Wednesday, August 26, 2009

surprise for me, surprise for you






what a lucky girl am i! yesterday, my mailbox was getting rather heavy, so i rested on a grassy knoll and took a peek inside. as i opened it, out burst a fountain of many colored butterflies, rainbow game counters, chess pieces, laughing cutlery, tiny chairs and tables, and flying plates covered with exotic fruit. oh, sorry - my mind drifted there momentarily to a nutty old poem-song by the nutty old dukes of stratosphear, so let me try again. as i opened it, out burst a big envelope of color and goodness from thereza of tiny red design in england, delivered to kansas by the royal mail itself. my girls and i had a great afternoon going through the layers of goodies - a tiny red envelope that really was tiny and red, keychains, little bookmarks, notes, a postcard from her el justiciero exhibition, beautiful prints - they really did seem like many colored butterflies and flying plates covered with exotic fruit. thank you, T!

her generosity reminded me that i promised a giveaway two months ago, and i haven't done it yet, so let's do one now. leave a comment for me here before next wednesday, september 2, and i'll draw two winners for a little assemblage of groovy doodle goods - notecards, wine tags, and whatever else comes into my head before then.

now, off to the famous sunflower fields - the weather isn't cooperating with the best light this afternoon, but kansas is known for its sunflowers and i don't want to miss them at their peak. if you don't hear from me, send a dispatch team - i'm probably lost somewhere around tonganoxie.

74 comments:

Sheri said...

Please, please pick me!

●• Thereza said...

yay, lovely pictures!!!
so glad to see you girls having fun with your snailmail :)

Dominique said...

If I win, I promise to do it too! Okay I might do it anyway... ;-)

soulbrush said...

i like the idea of 'pay it forward'...so if you pick me, then i will pif to the next person....tee hee

remistuff.blogspot.com said...

All new to all this, so if I win I might learn something new

L'Atelier said...

love Thereza's art! lucky you. enjoy your sunflowers :) and wish me luck ;)

Anairam said...

Oh, such sweet, sweet pics of your little one displaying your tiny red goodies! (PS I really loved your other post - of your teachers! We should listen more to what they have to say and what they show us, hey?) Well, you know how I love your groovy, doodly stuff, so I am definitely entering for your giveaway ...

Beth Gales said...

Great pictures and can't wait to see the sunflowers :)

sue said...

sunflowers are my FAVORITE. can't wait to see your pics. would love to win your goodies! woo hoo!

Pat said...

There's nothing like unexpected treasures delivered by mail to brighten the day...except maybe a field of sunflowers or artwork from artsyville. :)

Patty said...

I'd love to win!

Silke said...

Oh, oh, please count me in!! Beautiful pictures! :) Silke

Melanie said...

Oh, to win some of your goodies! Could I be so lucky? Here's to hoping!

Ces said...

Will the wine tags come with wine? :)

e.beck.artist said...

oh, i'd love some doodley goodness ... thanks!

Kelly said...

what a fun package to receive! i'd love to win some doodles to add to my collection! :-)

lori vliegen said...

congrats on all of your mailbox surprises....it looks like you received some really fun stuff!! and, i just love giveaways....thanks for the chance at some of your fabulous artwork! :)

Ida i Qu├ębec said...

lovely pictures!!!

Inner Toddler said...

what fun! you know how much I love fun surprises in the mail...

Deb said...

Aimee - I love your stuff! And I need something good in the mail..
Miss you and Jared!

Tisha Smith said...

THIS one is the lucky one! (When in doubt, rely on positivity, eh.)

skifhappycircle said...

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skifhappycircle said...

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aimee said...

hey!! great to see you all here, both new faces and old friends (and some OLD old friends - deb -- skifhappy - smiling BIG) - yup, it was time to pay it forward! but the tiny red stuff is ALL MINE!! :)

p.s. ces - tsk, tsk! shipping alcohol over state lines? never would have thought it of you ;)

Domestic Scribbles said...

Comforting to know someone else has mailbox anticipation considering the technological advances in our time. Technology can't replicate the excitement of tearing open a letter or a package.

Chelsea Cady said...

oh oh!
pick me, pick me!
i love all of your doodles...
what an inspiration!

Vicki Holdwick said...

I'd love to win some of your lovely doodles and things.

xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Aah, lucky girl! And I am lucky you are my friend.

xoxoxoxoxo

Thien-Kim aka Kim said...

I love getting love packages in the mail. My 3yo has inherited that from me too. Glad to see the kids are having fun with your love mail.

Chris said...

even w/ the clouds the fields are stunning! i hope you enjoyed it...

