Hello and welcome to my blog, would you like to come in and have some tea and a lovely chat. I am excited to be joining in at Elizabeth's for T stands for Tuesday, what a fun way to visit and meet some new people. To join in and read more about this click on the T for Tuesday button in the upper right corner of my blog. This is my first time linking up with Elizabeth so I thought I'd share a little about myself. First, tea has been a part of my life for over 20 years, it's how I start my day. Waking up early while the house is still quiet and the kids are sleeping it's just me, my hot tea and clicking away on the computer. I drink one cup of hot Lipton tea each morning, it's the only way I know to start my day. I use to heat up a kettle for my water but when time was an issue, the microwave came in handy. Now after several tries I know my hot water is just right when microwaved for 1 minute and 26 seconds, a few dunks with the tea bag and a little sugar with a splash of milk, uuummm just right.
I am a mom to 4 wonderful kids, married to a sweetie, a scrapbooker, a Project Lifer and for 3 years now a lover to paints and sharpies. I love telling mine and my family's stories any way I can, that's how my blog got started. I love to write from the heart and to help remember everything because it's getting harder to keep all the facts straight. The color blue was my favorite till 3 years ago when I started painting, it opened my eyes to the beauty of loving all the colors and some nights I dream in colors. Taking online classes when I can also keeps me busy and inspired to learn new things. My last class was Wildflowers, so much fun this one was. Drawing new flowers, beaches, boats, sunhats and more this class made my heart very happy. I took a little of what I learned and went a little crazy doing a little something for Elizabeth's T for Tuesday. I will share pictures in just a moment.
My first thought when reading this at Elizabeth's was that we had to talk about tea and share our cups each week. Now after rereading I see it's about anything we want to talk about as long as there is a picture of a cup in the post. So after thinking and writing down lists here is my plan for Tuesday's...
To share old and new thoughts and pictures about our cups and drinks we enjoy
To share a little bit of art, still working out the kinks to this one
To sharing stories about my day or week, my OLW this year is STORY and I love to share mine
To visit thru the links at T for Tuesday, always love this part
To trying new things just for Tuesday's and sharing them with you
I want to thank Elizabeth for giving us this special place we can meet and visit each other. We have only recently met thru SOC and just started making our first mandalas together (see the post below to see mine second mandala) so I'm happy to continue our new friendship and interests with each other. So during this week I kept thinking about tea cups and wanting to draw some and those drawings became so much more. I started painting and coloring them and share them with you. Still not sure what else I want to do with them but am hoping to do something art/tea related each Tuesday.
here are the drawings/sketches of them. I would do a few each day thru out the day. All different sizes and trying not to make them too perfect or it will stress me out. Click on the image to see better
here are the ones done in acrylic, just simple cups with white backgrounds for now. I will share the others with you next week. Thinking the crayon ones might end up being my favorite but time will tell. I love when something new inspires me and gets me creating, thank you Elizabeth for that, all week it was teacups and mandalas for me. What a fun week for me it was.
Thanks so much for your visit and I'm looking forward to seeing what your sharing today also. Remember to click on the T for Tuesday button above and see the post below for my mandala.
Happy Tuesday everyone, enjoy the rest of your week.