Thursday, January 12, 2012



















yesterday the skies were sparkling, and stacks of work on my desk were growling at me, so i did what any self-respecting escape artist would do: i dropped it all and hid for an afternoon in the sweet, sleepy little village of hastings-on-hudson, new york. it is on the eastern bank of the hudson, about 15 minutes south of tarrytown (where i'll be visiting washington irving's home sunnyside when it reopens in the spring). this little jewel of a town was just what the doctor ordered. it cleared my head, restored order, and on the drive back to my manic life, i came up with a slew of ideas for my course get lost, and unexpectedly (and finally) solved an art problem that has been plaguing me for months. the day trip to hastings yesterday was good timing, too. it's pouring rain today, which presents its own opportunity: time to pull out jess swift's rain boots! every day has its gifts, and i'm wearing mine on my feet today. wishing you all a good one!


rachel awes said...

i'll meet you at the dresses rack!

jane said...

i´d love to get lost there too! :)

Claudine Intner said...

I grew up in North Jersey and I swear you have found more interesting places in the short time you have lived in the area then I did in all the time I lived there! Yeah for you!

I love those face sculptures. Pretty cool.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Love the pics! So glad you gave yourself a much needed day off. This post confirms... when things are plaguing you, don't try to find the answers, do something else and the answers will come!

I agree with Claudine, you have found the BEST places! I love getting lost in your photos and it feels that I am right there with you.


Great photos...thanks for sharing!

Chel said...

Your adventures inspire me *so* much. Thank you for taking the time to not only observe and take all those beautiful photos, but share them with us. It means the world.

painted fish studio said...

yay for escaping! and yay for sharing your adventure with us!

Phoenix Peacock said...

I love taking little trips with you and your camera! it adds a sense of fulfillment to my wanderlust!

Shannon said...

i love those unexpected moments - where we leave our worries behind and find new discoveries along the way. very cool. xo (and i'm loving you full moon calendar) :)

Red Bow said...

Next time call me if u want company- could have used a day like that yesterday!

Andria said...

What amazing sites you are finding around your new home! I loved your photos today. Good luck with your projects!

Bella Sinclair said...

Happy New Year, lovie!

Oh my goodness, these are some of my old haunts! I used to live minutes from here. And just up the road, in Dobbs Ferry, is where I got married. Tarrytown is where my girls were born. *sigh*

So happy to see you exploring!


Anonymous said...

Yea for creative escape! You have such a great eye for interesting photos--I especially like the one with the great wooden door and the fish plaque against the blue sky.

bohemiannie! art said...

So happy you ran away for the day! You certainly DO know how to take...and frame...a shot!

Karen D said...

love that you are giving me new inspiration for visiting areas in my neighborhood..

(Ps love those boots)

Pattyskypants said...

I am loving all the memories you are stirring up for me! HOH is a gem, for sure! xxoo Patty

Marcie said...

What a sweet and beautiful little town. I think I've actually been much is looking and sounding so familiar.

MulticoloredPieces said...

Hi, Aimée. Lovely photos--very inspiring. I've enjoyed this post!
best from Tunisia,

AG Ambroult said...

yep yep. I love that you always take off and find something interesting. and then share your found treasures with us. what's this about your course? I have some catching up to do here in artsyville.