Thursday, October 28, 2010

arts & letters

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Whee! On the heels of my trip to Minnesota came a surprise in the mailbox - a copy of Somerset Studio! At the beginning of the year, I hand lettered the alphabet and did an interview for the "Lively Art of Lettering" column, and had nearly forgotten about it. When prodded for a title, I named it "Arts and Letters" because, well, I didn't know what else to call it. I usually call my pieces like I see them, but "Alphabet" seemed a bit too smart-assey. This is my third lucky break in a Stampington publication and I've smacked myself silly every time the mag showed up. This exemplar in particular was a real thrill to do, because I always go directly for that column when I pick up a copy of Somerset Studio. So it's a little freaky to see myself there this time. But a very happy kind of freaky. Thank you, Stampington, from every letter in my alphabet!

Still riding high on the fumes of my northern voyage - see Rachel, Kolleen, Carissa, Susie, Jen, Liv and Lori for more pics! Thanks girls for an unforgettable time!

45 comments:

CJD said...

Congratulations. I bet you are having so much fun with your art. I love your style.

Sarah C. said...

How fun! Congrats on the pub. Looks like a great alpha. :D

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

a-e-i-oh! you! can't wait to see all the lovely letters!!!!

Megan Walker said...

CARRAMBA AIMEE!!! *love*love*love*

Kolleen said...

oooooooooooooooh......LOVING THIS!!!

i cannot wait to hold the magazine in my hands and ooh and aah ALL OVER again!!!!

word up sister!!!!
smooshy hugs to you!
ooxx
k

Candied Fabrics said...

Ooh! Looks fabulouso! Congrats, you well lettered gal! :-)

Annie Pazoo said...

I am SO heading out to Barnes & Noble tomorrow and getting that copy!

painted fish studio said...

rock on, aimee! whoooooo!

Lynn Fisher said...

Congrats Aimee...I can't wait to see it!

e.beck.artist said...

awesome!

The Original Drama Mama said...

Awesome!Congratulations :)

Eden said...

Congrats!! Your work is so inspiring!!! I can't wait to check this out in person :D

Chel said...

VERY very cool!! Did you know it was going to be published or was it a surprise?

tulpen said...

That is so. COOL!!

Yay YOU!!!

Karen Blados said...

How wonderful! You totally deserve it. Now I'm off to find a copy for myself!

zahra said...

i always wanted you to create your own font!! just so i could own it!! i love your art!

Rita A. said...

Congratulations. That is quite an example for all of us.

Inner Toddler said...

HOpefully there's a copy of that thing at Michael's with my name on it tomorrow. You are KILLING IT. mwah.

Pat said...

Congrats Aimee! The more artsyville art there is brightening up the world the better!!

Lori said...

Yes!!! Its so exciting Aimee! I cannot wait to get my hands on this magazine and soak up your letter goodness :)

Bella Sinclair said...

WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT! WOOT!

LuckyDog said...

Whoo-hoo!!!

curly girl said...

Aimee, thanks for your comments on my post. Just like nature, YOU are an amazing artist! Congrats on this—the piece is so fun and beautiful. I'm going out tomorrow to find a copy.

Loved hearing about your retreat too. You're so fortunate to have had such an inspiring weekend with women who can inspire and share so much.

Happy creating!

Nicky Linzey said...

Well deserved Aimee, it looks beautiful.

rachel awes said...

aimeeeeeeeeeee!
congrats!
i love that it's your artsy letters, because truly, your
everyletter,
everybreath,
everyclothingpiece,
everyhug,
IS
beautiful.
looooooooooove. xox

S.E.Minegar said...

congrats aimee!

Yvonne said...

oh-lala :) very cool!! I wish we could actually get those scrumptious magazines over here! instead I end up drooling all over my keyboard - not good...
your doodleprint got here safely last Tuesday, thanks so much - it's gorgeous (too)!!

tink-ink said...

I am such a fan of yours, I will definitely go out and get a copy!!

Buffalo Lucy said...

Lucky break my ass! You rock!! Congrats!!!

Kelly Warren said...

yay! congratulations! just got my copy today. must go look now. :-)

cindy said...

awesome, aimee! so happy and proud of you. can i say that ;)?

Martha Lever said...

Congratulations. I got my copy the other day and I saw that and said to myself--Oh wow, it's Aimee!!!" Good for you!!!!!

Katrina said...

hooray you! this is great news.

Darnita said...

Congratulations Aimee! This is so major. I have to go to the bookstore this weekend and check it out.

JodyC said...

Way to go!
I am bummed I missed another tuesday, hope to post next week! I can't wait to see the next mag. This absolutely my most favorite publication.

Pointy Pix said...

Congratulations. I love that I've found your site and so many more through your brilliant list it Tuesday site. I can never get enough of other artists' work! I love your word art!

Shelly said...

YAY! YAY! YAY! Congratulations!!!!!!!!!!!!! (And a lot more exclamation points than that!) :)

~Valentina~ said...

SUPER DUPER!!!! Congrats Aimee :) I have to get a copy right now.

I cant stop reading all the post about the trip... Next time ;)

freebird said...

Congratulations! It looks wonderful.

Pattie T. said...

How exciting! I can't wait to get my copy. I love your whimsical, colorful lettering.

aimee said...

thanks everyone!! :)

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Rock on, Aimee!!!

Carissa said...

I was JUST in the bookstore oogling over your article!!! I adore your lettering, and reading your story about creative childhood, and also dreadful corporate america!!! I was picturing super-hero you doodling and inking things on airplanes, in your hotel room, etc. LOVE it and you to pieces!!!!!!!!!!! You're such a beauty, and an inspiration.

Looooove,
Carissa

(word verification is comeansc - come and see! i always love to come-and-see you)

AG Ambroult said...

sweet! That is pretty cool. way to go, Aimee!

●• Thereza said...

wow congrats!!! looks so nice :)