Friday, September 23, 2011

creative courage

old-bags


Seems the only thing I'm getting creative about these days is monkeying around with dates, times, tasks, and emotion management. Thank goodness Stephanie's Creative Courage course starts Monday so it will look like I'm actually doing something creative with my life right now, even if I'm not. I'm lucky enough to be one of her featured artists, and you can catch me briefly here today. I'm the one under the two hearts, in front of the Beaux-Arts museum in Montreal earlier this year. That trip was my 40th birthday present to myself!

Meanwhile, ideas are festering in my head (change is one of my favorite sources of inspiration, even though it's stressful as hell) and I'm keeping them in an Artsyville-like queue (in about 5 notebooks, in random order, upside down & backwards, and scribbled receipts stuffed in between the pages). But mostly, for the moment, I'm invested entirely in the house search. Please send me your good vibes for a groovy old house in a fun, artsy neighborhood where I can let a few dandelions sprout without anyone getting all bunched up about it. And please accept my apologies for not returning blog visits lately. You are all so sweet to keep coming back and leaving your thoughts -- they are keeping me afloat & happy during this crazy transition.

P.S. This picture was from a project that came to a halt when all the move stuff started -- they're just painted paper grocery bags, similar to the "old bag gets a facelift" project, and I was going to make journals out of them. Tentative post title was "more fun for the old bag".

14 comments:

Rabbit Hole Report said...

Good vibes dispatched for your home hunt and all sorts of admiration flowing your way for that blender analogy in the awesome profile. :) A belated congratulations on your being published in Art Journal Magazine!

Cindy said...

sending you good vibes and encouragement. you'll get there one step at a time and love that photo of you on stephanie's blog and the feature. enjoy your weekend!

gypsy said...

Wishing you good vibes in your home search, I know you will find something delicious (and what fun it will be to live in the northeast)!

kristen said...

moving across the country takes creative courage and i am definitely sending good juju your way! don't worry we will all still be here waiting to see your artistic burst when the dust settles and you have found your home where the dandelions sprout! xokp

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love what she wrote about you on the other blog, and also SO love your blender analogy!

Mix it up on full blast indeed :)

You are pure inspiration so take all the time you need and sending lots of good prayers for the PERFECT house for you!

Anne-Marie said...

Hi Aimee, I've been lurking here for a while, finally decided to comment. Love the painted paper bags! Blessings on you and your family during your move.

S.E.Minegar said...

happy house hunting! so exciting!
...sending courage your way!

:)

freebird said...

Oh I do so hope you find a house where you can let dandelions grow! My daughter lives where she can't even plant a bush without approval from the HOA and that really is no way to live! What's wrong with dandelions and purple houses? Sending out those vibes for you!

bohemiannie! art said...

More Fun For the Old Bag...Perfect! These are beautiful. Hope you feel like you're getting lots done because just the emotional side of moving is a huge job.

Nicky Linzey said...

Good luck with your house hunt. Lovely picture of you Aimee.

Marcie said...

Happy House Hunting!! Love the colors of those creative papers there.

Ingrid said...

hello, beautiful! i've just posted about you on my blog - i am so incredibly sorry it took me so long. here's the link: http://mypeacetree.blogspot.com/2011/09/featured-artist-aimee-of-artsyville.html

lots of love!

Andria said...

I hope you are out finding that perfect house RIGHT NOW! Good luck to you and your family. I hope that things can return to "normal" for you soon.

We Three 3 said...

awww, wishing you well and sending you good thoughts,vibes,etc:))