Tuesday, March 22, 2011

a life in the air

aimee-dolich-a-life-in-the-air

if i were to write an autobiography, it would have to be in chapters grouped by airport codes, since that's how i look back on life -- anchored by trips and the divisions between them -- and i guess this would be the cover! this is one of a series of pieces i did for a project that i probably won't see in print until next year, and i just found out that they passed on this for another, so i can finally publish it here, yay! it is very timely because i had been feeling guilty for including YUL on this list, for i had only been there to make a connection, but i will soon rectify that with a proper trip to montreal! but for now i am back to the doodledesk because i decided to doodle my entire class guide for 21 Secrets: An Art Journal Playground and as usual i bit off more than i could chew -- it is quickly turning into a tome! good thing i love what i do, because for the moment i'm living it 24/7! hope you all are having a great week!

30 comments:

Pattie T. said...

I love this, Aimee, as I do all of your stuff, of course, but this piece is really special!

Kim Hambric said...

Fantastic! Hysterical! Busy! Love it!

Kolleen said...

Charlotte....
was where i analyzed my life
met my love


ooxx
k

Lori said...

ohmygod. I am in LOVE with this.

Candied Fabrics said...

I knew it was true...your life IS more interesting than most! :-)

Beth Niquette said...

I love your art--and Pattie T is right--this piece is really special.

I identify with you--'tis true. Life seems to be segmented by travel and trips. lol Thank you so much for sharing.

Nicky Linzey said...

How exciting and wonderful to relive parts of your life like this. I seem to have only fuzzy memories!

Marcia (123 blog) said...

LOVE it - so inspiring to see all the places you've been :)

Bella Sinclair said...

Oooh, so much FUN! One place didn't want your twenties, another place did. And Rome on a weekend whim? Fantastico! Good luck with all that doodling!

Liv @ Choosing Beauty said...

good lord, did this take forever!? it's crazy cool.

ethan said...

Wow, you've been everywhere! I practically twisted my neck off trying to read the whole thing... Aimee - you are just THE coolest!

allison strine said...

That really wasn't Ethan (my son) but it was ME!

freebird said...

I can't wait to see the class lesson then! It's all going to be fun.

I haven't flown since 1987!

Andria said...

I love this! It will take me several "looks" to really see it all. Very wonderful.

jtolkoff said...

Wonderful, just how traveling makes me feel.

Chel said...

Amazing, as always!

artistaprilcole@gmail.com said...

Great artwork!
This piece is very inspiring, what a traveling free spirit :]

Inner Toddler said...

i can't even imagine how awesome the one is that they DID want. this one rules.

mo said...

absolutely fab!!! and i love the idea that you're hand-doodling the manual for your class. hopefully at some point you'll sell it as a separate item for people who missed the class ;)

Buffalo Lucy said...

This is amazing, Aimee!!

Sharon said...

My day job use to make me fly somewhere every week. Now I am involved with it so I get to come home every night. But this Sunday I have to fly to LA to teach a class, and since I haven't flown for almost a year, this should be a journaling adventure with all of the security changes! Thanx for stopping by my humble blog! Can't wait to see your work for 21!

jane said...

how i wish i could go! can´t wait to hear about it!
loooove this one. but you already knew i was going to say that! move to spain so we can have coffees together... :)

kthieda said...

MDW has a Potbelly for the win!!! One of the things I miss about Chicago the most!

aimee said...

that potbelly was a HUGE win -- it made midway respectable!

thanks everyone for the love notes! :)

lori vliegen said...

you just blow my mind, aimee......and you make the letter geek in me just want to do a happy dance!! weeeee! a true doodle masterpiece, for sure!! xox

cindy said...

go aimee go! you'll get there!

JessiVille said...

Fabulous Aimee! I read every bit and I'm just amazed at your talent, as usual!

S.E.Minegar said...

your travel history is quite impressive.

love the way you've paid tribute.

rachel awes said...

i am so thankful
for your life in the air
as it allowed
our paths to intersect
& HUG.
love this, dear.
xoxox

joanne said...

i don't how you plan all the lettering out, but it amazes me every single time... this page is an entire life's travel journal in itself. how much fun to read through every one of your stops so far ( i don't know why but i can't help but want to know more about Lisbon in particular)... :)