Monday, November 14, 2011

AEDM #12/13/14: In the Drawing Room with Dirty Footprints Studio

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Finally got back on track this weekend with my Drawing Room series, which got thrown off kilter with the move. I started doodling people a few months ago after finishing my Stew Book. I found how much fun it was to explore and describe others' personalities, their quirks, their doings, their ways of being; plus I like the creative challenge of fitting words and thoughts like puzzle pieces into one page.

In my (temporary) Drawing Room today is the bold, colorful, expressive, fearless Connie from Dirty Footprints Studio. I adore her free spirited approach to painting and her enormous canvases. She's sharp, insightful, and damn funny. Don't let the nap and hammock references fool you -- she's one of the hardest workers I know. Her mind constantly spins on new ideas, projects and workshops. She paints through morning sickness and makes time for her art even when she only has 15 minutes to spare. She's also the mastermind of the 21 Secrets: An Art Journal Playground which will begin anew next spring (and I'll be teaching again!) Meet this lovely lady on Flickr, Twitter, Facebook, and her beautiful, honest blog.

14 comments:

rachel awes said...

so much to love!...
the names of those animals
are awesome!! & a hammock?!!...she sure has her authentic fingerprint in this world! thank you for such a "photo" of her. your lense is the RealBeautiful kind.
love your doodlepuzzle.
it all fits just right.
xox

kristen said...

OMG Anyone with goats named chips and salsa is AWESOME in my book! And the whole Costa Rica hammock/office? Yeah.
Rachel , pretty much, said my sentiments about your doodle just perfectly! xokp

Buffalo Lucy said...

Bwahahaha! A tramp stamp! (it's okay, I can laugh, I have one too).

I love this series, Aimee. Thanks for introducing us, in such a fun and beautiful way, to all of these fabulous talents!

Xo

bohemiannie! art said...

I LOVE meeting these people through you!

We Three 3 said...

Doesn't answer phone? Smart lady:)
Wonderful illustration Aimee! This is such a great idea:)

Kristen (Creative Stash) said...

love these series Aimee. very cool to learn about dirty footprints this way. thanks xoxo

Bella Sinclair said...

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but your linguistic collage is worth a thousand pictures. LOVE these! Those animal names are the best. What a fabulous introduction to a fabulous artist. Thanks!

Jennibellie said...

Great page, but so strange: I have another tab open listening to Connies Total Alignment right now: I think this is probably my creative source telling me to go and paint now lol. Love your stew book btw, thanks for sharing, much love Jennibellie x

Carmen said...

LOVE it!!! This series is so fun!

Connie said...

Aimee!!! Oh Aimee!! You're the bestest of the bestest!

BIG Hugs!

Jill said...

so glad to see this today!

Briana, MA said...

LOVE IT! Now I know a little bit more about Miss Connie, too!

Tracey Fletcher KIng said...

This is such a lovely thought and tribute... you are going to have such wonderful karma for being so thoughtful and generous.... have a great day xx

Cindy said...

connie sounds awesome and i love her approach to napping, the phone, green juice and her new band!