Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 9/12/17

Time to grab my coffee and visit with my Tuesday Tea friends at Altered Book Lover.  Everyone is welcome as long as they bring their drink of choice.

There is just a suggestion of fall in the air.  These blossoms are from Sun Chokes or often called Jerusalem Artichokes.  They grow quite easily here.  My cup, a gift from a friend, is ready to be filled.

Here is what I've been busy with lately.  (PS yesterday's post shows another recent piece)

mixed media
8x8 box canvas

I used a number of papers in the background and acrylic paint.  The square format of the canvas was unusual for me, I usually paint or sketch on rectangles.

While you sip your morning drink it is time for you to tell me a secret. 


  1. Are you familiar with the lines from this poem by Thomas Beddoes: "If there were dreams to sell/Merry and glad to tell/And the crier rang the bell/What would you buy?" This reminds me of those lines.

    1. Ahhh, I might have to use that quote. Maybe a companion piece? Thanks April!

  2. Love your pretty canvas. My secret? I just had an afternoon nap and now I'm trying to wake up again with coffee! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  3. What a wonderful background and picture, Darla. Do you have trouble with the acrylics drying too fast? I found that working on the Christmas ornaments this year. A secret - not sure if this counts, but my car is in the auto body shop being repaired and I am anxious for it to be done and back on the road. It took THEIR company 6 weeks and a day to make a "determination" on the outcome. Have a lovely Tuesday!

  4. what a lovely photo of the flowers - such a colorful scene. Your mixed media painting is beautiful. Happy T day!

  5. Wow, those are adorable flowers. Look a bit like something I might like in my garden. Your arrangement is lovely, too.

    I adore your beautiful painting. Your lovely lady looks ready to listen to any secret you might want to share. My secret is I haven't been to bed since Sunday night and I'm running on adrenaline.

    Thanks for sharing your beautiful painting, your great flower arrangement, and your enviable London mug with us for T this Tuesday.

  6. I love your flowers we have many that look these that I had been wondering if they were sun chokes or not--loving your painting-very nice Happy T Day Kathy

  7. Squares can be fun to work with.. something different.. and what you created turned out lovely! a secret...? After hubby was sound asleep last night.. i sneaked downstairs and had a play in the craftroom..shhhh.. Hugs! deb

  8. The flowers are very pretty. I thought they were some sort of daisy! They go well with your page. The woman looks very trust-worthy to share a secret. Mine? I should be preparing for my class tomorrow, but I'm playing on the computer. Shhhh. Happy T Day

  9. I saw sun chokes just recently on one of the gardening youtube channels I follow, and your photo seals the deal. I will be looking to add these to my patio bed next year. Beautiful flowers!

    Happy T Tuesday

  10. Pretty flowers and wonderful art. I have no secrets to tell.

  11. The flowers look really pretty, it looks a lovely setting to sit and enjoy your cuppa The canvas is looking fantastic.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  12. Your blossoms look so pretty and your canvas is beautiful! The colours are so fresh and I love the way you have created the background with the papers too ๐Ÿ˜. Happy T Day! J ๐Ÿ˜Š

  13. I love your cupe Darla. London would be nice right now. Loving the art. I wonder what the secret is. Hugs-Erika

  14. Great to see you "arting" again.....love this piece.
    Beautiful flowers!
    Belated T-day wishes

  15. lovely sunshiney flowers and canvas! isn't it interesting how the shape of the space you're working in can create a whole new challenge? sorry I'm late for Tea...but glad I finally made it to enjoy your post!