Friday, April 16, 2010

nice to meet you

Nice-to-Meet-You-Web

while i was wrestling with the gremlins in this doodle, its gentler cousin sat on my shoulder and waited patiently for its due - and here is what it had to say. i've met some fascinating people who were born instinctively in tune with their soul and their way in this world, but i've known many more of us who have had to go in search of ourselves, who have had to learn who we are not before we've learned who we are. if i had to do it again, i think i'd still pick the long hard journey.

34 comments:

CRABCAKES said...

here's to the journey! what a ride.... just today I was wondering how life would be different if I had waited to start Moe in K this year vs. last. I wouldn't have met you! - Well... Yes we so would have met, but maybe not then! I'm glad for most parts of the journey!

queencake and titangirl said...

i love this,aimee

Curls O Fred said...

A much more beautiful representation of such an event than I would draw. Your style is so hopeful and refreshing. I love it.

Shelly said...

I'm sitting here saying... WOW... over and over again. WOW. WOW. WOW. I'm connecting to your words in so many ways right now but my mind just keeps spitting out WOW at me. Truly. WOW. Thanks for posting this. I needed it.

-Shelly (A Kansas native even... we could have been neighbors. WOW.)

L'Atelier said...

the ride and the search might seem a bit more difficult- but it is so worth it! and is certainly much more exciting.
so glad i found you somewhere along the way- peopel like you make my journey fun, interesting and wonderful
xo

Who you callin' housewife? said...

I think I've had a 46-year journey. Tomorrow, (I'm a procrastinator) I'll turn around and see if I find my soul there.

Thank you for this post!

Pat said...

LOVE THIS!!!!!!

Christine E-E said...

I just love your doodle postings! the colors, the message and reflection are fun & thoughtful...
Do you take pictures of your work? or how do you post these?
I would like to post a pics of a book I made for my mom...
silverlinings4me.blogspot.com

Candied Fabrics said...

Amy...you ARE going to publish a book someday with your doodles, aren't you. Seriously, they speak to not only me but so many people on so many levels...we gotta get more of the whole world introduced to artsyville!

Ces said...
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Ces said...

Absolutely.
I will travel far and wide,
search high and low,
look east and west,
bend up and down,
Walk back and forth,
Run to and fro.
In the process I grow
and learn
only then I
gain wisdom
and then
I look within.

Sorry, I had to correct a typo.

peggyfussell said...

Bravo!!! Me too : )

cath c said...

love this piece!

Inner Toddler said...

it's all WIP. remember bschool ops? and even all that craziness led you here. the long route. but the best route. beautiful piece.

Caroline said...

Delightful, Aimee!

la ninja said...

I'm still in the process of looking for mine (it tends to run for the hills now and again, the bugger. living in the low lands, it's becoming a bit of a stretch having to go get it back every time.)
I totally totally adore how you described this one. actually, you know what, I think that instead of agnosticism or revisionism, I'm going to join the aimeeism movement. decided.
how much is the monthly contribution going to set me back? ;)

viva tus doodles... but mainly your reflections, mate. ¡vivaaaaaaaaaaa!

daisy janie said...

I've been waffling on which way I would have picked a lot lately, if I could. I'm not typically an envious person, but I find myself frustrated that I'm finally in tune with myself at 40...when others in their 30s are zipping by me. I know a lot of things happened in my 30s that informed my work for sure, so I guess I can't have me without having all of me. Wonderful thoughts Aimee!

rachel awes said...

oh aimee, this is gorgeous.
isn't it a great season to
SEE these wise waves & tall
flowers & the breadth of our
being that have been here
all along?
love how you've captured
the essence
here.
& love to you,
to your soul,
xox.

nathalie et cetera said...

love this piece! so true!

jane said...

i love this... i feel like you made this for me. hugs-jane

Leonie said...

I love this, and I love that you used the word "ransacking".

I've only recently discovered your website, but I always love what I find when I come back to snoop around some more! :)

Megan Walker said...

The long, hard journey is certainly more fascinating :)

xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooh, the colors in this one! Lovely how the lavenders and blues are echoed within the letters. And I couldn't agree with you more. You get to collect more souvenirs and treasures and tales on the long hard journey. And the lessons stick better.

Have a ridiculously fantastic weekend!

BT said...

That is just brilliant. I love those words. I'm a still searching person!! I do try though.
xx

lori vliegen said...

you're a genius.....an absolute genius, aimee! and i wish i could tell you how much you inspire me......wow! oh, and you can count me amongst those who are on the long hard road...... xox,:)))))

cindy said...

maybe it's hormones, but this just made me cry and cry. i feel like her and sometimes my feet hurt and i just want to arrive at the destination, already. but, i see i'm in some pretty great company, so it's not so bad after all. happy sunday!

Liz said...

LOVE this Aimee, just totally and utterly love this...

●• Thereza said...

the beauty of discovery is usually in the journey dear aimee :)
great post!

whenigrowupcoach said...

Yes yes yes! Oh, how I love this. The words, the images, the truth of it all...

aimee said...

thank you mucho, ladies!! :)

Jane said...

That's a lovely drawing. The words were really what I needed today. I think we all have the answers right inside of ourselves but sometimes we just can't get quiet enough to hear them. Seems like the more I search outside of myself, the harder it is to find me :)

pammyjo said...

I love love love your art and thoughts. So inspiring. You rock creative. :)

yasminasbubble said...

Beautiful artwork!
Pretty, happy and really lovely colours!
And peaceful too.

Nicola said...

Love this! Have you read "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho? I think you may enjoy it. : )