Friday, December 21, 2012

A Stop in Artsyville

When I discovered the world of blogging two years ago, one of the first blogs I came upon was Artsyville.  Aimee, the artist responsible for this blog, attracted me with her colorful doodles, her crafty experiments, and the fact that she maintained a blog and a creative life while mothering her young children.  I wanted to learn more!

For two years, Aimee has inspired me with her posts, including new art, doodled books about parenting and artistic retreats, and fascinating photographic peeks at the zanier sides of her homes in Lawrence, Kanses, and now northern Jersey, just outside NYC. 

Now I have brought a bit of Aimee's doodled artistry into my home by purchasing some of her prints from her Etsy shop
I put this print in a frame from IKEA, and it is ready to inspire me from the wall in my crafting space.
I put this one in an IKEA frame, as well, and gifted it to my writing partner.  We both need a little encouragement to keep up our writing!
I will be saving this amazing piece for one of my daughters at some future date.
This gorgeous piece will also find a place in my art-making space.

Along with my order, Aimee included some other fun doodled gifts:
Some of these are cards (like Moo cards), and one is a magnet.  Here are some close-ups to you can appreciate these tiny treasures.
I added the regular small-sized paper clip to this image so you can see how adorably small this little card is.

If you haven't had a chance to check out Aimee's blog or Etsy shop, stop by for a little holiday cheer.  Her colorful doodles and other creative projects are almost guarenteed to add brightness to your winter day!

Happy Holidays!

4 comments:

Parabolic Muse said...

Andria!!!

Andria, I love Aimee's work so much! As you've seen, I have a sweet doodle of hers by me every day, to remind me of goodness.

And I have a smaller one that I gave to someone who loves the sea.

Several of the ones you show here were on my shopping list. I love them!

April Cole said...

Such a delight to see... thank you for sharing.
It is fun to get to know... just what & who inspires us to be creative. :]
Aimee is a terrific artist. You purchased some wonderful pieces.

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Very nice! I'll go check out her blog- thank you for writing about her. Wish I could remember what blogs influenced me at first to start a b log! Patsy from
HeARTworks

Janet said...

I'm just stopping by to wish you and your family the happiest of holidays. I'll be back after the New Year.