Saturday, May 18, 2013

blooms, booze, & bursts of color

ppf front porch
I scraped off the layer of pollen from the front porch, hosed it down, and made it habitable enough for a book & a brew;

ppf flower coffee
had flower coffee;

ppf blooms
went back to Manhattan for another dose of spring in the city;

ppf painted door
wanted to take home this door I found along Bleecker Street, but it was painted on the building;

ppf spotted pig
had a Bronx ale with two of my favorite paper ladies at The Spotted Pig in Greenwich Village;

ppf gma js cocktails
unpacked one of the (many!!!!) boxes my parents sent me of my grandmother's belongings and memories, including her cocktail notes (she does not partake much now but was very serious about her cocktails back in the day);

ppf sunflowers
got a dose of sunflowers from my friend Karen on a day I really needed it;

paper-shape-pack
and whipped up a few hand-inked paper packs. I make these by "painting" with inkpads -- a technique I'll be teaching in my Inky Antics class at The Ink Pad in NYC on June 26. If you're nearby, and want to play, come & join us -- I'd love to see you!

And thanks everyone for your wonderful feedback on my new home! I'm very excited about the new shop :)

Happy PPFOS (Paint Party Friday on Saturday) and happy weekend!

(p.s. I finally got with it and put the Followers & Follow by E-mail widgets on my sidebar... thanks Mary for the prod to do it!)

xo
Aimee

32 comments:

Marcia Francois said...

I love that door and your beautiful porch!!!! want to come read with you :)

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the photos, and that blue Delft door painted on the wall is fantastic! Valerie

Michellem said...

I want to spend the day with you - what a great one!!

Debbie said...

Great pics today, I wish I was going to ny. Your class sounds like fun!

Giggles said...

I was on your blog looking around at your new home when a call interrupted me. You were on my blog at the same time...how cool is that! I always love it here!! Your grandmothers notes reminds me of my moms recipes...she has many just like that! It's fun to look back and see her writing and the patterns back in the day!! Love your quaint porch and the sunflowers are gorgeous!! I love when a friends is there just when we need them!!Thanks for sharing all the bits of your week!

Hugs Giggles

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful blog and fantastic, colorful photographs. Packed with happiness and positive energy. Thank you for sharing!

Shelly said...

You had me at booze. :)

Faye said...

Aimee. no wonder you wanted to take that door home with you. It sure is gorgeous. And all those photos of NY are wonderful. And the painted scraps of craft paper are beautiful.

soulbrush said...

All around you is just colour colour colour, and I love it. That top photo is so precious! So excited about your new shop- feel my 'magnet' itch coming on. Congrats and here's to 'onwards and upwards' for you dear heart. xxx

Andria said...

Your daughter looks so cozy and adorable on your front porch. What a welcoming place! And how exciting to have such meaningful ephemera from your grandmother. Loving your flower coffee mug...it's the little things!

A Creative Harbor said...

Great post ~ daughter is adorable ~ love door too and sunflowers and ale sounds delish ~ Great ephemera you have ! Wow! Very creative work ~ Enjoy ^_^

Thanks for visiting .

Wilme said...

Beautiful Photos!! The colors are so inspiring and fresh :)

Kirstin McCulloch said...

You are surrounded by so much beauty - it mustbe so inspirational. My gran sent me all her old cook books including her old CWA + presbyterian ladies cookbooks and i love flipping through them for inspiration x

Lorraine said...

Lovely happy ppf

Netty said...

smashing post. Happy PPF, Annette x

http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

Rossie said...

I love the door and the Spotted Pig looks an interesting spot!

Dawn said...

Your photos are so gorgeous--makes me want to explore New York (and I'm so not a city girl!! Hee hee!)

Nic McLean said...

Your posts are always just a riot of colour - your photos are wonderful - you capture the simplest things and make them look simply beautiful - I love your front porch!

denthe said...

Oh Aimee, your new website / shop is so well done. Love it! It's so totally you, and very easy to navigate. Congratulations!

Linda said...

wonderful Spring photos-that door is awesome! Happy PPF and all the best with your new shop.

kat said...

Your photos are all so gorgeous! That door is very beautiful; I've loved the tour, many thanks!

julie said...

I love all of this - I feel like I am taking a little vacation in your photos! I adore that purple stove!!!

Congratulations on your new site - it's lovely, and a huge step forward! It's awesome to watch Artsyville grow.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I have some serious mug envy happening here... and love that I'n not the only one who lets the pollen build up to epic proportions... I practically needed a sand blaster to get the layer off last Spring...xx

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow... Love all the beautiful and colorful photos. Thank you so much for sharing ^_^

Maria Ontiveros said...

LOve that door!
Rinda

Bella Sinclair said...

Heyyyyyy! I love that blog header. It's so cute!

Oh geez, that door is to die for. Gorgeous! And I think I ate at the Spotted Pig once! I'd love to hang out on your porch with your little cutie. :)

Yeah, I've been slackin'. But in my defense, I'm about to get very busy, so I'm cramming in all my slacking while I can.

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

You space looks so pretty. A good place for a clod beer and some easy artful days.
Nicole/Beadwright

betsy said...

I love the photo of flowers in buckets!!

NatashaMay said...

Wonderful photos! Looks like you have a great place to enjoy. :)

JKW said...

Photography is excellent and enjoyable. Blessings, Janet PPF

Natasha said...

The painted door!!!

Be still my heart.

Yay for flowers ay the perfect time and good friends!

Diane Napolitano said...

My first visit to your blog, I love it. Your art is fantastic.

I smiled when I saw that door, it is right near my cousins house. I'm amazed every time I see it.