Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Write tea

I could have called this "Doubling Up Tea," or "Cofftea," but I chose this title, because I am actually writing a double post today.



Since it's Tuesday and I have never missed a Tea Tuesday post, I am joining Kimmie and friends for tea. Actually, it is ice coffee,


but the ice isn't going to stay around long, since it's another of those scorcher days we have gotten so used to in Kansas. You can see how the ice has already nearly melted in the glass. BTW, this is freshly ground French Roast and half and half.


And to prove how hot it is, here is what I snagged off my blog when I checked in shortly after noon yesterday!


But back to the coffee and art. It didn't take long to consume most of this wonderful drink I love so much. And it didn't take long to apply the E-6000 to the pen nibs. But I should have been more careful when I started adding the letters, made of vinyl.


You can barely see the "E" on "Write."


However, at the Artist's Play Room, Jenn challenged us to use ink, pen, and paper this week. Jenn, whose blog is called Just Add Water, Silly, knows I'm not the best at following the "exact" rules (remember my apple among the pears last week?).


I don't think I've ever had any ink (unless you are thinking of an ink pen), but I did have magazine images of pens, real pen nibs, and a background I painted using an old gift card. Along with the letters, this is a true mixed media piece. However, you will probably see this same piece soon. I am working on a larger project and created it when I saw Jenn's challenge. And since I have posts scheduled for the remainder of the week, I had to double up on this post, or not be part of Jenn's challenge at all.

So , please join Kimmie and all my Tea Tuesday friends, then visit Jenn for more pen and ink drawings this week.

I would also like to leave a message for TwinkleToes who always leaves a nice comment AND makes fantastic art. However, I'm not on Flickr, so I can't leave a comment. I just want you to know, TwinkleToes, that I appreciate your art and your comments, even though I can't leave one for you.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Dianne said...

I see the iced coffee disappeared rapidly...=)
lovely piece of mixed media art. I am amazed at the magazine images that you find...a pen with an image of 'the scream' on it? brilliant! wonderful background, and love the W made from pen nibs. stay cool dear...

Craftymoose Crafts said...

It is hot hear in NY, too, but not that hot! When I saw the first photo of your piece, I actually thought the pens were 3D! Very creative use of the nibs. You always have just the right image!

sandee said...

Fried apples, that is way beyong hot, that can't be right??? 148 degrees??? Drink more ice coffee, and stay cool! Great job with the APR challenge! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

kimmie said...

I am late for tea today ... very nearly missed it in fact! you are an amazingly faithful tea poster! ... I combined tea with work today too :)

your iced coffee with half and half looks delicious!!! that would be yummy whirred up in the blender like a milk shake :)

girlunwinding said...

Now that is my kind of ice coffee!!! not sweeteners and no fuss. Every time I see the ice coffee blends in the store I laugh out loud (which gets me plenty of looks) but really -- it's ice and coffee not rocket science. And I love your collage as well.
Happy T on T
Peace~
Dawn

Lynn said...

Always fun to come here and catch up on all your creations. Especially liked that zippered page below!

Dianne said...

Wow... it is hot out there! Your iced coffee and half and half looks yummy! Love your piece too... I have some nubs I need to do something with... One of these days!

~*~Patty S said...

are my eyes playing tricks on me or does it say 148 degrees!!!
even 118 would WAY HOT!

Iced coffee looks and sounds yummy!
I always giggle how you have a little coffee with your cream ;)

Fun collage and your interpretation for the challenge is super E!

Stay cool jewel!
oxo

rosieinspirations said...

I am a huge fan of iced coffee on a hot summer day as well. Love what you have done with your nibs! Enjoy and stay cool. xoxo

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Iced coffee....yummmmmmmm! Love the pen and ink work, you are so creative! I love how you put the "pieces" together to come up with truly original work! Very nice.

Halle said...

