Thursday, June 28, 2012

renegade craft fair

renegade craft

renegade-craft-fair

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tile painting

motorcycle booth

tie dye

brooklyn wall

brooklyn blue

nyc any time

pride parade

street dots

ice cream

14th st

parade waiting

nyc-balloons

After liberation from the longest school year of our lives (Kansas starts in mid-August; NJ slugs it out until the end of June) we are free! Free! Free to explore! No homework hell for 11 weeks! We spent a few days learning to breathe again, then my 9 year old and I got directly down to summer business by taking to the Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn. It was a perfectly perfect day from start to finish. On our way there, we hit Manhattan right when the Pride Parade was gearing up, watched the city burst into colors, then moved across the river into Brooklyn. The fair was in Williamsburg on the waterfront; the setting couldn't have been more gorgeous. The weather was beautiful, the art was amazing, the world seemed happy, we painted tiles, bought a few things, built sand sculptures on the probably not very clean shore of the river (she did) had a lovely ale (I did), had ice cream (both of us), behaved (both of us), and slept like happy little babies when we got home. Day done.

The Things We Do is chugging toward completion! Now in the tedious part of editing and print preparation, which is boring and takes too long. Any encouragement you can offer up to finish, I'll take it...

19 comments:

Daisy Yellow said...

Aimee, You have such a keen ability to capture a feeling, a day, with a sense of wonder. Lucky kid, to explore a craft fair with mom!

Lisa Gonzalez said...

Well that looks like fun! You are such a cool mom :)

I can't wait to see the finished book. You rock! Keep on keepin' on. You're almost there.

<3 Lis

suzanne cabrera said...

This sounds like the perfect day!!!! Can I join along next time I'm up your way?!?

painted fish studio said...

i miss nyc! and you! so jealous.

rachel awes said...

it struck me while scrolling down your pics, how gifted your daughter is to have you as a mom.
"any time"
*
+ as for your tedium,
whatever it takes to
share aimeeness with
the world, it's
worth it.
xox

Christie said...

Love it when the world seems happy.

I'll echo Rachel's encouragement. Adding your uniquely colourful voice to the world is worth the tedium and no matter how long it takes, there will be a crowd waiting to listen. :)

Candied Fabrics said...

Lovely day! I'm doing some major slogging of my own right now, so I feel your pain. But know that when you're done, all your fans will be shouting hurray to the digital rooftops! :-)

sono io annie pazoo said...

Indeed on all counts. How lovely to read you again. Soooo glad summer is here!

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

Looks like such a beautiful, delicious, energized, perfect day! May your summer be filled with many, many more! xx

AG Ambroult said...

the pictures are awesome. Your day sounds better than awesome. your book, when done, will be ever better than that.

Cindy said...

i love your daughter's style and give her a lot of credit for hanging in there all day - that's a lot of ground you two covered. and that ice cream, looks like our favorite - van leeuwen. we get as excited as any kid when we see that yellow truck. if it's something else, don't tell me :). enjoy your weekend!

Andria said...

Thank you so much for the photos, for letting me visit vicariously! What a fantastic day for you and your daughter, and a special pack of memories to share. Now go get that book done! :-)

Asiye Ivedi said...

it looks amazing!
wish i could have some of the ice cream as well

soulbrush said...

ooooh just where I'd love to be! Eleven weeks that is super duper! We start early september and are still slogging till end of July! With only 5 weeks off. Boo hoo. But I can't complain, I ave lots of art to get ready for an art trail I am participating in during september. sending you and thr goils lotsa hugs from rainy london!

gm glimmerglass said...

Perhaps a burnt offering to the Gods... let's see...
Demeter might be just the ticket.
Great parent - (Went to hell and back for her daughter, did she not?) AND she's Goddess of Bountiful Harvest - always a plus :-)

Bella Sinclair said...

Could the day have been any more perfect???? Aaaaaaaah :) Love the photos. They capture the energy beautifully. Hope you guys are doing okay in the heat!

Woohoo, almost there with the book! Keep going, keep going!

jane said...

oh the colors! looks and sounds like an awesome day!!
think there´s a rule where you have to eat ice cream even day in summer... :)
big hugs aimee!
p.s. the book looks pretty fabulous!!
x

elizabeth said...

You have such an eye for the art of the everyday!

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