Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Art swap and coffee on Tea Tuesday

This morning I'm in the kitchen, still nursing my sore back muscles, but feeling better after having stayed off the computer last weekend.

I need coffee to kick start my day, and you can see I've already consumed about half a mug already. I'll drink at least two of these "cups" before I finish passing out all that art.

Although the packages from swappers take center stage today, my grungy mug is ever present. I use it whenever I don't want my coffee to spill, or when I am painting or gluing. It has seen everything, but it beats accidentally putting a paint brush in a smaller cup, or letting the coffee spill on valuable art. And look at all this light in my kitchen. By next week at this time, the kitchen will be in total darkness at this hour. So I'm enjoying it while I can!

When all the art has been swapped, and my pot of coffee is gone, I will be heading for the voting booth. If you live in the US, be sure to vote today. It's your right and honor. Enough said!

Today's blog is a bit of a cop-out because the blog owner is no longer posting to the blog. But there were some really lovely posts and some fantastic photos. It's too bad that the blog hasn't been kept up because it was quite a fun read. However, I simply don't have time to hunt for a great tea blog today. If anyone knows of one I haven't featured, please let me know. It's getting harder and harder to find blogs of interest, so I would love to venture outside my normal circle. BTW, the blog is called Morning Coffee and Afternoon Tea and Chocolate in Between. I hope you'll at least get a chuckle out of the blog title.

21 thoughtful remarks:

Susan Allan said...

Good idea about the coffee mug lid...would be a shame to spoil great art.
Thanks for all your uplifting comments. If you do have a slide mailer, then just dive in. My first one I bought a year ago and was too scared to do anything to it. Then I lost it so bought some new ones and just dived in.
Have a great day
Sue xx

(The lady is stamped onto muslin so looks a bit like a transfer)

ooglebloops said...

Thanks for dropping by for tea!!! Coffee does sound good on this chilly am!!! Love the hydrangea in your precious post!!!!

La Dolce Vita said...

you are so productive even with a sore back!! happy t day and I will check out your link!

Angie said...

Thank you for your lovely comments ...I have just had a catch up of your blog ...loved those pages .... and the cow town tour was amazing ...such a different world.
Our backs should get together lol Yep sitting still is about the worst ...especially at the computer ...its just not fair ....take care xx

1creativeone said...

Happy t-coffee! Hope that your back is on the mend, hugs, christen

Yvonne said...

Happy tea day to you. Your title need give me a laugh. Thanks. I will check out the link also.

Halle said...

Coffee with a heavy dose of cream is perfect comfort food...um...drink when you're not at your best. Take it easy.
PS...I joined Tea Tuesday...

Patti said...

I know what you mean about putting paint brushes in coffee! Sorry to hear about your back but sounds like it's getting better.
Yes, we must all vote - thanks for the reminder!

elle said...

I had same thought. Time change coming. It is so dark in the morning. I feel I should be sleeping but creating awaits. sip, sip!

Lynn said...

Enjoy your morning drink! And have fun making your wonderful art!!! Happy day!

Kimmie said...

You are wise to take a break from the computer to rest your back .... It's strange to think that something as benign as sitting at a computer could mess up a back .... But it does! I think it's the stillness of it .... Our muscles need to stay warm and moving .... Good luck with your swapping - I know that it's oftentimes a tedious and complcated process - but the happy mail in the end makes it all so WORTH it!!!

Happy tuesday! Kimmie

Terri Kahrs said...

I'm so happy to hear that you're on the mend, Elizabeth, and as busy as ever with your swaps! Just got back from errands and, yes, voting. If we don't vote, we have not right to complain!!! Hugs, Terri xoxo

Mar said...

i am glad your back is doing better!!!
coffee is basically strogn strong tea...:)
hows that
(and i know it is a different plant altogether)
i voted tooo
have a terrific rest of the day!

Gayle...... that,s me said...

Hi Elizabeth, sorry about your back, but glad to hear it is on the mend. I did have a chuckle when you mentioned dipping your paint brush in your coffee by mistake...... I know exactly what you mean. The first Tuesday in November here in Aus. is a special day. The whole country stops for a horse race....The Melbourne Cup, so I did'nt get my tea post up, Tuesdays seem to come and go so quickly, I can't keep up. Many thanks again for your lovely,lovely, words re/ my blog last week. Cheers.xx

Julia Dunnit said...

Argh, backs. Am sorry that you're still sore - I do agree about sitting at the computer - causes aggers. Now is it me or are you drinking the milkiest ever coffee? I LVOE the size of the mug though!

olive said...

great news on your back getting better. I was a secretary sitting at a desk for over 20yrs... not good.
Please feel free to visit when you can, I love to hear from bloggers around the world. Take care. Ciao xxx

Doone said...

sorry hun late getting here - been busy making ATCs and migrating my fiels to my MAke it a Super Large Mac

I can't fidn you in my followers but you have me linked form your blog - send me your addie for your ATC ( rocking horse theme I suppose?)

be Very Careful - your back will be vulnerable to injury and inflammation for a while - take it easy tomorrow - no whole day at the PC please...

Dx

see you there! said...

Looks like you are participating in a lot of swaps. I always mean to but never seem to get around to it.

Glad your back is on the mend. Keep that paintbrush out of the coffee now.

Darla

voodoo vixen said...

What a twit I am... I never thought to do the refresh thingimebob so kept worrying you were laying in bed with Bleubeard in agony whilst all the time you were partaking of mahoosive cakes and things with friends!! LOL I have solved the problem now and added you to my blog list so I can see you update when it happens!! You do seem to do a lot of swaps... I have done some with ATC's and mini books in the past but always get so stressed and worry that peeps won't like what they get so tend to avoid them!! ;)

Incipient Wings said...

Hi Elizabeth, glad you are feeling better.
thank you for your comments,
there is an element of water in the alter, dont think it's visable in the picture...since my mother did not drink alcohol I didnt put any bottles on it.
have a wonderful night:)

Spyder said...

I've popped back to ask if you can comment on woyww #9 as it all just goes dark for me and I can't click on anything!

(Lyn)
(PS don't put your paint brush in your coffee!)