The iced coffee looks very yummy! That temp gauge must have been a little whacky. I don't think it even gets quite that hot in the Sahara. ;)

*jean* said...

omgosh! crazy hot hot hot! i have always loved writing with a fountain pen and you found such a unique set there! love the nibs

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Oh love the collage! Double dark french roast and half and half for me. xox

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

I can definitely see the "E" in the close-up. I had about 4 big cups of coffee this morning while visiting with a friend. No ice for me, though. Have a great rest of the day. Tammy

Tracey Fletcher King said...

That is horribly hot and I hope it has cooled down a bit by now so you can get back to tea.... although milky sweet coffee does hit the spot now and again for me... not often, but sometimes it is just what i need... I love your pen and ink entry this week... very cool... xx

minnemie said...

Ahh, I loved your apple last week (though I am just now getting around to make the rounds)and this take on pen and ink is marvelous too!

Kristin said...

Oooh, this is just wonderful! And how sweet of you to leave a personal message to TwinkleToes! Thank you for your visit and comment and I am SO happy that you found and joined SOC this year - it was a pleasure seeing your work! I'm now off to see your studio . . . Thank YOU! xoxo

val said...

stopped by from T's to visit, I love the artwork you did...and must say your kitty looks just like our Leonardo Da Kitty (Leo for short!)

Jennifer McLean said...

great piece here. your pens look wonderful. thanks for playing this week.

Gloria said...

I really like everything about this! I love the painted background, the pens from mags(how do you cut them out so perfectly? or do you paint around the edges?)and your wording with the 3-d nibs. What is E6000, and how would this be displayed without the real nibs getting knocked off? Sorry, I am only used to doing 2-D work and have a lot of questions about the 3-D process!

Terrie Purkey said...

Very cool pen collage! Great composition; I can't believe you have or found all those pen images! And hot! Holy moly! We're finally getting a touch of summer and it might hit 75 or so today...don't you wish we could swap 10-20 degrees or so and even things out? Stay cool :)

Alice said...

ha! this is great! there's a little of everything here. i love collages :)

TwinkleToes2day said...

OMGosh - you just made me grin like a Cheshire Cat! Hahaha - thank you for your kind words. It is so nice to know that people look at my stuff and even like it, feedback is SO important isn't it, and as a real novice it is great for me, so thank you again :D
Your posting title is very clever I must say! Must I? Yes I must ;)
The pens are beautiful, the nibs used well and the back ground reminds me of an artists palette. Love! The vinyl letters are such a clever idea, I do 'see' what you mean about the E, although it can be seen in close-up, so no worries. I've heard about people using vinyl to make stamps but not seen letters before, hmmm...
Have a great day and rest of your week :0)

VonnyK said...

I love your piece with the pens and those great nibs. It is very clever. I have iced coffee, but mine was hot a minute ago, it's so cold here that it is now iced coffee. How about you send some of your heat and I'll send some of our cold, between us we should get nice weather. We use a different temp scale here but 148 sounds really hot, it's only 22 deg here today on the 'C' scale.
Hope you have air conditioning or a pool.

Von

Spyder said...

I'm probably on the wrong bit, but never mind, been scrolling down for ages, amazing!!! I shall never look at porridge in the same way again!! So much fun...I wonder what your neighbours must think of you washing line though!!!
(Lyn)

Neesie said...

I think you've done a great job Elizabeth thinking outside of the box for the APR challenge ;D
That sure is hot weather you're having...phewph...it reminds me of when we lived in the middle east. It could reach 50C!!! I must admit I don't miss that bit. I hope you have a cool breeze come to visit soon.
Have a wonderful weekend ~ enjoy!

Rita said...

148 degrees!! That's unbelievable!! No wonder the iced coffee was gone so quickly. Love your collage. Stay cool!!! :)

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

That's a cool collage. Blessings!

Tracy said...

So glad you doubled up on your posts! That is a brilliant interpretation for APR. That is a really lovely collage. You create the most amazing pieces of art. :) Hoo boy, I'm not going to complain about our low triple digit (we've gotten up to 103) in NW Ohio any longer. I hope you are getting some rain too. Warmly, Tracy (from APR)