Tuesday, August 13, 2013


Hello and Happy T time to you!! I'm joining Elizabeth in this special Tuesday link up sharing what's in our cups and anything we want to talk about. I want to thank Elizabeth for giving us this place to chat and have T together, so warm and friendly these ladies are. To see what Elizabeth's been up too and the other link ups click on the button at to top right of my blog. This is my second week linking up and had so much fun last week, learned a lot about Tea and cups and more. Feel free to join us.
I still have my mind on drawing/painting mugs, these colors seem to still be my favorite this week. If you click on the image you can read the paint names. These lovely colors all have names that go with tea/coffee or flowers, so they were perfect to work with this week. Now to see what's in my tea cup...
yep it's just Lipton tea again, have been having an extra cup in the afternoons due to a cold that I just got. This is when I drink tea a little more then normal, although what I really like with this sore throat is a Wendy's Frosty, had one 2 nights ago but forgot to take a picture, darn it. The tea does help though and soothes my throat. Another warm drink that sounds good right now is hot cider, uumm.
So what did I do with these paint colors, I decided to paint in my art journal. Just playing and no stress or looking for perfect. These were fun to make, they need a little more work but I'm calling it done for now. Have a feeling there will be more of these coming again, guessing it will be in the same colors as they are keeping me happy right now. Here is a look at them...
I loved these colors as soon as they hit the paper, a messy background and pretty cups. I have a hard time journaling on my art pages, fear of messing up my writing and ruining the page. Hoping to be brave though and eventually getting a poem or something on them. One day there will be saucers with my mugs but for now focusing on one thing at a time. What if a teapot appears one day too!!
This week has been filled with some maybe bad news and real sad news. I found out a relative of mine is going thru a health issue right now, we are needing more tests and waiting to hear what will come of it. I am praying and praying hard for a good result to come back, my heart is breaking already and good news would make my whole year x10. So please if you pray, say one for that person and our family. We need all the prayers we can get.
The sad news is that a dear old family friend of my husband's passed away suddenly. My husband hasn't talked to this friend in years. It was one of those things you say tomorrow, next week or when I have more time. Well, time ran out and he didn't get to thank this man for being like a father to him growing up or to talk sports with again or just sit together. I am holding my hubby a little longer and trying to make his days a little easier, wishing I could turn back time and have a chance to talk to this wonderful man. We always want that one last time don't we.
So today remember if you have been putting off calling or visiting or sending a special gift, please do it today, not tomorrow or next week or when you have time. DO IT TODAY!! Please say a prayer for this family too, Rich got to spend the whole day with them yesterday and was so happy to reconnect with them even at this sad time. Now he gets it and we will be making visits to this family and not loosing touch again. My husband needed that and I'm so happy he has another chance with them.
Ok, enough of the sad news how about some kinda happy news....
My birthday is in 5 days
Rich's birthday is in 6 days and Lucky shares this birthday too
Rich will be turning 50 this year, time to CELEBRATE
School starts in two weeks from today, we are ready and not ready
The corn on the cob was finally ready, it is soooo yummy
I have a new Project Life kit and will share this week
We love our biggest sunflower at 9 feet tall
the Indians won a game but then lost yesterday, darn it
I've been eating grilled cheese with fresh tomatoes everyday
I want to say a BIG THANK YOU for all the comments and visits on my post last Tuesday. They really made my day, was so fun to visit your blogs too. Can't wait to go around and say hello again.
Thank you Elizabeth for letting us share our Tuesday's with you!!
You can read more about this link up T party by clicking on the button on the top right of blog.
Have a great week and I'll see you soon with a Project Life post.


  1. Very lovely cups. I don't often write on my art journal pages either. I generally don't have much to say. ;)
    Happy Tuesday!

  2. Gotta LOVE those mugs. It's good that your journal holds up to paint. I've seen ones that turn to mush when subjected to a bit of paint and water.

    I am saddened that your hubby had to learn the hard way how important it is to stay connected with people we care about. It's never too late in the day to say how much we care for someone. So glad you pointed that out.

