Friday, August 16, 2013

art is good for you


said the sign at The Ink Pad, so I went inside


and taught my Get Krafty workshop where we caused a colorful ruckus on grocery bags and coffee sleeves...


this week I also braved big box hell strictly for school supplies but struck clearance gold in the girls shoe aisle instead,


started a relettering job on my Up in the Clouds piece (the original I did across two journal pages and there is a big butt crack down the middle),


lost myself in Three Lives & Company bookstore in Greenwich Village (a tiny, warm, homey, a beautifully curated selection, and fantastic conversations from which to collect eavesdroppings),



stalked the Artsyville washi boat (it dropped anchor in the Panama Canal on Tuesday and now it is on the final leg --  a Caribbean cruise),



started a line of city cards (I have lettered about 20 more but still need to warp them into being. If you have any requests or suggestions let me know -- I might add them to the queue!),


and -- was thrilled to be part of the new issue of Sprout magazine! just hit the e-shelves. 60 pages of color, conversation, thoughts, reflections, escapades, joy & whimsy.

HPPF and a special shoutout to Tracey this week, who is dealing with the lost of her lefty (and even sticking a fork in it) with humor and grace.

Have a great weekend!

Aimee

16 comments:

Linda said...

looks like a fantastic time of art and color Aimee!!! Congrats on your published art and all the fun new things you're creating.
PS-love the shoes!!

MeOfCourse said...

Love those shoes Aimee. Haven't seen you for a while. Good to see you. Love the colors. By the way, congrats on your published art.

Lime Tree said...

Your work is always so yummy to look at! Colors + colors all around, I love it!
CONGRATS on the magazine feature! Rock on! :)

Faye said...

Wow, such fabulous colors. Love the shoes.

Melisa said...

You've been busy! Love the lettering, the shoes, and the cool painted papers.

Giggles said...

Oh Aimee you always bring so much joy to the world with your blog and art! Love love love the girls shoes of course...bright and fun..and the hearts make me swoon!! You are workin it girl...you should be so proud of yourself!! Fun post as always!!

Hugs Giggles

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Really fun post and a wonderful shout out for Tracey. I haven't read sprout but I shall check it out....xox

Maria Ontiveros said...

What a fun visit . . . consider San Francisco for a city card please!
Rinda

cactus petunia said...

I envision the Artsyville washi boat as a rainbow colored, wildly cheerful ship, trailing happiness wherever it goes!

bellefrogworks said...

Wow - so full of color like NY itself. Love all the art and your photos really show the beauty of NY.

denthe said...

Beautiful colourful post, and I love that " up in the clouds" -piece! Such wonderful words ....

Anne Manda said...

Beautiful, awesomely colorful and lively! <3

Amanda Fall - Sprout editor said...

Aimee, such an honor and a joy to interview you in Sprout: Whimsy. Thanks for popping back into these colorful pages with your trademark inspiration!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

Thanks for the shout out... and lefty thanks you too... fork and all... and am going to check out Sprout... 60 pages is epic!!! I have to say the photos thrill me... I love your eye and find myself itching to draw when I see them... very cool...xx

JKW said...

I love the colorful array of your art. The picture in Greenwich village brings back good memories of my visit in the early 1980s. Blessings, Janet PPF

Lorinda @ Everyday Endeavours said...

What a fun and colourful week. Sorry about the bowl.... Looks like you have more than enough successes this week to make it worth it! xx