Monday, January 31, 2011

surrender in progress

surrender-in-progress

this week's prompt "surrender" from illustration friday prodded me to dig "wilderness of the mind" out of the dusty art-chive and give it some more flavor. here's the re-do(odle) in progress, which i had high hopes to finish today among many other things that i've staved off. i hustled everyone out the door with surprising efficiency for a monday morning only to find one block from school that there IS no school, thanks to a teacher in-service day and my spectacular inability to read the calendar. and supposedly a massive winter devil is on its way, which probably means no school tomorrow or wednesday. surrender indeed. i do have a fun secret to share, though -- i'll be one of the teachers for the next round of 21 Secrets, the super duper art journaling workshop hosted by dirty footprints studio. registration opens in march - more details to come! happy monday!

36 comments:

storybeader said...

and how did the children take this mistake? Oh boy! I know I'd be mad... Surrendering a favorite food for lunch, or a tv show.... Congrats on your 21 secrets! Sounds real fun! {:-D

freebird said...

Get days mixed up? My daughter thought she was quite clever by giving me a day of the week clock for Christmas! Yes, it really moves ahead from Sunday through Saturday rather than marking the hours. I am going to paint the wood frame which is in it's natural color, red to match my hours clock and hang it on my wall. I will get the last laugh just as you get to today since everyone is now in high gear to accomplish whatever needs doing today!

AG Ambroult said...

ooo..what's this 21 secrets? I'll be investigating that next.
It seems like my girls have been home, like, everyday, for all the snow days we have had. The BIG ONE is headed to us, right after it annihilates you. happy shoveling.

AG Ambroult said...

oh! and I completely forgot to say that I love "lawlessness of imagination!"
so true, like a guilty pleasure that no one can see

cath c said...

i love this, once again, your doodle is so appropos to what is going on in my life. i just blogged much longer to essentially tell myself that with a little preparation anything is possible, and it's time to do it.

S.E.Minegar said...

are the kids too young to appreciate an unexpected no school day?

what is up with all of this snow? we are going to get hit on the east coast again too!

lovely redoodle.

suzanne cabrera said...

How do I take part in your art class? Should I move to your town? I will...

cactus petunia said...

How great for the girls! But I know you'll manage just fine...and congratulations on the 21 secrets!

pluckychickenheart said...

Yup. Been working on surrender too. Between snow and ice and MLK day and some more snow that schedule thang is not happenin'.

I took my youngest to her dance class last week only to find it canceled too. You are not alone.

xo
Mari

Christine E-E said...

just got an invitation about the "21 Secrets" course in my email box. how exciting - are you prepping for your role in the course?
I know your girls are young, but a breathe of fresh air was probably perfect for this morning... too bad they showed back on your porch.
I can't imagine what having snow days would be like... day after day after day... how many in a row have you had at one time?
Hang in there!

Kelly Warren said...

aimee, you'll be great in 21 secrets! such fun!

rachel awes said...

honey, the flavor of your wind & wild is sweeeeeeeeeeeet...
i love this so much!!!
surrender indeed! xox

Alexandra Hedberg said...

Congrats on the 21 Secrets, the art journaling workshop. You will be a great teacher with all your energy, enthusiasm and ideas. And talent for the colourful!

BonnieRose said...

gorgeous! Love all u shared in this piece... coming alive is such a wonderful feeling! xo

ni said...

this is beautiful.

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

LOVE the doodle and would like a little poster version to hang by my computer.

lori vliegen said...

i'm totally convinced that mondays were created for the sole purpose of surrender!! here's to some extra doddle/redoodle time tucked into your snow-day week ahead! and congrats on the 21 secrets!! xox

tink-ink said...

Wonderful Redoodle! And I look forward to signing up for the class!!

Barbara Nigg said...

Aimee, I am just WALLOWing in your blog - such beautiful, inspiring and accessible art. The color just pulls me in! Inspiring! And I love your writing! Surrender, indeed. I couldn't keep up with a calendar if it was tattooed to my hand. Which...I am NOT going to do. Thrilled to be working alongside you in 21 Secrets!
Cheers
Barbara

Pointy Pix said...

Aimee you never cease to delight! I love that expression 'lawlessness of imagination' and you've also once again been the font of all artistic knowledge and introduced me to illustration friday- i am a little bit in awe of you!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I am so in love with your blog (I'm the person from South African who bought that print 2 weeks ago, btw) - it kept me up for a good 3 hours on Sunday night :)

Sharon said...

WOW!! I am excited that you are headed to 21 Secrets. Guess what?? I will be right there in line for your class. Wouldn't miss it!

kelly barton art + design said...

oh i love your work. i don't know how you do it. that little eraser would be so much smaller if i were doing it. ha!

Kolleen said...

surrender baby surrender!

i tell myself this daily .... and still have yet to figure out exactly how in the hell to do it!!!!

Congrats on 21 Secrets!!!!!

stay warm.....cozied in with your babes!

ooxx
k

ps....i laughed out loud about you heading to school to find out there was no school.....totally something i would do if it wasn't for my sophia who pretty much at 10...keeps me in check!!!!

L'Atelier said...

how fabulous! wish i could join in...

Carrie said...

OH MY GOODNESS!!! I am so glad I found your blog - this is FAB!
cherry blossom tattoo

Bella Sinclair said...

Ridiculously delicious! I'm up for anything that is devoid of law. Oh, and that little birdie just tickles me happy. I love this piece!

Say what? 21 Secrets?! Do tell! I must find out more!

Stay safe and warm. No slipping and sliding for you, ya hear?

Katrina said...

congrats on the upcoming teaching! and i love this doodle, especially the part about lawlessness. perfect.

Jean said...

Hi Aimee,
I love your re-doodle (and all of your beautiful creative work, as always)! I'm excited to hear about the next 21 Secrets, too! I missed the first one, and I'd love to be among all of you fine teachers!! Enjoy your snow day!
Jean :)

tulpen said...

Enough snow days already... "massive winter devil" indeed... my kids had the day off for RAIN. All we got was RAIN.
Grrrrrrrr.

Color Cat Studios said...

You don't know how good you made me feel when you said you got partway to school and there was none that day! What is it about artists that leave that type of thing on the back burner? Things like this fall through the cracks with me as well. I'm involved in theater and do you think I could possibly get online and order the FREE tickets for my family? No! By the time I got around to it - they had to sit halfway back! Oh, BROTHER!!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Delightful and playful... enjoy your artwork!
Your use of colors make me smile :]
Thank you for sharing...

Lori said...

I loved your snow fort! fun!

Kat W said...

I've been hearing lots of good things about the 21 secrets workshop. Sounds exciting & inspiring.

I keep meaning to ask: where did you learn to create such beautiful lettering? Your words are so creative & beautiful. I've tried & tried to create my own font to use on art work as words are an important part of my self expression. I'd be very grateful for any advice, please.
Thanks
Kat X

Leaves and Feathers said...

Ah! Just amazing, love this!!!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Ooooh.....fun!!! I'll keep my eyes peeled for that workshop! Don't feel bad....my daughter flunked choir in 5th grade because I completely forgot about a choir concert that she had. We went out for cheeseburgers, completely oblivious to the calendar. She's 16 now, and still fairly well adjusted. Well.....about as adjusted as you can be at 16. Ha.