Wednesday, November 18, 2009

sunny day, go away

11-18-rainy-day

we've had a spate of biting weather this week, and it was about time because these new boots were getting tired of waiting for the sun to take its business elsewhere. i have to admit it, every once in a while i like a string of cold, dark, rainy days. i tend to create more, i don't feel the need to fly all over the place in manic bursts of energy, the kids get snuggly, go to bed early and easily, and i can catch up with my favorites around the world:

> susie is on the mend and making me laugh again
> terri is making me laugh just as hard
> jan is giving away one of her fabu calendars
> christine is giving away a copy of her new book Scraps
> thereza illustrated these sweet little clothespins
> carmen just signed the contract for her book Seeking Artistic Style
> aris painted a beautiful series of lessons
> alexandra painted a painful one
> and i'm loving the work and words of pixie campbell

the forecast is threatening sun for tomorrow - please send good vibes for ugly skies so i can wear these boots again...

33 comments:

**WE BLOG ARTISTS** said...

Sending you rain...
Did you enter my contest?
It's for an original watercolour by moi...it's open until Saturday...
Odds are good!
Have a fun day in your bright rain boots.
Char

Candied Fabrics said...

I can totally relate - bring on the weather (now that my last outside show is done!)

Janice said...

hello, I've given you the creative blogger award, please stop by my blog and pick up your award!

cindy said...

it really bums me out when it's been raining all day on a sunday and then the sun comes out at around 4pm. it just doesn't seem right because the cozy has gotten to such a perfect place in the weekend.

Krissy said...

ahh- it's rained her non-stop, but you already know that probably :) Those boots are adorable!

pixie said...

I'll send you some of ours! I do wish it would rain already. The suspense is killing me!
Thank you for your mention... :)

●• Thereza said...

fab boots, very you :)
i've got a polka dots pair of wellies, as we call the over here.

Aris said...

I too am a fan of grey days. With beautiful days there is always a responsibility to get outside and soak it up a grey day asks for so little and offers so much.
Thank you for your last comment I loved what you said and for linking to me. (:

Shannon said...

i heart rainy days ALWAYS...for the exact reasons you mentioned. i LOVE staying home with the excuse that it's raining out...doing the rain dance right now.

S.E.Minegar said...

great boots! i have a new pair i'm dying to wear too. i am "dealing" with our unseasonably warm weather quite well though. :)

Annie Pazoo said...

Oh, sigh. I just donated my pink leopard spot wellies because I thought I needed something more grown-up. Bad move. I mean, really? Grown up?

Or good move, 'cuz now I need new boots and those plaid babies are calling my name!

Thanks for the links --- I'm having fun exploring new posts and inspirational artists!

daisy janie said...

Yeah! It's the golden ticket that gives you permission to do nothing - and that in turn makes me want to do more. So weird. Love to hunker down sometimes! Thanks for the link love m'dear!!

Caroline said...

Wow what colourful wellies!! It's been raining very hard here -inside and out - lots of leaks, so you can have some of ours, if you like!

lori vliegen said...

hey, who needs rain to be wearing these beauties....i think i'd have them on my feet rain or shine!! :))

painted fish studio said...

luuuuurve the boots.

i'm with you - a crappy day here and there is a good thing: that way i don't feel guilty about missing a fabulous day outdoors... like tonight, when it's about 50 degrees and balmy for a minnesota november nite, but i spent the evening indoors drinking wine with a friend and coming up with new project ideas that i feel great about. but i'm wracked with guilt about skipping the dog walk on such a nice evening!

BloggingQueen said...

Now you know... being up here in the damp Pacific Northwest... that we have dark days to spare in which to get lots of things done. How about I send you March and April?

I used to feel the same way when I lived in CA. Ahh, no outdoor distractions of sunny weather. Ha! That's long over.

Inner Toddler said...

Oh miss aimee. always making my day brighter. xox

Fruenswerk said...

You wont loose yourself in those boots girl :))) haha
I´m sending all that danish grey rain I can find right your way...hihi

jane said...

you had me at the boots... thanks for the links! more inspiration... hugs!

Bella Sinclair said...

Rain, rain,
come and stay,
aimee needs to
play today.


Take my dark clouds, please.

I love your fun boots! I say to heck with rain. Wear them in the sun. Thanks for those great links.

L'Atelier said...

rain rain rain.....
;)
i love wellies! the only way i can survive during rain

off to check out those links- thanks for sharing
xo

vanessa/NessieNoodle said...

I say wear em even if it is sunny!
those are fantastic wellies.

(ps i have some journals for sale over on my site if you want to check them out!)

Terri said...

Oh, thank you, love! I must know what you wore those with, and whether or not you jumped in puddles.

get zapped said...

what a sweet (and colorful) post! it's wonderful to feel gratitude!

oneartistjournal said...

Fun and inpiring links Aimee...
You are so lucky to get the rain to visit..When oh when will it come to me here in dry and beige southern Cal..
So jealous of you..and your yummy boots...

la ninja said...

okay, I see your wish for ugly skies and I raise you greyness ahoy!

it could not possibly be any uglier, greyer, windier and wetter than what it is right now (even though it started very promising this morning... bastards.)

go on. let's swap weathers. yay.
get some of that kansassun coming.

p.s. love the wellies

Kirstin said...

I've never bothered to own "rain boots" as we usually go right into snow here in Michigan and need snow boots for that. These make me think that maybe I DO NEED them after all!

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

your beautiful, colorful boots go beautifully with your beautiful, colorful blog! My first time here! It's very inspiring! I think I might like some bright boots like that! It rained at my house today too...rainy weather=creative play time for me!

cactus petunia said...

Cool boots!

BT said...

Oh fabulous boots. Most of my pretty wellies have holes in now. I must get a new pair.

aimee said...

wellies! a new word! much better than 'rain boots' - i'll use that from now on!

MODsquad said...

Darling boots!

Megan Walker said...

See? Sometimes you've just had ENOUGH ALREADY of the "perfect weather". Yet another reason California is stupid. 80 degrees and sweating while getting ready to take our trip for Thanksgiving? OH COME ON!

xoxo