Monday, October 5, 2009

the ultimate treasure hunt

treasure-hunt

what lurks under your sofa cushions?

see l'atelier for treasures that are surely more valuable than what i've unearthed. cindy has chosen the next weekword and it is TWILIGHT. if you'd like to participate, swing by quaint handmade and let her know. happy monday to you!

p.s. you can get a preview of my bad word magnets at tiny red and drop your name in the hat for her illustration giveaway while you're there... alexandra has one going on, too, if you're willing to tell a story. and don't miss her continuing art as business series. chock full of good info!

26 comments:

la ninja said...

what in god's name is a dreidel anyway? I could look it up but you seem ready to share today. :)

oh, under mine, no idea, don't dare to look in certain places, one never knows what one can find.

charlotte said...

thanks! heading over to enter the giveaway-love your stuff!

hosting a giveaway on my blog too- compliments of beth @ eliwill, handmade jewelry. inviting you to come see.

●• Thereza said...

i love this! i noticed you've enlarged the images too, looks much better :)

oh my, under my sofa... i really don't wanna think about it right now... magic cake crumbs comes to mind hahahaha

steve said...

Heheh! Looks like quite an adventure Aimee! Nicely drawn!!

Inner Toddler said...

that must be where all of our dreidels are too... ;)

Alexandra Hedberg said...

black and white we don't get to see that often here ... but it sure is a good drawing. What will happen if you let your girls paint it? Give them one to dill each!

wild child said...

I'm still loving the treasure hunt doodle, and dying over the horse sh*t one at Tiny Red (!!!)... and trying to decide if I should do my first word of the week... I told Cindy I might... I'm having a slight motivation problem this week (and it's only Monday)

Megan xoxo

Annie Pazoo said...

Yeah, wrappers from snack foods, pilfered from the pantry by the two innocents: "no, we haven't been eating in the family room. why?"

S.E.Minegar said...

bobby pins, a nickel, and crumbs

joyfulploys said...

I would be scared to look under my sofa...even more so, to dig under the cushions...lol...I know what you mean about germs following one home. I filled in at kindergarten for six weeks having just finished up last Friday...I was sick the first two weeks I was there.

cactus petunia said...

Oy! Lots and lots of dog hair. Never any loose change!

Melody Sage said...

So true! I disposed of a funky old chair that I had since middle school a few week ago. I noticed there was a lump in the side of it, so I cut through the upholstery. Lo and behold there was a glow in the dark frog, several earrings, a christmas ornament, a mag light, and a love note from an ex boyfriend.

lori vliegen said...

these are my favorite types of illustrations.....lots of arrows and fun stuff to look at!! as always, i love it, aimee!! :))

KB said...

I found 57 cents and then had three people -- on of them male and 36 -- telling me it was theirs. I told them same rule applies as with the laundry. If I find it, it's my tip.

oneartistjournal said...

Yeah Aimee..what IS a dreidel..(:
I love it when you talk B&W to me..so delicate and strong...you are so good!
Thanks Aimee for a most generous comment on my blog today...huge compliment in my book..
Under my sofa...oh don't even go there...literally...crumbs of unidentified foods...gum and candy wrappers..my ephemera bank is under my cushions...
When I was little I hid my lunch sandwiches there...by the time they were discovered they were 15 of them...and very green...yuck..my father was not very happy with me on that unfortunate day..
XOXOrly

Anairam said...

This is very clever! I am off to my treasure chest now to see what I can find ...

Nicky Linzey said...

How true this is - under mine - money, dog biscuits, dirt... I once lost a favourite ring down the back of the sofa and had to nearly unupholster (if there is such a word) the whole thing and yet all the rubbish is easy to find. Great illustration and idea.

Kirstin said...

I'm fairly certain I could build an entire lego model if I wanted to sift through the crumbs in my sofa. Occasionally I pay my kids a quarter to go "couch diving" and clean it all out. Lovely doodle. Very funny and relatable subject!

L'Atelier said...

lol! love your treasure hunt!!!
wouldnt mind coming and hunting some around yours :)
my sofa doesnt bare any interesting treasures, but it does hide a bed? :P
my head is already spinning with this weeks word....! am drawing a huuuuuuuge blank at the moment, glad i got still a few days
off to drop a comment- keep your fingers crosseD!!!!!

cindy said...

charlie is always doing that in thrift stores. he's found all kinds of thing with the best being $$ of course and he would consider it treaure. thanks for the shout-out! i think those magnets are so !@#$ groovy!

Bella Sinclair said...

Ack. Between you and me, we could put together a complete UNO set.

HAHAHAHA! Your magnets are JUST what the doctor ordered. Too bad my forehead is not made of metal.

Katrina said...

absolutely perfect... i love what's under your couch cushions.

soulbrush said...

hysterical, and so true, next what about a drawing on what lurks under beds (specially our kids beds).

Veja cecilia said...

Alot of stuff to be found in the sofa, right now I´m looking everywhere for a pair of my sons jeans, perhaps the sofa is the place to take a closer look? Can´t belive how things get lost around here!

Christine said...

:-D Hilarious. I think ALL of these lay under my sofa as well :-))

Fruenswerk said...

OKAY girl A SHOE???...hahaha I only have dust in my sofa....I hope...:)