Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/29/18

Here we are on the last Tuesday in May.  Memorial Day (in U.S.) is over and that is usually considered the beginning of summer.

We've been at the River House where I watch the sunrise as I drink my morning cup of coffee.  

I've been knitting.  I know it isn't the season for scarves but this one was begging to be done.  A very easy pattern using two colors of Malabrigo yarn.  I insist the scarves I use look good on both sides and this one does.

When I'm not knitting I'm just hanging out here and relaxing.  

Hop on over to Elizabeth's blog and see what's up with the other tea party friends.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday 5/22/18

Good Morning, hope everyone is enjoying tea time at Elizabeth's blog, Altered Book Lover.  

This recent mixed media piece I created seems very peaceful to me.  Perhaps she has just finished that moment with her tea.

mixed media on 8x10 canvas board

Another of my "Ladies with things on their head" pieces.  I'm calling this one Lady with Violets.

I'm scheduling this post ahead with hopes Elizabeth can link me.  I'll be without computer but  will try to check on everyone on Tuesday, I can manage that with my phone.  Meanwhile, Happy Tuesday.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/15/18

Tuesday is the day I join my friends on Elizabeth's blog.  We talk about many things and everyone is welcome to post as long as there is something drink related in your post.

I've been drinking this Stash tea lately.  I like the flavor and the color is beautiful.  I expect those of you who dye with tea would like too.

Meanwhile,  I recently dropped into a thrift store to look through their selection of  books.   While wandering the aisles, I found these two dinner sized plates.  I thought they were quite interesting and reasonable at $1.19 each.

I don't know this maker.  I looked them up but couldn't find these particular plates.  There was a platter with a similar pattern called "Mediterranean" though, perhaps these plates are part of that set.   Meanwhile the dishes will be used to serve snacks.  Cheese and crackers anyone?

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Flora and Fauna/Art Journal Journay

My computer time has been so erratic lately.  On the other hand I've been wanting to join some challenge groups.  At Art Journal Journey the challenge lasts for a month (if I understand correctly).  That should give me time to create a new piece (required) and get it posted.

This month the theme is Flora and Fauna

Mixed media
8"x 10" canvas board

A little of everything was used.  The background is a page from a phone book, the flower is from a napkin, the green on bottom left is tissue paper with acrylic paint "dots".   I used acrylic paints to paint a hummingbird and where ever else you see paint.

Thanks everyone for hosting this challenge, it seems like it may be one I can keep up with.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Second on the Second - 5/2/18

Time to join "The Second on the Second" hosted by Elizabeth.  On the second of each month we are invited to bring an old post up for a second look.  

I've been thinking about making some ATC's so went back through my files for some inspiration.  Here's a second look at what I was doing about 7 years ago.



Do you know what an ATC is? Artist's Trading Card. It is a little piece of art. There are two rules, first an ATC must be 2 1/2 by 3 1/2 inches - not much bigger than the picture on your monitor.  That is the size of baseball or sports trading cards and I suppose that's where the idea originated.  Also, they must be traded not sold.

One of the art groups I belong to has monthly ATC trades and I've decided to join in for the first time. Participants submit an ATC and a monthly winner is drawn, that person receives all the ATC's entered. Sounds like fun

Tissue paper, ink, pastels

This is the one I'll enter this month.  That polka dot  tissue paper has been in my scrap paper pile for ages.

Scrap paper, oil pastels, ink

As long as I was in the mood I made a second one. I had a bit of trouble inking in the bird on the first one since it was over tissue paper so this time I did the pear on watercolor paper, cut it out and glued it on.

Are you familiar with ATC's?

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Tea Stands for Tuesday - 5/1/18

Tea Time at Elizabeth's!   We've been at the River House with no internet connection so tea party attendance and blogging in general has been hit or miss.  I've been busy while there though.

Busy painting.  Painting a chair to be exact.  Water bottle at hand.

This chair belongs to my GGD, it was given to her by her "other" Grandmother so it holds sentimental value to her.  She wanted me to paint it and chose the colors red/pink.




The chair was painted with several coats of chalk paint, then stenciled and finally given two coats of wax.  Anyone else have experience painting furniture?

The GGD hasn't seen it yet, they will pick it up when we all get together at the river for Mother's Day.