Jean said...

Aimee,
Thanks for passing on your joy to us!! Keep the beautiful photos coming!! :)

Lindsay Nichols said...

You help remind us to live life with passion and simple beauty...thank you for passing it along and being a shining example!

Lots of love!

Candied Fabrics said...

Giveaways are a great way to bring people out of lurkdom, isn't it! I've done a couple already and really enjoyed it - I'm looking forward to another one when my website goes live! Wheeee!

pklaw said...

Oh...I love your work! Your "doodles" always make me smile. Thanks for the giveaway and congrats!

Veja cecilia said...

lucky girl getting such nice stuff:)

Cristi-2 If By Sea said...

Hi Aimee! I'd love to add to my doodle collection. Thanks for the giveaway!

la ninja said...

look how many mates you suddenly have when freebies come into the equation ;P

and just for being cheeky like that I should -of course- get the prize, don't you think? (what was it anyway?)

stephanie levy said...

your package sounds delightful! what a wonderful fun gift :)

have fun in the sunflower field!

Sharon said...

Thanx for sharing your wonderful blog with us. It is always a joy to click on your thoughts and finds. Sharon

~Valentina~ said...

Holy Canoli! I dont know how I almost miss this post! Lucky girl :) *LOVE* sunflowers ;)

Kirstin said...

OOOHH! A giveaway. Yeah! And I hope you get lovely pics of those sunflowers and will share them.

mo said...

how fun is that, to receive such colorful and fun stuff in the mail! and wouldn't something YOU doodled brighten my mailbox? yes indeedy it would ;)

thanks!

Caroline said...

What a treasure chest your mail box turned out to be!!

Miss Pickle said...

Aren't surprises lovely? Thanks for the contest!

Express said...

Love your stuff!! Saw it in "Artful Blogging" and was very inspired!

painted fish studio said...

i'm so, so jealous of your fantabulous package! everything within is perfect!

todd said...

I dig your groovy doodles! Hopefully international address won't exclude me from the drawing.

whenigrowupcoach said...

Ooh! I want, I want! Thanks for hosting this giveaway, Aimee!

Lori said...

What cute stuff! Give aways are so fun! Have a happy day

Liz said...

Lucky Girl! but I wanna see the laughing cutlery and flying plates with exotic fruit, please oh please!

aimee said...

thank you! feel free to pass on the link to the giveaway - i'll keep it open until next wed :)

May said...

How fun! That little fox card saying "Boo" is so adorable :)

Desiree said...

me! me! me!

lee said...

just found your blog, loving it, I will be back.

Katrina said...

oh, i knew that was thereza as soon as i saw her handwriting and that red dot. and hooray for giveaway goodness!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Surprises in the mail are the best! Especially when they have traveled far to reach you :)

RW said...

I am quite happy to have found your blog.

jacci r said...

What a fantabulous surprise, like a treasure chest! Such a treasury would surely brighten my day!

Fruenswerk said...

WOW..U2 ?
Aint we just a happy snailmailcouple...haha..Nice malto things from sweet Thereza...:))))

Fruenswerk said...

AND not to forget I´m IN for that give away...but U know that...Ikke, min ven?

steve said...

LUUUUCKY!!!!

SueBeads said...

I will be doing a giveaway soon, too, so for now, please enter me!!!

NANCY LEFKO said...

what a wonderful surprise in your mailbox and so sweet of you to pay it forward :)

Sam said...

fun! count me in!

Diahn said...

I just can't resist a good giveaway! Fun!

Alexandra Hedberg said...

such a wonderful snailmail from Thereza....


can I win your giveaway?

epe said...

great gift! :)

miss yerem said...

hello aimee, just came back from a sunny holiday and found your giveaway-what a happy welcome!as i really love your doodles, i`d appreciate your little care package very much.best from berlin,anja xx

jane said...

i got here as fast as i could! pick me! pick me! just kidding- put my name in along with everyone else´s... just put mine on the top... haha! thanks for doing this giveaway! besos-jane

Annette Q said...

Stumbled across your blog and love it!! Will soon be back for more! Would love to win some of your goodies :-)

SweetbriarStudio (Christie) said...

I enjoy your blog and art soooo much that I absolutely HAVE to toss my name into the ring :). Thanks!

kendalee said...

Oh my, I nearly missed this (was distracted by all that sunflower and sunbaby loveliness on my last visit!!!) And I'd have been very sorry to miss out on even a one in 70-odd chance of winning some of your doodle delights! :) Please count me in...

Jenn said...

oh, how i do need a pick-me-up....

Nicky Linzey said...

Am I too late? Please say no...