Tuesday, January 5, 2010

just kidding around

alphabet

tissue-paper

stained-glass-stones

shoes-match

portable-studio

mural-drawing

barber-shop

jumping-in-the-snow

my sweet little bell ringers are back in school, and looking through these pictures i realize we had a fairly artsy break after all - cutting paper, wrapping stones, scribbling on newsprint rolls, and drawing patterns from popcorn at a basketball game. my husband and i put a stop to the barber shop conspiracy (not a sanctioned artsy activity after artsygirl chopped off her hair a few years ago), and she changed her sign to reflect the no-haircut rule. not long after that we saw her three year old sister streak by covered head to toe in tattoos, including two where the sun does not shine. did lots of reading, too - the secret garden, anne of green gables, little women and alice in wonderland. looking forward to a good doodleday here - see you soon and happy new year!

38 comments:

Kim Hambric said...

Wow, I was thinking of heading in a black and white direction, but now I've seen all of these wonderful colors. Yum!

Ester Kiely said...

Happy New Year. Just arrived at your blog having read about it in 'Artful Blogging' (a Christmas present). Love all your colourful lettering and enjoyed reading through some earlier posts. Hope to check back often!
Best wishes from a snowy Galway in the West of Ireland.

Chopsticks and Spaghetti said...

Wow! I looked at your picture over and over, and I was positive that the bag said "pop porn." Now I have to admit that I'm a little disappointed that it was only popcorn.

6512andgrowing said...

Love all that color!
I had a similar sign on my bedroom door at 8-ish, it's sort of a necessary pre-feminist rite.
And we had a haircutting incident here, though it was big brother cutting little sister's hair, one big chunk off the side, I'm sure it's the next big style here in Durango.

Susan said...

Love the stones. In fact, I love them so much I think I'll borrow your clever idea!

painted fish studio said...

all the color makes me so happy!

daisy janie said...

a recipe for a break well-spent. clearly, i was at the wrong house. thanks for sharing - that haircut sign/story was just the laugh i needed!

Nicky Linzey said...

Ooooh I love all those books.

kendalee said...

Happy new year to you and your lovely ones Aimee. May it be a colourful and creative year and chockfull of great doodledays! I love this riot of happy colour and that sign particularly made me smile - I recall my sister and I doing similar signs for our bedroom door, and those wrapped stones look like a fun project!

Jeanine DeNitto said...

the barber shop conspiracy sounds interesting...

Megan Walker said...

wow, you really did a LOT over the holidays! what a woman! and now you're FREEEEEEEE!!! heheheh :D


xoxo

Renee said...

Aimee I love the pictures. Two little girls. I had two little girls and a little boy once too. Now they are all big and I love them still.

Life if made up of these very things.

xoxoxo

Jill said...

Colours as good as a bag of candies.

cindy said...

i love all the colors, too! the rocks are fantastic and i love the shoes. scott went to work one day with one brown shoe and one black one. someone else noticed. yikes. the barber shop sign is so good - no boys allowed ;). happy doodling!

Sarah said...

Sounds like you had fun! I love all the photos-they are all calling for a little story to be imagined to match them. I would never have thought of wrapping stones-they look great!

lori vliegen said...

you definitely have the funnest household in lawrence.....and you always make me smile, aimee!! thanks for that!! hugs, :))

yasminasbubble.wordpress.com said...

What a beautiful post with very very beautiful colours!
Happy new year!

yasmina

Leenie said...

Love all the great art projects and kool fashions. Kid art is the BEST! We had a lot of young artists here over the holidays. We went through a lot of newsprint and markers. There was a fort made of boxes and shipping tape with a big "NO BOYS ALOUD! on it. No barber shop but I've seen my share of scissor experiments.

Aris said...

Love your world! as always! It's just so colorful and happy! Hope you are feeling better!!! Now that we are feeling better I cant wait to got to B&N to pick up your mag. I am dying to see it!!!!

~Valentina~ said...

So much colors.. so much beauty! *LOVE* it!
Happy New Year :)

Nina Crittenden said...

Happy New Year! I might be crazy, but those look like Children's Place socks, and I think my youngest has the same pink Mary Jane! :)

Shannon said...

looks like you had fun on break! such a colorful home you have.

Bella Sinclair said...

So much to love here! Honestly, I swear you live in the land of Oz. So much fabulous color! Popcorn vines, those shoes (someone wants summer to come), the Barber Shop, that giant SMILE, and the smaller smile on the rock... aaaaahhhh.

HAHAHAHA, I saw that popcorn bag and saw PORN, too. I'm glad I wasn't the only one!

queencake and titangirl said...

love the stones,aimee. which kind of glue do you use for making the transparent paper stick?happy new year and all the best from snowy berlin,anja

Candied Fabrics said...

Happy New Year - looks like lots of fun! And Anne of Green Gables - what a great series - wish I hadn't waited til I was an adult to read them (I think I once tried to read the House of 7 Gables as a young girl - UGH! - and totally ignored all books with the word gable in it after that!) Have you seen the PBS series? LOVE Megan FOllows!

Coreopsis said...

Ooooh, they look like such fun projects, and all with such bright colors. We hardly did art projects when the boys were little, because things almost immediately turned into rocket ships and guns and stopped being art projects. But over vacation this year, the three of us spent a lovely couple hours at Sunfire Ceramics (a gift from someone) painting tiles together. Who would have thought it would take them approaching adulthood to get to do something like that.

Great great pictures!

Christine said...

Hahaha :))) I'm completely cracked up here. I saw the sign and laughed so much at the self-emphasized hair cut rule. But when I got to the tatoo ... Man alive! Kids are amazing. We just don't play like this anymore. I mean - they really got it! Being in the present - livin' it up. They probably had the BEST time ever! Gotta admire them. The little rascals :-)))

BT said...

Gosh you did have an artsyville break, didn't you? I love your photos, they're super. Those covered stones look lovely, I might do some!! Have a doodle dog day.

Asja said...

I always enjoy your photos, they're like a colorful explosion of creativity!

●• Thereza said...

lots of colour!!! looks so much fun and i love the no more haircuts bit. sooo funny :)

Anairam said...

Oh my goodness, what fantastic dress sense, creativity, wit ... they must take after you!

Kelly said...

too cute. my girls have those shoes on the left foot! :-) happy new year!

S.E.Minegar said...

happy new year. great post.

steve said...

haha! Too cute Aimee - especially the "no boys allowed" sign!

6p00d8341d475053ef said...

There's always good fun to be had where the sun does and does not shine when there are little ones running around. I think you'll appreciate what my husband and I have dubbed Gregorian Buttwipe Chant in which Miles drones from the bathroom, "I neeeeeed myyyy buuuuuuttt wiiiiiiped". A plethora of goodliness, to be sure.
I love your humor, momma. You know I do.

trinsch said...

sweet :) looks like a wonderful break you had. love the stones - such a great idea.

thanks for your comment. that one a while back about seeing more of my drawings. not that i have had the time to do anything, but it meant a lot to me that you said it. thank you.

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

A "fairy" artsy break !!!!

jane said...

sounds like a blast! will you adopt me? sara cut off her hair once... the same day we had to board a plane back to spain...