Monday, November 1, 2010

art every day month #1: the library

vote-yes-for-the-library

It's Day 1 of Art Every Day Month! I LOVE creating quickly and on the fly, before an idea has a chance to get bigger and eat me. Fortunately, time was especially of the essence on this piece, so I had no time to stew over it. A lovely friend asked me a few MONTHS ago to send out postcards in support of the proposed expansion to our library, which looks just the same today as when I was learning how to walk. It is in desperate need of an overhaul, as am I. I agreed wholeheartedly to send out the cards, then forgot. Realized yesterday when I saw the paper, and felt like a real ass, because Election Day is tomorrow. So this morning I whipped up this e-postcard, and I'm sharing with anyone who anyone who will listen. Locals, please vote yes for the library! And everyone, see you tomorrow for List it Tuesday!

23 comments:

Buffalo Lucy said...

If I wasn't Canadian (and therefore ineligible to vote), I'd vote yes! But I *will* pass along your doodle!

**We BLOG ARTISTS** said...

I would VOTE too if I wasn't here in Canada...WE LOVE LIBRARIES!!!
hugs
Char.x
P.S. Brilliant postcard!

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Aimee,
Great piece for a great cause!
I've just read your previous post {I've been out of blogland for a while}Well done on the published letters, they look bright, cheery and fabulous!
Hugs,
Anna

Leah Virsik said...

Hi Aimee, Yay! So excited to see you here on AEDM. I just found out about you via your podcast by Rice Zachary Freeman: http://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/notes-from-the-voodoo-lounge/id337413639
Looking forward to following your work this month!

Leah
http://www.leahvirsik.com

cindy said...

YES WE CAN!

L'Atelier said...

everyday art month!
woohoo! and YES for the library

Shannon said...

YESSSSSSSS!

letitfly said...

Hi Aimee :) I love this poster. I have just been thinking that I want my own little corner library in my home to make more space for BOOKS! Your work is so colorful...can't wait to see what else you come up with for AEDM...thanks for stopping by my blog :)

Missy said...

Love it, great lines and colors and I hope they expand that library!

geni said...

Great peace for a great cause!
Love the colors!

Leah said...

haha! I love the part about the 70's decor. So true! :-)

The Original Drama Mama said...

What is it with libraries and 70's decor? Our library just broke ground last month for an expansion/renovation project (yay!) They hosted this really fun pre-demo party where kids got to come in and go crazy with paint and silly string and just make a complete disaster of the old meeting room before it was bulldozed. My girls had a blast!
Good luck on the vote :)

SuperJenn said...

A Month of Composition and Art! We should end our month with a joint venture of some kind ... :)

Your task seems much more daunting than mine.

That is a beautiful card in support of the library expansion!

Carissa said...

"I LOVE creating quickly and on the fly, before an idea has a chance to get bigger and eat me." <-- i love this Aimee!! so perfect and true! thank you for sharing the Art Every Day Month thing too. Wishing I could vote for your library project! They just expanded ours this year, it made a huge difference! i looove the library so much.

xo, carissa

jennifer lee said...

Love this! And haha the 70s decor. Good luck with the vote! And so happy you're doing AEDM. :)

Yvonne said...

'before an idea has a chance to get bigger and eat me' - hilarious :D & yes, I live that, at times, too :) the card looks great!

AG Ambroult said...

better late than never. I could have used this e-card a few years ago when they were proposing to CLOSE our library, due to budget cuts. God forbid we pay a teensy bit more in taxes to keep it open. (the override passed and out taxes went up but we have a library! we have a library!)

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

Great way to use your creativity. The library has always been a huge part of my life. My mom only read romance novel, but she loved to read. She took my sister and I to the library very week. It was my favorite day! Now I work at a university, and I still frequent the library.

Leaves and Feathers said...

Love the Art Everyday Month idea, love love love. Makes me want to go into the studio and paint a new piece everyday, and tell my husband...its art everyday month, I have to do this!! What a fun challenge for yourself.xo

suzanne cabrera said...

NICE Aimee!!!!

And I love the way you put it "I love creating quickly and on the fly, before an idea has a chance to get bigger and eat me." This is wonderful and sooooo true.

seven swirls designs said...

Yay! My librarian heart loves this oh-so-much!

Also, I agree, this is a great quote:
"I love creating quickly and on the fly, before an idea has a chance to get bigger and eat me." and you should make a print with it! or at least with the "ideas getting too big and eating you" part of it! So many of us can relate!

aimee said...

thanks everyone! the library expansion proposal was approved yesterday - yay!

Bella Sinclair said...

This, THIS would definitely have caught my eye and made me vote YES. Hooray, glad to see it passed!

Boggles my mind that there was an entire decade of questionable interior decorating.