Saturday, October 1, 2022

Welcome October

It is definitely looking like fall.  The stores are filling up with decorations.  I am making a few of my own.


Here is another piece I created using the ATC format.  This time I used a scrap of wrapping tissue paper (dots) and the limb and raven are drawn in ink.

Wishing you a wonderful October.

Monday, September 19, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday 9/20/22


Time for Tea and once again I'm happy to be able to join everyone.  Elizabeth hosts this weekly event.  You can find participants here.

I am continuing to play with the ATC or Playing Card format.  It is small, doesn't need much room to work on and feels like it fits me just right for now.

I stamped some images on book pages.  I used archival ink because I'm going to paint the images.  There is my ever ready bottle of water.  Some for me and a splash for the paints.

Here are some of the images painted with watercolors.

Three cards finished.  I still have a number of painted images to play with.  It is so easy to make a few extra pieces as long as I have all the supplies out.

Hope everyone is enjoying the last of September.

Monday, September 5, 2022

Tea Stands for Tuesday 9/6/22

Good morning friends.  If you are here early for tea you may know Monday is Labor Day in the U.S.

I've been retired for some tme but this morning I was thinking back about all the jobs I had.  I was fortunate, I enjoyed them all.

My very first job was as an usherette at this theater.  The street looked a bit different way back then.

My drink for today is....


Hope everyone is enjoying their day.  You will find me sitting in front of a fan somewhere.  This old house doesn't have A/C as it is very rarely needed.

I posted a watercolor piece in my previous post if you want to see what I have been doing, 

Be sure to visit our hostess Elizabeth and all the faithful who join the weekly tea party.  A napkin exchange took place on her blog and it is fun to look through all the pretty designs.

Thursday, September 1, 2022

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