Monday, September 21, 2020

T Stands For Autumn and happy mail


Tuesday, October 22 is officially the first day of autumn.  I decided to honor that in my Scraps altered book.  But first,

I have some happy mail to share with you.


Just like Lisca does, I wanted to show the postage stamp.  Isn't it pretty? Do you know who sent this?  Did you guess Iris?  If so, you were correct.

Look at all these lovely goodies Iris sent me.  There's a postcard (Henry the lion), a heart that is good for one event, two butterflies, two lovely envelopes, a button, a shell, a darling image of a woman in a field (from a Flow magazine), a colorful napkin, and an image of tennis shoes.

Here's the lovely message Iris sent on the back of the Henry postcard.  Actually, Iris, thank YOU for being so kind and thinking of me.  I appreciate you.

Today I'm having coffee in my dining room and my Scraps altered book is helping.  Tuesday, September 22 is the official day of autumn in my world.  It is when the Autumnal Equinox occurs in the northern hemisphere and the Spring or Vernal Equinox occurs in the southern hemisphere.  Each season has both an astronomical start date and a meteorological start date. It sounds complicated, but trust me, it’s not!  The astronomical start date is based on the position of the Sun in relation to the Earth, while the meteorological start date is based on the 12-month calendar and the annual temperature cycle.

I'm also joining Jo of Let's Art Journal, our host this month at Art Journal JourneyJo's theme is Texture.  Although the image is fuzzy, I was focusing on the linen texture of the focal image.  I'm fairly certain you can see it in the above photo.

Then there's the cup of coffee I fussy cut from a magazine and colored ever so slightly using my orange water soluble crayon.   Or maybe you could see the texture from my handmade paper or even the stitches I created around the focal image.

"Live in each season as it passes:

breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit."  The quote is by Henry David Thoreau.

Drink YOUR drink.  Mine is coffee today, similar to the image.

For this page, which I created in my Scraps altered book, I began by sewing the focal image to a piece of pale orange handmade (by me) paper using a new variegated thread I've had for ages, but never used.  I chose it for the autumnal colors.  I fussy cut and colored the coffee cup and added the quote.  I hope your autumn or spring equinox is one of pure joy.  For those of you who want to celebrate the equinox, it occurs today (Tuesday) September 22, at 9:31 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time (EDT).  The Meteorological start date was Tuesday, September 1.  I fear I missed it.

Now it's your turn to share 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, decorated card, or magazine image.  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.






29 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice crafting goodies, enjoy! Love your journal page, lots of wonderful texture. Happy T Day, have a fun time! Valerie

Sharon Madson said...

Lovely journal page, Elizabeth. Happy T Day and Autumn!

kathyinozarks said...

there is something strange going on here on google when I click on Sharons link it takes me to my settings page? My friend Barbara just has the same thing happen to her over on paint party friday-anyone know what is going on? is this a security breech and who do we contact?? thanks

My name is Erika. said...

HAppy fall Elizabeth. Nice happy mail, and it was easy to guess it was from Iris with the lion. Smile. And that is a great T day page. It has super texture for Jo's challenge. And a nice cup of tea for Tuesday. Hope you have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

DVArtist said...

That is so nice. I really enjoyed this post. I am just looking for nice today. Thank you.

kathyinozarks said...

I didn't realize tuesday was day of fall-I am ready for it-enjoyed your post Happy T Kathy

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely goodies, love your post. (I wish the darned Robot thing would leave me alone, every day I have to prove who I am......do I look like a robot?]

Mae Travels said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I like your collages with coffee cups!

In answer to Kathy's question about the link to Sharon's blog: I think I understand the seemingly strange behavior of google. The link that's provided in the Linky tool is:
https://www.blogger.com/blog/post/edit/4722032610677529676/6722561912959118207

For Sharon, this was the link to her edit page for a blog post. Google won't let you edit her page (obviously) so instead, it links to your list of posts, which is as close as it can get to what it thinks you want. If you are not signed into Google Blogger, it just links to the blogger sign-in page. I don't think this is malware.

be well... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Kate Yetter said...

Wonderful journal page. My favorite is the handmade paper. It adds fabulous texture. Great happy Mail from Lisca and Iris.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Cindy McMath said...

Love the journal page Elizabeth! I also enjoyed seeing the up close foxglove stamp - so pretty!

Rita said...

Happy mail is always fun!
Pretty page. :)

Iris Flavia said...

Yipeeee, after all it arrived ("priority"??? Slow priority!).
Yes. Autumn now. 24C max. I will (!) try (...) to follow your words of your art.
Have an apple in the fridge to have on my way to Bro and the Nieces...

Lisca said...

Great page for your scrap altered book. Yes, the textures come out very clearly.
I like the quote at the bottom about living each season. I love it that where we live there is a big difference in the seasons. Cold in winter, hot in summer. On the south coast of Spain, where my sister lives, it is always warm. It is warm and sunny in the winter and hot and sunny in the summer. Not my cuppa tea.
Now that was happy mail. How kind of Iris to send you a card with some goodies.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

creativeseconds.com said...

How nice to get some happy mail! Enjoy your new bits of inspiration. Your handmade paper has lot's of texture and a great quote to match the images you chose. ~ Enjoy the week ahead

Let's Art Journal said...

What fabulous happy mail especially the lion, that was so kind and thoughtful of Iris and Henry 😁. Your autumnal inspired page is stunning and the texture from the linen paper and stitching is perfect for AJJ, thanks so much for joining in the fun! Happy T Tuesday! Hugs, Jo x

CJ Kennedy said...

Oooh, such fun goodies. Lovely page. Looks like one of your beautiful quiltlets. I’m adding a small glass of whine because Summer is over. 😿 Happy T Day!

Veronica Lee said...

Love the journal page.

Happy Tuesday!

nanskidrewski said...

Hello Elizabeth, love that quote, and your page and your happy mail. If you would enjoy some happy mail from me, email me your contact information. Hugs, nanski

Meggymay said...

I hope you have a happy T day. Sorry I am not getting to visit with you on Tuesdays but I have enjoyed calling in today to read the posts.
Stay safe.
Yvonne xx

Eileen Bergen said...

How sweet of Iris. I especially like the sneakers postcard. That will be cool on one of your pages.

I love your stunning texture and fall page for AJJ, as well as the quote. I wish I could reach in and run my fingers over all the stitching and handmade paper.

I'm really enjoying your scraps altered book pages.

Happy T-day! Stay safe and well. Hugs, Eileen

Jackie McGuinness said...

What a lovely present to receive.

Laurie said...

Such a wonderful gift package full of true treasures, I look forward to the creations you will make with them, The texture art piece you created is beautiful, such care and precision! Thank you for sharing ,,

Mia said...

Enjoy the lovely goodies, Elizabeth!
Happy T day!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

Elizabeth; what awesome gifts you received from your friend Iris; that was extremely nice of her; the lion is awesome !!

I like the coffee cup///saucer in this piece; it almost looks like marble !!! ☺☺♥♥

pearshapedcrafting said...

What wonderful happy mail from Iris! I love your coffee page! Our weather guy explain the equinox very well with an animated world and sun!! BTW Have you received an e-mail from me? I've been having a few problems! Hugs, Chrisx

Sami said...

Great gifts from Iris, Elizabeth :)

Jeanie said...

Henry the Lion -- I love him! What fun happy mail. And I do love your page too. Lovely.

nwilliams6 said...

How fun to get happy mail!!! Love how you sewed in the card and anything with coffee on it makes me happy. GREAT page and super texture! Hugz

Nadya said...

Lovely texture and tea cup! Happy mail is delightful!