Friday, March 5, 2010

excavating the soul

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it was bound to happen: cleaning out the studio and getting rid of the goods meant an inevitable comparison to finding oneself in the clutter. plus i've been aching to use the word gremlin. my apologies for dragging you down such a dirty path of metaphors on this one, but the whole notion of soul searching rather begs for it, don't you think?

> liv is giving away a make time for your art print later today on choosing beauty
> continued wishes and thoughts for renee
> beautiful, colorful, soulful drawings at art asana
> dawn's doodle diary: art journaling for girls is now available for preorder
> great tips from daisy yellow on extending your creativity

33 comments:

cindy said...

ah, i love your piece and you, aimee! it's like you're a gremlin in my own brain, lately. bring on the 'marauding rabble rousers' because it's not like we can permanently stop them from crashing our party. but, we can tell them to just pipe down or we'll call the cops (therapist/pharmacist/liquor store). enjoy your weekend! xo, c

Curls O Fred said...

love the colors!

jane said...

i know all too well these gremlins. love your attitude. i feel better already:) happy weekend dear!

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Thanks for the mention, sweetie! Greatly appreciated...as always, your blog inspires!

BT said...

Oh I just love this Aimee. Fabulous. I'm all of a muddle trying to do some graffiti paper but it's not really working! Hell, it'll just be a messy collage I think!! xxx

e.beck.artist said...

... yes ... i too have been fighting both sorts of clutter ... i just didn't write about it so eloquently .... you certainly have a way with words ....

Eliza Lynn Tobin said...

I love this piece! Especially the end, "oh what the hell, welcome to the fold". I laughed out loud. To me, it seems like when those nasty gremlins are not around (which is rare) it feels as though they are never coming back and thats usually when they jump up out of nowhere and slide tackle me! What a wonderful sentiment to just say, "oh alright be here if you want to be (since you're going to be anyway!)". How much freedom is there in that acceptance!
thank you for the lovely mention in the post too! I'm so very honored and excited!

lori vliegen said...

i know i've told you before that you're an absolute genius, but i've changed my mind.....you're WAY beyond that, girl! i hope i see this in your etsy shop one day.....it's truly fabulous!! :)))

pixie said...

ha ha! this is coyote medicine, my sister. i love your soul-searching rabbles! welcome to the fold, indeed...xxxxx pixie

119 said...

nice to know you ~........................................

trinsch said...

no apology needed. at all. i am with you on this one :)

wishing you a good weekend

Jane said...

I love this piece! Happy Saturday :)

~Barb~ said...

You have such a way, Aimee...and this is certainly no exception. Wonderful, as always!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Coreopsis said...

Oh! This piece really really moved me. What great language! It's poetry! (wrapped in a most beautiful and vibrant visual medium). And I got to the end, and was thinking "Yes, yes, yes--welcome them into the fold!" I felt like cheering!

peggyfussell said...

Oh the imagery in this piece is astounding!! I am right there with you.

S.E.Minegar said...

I hope this one is in your Doodle Shop!

kendalee said...

Yep, opening arms 'cause I don't think they'll go back in the box and I don't think I want them to really - gremlins keep it interesting don't they? Great piece Aimee!!!

Lori said...

AWESOME. I love the end- what the hell. :)

gypsy said...

Lots of wickedly wonderful words in this inventive creation. Good grief, those gremlins invade at all of the wrong moments. Thx for a Saturday AM smile!

Estelle said...

You're on a roll, dear friend! This is pure enjoyment. Thanks for the good laugh and immense wisdom.

rachel awes said...

i love how free you are with your words...gremlin, rehab, hole, etc...it seems as much as clutter caves in on you, art & sassy words save you! xo

Bella Sinclair said...

Absolutely. What the hell. Whoopee cushions under our bossholes.

xoxo

jennifer lee said...

Love your doodle and your brilliant writing!!

Terri said...

you wise woman. i am so there, as you know. hello, gremlins. whatchuwan?

Natasha said...

I love the magic (including the magical gremlins) that exist within you...and the eloquence with which you write, draw, share them with us. This one needs to live in your shop for sure. What an inspiration you are

Megan Walker said...

this definitely sounds reminiscent of when my home is somewhat peaceful and clean... and the scene that follows when the kids and all their friends (gremlins/marauding rabble rousers/whoopie cushion hiders) inevitably come home. the fun just never ends ;)

Anairam said...

Oh yes - I can relate! I say welcome to the fold, all my faults & gremlins & quirks, because without you guys my personality would be on the thin side ...

la ninja said...

ah, gremlins, beautiful creatures.
don't get 'em wet, though.

Inner Toddler said...

i'm missing you too.

Lynn Fisher said...

oh, what the hell, write, paint, have fun! Love you Aimee!

6512 and growing said...

Welcoming the gremlins to the fold seems like the best idea ever. They must be good for entertainment at least. You're brilliant!

Anna said...

I love this print, words, color, all of it! perfect.

Have a great day!

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jess gonacha swift said...

'welcome to the fold.' i love that.