Thursday, November 4, 2010

art every day month #4: handing over the journal

during my weekend in minnesota, jen taught us how to create and then bind our own books using the coptic stitch. she's an awesome teacher. i would have never learned otherwise, because as i mentioned in the last post, i'm too impatient to sit still and figure it out for myself. i came home with my new book and my artsygirl's eyes boggled. she is a sucker for blank books, while i'm scared stiff of them. before i had a chance to get my panties in a bunch over what i was going to write in it, i handed it over. here, kiddo. here you go.

art-journal-coptic-stitch

art-journal-i-feel-like-it

art-journal-sunday

art-journal-monday

art-journal-felt-like-it

art-journal-house

art-journal-crazy-hair-day

art-journal-stage-fright

art-journal-black-t-shirt

and now i'm going to hand it back to her so she can keep filling it up with her thoughts, random notions, favorite quotes from diary of a wimpy kid, and her beefs with me. on a side note, the black t-shirt really is hi-dy-is! the bank gave it to her for opening a new account, and it makes her look like a thug.

see leah for more art every day and dawn for today's nanojoumo prompt!

35 comments:

cindy said...

now that's the way to use a journal and not treat it all precious like i do. i should send one of my many blank journals to artsygirl for her mastery!

i'm intrigued by the stage fright and think the bad hair day is fabulous! i also see the influence of mama artsyville in her sketches, which is awesome!

Shannon said...

kids are such great teachers. seriously...i just love their freedom to go for it - to not THINK and just DO. your daughter is awesome and very inspiring.

et lille oejeblik - a little moment said...

lol! she's awesome.

Annie Pazoo said...

That truly IS one AWESOME journal. Girl-nal. Artsygirl-nal. Awesome artsygirl - way to go!

nacherluver said...

OMG!!! She is a true Journal-ista!!!
I made up the word ;O)
What a doll.
I love how free she feels to express. Good for her! Let's pray she never loses that.
What a wonderful mommy you are to hand over a precious handmade journal. What an amazing artist to fill it with such fun and beauty.

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

I have a feeling a few years down the road, Nina will be teaching us how to "do" art! What a treasure and a perfect way to use your book. Meanwhile, mine is still blank...and haunting me.

painted fish studio said...

i can't think of a better use for your journal. i'm so excited for you... to be able to watch artsygirl grow and develop her doodle skillz!

Inner Toddler said...

all i can say is holy shit. she is some kind of prodigy I'm telling you.

iHanna said...

Thank you for sharing your kids awesomeness with us online, it makes the day (well night here) brighter! :-)

Missy said...

Ah, how cute, I love the expressions she drew from different days (there's some good quotes from Diary of a Wimpy Kid).

Sarah said...

I love all the pages artsy girl has done so far! I think stage fright and my expression(the first one) are my favourite pages! I can't wait to see more. I too like blankbooks, but like you they scare me a bit. Far better just to leap in there!

Lisa MB said...

Full of cute, that's what she is. hopefully The Boy will take to the journaling too... God knows he needs somewhere to put all that sulkiness when he doesn't get what he wants.

Dawn D. Sokol said...

Your daughter ROCKS!!! I love the crazy hair day and her "expressions"...She's definitely her mother's daughter!!!

Dawn D. Sokol said...

And thanks for linking to NaNoJouMo!

Kolleen said...

this is SOOOO great!!!

i LOVE her drawings and her words that dance with them!!!

i really like the one that said "i made this because i felt like it!"
AWESOME.

OXOXOX
k

ps....Jen was an incredible teacher!

I Saw You Dancing said...

I love that girl!
She is my kinda artist. The fearless fabulous REAL kind.

Leah said...

"I made this because I feel like it!" *love it!*

Judy Hartman said...

I love your artsygirl!!! I looked at the link to her cryptospeak and looked at these journal pages and totally enjoyed every bit! She's a treasure!

aimee said...

aw, thanks... i love her pages too. some of her fuel is from wimpy kid - she really identifies with those books. what i love more than anything in her drawings are her people. i can't draw expressive people, so i go for words. she's able to take a little stick figure and pack more expression and emotion into them than i'll ever be able to. i find them all over the house on scraps of paper, everywhere.

Buffalo Lucy said...

OMG, it's so true! "stage fright" is perfect! That girl... Let's get everyone together soon! Xo

Darnita said...

She's an art journaling pro already. I need to take some tips for her. She gets right to the core of the matter.

chrissy said...

this cracked me up....i so want to meet your little one someday. she is a great artist and a wonderful truth.teller.
"i made this because i felt like it..."
i so want that to hang in my studio....let me know when you sell that print!
xo
c

Nicky Linzey said...

She's priceless Aimee!

suzanne cabrera said...

Ahhhhhhhh!!!!! This is the best. That is one super-duper-artsy-girl you've got there! Your house has got to be the most fun.

The Original Drama Mama said...

I love this so much! Her record of expressions is priceless - if your artsy girl and my Miss A got together, the results would be hilarious!

L'Atelier said...

fantabulous!!!the two of you are great!
i love journals. they cool, they hold so much promise. but the first few pages are a bit - ahm sorry, let me be honest- very daunting! once i passed those i can enjoy them.i like the one you made...
Artsygirl is so funny! and as i can see as talented as her mother. i like all the above just love her openness and also the depths in many of her doodles. like the stage fright one and i feel like it one (second)- it made me wonder what inspired her to draw those. certainly a talent to watch

looking forward to more art tomorrow!!!
(have i said yet that i love art everyday month?)
xo

S.E.Minegar said...

i love her expressions pages...and her astute vocabulary. what a charming little girl.

i love when children make things because they FELT LIKE IT!

rock on Nina!

bklyn76 said...

that's awesome!

Leah Virsik said...

What an adorable story. Love seeing your daughter's drawings. I love to watch or hear about kids being unafraid. We some how lose that along the way to growing up.

Leah
http://www.leahvirsik.com

rachel awes said...

bravo! what a great way to honor such an amazing book! (mine still sits on my dresser like sacred gold that i don't know what to do with!!).
my favorite page is the bad hair day/brilliant!!
xox

Jenn said...

Aggghhh!!! This is amazing!!! I'm so totally impressed...and I find hope in the notion of my kids growing up. Like a little window into her amazing, amazing brain.

I love it!

~superjenn

Bella Sinclair said...

I AM FREAKIN LOVIN THIS! OH MY GOD, HOW I LOVE THIS! I NEED TO RUN OVER AND GIVE NINA A HUGE HUG! Bahahahahahahahahaa, oh MAN, is she ever expressive with her art. Love that she creates just because she feels like it. The little girl with ribbons in her hair in the yellow house made me giggle, because I imagined butterflies carrying her off by her hair. And her FACES ROCK! Oh goodness, she is a TREASURE!

AG Ambroult said...

Ah, well, it looks like your artysgirl ran with it. I love her depiction of stage fright. Kids just don't have it in them to be scared of the dreaded blank page.

Yazalde Sousa said...

'crazy hair day' love it

K A B L O O E Y said...

So, so late to the game (why are you not appearing on my reader? must investigate) and sorry for that, but it's my loss. great to see that artistic talent passed down to your talented kid. We're onto the 4th generation in my family. I loved all her work, but the stage fright blew my socks off. And blasting through about a month of your posts at once is like running through a great museum exhibit. I love it. (I do this too, or rather, I walk really quickly back through art exhibits that took 2 hrs to see going forward, just to take it all in again without feeling like a sheep.)