Sunday, January 2, 2011

new year, new box

outside-anthro-box

inside-anthro-box

the gift boxes from anthropologie this year were way too craftable for me to leave alone. my magazines and paper scraps started yelping the minute they saw one and instantly started jockeying for a spot on the box. the scissors and glue peeked out of their storage bins to see what the devil was going on and suddenly i had a new years eve activity on my hands. after that i worked out for an hour, had three glasses of wine and then this tired crafter zonked out at 10:30. the new year started off splendidly - i found out that etsy tweeted my "this is the year" doodle and then featured it on its facebook page, which led to a nice surge for my little doodleshop this weekend. many thanks, etsy!

as for the resolutions, did you have to make it so difficult? they were all great, worthy, admirable, funny; it made me indecisive. i erred on the side of largesse and chose five: three random and two non random. the winners are: 1) cath, 2) shelly, 3) eden, 4) pattie, and 5) the runaway winner was shelley malone, with her vow to stay on course being awesome, and to take it up a notch by doing epic shit. may we all heed her advice! winners, please e-mail me your addresses at artsyville (at) gmail (dot) com and i'll send your doodles on their way. thanks everyone for sharing your plans and wishes for 2011. hoping your box fills up with wonderful things this year!

29 comments:

Kolleen said...

this box is the shiz!!!!

dig it!!!

love you soul sister!!

oooxxx
k

cheers to 2011!

Cindy said...

This box is simply...wonderful...<3

joannezsharpe said...

OMG, it's gorgeous!!!!!!! Now i am motivated to get mine cranking. I got a gift card to Anthro for Christmas, so when i go back to shop, i'll tell them that what i am buying is a gift, so i can get ANOTHER box. LOL!

Cori Lynn Berg said...

Yay for surges! May your year be filled with them.. surges of love, surges of energy, surges of enthusiasm, surges of wisdom, surges of creativity!

Isabel said...

Awesome Love it!!!!!

Eden said...

I just about "had a Cow" when I read my name!!! Thank YOU.....Love that little antrhopologie box....how do you DO IT???? Anyway...off to give you my addy :D Thanks girlfriend!! Here's to a great start to 2011!!

jane said...

you are too cool! and happy new year dear aimee! sounds like you are off to a great start! yay!
xxx

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

Coolest box ever. Seriously. Happy New Year!!!

AG Ambroult said...

oh.my.god. I am TOTALLY taking it up a nitch and doing more epic shit this year. how inspiring, in a super cool way :)

S.E.Minegar said...

the creativity extends into 2011. you've inspired me to cover my holiday box with something lovely.

JessiVille said...

Wow! Love your cool special new box! All the delicious colors make me want to touch it. Now I must make me one too. Happy 2011!

Lori said...

I am swooning over the box!!! I knew it would be great. If anthropologie would see it- that would be their new box design. Happy new year Aimee. Miss you :)

cath c said...

gorgeous box and thank you SO much, this is the year is the *perfect* doodle for me rihgt now!!!

joanne said...

happy new year, aimee!... i'm loving it all, the color, the mood, the explosive creating, the spontaneity.. all the things that have brought me so many smiles ever since the lucky day i first clicked through to find you here.

And I am always so happy to hear of all the ways your art is extending and expanding and bringing so much to more and more people... the world is so much more colorful and artsy because of you :)

big hug for 2011, and for every day of every year.

xo

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

what a great box!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!
hugs
Char.x

Sherman said...

Simple yet lovely box, very colorful!

Sherman Unkefer

suzanne cabrera said...

So looking forward to what the new year brings you!!!!! And big congrats on the Etsy feature...you deserve it!

la ninja said...

oi! I was going to write:

"we don't "do" resolutions at la ninja's. one should be resolute all year round."

however, some party pooper, bastard administrator has disabled further comments. tsk.

happy ny, you boxy one! (oops ;)

cactus petunia said...

Yee Ha! I'm getting out my paper and glue right now!

lori vliegen said...

wow......i can't believe that i actually have one of these very boxes from anthropologie......that is looking shamelessly plain and waiting for me to hunt down the glue and scissors and have at it!! fabulous project, girl.....but then i adore everything that goes on in your little doodle world!!! happy creative 2011!!! xox, :))

rachel awes said...

congrats on your etsy feature~
that is soooo awesome!
& your box really is a feast
for the eyes & heart!
xoxox

daisy janie said...

Happy New Year, Aimee!! Looking forward to spending another year with your artsy doodles and clever insights!! Much love to you and your family. xo Jan

Linda said...

I'm just loving your stuff here. I'm putting you on my favorites list so I know when you add new posts.
Love the colors, too.
Best wishes for a happy New Year.

http://daisyyellow.squarespace.com said...

Aimee, great idea. Thx to your post, at Anthropologie today I got a gift box to decorate along with our new trinkets!

queencake and titangirl said...

happy new year, aimee!may it be a good, helathy and exciting year. best from berlin,anja

Splendiferous Girls said...

I love this box...I would love to have that in my craft room..thank you for sharing.

storybeader said...

that's a BIG box! I made a tiny one, for jewelry presents. But I love the look of this! {:-D

Shelley Malone said...

Congratulations on the boost in sales - you totally deserve it... what a great way to start off the new year!

And did I mention how much I LOOOOVE your decorated box?? You'll have to show us what you decide to stash in there.

(Also thanks so much for the call-out on my resolution. I'm starting to think that just MAKING a resolution like that was epic!) : )

Bella Sinclair said...

I love your box, babe! And I'm glad I'm not a cheesy dude in a bar, because I know you'd knock me upside the head for saying that. Really, really, though, it's ├╝ber awesome! What a fun way to make gift boxes.

And YAY, congratulations on the etsy love! That's a great piece, too.

Happy Happy Happy 2011. You're starting it off with a bang!