Sunday, October 18, 2009

this week in history

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this week i watched the goofy event unfold as a film crew captured fuzzy socks walking across our clean floors

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and turned our crazy little house into a set for a TV commercial.

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this week i also chased toddling feet

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avoided laundry

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had a few befuddling moments

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and made caramel apples with my artsygirl.

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this week i found a colorful surprise from michelle in my mailbox

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and watched her beautiful art block and magnet land magically on david hockney in today's times.

all memorable pieces of this week, all now part of our history.

35 comments:

Anairam said...

Loved your History Week! And really liked reading about your quirky little house in the linked post. As usual I am fascinated by what I see on people's book cases - I can see Plath's Bell Jar, which I have read, and a book about Leonardo da Vinci, but what is the book standing upright, and the book above it? (Amy Tan possibly?) Hey, here's an idea - I should make a history of myself, with a timeline of the books I read at different stages! Only, I can't remember what I read when. Oh well, it was a nice idea when it popped into my mind just now ...

Leenie said...

Wow! Anairam has some amazing blog friends. It has been fun wandering through the weekword history with her. The stripy socks on the tiny feet was the show stopper for me. But your whole blog is so colorful and artsy. Your befuddled doodle made me smile...been there, sometimes lived there. Best wishes!

Veja cecilia said...

this week spunds great and very interesting. and colorful. And alive. love it!

trinsch said...

what an eventful, colorful and happy week, just like i would imagine a week in your house :)

happy week to you!

lori vliegen said...

well, i'm definitely intrigued by your television commercial, but must admit that i'm even more excited about those great socks (and shoes!!).....do those by any chance come in big-people size?!! i love them!! i also love your linky post about your fabulous little house (and i knew that we're somehow cyberly connected because your doodle was dated on my birthday!!). thanks for sharing your colorful, wonderful world! :))

aimee said...

it is by amy tan - but i read it so long ago that i no longer know what it is about! the upright book is on the road, and the one above the bell jar is a collection of french poems/stories.

the commercial was fun - there were too many people in the house to get decent pictures. to my horror they used much more than the floors - i wonder how they'll edit out all those crayon marks on the furniture, the dust bunnies and little people and popcorn that peeked out to say hello when they moved my sofa, the dead plants in the yard, the dirty mess on my front porch...

and hi, leenie - welcome! :)

Jill said...

Love your History Week no time for dull moments in your house. And thanks for the David Hackney link, the second I've collected this week.

Alexandra Hedberg said...

hihi

the last part of history was extra fun...

jane said...

yes- sounds a bit crazy. can´t wait to see the commercial!- and those apples- you´re killing me! i´ve also lived in some quirky houses- maybe i should say camped... hugs!

Christine said...

I love this:-)
Thank you for sharing with us :-)

cindy said...

your history is pure happiness in this post. i love the socks & shoes! or tights & shoes! i wish i was little and could get away with that look. i also can't wait to see the commercial. i think the crayons and dust bunnies sound like the best part.

Beth Niquette said...

I want that apple! So, which commercial is it? I'd sure love to see it. How fun!

I loved the colors of your blog today--your photos filled my eyes so brightly.

aimee said...

it's a local bank commercial so most of you won't see it - i'm supposed to get a copy when they're finished producing it, so i'll try to post it here.

the befuddled doodle is by my six year old - i feel like i'm looking in the mirror every time i see it!

S.E.Minegar said...

i can't wait to see the commercial!

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I love visiting your WORLD, it's always FULL of colour!!!
Wonderful...and those caramel Apples look divine...sorry, it's evening here and my sweet tooth is kicking in:-)
Char

Bella Sinclair said...

ACK! You mention that commercial shoot like it's the equivalent of tossing a chicken in the oven. It's frickin' EXCITING! Love the crazy face. And I had to do a double take on the David Hockney picture. I thought that was a man carrying a huge sign. Hahahaha!

michelle allen said...

ohhhh, what a fun life you lead!!!
i want one of those apples! yum. too bad i'm finally starting a diet tomorrow. i'm so glad you like your little goodies. :) xoxo

Inner Toddler said...

I loved everything about this post but none more than the toddler tights! All this on top of the ketubah? YOu need some calgon. xox

Nicky Linzey said...

My goodness Aimee, your life is as colourful as your work. Love your posts they always make me smile! Yes you must post the commercial - I love seeing the inside of other people's houses. It's the extremely nosy side of me!!!

Fruenswerk said...

great week story...I LOVE that yellow face drawing...hihihi...

steve said...

What a fun and fascinating post Aimee!

la ninja said...

I "did" think mr. hockney was looking particularly blocky lately.

ha, love the single fuzzy sock on the first pic and your portrait in yellow (by doodly-girlie) ;)

please, do show the whole ad when it's available, will you?

Candied Fabrics said...

Whoa - that TV commercial sounds intriguing...and I LOVE the fabric on the chair, it distracted me from the laundry! I've got lots of that myself...thanks for sharing some history!

painted fish studio said...

i wanna hear more about this commercial!

daisy janie said...

what a fun week - love seeing those little legs with the colorful tights and mary jane's! i can just imagine how fast those toddling feet go! can't wait to hear more about your commercial!

meg duerksen said...

hello.
i came over here from michelle's site and then realized that you live in ks. too! and in lawrence...one of my favorite places in the whole world. :)
just wanted to say hi!

Esti said...

you are busy girl. Love your history week. It's so full and colorful :)

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A magic and creative week... I particularly like the little socks and the drawing ;)

Lynn Fisher said...

Love the week in history...what are they filming at your house? I love a mystery!...oh, just read down in the comments section...apparantly you have to do that. Tha carmel apples made me hungry!

queencake and titangirl said...

hi aimee,
just found your comment on my blog today and wrote you a mail, hope it reaches you.have a good week,best from berlin,anja

Lori said...

A commercial?! how fantastic! And I am LOVING those art blocks.

vineeta said...

I loved your header & this post! I've missed blogging and have had to be out of action for the past couple of months & now I'm so happy to visit my favourite blogs! & your home got featured in a commercial! what fun- but I'm sure a part of you must have been horrified at the way they were pushing & pulling things to fit their version of your home. I'm an advertising art director & I always cringed & wondered what the home owner thought of this invasion of their home! But I loved those super colourful socks on your baby :)

wild child said...

Very fun post Aimee - it was one of those "behind the scenes" posts that I love. I'm one of those people that can never get enough of what goes on behind the scenes - whether it's the voice behind the cartoon character or what's going on in my favorite peoples' lives. Plus, you live a colorful life like me girlfriend, and I love that :) And I doggone LOVE the fabric on your... ottoman? (I think it's an ottoman?)

Meg xoxo

BT said...

What a great post, and you got some great post too! I love that befuddled sketch and like everyone else, those socks. How wonderful they are. A commercial in your hours? Brilliant. I'd be so excited! Your laundry photo is a work of art in itself!

stephanie levy said...

oohh, looks like a beautiful lovely week Aimee! thanks for sharing :)