Friday, September 24, 2010

artsyville love on the go

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finally figured out how to create a little bit of artsyville love on the go - introducing doubledoodle keychains! the image is printed on the front AND back (so you're covered on both sides), then sealed in a most durable 2x3 acrylic covering. so, i think i'll have a little sale in the shop to kick them off. from now through sunday, buy two keychains and get one free - just let me know in the notes to seller which one you'd like. and now i've got to go perk up a bit. i've been misaligned this week for no good reason, which is usually the worst kind, because there's nothing concrete to poke with a fork and say, "hey, what's your problem? get with it." even the plumed pencils only uplifted me for one feathery moment. it's that elusive off-ness that keeps me awake at night and gives me an insomnia hangover the next day. that nagging feeling that i'm the most disorganized mother in the world. the persistent reminder that the gene for social interaction was left entirely out of my DNA. the upshot is that it's a gorgeous day, which means i can go for a walk and sulk for a while - and now i can take my doodles with me! wishing you all a great weekend!

42 comments:

jane said...

i bet you already feel better! . i love your new creations!
xxx

Lisa said...

Eee - I love these! So so happy.

I'm right there with you on the "offness"...it is totally a bummer. You are so right -with no cure, it gets a bit frustrating.

I did get up and take a dance break today and it helped. Care to groove? :)

(Hope it gets better soon)

Annie Pazoo said...

LOVE the keychains. And: sorry, but you can not claim the most-disorganized or least-social mom crowns. I've already got them. So there.

Giggles said...

This soon shall pass, I think it's in an artist DNA to need that reclusive time...I love alone time... Don't beat yourself up, look at the things you accomplish! The keychains are fabulous! Great Christmas gifts!

Hugs Giggles

Domestic Scribbles said...

Ooo! Will take a good look at the options later this evening!

Hope you walked out your sulk and the weekend helps you shake the offness. Could playing weekword help? (I was tagged it for next week: www.domesticscribbles.com)

Thanks for making us smile!

cindy said...

yes, sulk all you want. sometimes, you just have to embrace the funk or it will simply be post-poned until another day and return all the sooner. i love your key chains!

Snuskebassa said...

Nice key-chains :-)
I love your colorful work.
I wish you all the best for the weekend.
Love from Liv (Norway)

Buffalo Lucy said...

"that nagging feeling that i'm the most disorganized mother in the world. the persistent reminder that the gene for social interaction was left entirely out of my DNA."

Well, if it makes you feel any better I have those very same inklings about myself on a continual basis (and have never thought them of YOU!).

Here's to a gorgeous first-weekend-of-fall day and getting back "on".

Beth Niquette said...

OOoh, well, I have to say I love this. Especially the one that says "Make Time for Your Art."

Ah, that hits a cord.

Thank you dear talented girl!

Bella Sinclair said...

Aww, sweetness. If I could put some mojo in a box and FedEx it to you, I'd do it in a heartbeat.

Fantastic idea, those keychains!

Hope a good dose of sunshine Vitamin D helps.

xoxo

freebird said...

I think the doldrums are going around. Maybe it's that it's fall but doesn't feel much like fall. Hope you perk up soon.

Kelly said...

Love the keychains! And I hear ya on the insomnia hangover thing. I get it too and there's not much that can truly make it go away... But the sunshine sure does help!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Keychains, perfect! I wanted to get Miss A's teacher a little gift, and this fits the bill :)
I'm slowly becoming an Etsy addict...

I hadn't been out for a walk since Monday, and I too was delighted the sun peeked out and I could get some fresh air - it was INCREDIBLY windy, but a great pick me up! Hope your walk helped...if not there's always wine :):):)

Jill said...

your keychains are a fabulous idea!

i can identify with that feeling you're describing -it's haunted me off and on for most of my life as a mother! sometimes there's no discernible reason- which makes it all the more frustrating.

hoping your spirits lift soon -

Christine E-E said...

it's probably the full moon... take care & know you are an inspiration for a lot of people!

Candied Fabrics said...