    I'll have to stop by and celebrate your birthday with you. It sounds like a real family affair. So I'm wishing you a happy, happy birthday a bit early. It's never too soon to get the party started.

    Thanks again for your T post and have a super T today.

  3. Hi Dawn, your journal is so pretty, I would be afraid of messing up with my terrible handwriting, but sometimes you have to do it.
    Sorry about all the bad news. I hope you both have wonderful birthdays and can move on, and it sounds like you made life changing decisions that will help.
    Thanks for visiting me, I love sheep too! I am happy with the moon photo, the ones I took the previous evening didn't work out. This time I manually focussed to be sure.

    Happy T day,

    Cazzy x

  4. What a wonderful post.. as always. My heart really does go out to Rich and I am sending prayers to you all. It is a timely reminder to us all not to put off to another day.
    Grilled cheese and tomotoes, oh my that sounds just perfect.
    I might just have to check out this T for Tuesdays, I think I need something to make me stop for a bit LOL.
    Well dear friend only just over 6 weeks till we arrive in NYC, holy cow I'm excited.
    Love me :-)

  5. "it's just Lipton tea again"

    nothing wrong with a quick and easy cuppa tea bag tea. we buy the lipton tea bags in the biggest boxes we can find so that we'll always have tea at the ready even if we run out of the fancier blends. it's just that we like trying other kinds, too.

    i'm sorry to read your bad news. this is a lesson we all have to learn at some point, isn't it. :(

    happy birthday to you all!

    oh, and i like your cup pictures, with or without saucers. very pretty shapes and colors.

  6. I love the sweet color palette you chose to work with this week--it somehow makes me think of cupcakes dripping with sweet icing! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this trying time. Happy T Tuesday!

  7. sometimes in my art journals I write all over the pages and then cover them up with paint and images...your cups looks so nice!

    sorry for your sad news...a reminder that each moment is more precious than we know...

    Enjoy all of the upcoming birthday celebrations!

    Sending Happy T Day (((hugs))) to you Dawn

  8. Thanks so much ladies for your comments, prayers, birthday wishes. I am soooo enjoying this blog hopping and seeing what your up to today. Thanks again and have a great week.

  9. Sorry to hear about your cold and your sad news. Keeping your family in my prayers.

  10. It is a wake up call, we all put things off due to time restraints, so I thank you for the sad reminder that sometimes time can run out.
    I'd love to join you for grilled cheese and tomatoes and a cup of tea while I look through your journal pages of tea cups.

  11. I'll start with Happy Birthday to you both. Heart ache is so hard, and I do agree that we should live for today and procrastinate so much. I am really guilty of this and need to stop and get it done NOW!!
    I LOVE your tea cups, and felt the same way about my hand writing, but now I just go for it. Since it is MY journal what does it really matter?? LOL

  12. Happy T Tuesday, Happy birthdays, and sweet cups!
    Prayers for your family member and for your hubby's grief.

  13. Hi Dawn - hugs to you and the family during this difficult time...
    And cheers and celebrations for all of your birthdays - life is funny - throwing things together to keep us all on our toes... Happy T for Tuesday - Mxx #20

  14. Thanks so much ladies for the visits, they make my day!!

  15. OMG!. I don't know how I missed this post :P. I'm so crazy in love with your tea cups!!. Such lovely paintings, you have so many talents and I think this is one of the best whimsical tea cups I've seen. I'll pin it, if you don't mind :). Beautiful, sweet things!. Alice would've approved.

    On another note, I'm sending you & Rich much, much LOVE, and hope they would bring some comfort & strength to you both :). HUGS.

  16. Hi again Dawn! I thought I commented on your beautiful tea cups! I guess I didn't because I don't' see my comment here! Just wanted to let you know how much I love them! Thanks so much for sharing your joy and happiness with all of us, my friend!

  17. I'm popping in late as I was dog sitting last week and internet was a bit hit and miss! Love the mug!! So keep up with the painting!