Sunday, September 4, 2011

laboring away

we're laboring away on this labor day weekend. doing little fixes to the house, sorting through stuff, combing through the stacks of what we've accumulated through this phase of life, thinking about how and why i acquired things. though it's an emotional process, it's one of my favorite tasks when i move. here's a few of the things i've unearthed.

stacks-grouchy
a special grouchy person gave my artsygirl her first commission. i made a journal from the drawing. that will go to the special grouchy person (but the artsygirl will come with us).

stacks-a
i found this big letter a downtown and i love it.

stacks-stuff
memorabilia, ephemera, stuff. old plane tickets.

stacks-travel-books

travel books. they always go.

stacks-candleholder

a candleholder from one of my trips to portugal + some of my favorite rings: the colorburst from mirthmarket, button stack from my soul can dance, and the plastic one from a little shop on south congress in austin.

stacks-mourning-dove
my haiku doodle book in progress. these little doves have become family to us this summer.

stacks-summer-reading
our epic failure of a summer reading program.

stacks-tooth
if i can find the tooth fairy's response to this question, i'll post it :)

stacks-books
crating up all my favorite books. jennifer lee's right brain business plan is a gem! definitely one that will stay in my library. highly recommend it.

stacks-manon-
<br />journal
this beautifully hand painted journal was a gift from manon of m comme muses when we met in montreal in march. lots of Ms in that sentence.

stacks-cities
a super old marker drawing of a village -- maybe 10 years ago?

stacks-adventure-awaits
my favorite banner from earmark. it has been hanging above our front doorway for the last few months and it must have known that adventures were awaiting us. it will go with us to the new house. the little birdie girl in the picture will too :)

23 comments:

la ninja said...

woo hoo. to infinity and beyond, banner in hand.

S.E.Minegar said...

unearthing treasures is my favorite part of moving too. i also enjoy the great purge!

happy laboring!

Christy said...

I'm going to miss having you nearby to see your inspirational home in person.

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love these posts of yours so much.

The glimpses into your life (and heart) are so precious.

That banner is awesome and I must tell you, as I was looking at your books, I thought to leave a comment asking about that Jen Lee book and milliseconds later, I read your next sentence. Love that!

bridgette said...

what a fun post! the failed summer reading notecard made me laugh. :)

Good luck with packing and sorting thru things. I have found that by the end I just start dumping everythin!

cath c said...

:) precious. thanks for sharing.

i do so love and hate moving exactly because of the same process. it is very emotional.

painted fish studio said...

this grouchy girl has a big smile on her face.

julie said...

i'm so glad you like the ring! and i *love* that you shared the summer reading program.

good luck as you sort through it all!

freebird said...

My daughter's summer program of making a small lap quilt with her girls never got off the ground either. It's better to plan too much and not do some of the things than to not plan and do nothing.

Love that crabby person drawing!

We had doves above our porch light a few moves ago. The nest kept falling off so my husband finally built them enough of a platform for the nest to stay safe.

A lot of people recommend the Right Brain Business Plan. Although I don't plan to go into business right now I guess it would be good for the future.

freebird said...

I just bought the book to read on my PC or kindle. Thanks for the quick review. A book that makes the grade for a move has to be a good one.

Andria said...

Great post! Thanks for sharing all these delightful pieces of your home and life. Good luck with your laboring efforts this weekend. (The epically failed summer reading program made me smile!)

We Blog Artists said...

I'll have to check out that book!

HAPPY DAYS.
Char.

Stephanie said...

no worries we were a massive fail at summer reading as well.. seeing that empty list gave my heart a hug!

I LOVE that grouchy person...I think she might be visiting me...my younger one has been a grouch lately!

Nicky Linzey said...

I'm glad the birdie girl gets to go with you! Good Luck with your new adventure Aimee.

We Three 3 said...

I had to laugh out loud at your comment regarding the summer reading program!! That's the way it goes here too :P
We just completed out move last month and we're still rearranging and fiddling around...Happy Labor Day, Aimee!

Inner Toddler said...

I bet lady gaga has her eye on the tooth fairy's teeth collection for her next gown. isn't going through your stuff fun?

rachel awes said...

i love all the stuff of aimee.
XOX

joanne said...

moving!!! wow, i need to get caught up... i love the sharing of these treasures you are unearthing in the process... would love to hear from you to catch up when/if you have time! :)

Rabbit Hole Report said...

You and your way of looking at life are treasures! Lawrence's lost will definitely be the Northeast's gain!

My Soul Can Dance said...

yay! thanks for the shout out :)

AG Ambroult said...

such goodness. I need an adventure awaits banner at our doorway too.thanks for taking us on a tour through all your stuff! that drawing of the village makes me thing of Susie's work. Im'ma get me that book, stat, and speaking of book, I howled at your girl's reading program gone wrong.

AG Ambroult said...

boom! comment barrage on your ass, bitch.

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwww, I love reminiscing with lost treasures like these. Especially if they are happy memories. That Summer Reading Program CRACKED. ME. UP!