Saturday, September 16, 2017


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I apologize to all tea aficionados, especially Tracey Fletcher King. Yes, I know tea should never come in a bag. I know good tea should be loose and allowed to mingle with the perfect temperature water in the best cup. I hang my head in shame. My only explanation is that it was such a cool picture and I knew it would work on the toned paper. I wanted to try to capture the wet paper look. Forgive me.

My only redeeming behavior is that at least the tea I drink is premium (even if it is in a bag, sowwies.) I hate having leaves floating around in my cup. I'm lazy. Sue me. See, now I'm getting defensive. I LIKE teabags. So there! Sorry. :o(

Created with Faber-Castell Albrecht Dürer watercolor pencils on Fabriano Ingres laid paper.

Reading: Modern Watercolor by Krisitin Van Leuven
Learning: How to use Hootsuite (social media organizational tool)
Drinking: Earl Grey Tea (I ran out of hazelnut coffee yesterday)
Feeling: SO HAPPY! I love my new toned paper. I'm thrilled that toned paper insists that I put down the paintbrush and pick up the pencil crayons. I've missed them. I love drawing as much as I love painting and it's so nice to have the kind of paper that forces me to use other media.


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  1. Lol! I have to admit that I use loose leaf tea - but even then you have to pick carefully to get the good stuff (and pay through the nose!). My story would be that I have cheap tea around so I can make tea washes in my art. I have all sorts of stories like and I stick to them, too. Wonder if anyone notices?

  2. This is awesome!! We'll totally have tea in a bag in our house... no apologies! LOL We tried loose and all the accoutrements but realized it was more effort than our tea sensibilities required. Now... coffee and wine... that definitely has some higher end rules that apply here. 😉


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