Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Studio Tea

Today I'm once again in the studio working on a project with a deadline. I need to get this project finished, because I have no time to rest or relax with Kimmie and friends for tea. So I popped open a can of cold AriZona green tea with ginseng and honey.

My tea was finished long before the gesso dried on the first side of this lightweight cardboard. This empty container is now ready to be cut to use in art. I envision using it in a mixed media piece, but for now, it will need to be washed and dried, then set aside until I have time to use it. It's a good thing this isn't a video. That empty can and cardboard towel roll were bouncing all over the table (do you see where the cardboard liner rolled into the gesso?) from the fan until I put some obstacles in their way. I hope your day is less busy and you have a few minutes to relax with tea or your favorite drink.


20 thoughtful remarks:

Faygie Fellig said...

i wish i had a place where i could experiment like you do.
love all your ideas...

~*~Patty S said...

thanks for reminding me why I never want to throw away kitchen cardboard E :)
Love the way you slavered the gesso...looks fab already :)

Happy T day to ya

voodoo vixen said...

Busy, busy, busy!! I love the colour of that tea drink can, will be looking out for what you end up doing with it!! It is driving me crazy that I now have hours to fill and nothing to play with... and once I get home and my shipment arrives I will have things to play with and no time to play!! LOL
I sent an email to your cox account but haven't had a reply so don't know if you got it or not?

kimmie said...

sometimes waiting for gesso to dry is like waiting for water to boil - it takes forever!!! I love the look of those arizona tea cans ... that will be a wonderful element to use in a mixed media piece!

enjoy your day - and stay cool!!!

Dianne said...

You have my curiosity up now... Wash and dry the cardboard? What does this do to the cardboard? And how do you go about doing it?

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh using the can, well so pretty with the blossoms, um, show us please when you are done. xox

Halle said...

Darn it!!! I sent 2 of those with Mr. G this weekend and he didn't bring them back. Those would have made fun fodder. Glad someone is making some art. My back is bad again...I can't seem to stay in any one position for long. Esp if my arms are out in front of me...which is the majority of the time when you are doing something!!!!

sandee said...

My eyes went straight to that can and I said to myself that you'd be using this somehow!! lol Happy tea day! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Rita said...

That tea looks inviting.
The gesso is so wonderfully thick. No wonder it took a while to dry!
Have fun! :)

Lynn said...

Oh it's just dreadful when tea cans roll into our gesso'd boards! Drats!!!! Happy tea day and fun creating!

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That is my favourite Arizona actually... love drawing the bottle as well... can't wait to see how the project turns out...xx

505whimsygirl said...

Elizabeth you are so clever. I've always loved that Arizona tea can -- and you've inspired me to keep my next empty one! I'm making angels using old silverware and they need wings -- think I'll get out my snips and cut out some wings using those cans..... yep, you've inspired me!!!!


Cardarian said...

I know you didn+t do WOYWW last week but thank you for coming around to "see" me and your get well wishes! I am late coming back as I am a bit slow these days! :-)
Lots of hugs,

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Oh I know we will be seeing that can in a piece of your art real soon! I don't have many deadlines--except for maybe the challenges I participate in--but I seem to work well under occasional pressure...key word...occasional!

Barbara Moore said...

Is that Tea diet? It looks yummy. You are so creative and inspiring. That looks like a huge tub of Gesso, where did you buy it? It seems like even the smallest jars are so expensive. Does it matter what the brand is?

Ohhh Snap said...

I love your calendar journal! Hope it cools down soon. Looking forward to seeing your gessoed project!

see you there! said...

I spotted the tea immediately as it is my favorite drink (of those in a can). I've never used the can in art tho, I can't wait to see how you do that.


Spyder said...

It's coming on fabulously!...Diet tea?? is there any calories in black tea?? hopping around quickly waiting to go the scotland....happy woyww!
((Lyn)) #18

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