Monday, May 3, 2010

dance in the daisies

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happy may! hope you all had a fun, relaxing weekend. after all that talk of hard work it was time to dilly dally for a bit. and dilly dally i did, with some phenomenal creative gals i've wanted to meet for a long time! over breakfast on saturday morning i finally met the delightful nina along with a few mutual friends here in town, and she is as adorable and warm as her children's illustrations! then i headed for the plaza in kansas city, where i met the fabulous terri and her just-as-fabulous pals deb and julie, who are just as funny and whip-smart as she is! we had no issue whatsoever polishing off a bottle of wine getting to know each other. nina's and terri's visits were entirely unrelated - just lucky for me that they both landed in kansas on the same day! amazing day, amazing girls! thank you for the soul food!

a couple of creative prods to pass along...

> the may prompt for creative every day is intuition - join leah and the rest of us if you'd like to share your creative interpretations of the word!

> check out the buffet of may art experiments at daisy yellow!

> jeannine has organized an art journaling workshop called mining the metaphor - anyone is welcome to participate and it is free of charge!

> weekword is back in action! rachel is the wordfinder this week and it is "story" - just leave a comment on her blog if you'd like to participate, and then on friday, post your photo, drawing, journal page, whatever creation you feel moved to do by that word!

happy creative monday to you! now off to get some coffee - i've run out of exclamation points.

31 comments:

RW said...

thanks for the link to mining the metaphor... it looks awesome.

~Valentina~ said...

Sounds like your weekend was *AMAIZING*
Thansk for sharing thise links. I'm going to visit Rachel and let her know I'll participate in weekword.
Happy Monday!!!

●• Thereza said...

yep, that's me all over today :) dancing with the daisies in a lovely garden blessed by the sunlight
enjoy your week too, sweet aimee :)

Carmen said...

Sounds fantastic Aimee!!! I LOVE this piece to pieces!!!

Kelly in Canada said...

i love your daisies and, as i went to a memorial this morning for someone who should have been dancing for many, many more days and weeks and years, i am not going to put off dancing for anything ever!

L'Atelier said...

love the daisy painting! its just so make-everybody-feel-good!
i was wondering bout the week word, and might even join in- thanks for sharing :)
and last but not least- i am always amazed about your meetings with other aritst- it so truly fab..wish i could visit you one day too :)

painted fish studio said...

fabulous! i love reading about bloggy meetups! i spent most of Saturday in a groggy state due to Friday nite's debauchery. but it was worth it!

Lori said...

Oh I love this so much it makes me crazy! Didn't visit the links yet- will have to go back. The daisy doodle is too great.

jane said...

ok! i´ve just caught up. how i´ve missed your sense of humor! ... sounds like you had a great time! thanks for the links! now, i´m running out of exclamation points... hugs!
xxx!

Shannon said...

Love love love your daisies doodle!!

Terri said...

just in case it wasn't obvious on saturday, and in case i haven't said it enough since, I LOVED MEETING YOU! and also i may have a little bit of a crush on you. shoot.

Jennifer said...

oooohhh I need to get busy! Great links to some creative hi-jinks! I'm all for it! You sound like you had an awesome weekend! :-) Happy May to you too!

Lynn Fisher said...

...and a great Monday to you as well Aimee...thanks for the great links! (I like the metaphor class too ; )

Inner Toddler said...

holy cow! you lucky girl. I'm coming off an unwired weekend while we redid the "studio" and I'm just so glad to hear you had a delightfully daisied weekend.

Eden Clare O'Meara said...

i want to play too...mmm...but which one...so many wonderful places...so little time...ekneemo...

pictures eat people said...

so glad you're up for a play...good to meet you! i like your blog too. it sounds like you had a fun weekend.

soulbrush said...

lovely lovely sentiment and i too love exclamation marks.xxx

pictures eat people said...

hey i was just wondering...would you like to choose the next word for weekword? i'll direct people over to you on friday and you can announce the word on monday...what do you say?

Nina Crittenden said...

It was such a treat to finally meet you in person, Aimee! I just blogged about it! :) You are simple wonderful and I am so happy that we are friends! Happy Tuesday!!!

rachel awes said...

i love to dance in the daisies
(how did you know?)
& i love your picture of it!
(aimee, our hearts are in sinc with each other/not a first time/as i recently finished a piece that has a similar message...although for some reason i've scheduled it to appear june 1). it will be fun to check out a couple of the links/names you've referenced here. xox

lori vliegen said...

you do dilly dally and daisies better than anyone i know!! i LOVE this!! xox, ;))

Bella Sinclair said...

FAB FAB FAAAAAAAB weekend! I am so jealous that they got to meet you.

Great explosion of technicolor happiness in these daisies. Yes, I will take off my shoes and dance through them, floss my toes with them. And I promise I won't eat them.

Anairam said...

I would be dancing in the daisies, dear Aimee, but for the little fact that we changed our entire garden (it is actuially very small) into gravel and stepping stones earlier this year. Oh, heaven for someone with such a lack of green fingers as I have! I am sticking now with two Buddhas and a pot of herbs, a rosemary bush and two small lavenders in pots, as well as some tiny succulents on the back patio. No daisies, alas. But I will dance a little on the gravel. Except - it is raining. Yay for weekword being back! I actually left a comment on Rachel's blog, but it looks like I may not make it - I have just got a huge stack of 2nd pages back from the typesetter. So what the hell am I doing writing this long epistle to you? Procrastinating, that's what. And of course, I have missed you!

Michelle said...

Thank you for such a wonderful post. This past weekend was my birthday weekend (4/30). Did a virtual art retreat at wishstudio.
Happy may and I look forward to reading your blog more.

daisy janie said...

I'm dancin' baby - in the daises, in the clematis, in the lilacs, in the roses. How nice that you got to meet some of your friends in real life!!!!

Le blÖg d'Ötli said...

Happy daisy may too !

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

a bit late on reading this, but i take that as a sign that the gods are telling me to do some daisy dancing this weekend, starting right now.

oh, and i am so so happy that weekword is back, because i had been planning to jump on that wagon to get the creativity flowing. hoping it can do something about the dryspell around here.

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

oh, and thanks for your comment the other day. i am much clamer now, but i really felt out of my wits there - and for some reason it's good to know that others are just as confused about parenting sometimes too.

Kelly Warren said...

love this aimee! also love that you added all your tutes over there in the side column. i'm going to do the collage necklaces with the mermaids and mamas girls!

e.beck.artist said...

i LOVE this dancing in the daisies ....

Christy said...

I love mine. Thanks again! :)