Monday, May 15, 2017

T Stands For bEARTHday gift



I intended to share this last week, but life got in the way and I showed a post I had already photographed.   Today I am sharing three of my favorites: 1) a gift from my friend Cindy from her Pink Bird Studio in Canada, 2)a rocking horse, this time in the shape of a coffee mug, and 3)Bleubeard.

Granted, this may not be Bleubeard, but it's a genuine beauty, none-the-less.


I love it and will cherish it forever and ever.  Thank you beyond belief, Cindy.

As an aside, I will be gone most of the day on Tuesday.  There is an end-of-school assembly, and my friend's sister and I will be there to support the two tweens and make sure the school knows where to send their transcripts.  I have never had children (nor been married, for that matter), so this is a learning process for me, too.  It all has to be done before they can leave the district and enroll in a new school in the fall, though.   So if I don't visit before I leave in the morning, I'll be by late in the day.  Please don't give up on me visiting, though.

Now it's your turn to show us your T entry this week.  The rules are extremely simple.  Your drink related post may be anything from a photo of a glass, cup, or mug, to an actual drink.  You may choose to share a sketch or a digital, hybrid, or traditional page in your scrapbook, art journal, or altered book.  Maybe you'd prefer to share a tag, or wow us with your photography.  You might choose a postcard or decorated card.  You might even draw an image on a used tea bag.  Or perhaps you prefer to review a place you visited, a movie, or book.  It makes no difference as long as it's drink related.  And don't forget that the more unique and outside the box it is, the better we like it.  Please tie it back here, and please link only to your T post, not your entire blog.  When you link, Bleubeard, the T gang, and I will be by to visit.   Bleubeard would also like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, even months or years ago, if you choose.



25 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Love the beautiful painting you got from Cindy, what a gorgeous present. The mug is great, too. I think it's fine that you're spending the day with the kids, don't worry about visiting, what you have planned is much more important. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

johanna said...

so nice you were spoilt by cindy! have a great day at School!
happy t-day!!

chrissie said...

Terrific cat picture.

Happy T Day Elizabeth and good that you will be going to the school.

Love Chrissie xx

Meggymay said...

Its a wonderful cat painting you got from your friend, it does looks a little like Bleubeard. The cup looked fantastic as well.
Have a good day visiting the school tomorrow, the support you are giving the children is important and I'm sure they are comforted knowing you are there for them.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth.
Yvonne xx

Lowcarb team member said...

Love the cat painting.
Have a good day visiting the school.

My good wishes

All the best Jan

Linda Kunsman said...

such very special gifts from Cindy!! I "know" her from way back with ARTchix Studio and swaps etc.

Enjoy your school day, and all the best with helping your friend's teens. Happy T day!
And thanks always for your thoughtful comments on my blog :)

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

What lovely thoughtful gifts. You have many special friends because that's what you are, Elizabeth. I'm humbled by how you stepped up for your friend and her children ... with no mothering experience ... just a mother's loving heart.

No worries about getting around to visit us. Give yourself a break this week, pretty please ;)

Hugs, Eileen

pearshapedcrafting said...

What fabulous gifts! The painting of 'not Bleubeard' does look remarkably like him! Do not worry about commenting - we know you will visit at some point - just keep an eye on those children - they will appreciate your support! Hugs, Chrisx

My name is Erika. said...

Fabulous bearthday card and mug. I particularly like the card. It is beautiful. Hope your day is and was as nice as that card is. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

I think it looks like Bluebeard! Nice! :)

CJ Kennedy said...

Wonderful presents. The likeness to Bleubeard is remarkable.So kind of you to take an interest in your friend's children. I'm sure they appreciate your support.

Cindy McMath said...

I'm glad you like it and that Bleubeard approves! I only wish I had painted it. Take care - your friend would be so pleased to know you are watching out for her kids. You are a kind person and a good friend.

Lisca Meijer said...

Cindy's painting is beautiful. What a lovely gift. It certainly looks like Bluebeard. I've never seen a mug with a rocking horse, so that is really special.
I've not got a computer today. It has broken down and I am waiting for it to be sorted. So I'm not blogging today as I dont know how to on my phone.
Have a great Tday,
Lisca

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a thoughtful card and gift, just wonderful 😊. Hope you day goes well, you are a star providing such comfort and support! Thanks for finding the time to visit my blog and for your lovely comments - wishing you a Happy T Day too! J 😀

jinxxxygirl said...

Elizabeth is going to school!!!! Since you have no children is this your first time stepping back into school since you graduated high school??? Its quite the experience...lol What a lovely cat picture from Cindy... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Halle said...

What a lovely gift!
And thank you so much for thinking of me for my birthday as well.
Happy T day!

froebelsternchen Susi said...

Wow.. that is a stunning painting! I can imagine how much you love it!
You are such an angel to do this all for your friend's kids!
Happy T-Day dear Elizabeth!
oxo Susi

Dianne said...

Best wishes to your friend and her tweens! Good luck to them in their new school too. Middle school and high school aren't easy at the best of times. Hopefully they can look at it as a new beginning and chance to make a great new start. They are lucky to have you to help out, even if you've never had children. I'll bet you will have a different (and valuable) perspective on what's needed and how to proceed. You've certainly had a lot of 'school' yourself Dr. E! Beautiful painting you've received...i could swear that Bleubeard posed for it! lol...happy T day dear friend!

Divers and Sundry said...

The painting certainly looks like Bleubeard to me :)

I hope all goes well with the school meetings.

Happy T Tuesday!

Corrine at corrinegilman.com said...

What a wonderful card. I would pop that in a frame and put it on the wall. xox

Carol said...

Great card ! I'm very late today and now the linky is not working so I"ll have to keep checking back.
http://silverspringacres.blogspot.com/2017/05/monarch-butterfly-opening.html

Here's the link if folks want to pop on over before the linky thing gets fixed...

da tabbies o trout towne said...

what an awesome gift and the card does remind one of bleu ~~ !!

wavez two ewe bleu N squiggles frum uz.... stop bye later on for Trout twoozday....we mite even haz perch on de grill round dinner time ☺☺♥♥

Cazzy said...

Those are lovely gifts Elizabeth, at least you have kept blogging unlike me.

Hugs,

Carol x

Jeanie said...

All wonderful gifts -- and yes! It DOES look like Bluebeard!

Cathy said...

You really work hard at that yard. I am not quite so energetic but I might use you as an example. I love your post about your studio tidy. Your photos are so clear and crisp. I doubt if I will ever get mine organized. And when I start to work on a project , the studio is back to where it began.