OK - these are freaking genius! I ran off to tweet about them before I even read the whole post, I didn't even need a sale to go rush and buy one - except now you made it easier for me I don't have to choose just one!

ANYWAY before I go pick them out, I'm sorry to hear you're out of sorts. I'm thinking that it's kinda par for the course for us artsy types...we get those highs, but they have to balanced by the lows!

SOunds like you need a ride on a rollercoaster! Take heart, you colorful person!

rebecca said...

thanks for the visit at haiku my heart.
taking in your colorlicious world here....
cannot wait to see you next friday!

Phoenix Peacock said...

this is genius! I love it.

and I hope the funk passes. it seems to be rampant these days... I'm all too familiar with the feeling myself right now

Ester Kiely said...

When I'm feeling blue I surf some of my favourite blogs to cheer myself up! It helps. I just landed on yours and got a kick out of your cheerful doodles on keychains.

nacherluver said...

very cute!

Izzy said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!!! GOTTA HAVE. =)

fluffysam said...

I've been having that "bleh" feeling lately too... I think it must be the changing seasons, because it's affecting a lot of people at the moment. It does just suck, though, to have nothing to blame. But it will pass, as it always does..

●• Thereza said...

wow they look so good!

rachel awes said...

you are
brilliant
& YOU
look
bright
in
every
form.
xox

Lori said...

I love them Aimee- doodles on the go! We should have talked...I can relate to how you felt. Sigh. I hope the sulking and walk helped!

aimee said...

thanks everyone for the uplift!! xo

Inner Toddler said...

dude - way to go balls out on the line extensions. I LOVE these. They are perfect. And as far as your funk. Me. You. Funk. Always in sync sister.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I adore your creations!! They are fabulous. A piece of art in the pocket. Fabulousness!!!! YOU ROCK!

Fruenswerk said...

Hey girl...These are great and you have a thing with wise words...haha...and funny too...:) Have a nice Sunday...hugs

messyfish said...

Hope you feel better after that walk. Those keychain are fabulous too xxx from fellow isolator.

Aris said...

you are so clever. YOu ask me how I do all that I do, I ask the same of you, you amaze me........
Hope your girls had a good start to school.

chrissy said...

aimee...i loved your honesty in this post. not that misery loves company (although he often appears that way) but it is good to know that others are out there dealing with similar issues and getting past them. you. your art. it always makes me happy and i get a sigh of relief when i read your words. i have been OFF for a few weeks as well. not really ONE thing to point a finger at as well. thank you for sharing. you make a world of difference to people whom you don.t even know.
happy days ahead.
xo
c

Alexandra Hedberg said...

yes. what a great idea!

Shannon said...

oooooh...these look heavenly! i must have one. just SO love all the goodness and creativity you've been up to.

and thank you for your recent comment...you described it so beautifully...this "waiting" space is a sureal experience...definitely a practice in patience. so now...
we are getting outdoors to play in the sunshine.

xoxo

Jennifer said...

glorious! doodles-to-go are sweet indeed! I hear you on the being 'off' sometimes I have to just go for a walk, or take a bath, or I paint a canvas, no pictures, just pushing paint around.... :-)

Christianne @ Little Page Turners said...

Thanks for dropping by - these are totally adorable!

Nicky Linzey said...

Oh I know that feeling - I've had it for the past few weeks - that's why my blog is so neglected. Weird though - you'll wake up one morning and it will be gone - just like that - no rhyme or reason! I think you just need the lows in life sometimes to re-charge and appreciate the highs.
Loving the keyrings.

Leonie said...

I hope you're giving yourself a break on the social interaction thing - look at the response you elicit from all us commenters! :)

Hope you're feeling beter!

And I love love love the keychains!

Jane said...

I love these key chains, Aimee!! Way to go :))

aimee said...

thanks everyone for the therapeutic support! the walk and your comments and a great weekend in the shop brightened things up!

Carmen said...

These are amazing Aimee!!!

AG Ambroult said...

great idea to make key chains. I need to think up some new products for the holidays. Sometimes I feel like one can only sell so much jewelry.

Hope your mood has come un-funked. There's nothing worse than a vague sadness, off-ness, with nothing to blame.