Sunday, June 16, 2013

summer of color

citron-turquoise

I decided I needed one more creative prompt to fall behind on, so I'm jumping into Kristin's Summer of Color! The colors were turquoise and citron -- how could I resist? I did a quickie journal page of the week's highlights in gouache & ink, though I left myself virtually no space to write anything and by next week I will have forgotten what most of this means.

Working backwards through the week:

6-15 painty saturday
Here's the page in progress along with my desky disaster;

7-15 birthday
We had a birthday! Seven year old in the house;

7-15 rainbow cake
The rainbow cake -- oh, this cake -- it frightened the devil out of me when I took the layers out of the oven. They were brown and lumpy and looked like flying saucers that had gone through a solar flare but a knife and frosting came to the rescue of the alien confection;

6-15 morning walk
A colorful walk to school (two more weeks of this -- we must be the last school system in America to be freed for the summer);

7-15 school and eisenhower
A soggy walk home from school with Eisenhower in tow (Hello Kitty was renamed one day after a history lesson);

artsyville-magnets
I sorted through hundreds of magnets;

6-15 bottles
Had lunch with my husband next to these lovely bottles;

6-15 cutting stickers
And gave my wrist a workout cutting hundreds of stickers while having coffee with my art pals Karen and Beth.

It was a good week.

{tardy to the party at Paint Party Friday & squeaking in at the last minute for the first week of Summer of Color}

30 comments:

Mary C. Nasser said...

Oh my goodness!
What a busy and colorful week!
I am such a fan of your art!
And your rainbow layered cake looks amazing!
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Prairie Jill said...

Love your Summer of Color piece! (And I chuckled at your comment about joining another challenge to fall behind on. I know the feeling!)

Parabolic Muse said...

Wow. I came here to check out the GIT entries (finally!), and LOOK at all the color! When I think Artsyville, I think color. And this is a carnival. Love it.

Parabolic Muse said...

p.s. I was thinking of jumping in to summer of color, too. I thought, how could I do yet another fun thing?!

I bet I could!

Beth Niquette said...

I must say, I am totally envious of your artist pals. lol If I were a rich woman I would invest in your art. It would be everywhere.

Aaaaahhhhh....you are so talented--you have such a unique way of looking at the world.

You make life ever so much fun.

((hugs))

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your take on SOC, and it's great to see your work in progress. I was never sure if you did these digitally or by hand.
Rinda

ann @ studiohyde said...

Loved reading this post with all its wonderful colours :) The birthday cake looked yummy.

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Marvelous colors, what a great birthday cake, a rainbow of color just like your fab art. Cutting stickers, do you have a wrist left? Happy PPF xox

Mandy said...

Beautiful post...so colourful I love it...x

Shahrul Niza said...

Hello, Aimee :). I first came to your blog through Dawn a few weeks ago and I admire your colorful artwork so much, smitten with the washi tape too. So, I am in joy to see you're playing along because that means lots more happy & colorful art from you!. Your rainbow cake looks so yummy :).

iHanna said...

Yummy photos all around. It seems not to exist any gray in your life Aimee! :-)

rachel awes said...

you take the cake, my dear.
friggin' delicious (everything)
XOXOO

Beth Niquette said...

And I LOVE that rainbow cake!!! (grin)

denthe said...

I love what you did for the SOC. that's a great way to remember your week. Lots of your magnets could be an entry for SOC too...

Linda said...

what a colorful, fun and artful week you've had Aimee-LOVE it all!!

Isabel said...

Love all the color!!!! What an awesome cake!!!

Sharon Fritchman said...

I just love your entry for the first week of SOC! It's so creative and fun! And wow! I love your beautiful photos! So full of amazing colors! And that cake looks awesome!!!!

Gloria in CA said...

Hi Christine. Wow! What a wonderful and colorful week you've had. That's great. Happy Birthday to the seven year old. Awesome, thanks for a colorful journey.

Natasha said...

Aimee!! Oh my gosh 7. My Miss 6 announced just last night she wants a rainbow cake for her 7th birthday. Love how fabulous your one came out.

I love your journal page, a beautiful use of the colours and gorgeous paint work.

I love all the colours in your photos, I always fall in love.

Kimberly Hogan said...

Love your SOC piece, did a great job of representing the colors for the week. I also love your blog, it's so colorful and inviting. <3

Giggles said...

GORGEOUS....I love all the color!! Your blog ALWAYS make me do a computer chair happy dance!! Love love the cake! Reminds me of when my daughter was little and all the colorful birthdays she had!!

The colored glass bottles well I have lots of colored glass including bottles in my house because I love it so much!! Your artwork is so beautiful as always.... you are just living the most colorful creative life!! Happy Birthday to your sweet one!! Love her adorable clothing too...all so joyful....

Hugs Giggles

Kristin said...

First of all, that cake! Ooooh no way! It's gorgeous, so impressive and so you! All the creativity and color made it's way to dessert too ;)
Thank you for playing along, your piece is full of joy and color and makes me smile. xoxo

NatashaMay said...

I always enjoy all the color burst on your blog. :) Loving it! And your girl is just so adorable. :)

Faye said...

Beautiful and colorful works! Love the wonderful citron and turquoise art.

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Love that hello kitty was renamed... that would totally happen in our house... but more than anything I need to know about Whooppee cushion 3000 ... what is that... we are in the middle of whooppee cushion wars here at the moment and if there is a super weapon i could add to my arsenal I would be forever in your debt....xx

Anne Manda said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fun and wonderful pics! Congrats on the rainbow cake, so awesome!

Anne Manda said...

Fabulous, fabulous, fun and wonderful pics! Congrats on the rainbow cake, so awesome!

Monique said...

Such wonderful colorful pictures. They make the sun shine and my heart smile.
xx

Patricia/NYC said...

OMG! This would be my favorite week of all time! The explosion of COLOR is fabulous! Wow...so much going on for you! I just ADORE your entry for SOC! So fun & happy & that rainbow cake? STOP IT NOW!! lol!! Such a fun post to read!

Rita said...

YOu had a busy week. That cake! WOW! Good job, mom! Love your SofC art, so cool.