour!! I RAN down the hill to our local hardware store, jumped over a little wall (trying to take a shortcut) - well, you can guess the rest: blood, a 3-month limp, and an authentic rip in my jeans, which I am still wearing with pride. Worst is that I still had to limp to the store, buy a bottle of acetone, blood streaming down my leg, and limp back up the hill. Had to get back to that floor! So, I am afraid I have no patience with people who buy jeans with fake rips in them. No, they have to come with a wound and a story to tell!

Lori said...

I loved reading your journal! And YAY for more creative time. Good for you for showing up for it.

Thanks so much for the link- I am going to check it out :)

Nina Crittenden said...

The mid-life crisis car made me chuckle! Glad you have more art time again!

aimee said...

oh, all these comments made me smile - some made me laugh, too (remistuff, i would like to see your lawn) - and anairam's story made me roar! (did l'usband ever find out about the purple nail polish? and prismacoloring is simply my made-up word for coloring with prismacolor pencils...)

johanna, i just sent you the link to how i do my background pages...

thanks all for stopping by! :)

kendalee said...

Aimee, as always your beautiful doodles make me smile! And I only call them doodle 'cause you do. My doodles are the things I draw in boring meetings and they are nowhere nearly as pretty and artistic as these! :)

L'Atelier said...

Welcome back Mr.A!
Oh what sight! beautiful doodles from Artsyville! what a treat! missed them- glad you enjoyed galavanting through the states but i am even gladder you back round here- missed you!
xo

BT said...

Oh such brilliant doodles, oddles of doodles. Shmoodles and woodles, they make me groan with envy! I love love love them.

Ann Marie said...

i just had my new passport photo taken and after my son said, "not so good mom" i went and had it retaken. still not great, but it will work. hope all is going well for you. :)

Cris Siqueira said...

those doodles are lovely!!
the one about your passport is great!!