Monday, July 18, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday7/19/22

 Hello friends.  I was unable to participate in the napkin exchange and I think I missed an ATC exhange as well.  I can't depend on meeting deadlines or getting out to mail something these days.  I do enjoy seeing all the things that are being traded though.

I'm drinking a berry tea (forgot which one) this morning.  I found some glass mugs on a very high shelf in the kitchen,  I bought them about 30 years ago and they are marked Made in France.  I think tea looks pretty in them so they are now in my regular mug rotation.

Then there are those playing card.  I decided to turn them into ATC's.  Some call them Altered Playing Cards.  Either way, I had fun making them.

As always, I look forward to what is posted on Elizabeth's blog and what the Tea Party participants post.  See you over there.  

Monday, July 11, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday 7/12/22

Tea Stands for Tuesday is nine years old.  Can you believe it?  Many thanks to our hostess Elizabeth.  Visit her here.

Hope everyone is enjoying mid-July.

Mixed Media 9x12  Scraps of paper and oil pastels

Today's art work is all about using what I have.  I had a 9x12 canvas board I had painted on some time ago.  It was art effort I didn't care for.  I appied a layer of acrylic medium and used a bunch of random scraps to cover the board.  I then applied a very thin wash of white acrylic to knock back some of the brighter colors.  I used oil pastels to create the flowers and to "age" some of the edges.  It was an enjoyable process.

I know the Tuesday Tea Party regulars will have some interesting posts so I'm going to visit Elizabeth's blog and catch up with the activities.

Friday, July 1, 2022

Monday, June 20, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday - and a Happy Solstice


Happy Solstice

I liked the graphics on the box and who can resist something that promises you will be stress free?  I'm not sure I like the tea enough to buy it again.

I did get some nice tea dyed papers using the tea that was left in the pot. 

That's it for me this week.  Lets go to Elizabeth's blog and see what others have been doing.

Sunday, June 19, 2022

Happy Fathers Day

 Thinking of my Father this morning.

Dad was a pharmacist.  Mom made dolls.  She made a little pharmacist doll complete snowy white hair.  Notice the tiny mortar and pestal,  

Lots of happy memories.

Monday, May 23, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/24/22

Happy Tuesday everyone, I'm here with my teacup. Ready for the party at Elizabeth's place.  Why don't you join me?

graphic reposted with permission

I have been exploring some possibilities with paper.  I'm making my own Washi tape using double sided tape and paper scraps.

Also trying some of my hand carved rubber stamps on my gelli plate.

There is always something new to learn. 

Have a happy week everyone!