Tuesday, December 27, 2011

we are not tireless machines




I enjoy watching the frenzy of the season build, build, build over the month of December to a fever pitch on Christmas, then melt into a languid glide for a few days before the madness of New Yearness arrives. I've been in a total retreat the last few days: drawing, reading, curling up with my tea and coffee, relaxing, dispensing of obligations, taking evening walks up the hill to my favorite spot in town where I get a beautiful, sparkling view of the NYC skyline. Even twentysome miles away, it still dazzles. And it centers me.

Wishing you a peaceful last week of 2011! I'll be back before that, though -- my pen has been very busy and it has more to say before the year closes.

(5x7 doodle print in the shop here.)

24 comments:

Rossie said...

Well said...Seasons Greetings to you and yours, Aimee.

bohemiannie! art said...

Speaking for myself...the more I slow down and just enjoy each day...the more beautiful this season is. And I've learned that with age. :)

Samantha Kira said...

I really adore this. And not just for the message, but how it can apply to me and my FMS. I'm going to share this with my support group (we're all artists, too!), because we need to be reminded of this. I'm almost in tears, darling. I needed this today!! Much love!

Chel said...

thankyouthankyouthankyouthankyou!

Barb-Harmony Art Mom said...

Love it...perfect for this time of year. Thanks for sharing.

Carmen said...

Love these colors Aimee!! Wonderful doodle!!!

xo,
Carmen

kae pea said...

I dont know how much you can take of me gushing and fawning over your work? Are you tired of it yet? Let me know when you are. Until then i wont stop ;) xokp

Marcia (123 blog) said...

I love it! Words are so apt for me as I'm on holiday but still going going going.... hopefully I can rest soon when K is discharged :)

So glad you're creating AND resting!

soulbrush said...

I love the 'afterwards', when all returns to normal once more, particularly my stomach! Lotsa of hugs and kisses for a very happy and arty 2012 dear heart.

Kelly Warren said...

Such a good reminder! I really love this. We are chilling out this week too...cleaning, packing up things we haven't used in forever for Goodwill. I love that you have such a lovely view of NYC. Enjoy your downtime!

JessiVille said...

Yes! I've finally been able to take a little time for me and it is wonderful! As always a great doodle and I love the colors too!
Jessi xox

Cindy said...

love it and glad you're enjoying some peace & quiet this holiday!

Meg the Wild Child said...

I love, love, love this Aimee!!! As usual, lots of love coming your way :)

Andria said...

Great sentiment...I'm so glad you've had some time to relax and really enjoy "the moment". Looking forward to seeing all that has been keeping your pen busy!

My Soul Can Dance said...

loving the colors in this one!!!! plus i just love the whole thing!

queencake and titangirl said...

aimee, this is lovely. i hope ypu will have a great start in the new year- am thinking of you and your busy pens from faraway berlin:) all the best,anja xx

S.E.Minegar said...

here's to a restorative new year!

Beth said...

so lovely! :) peace to you for a wonderful 2012! :)

Marcie said...

And - I've been feeling the exact same way..hardly coming out at all. The week 'between years'!! Wishing you and yours a Happy New Year!

jane said...

wishing you a wonderful new year dear aimee!
big hugs!
jane

Pointy Pix said...

this is lovely and such a useful message for frazzled folk. i tend not to get sucked into the fracas of xmas and new year and our celebrations are usually relaxed and in keeping with how we live our lives most of the time (just better because we're off work right through xmas eve til 3 Jan!)

please take a photo of the view you see-it sounds perfect!

hope 2012 brings you only good things. xx

The Dreaming Bear said...

Happy, happy to you!!!

rachel awes said...

isn't that the truth, aimee!
i have yet to really learn this,
as i have been not feeling great for a few weeks + have such trouble NOT doing doing doing! oi!
happy new year, cherished friend. xox

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