Monday, November 18, 2019

T Stands for Summertime Love


Today I'm having T Stands For Tuesday at my dining room table.

I call this Summertime Love and am also joining Rike at Rike's Art our host this month at Art Journal Journey with her theme Fruit and Veggies

You get a close-up of the wonderful fruit and veggies used in this summertime salad

and a close-up of the summertime drink being served in a mason jar/mug.

It's your drink of choice.  Mine is lemonade, because it's a fruit.

Straws are not optional in my world, but I'm hoping to find some that are environmentally friendly.


There's quite a bit of love going on as this spread shows.







For this page, I began by sewing a background I found on Graphics Fairy and a focal image I found in a food magazine, to 110 lb card stock using variegated thread.  Next, I used an alpha stencil that has two different sizes, to create the word "Summer."  I used a green metallic gel pen to color in the letters.  Finally, I hand cut two hearts, colored them using fluid acrylics, then glued them to the page using a glue stick.  The main reason I sewed the image to the background is because the magazine image was quite thin and ANY glue would have wrinkled the thin paper.

I'm sure you probably know it's time for you to share your own drink related post.  It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, ATCs, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday, and not just this year.

Please also be aware.  If you are linking to Facebook, Instagram, or any of the other social media sites, most of us, including yours truly will not be able to leave comments.




This is Day 19 of Art Every Day Month (AEDM), hosted by Leah Piken Kolidas
and I hosted a link-up drink party and created a journal page for Art Journal Journey.


33 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful journal page, and the salad looks delicious, one of my fave meals. The mason jars are good for keeping flies and wasps out of drinks! At least the cold weather here has got rid of the wasps! Have a fun T day, Valerie

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Lovely summery page, Elizabeth. It's nice to have a taste of fresh summer fruits as winter approaches. Thank you for inviting us to your dining room table.

Happy T-day! Eileen xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I like those fruits and veggies all year :) My younger son has started using metal straws with soft tips that come off for cleaning. He always uses a straw, and these make a difference. I'd take the top off the drink in your art and just drink it as is :)

Lisca said...

Oh what a lovely salad. It looks so summery. It's a good idea to drink out of these covered jars. (wasps etc)
I like the sewing.
Those little knives are amazing. I have one myself. (I'll add a picture of it if I can)

Sharon Madson said...

It looked good enough to eat! In fact, at first when you said you were having tea at your dining room table, I thought that was what you were having! LOL lovely , yummy page. Sorry I missed last week, but I was wiped out! Happy T Day, Elizabeth.

magiceye said...

Yummy salad!

Linda Kunsman said...

what is not to love about your beautiful summer post with the wonderful food, drink and art... I so miss summer!Thanks for making me feel warm again. Happy T day!

My name is Erika. said...

This is a fabulous page dear Elizabeth. I looks so yummy, and is so nostalgic, even if just back a few months. And you added some super details like the bottom printing and the stitching. It is perfect for T day. And not sure I can be of any help, but if you need anything, let me know. Have a wonderful T day. Hugs-Erika

Rita said...

Yes, quite a lot of love in that picture. :)
Have a great week, Elizabeth.

J said...

Happy T day Elizabeth, a lovely colourful artwork, love the stitching, something I’ve never tried!
Your salad looks delicious and colourful, makes me want to eat some as it’s such a taste of summer. I’m not sure about those mason jars for drinks, I know they are all the rage, having a straw with it looks easier to drink from them
Sorry to see your garden looking so wintery, roll on summer when everything looks so much better.
Jan x

Iris Flavia said...

I have a new carafe from ALDI with a filter and put cucumber and herbs in it. Sadly, it looks icky!
Plus it´s cold, so, tea it is. But in summer: melon, lemon, peppermint :-)

For now I turned even on the heating manually, cause it´s really cold.
Your art sure warms me up already, sweet memories of my Niece´s birthday!

froebelsternchen said...

Oh yes....summer please!!! I love your salad and drink. These mason jars are quite popular in summer. I use metal straws since this summer. Super clever to sew the thin image instead of gluing.
Happy T-Day and happy AJJ Elizabeth!
You are the master admin at the challenge and you are simply wonderful.
I really hope you get enouhg support ... I can't help much, please forgive me but there is no muse at all left.
Susi xxx

Meggymay said...

Oh I am loving the look of the summer salad and the drink you shared today. Your page is beautiful, especially as we woke to a very frosty morning.
Even though its cold the drink sounds very refreshing. I must look out for a jar like yours with the lid. It could be a bonus for me next summer, especially when I often want to dip paint brushes in my drink.
The stitching to keep the pictures in place is a super idea for thinner papers as well.
Happy T day wishes
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

That Summer feast gives me warm thoughts, which is nice to have now that it's much colder. Happy T-Day!

CJ Kennedy said...

You had me at Summer! Your colorful page is so welcome on this cold, rainy morning. Is it July, yet? At least looking at your page, I can dream. Happy T Day

kathyinozarks said...

I loved this summer page-perfect for when it gets wintry to view-and to design.
thanks for hosting, hugs Kathy

junemac2 said...

So beautiful and summery, such a colourful page.
Hugs June x

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a bright and summery page! The salad looks delicious and I love the happy colours too ๐Ÿ˜. Such a good idea to stitch the thin magazine page too! Sending you Happy T Day wishes! Hugs, Jo x

Linda Kunsman said...

your really lovely comment to me posted- thank you!!

ImagesByCW | OceanDreamIllustration said...

Your salad looks to die for. And the presentation is awesome, too!

Cath Wilson said...

Lemonade is a good choice :-) This looks delightful and so healthy! Nothing beats fresh fruit and veg in summer.
Cath x

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It looks fantastic Elizabeth, but a long and complicated procedure from beginning to end ๐Ÿ’œ

Rike said...

It's amazing how many wonderful fruit and veggies were used in this summertime salad, it looks very delicious! And the drink too!
I think it was very clever to sew this thin magazine image instead of gluing it and then have a wrinkled page.
I wish you a happy T-Day! (So sorry to have not enough time to join in too - and write more comments)
Rike xx

Sami said...

With our hot temperatures at the moment, we are eating a lot of Summer salads.
I like your art, always very imaginative Elizabeth.

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Elizabeth, the name of the brewing company is Mother's Brewing they are based out of Springfield mo and are growing every year-perhaps ask your grocery store if they can get it in for you Larry and our friend really enjoyed it

craftytrog said...

I love your summery page Elizabeth! I'm fed up with winter already.

da tabbies o trout towne said...

it's nice to see this post Elizabeth; reminds one of better things to come.. as it's maybe ...40 outside now.. which is a heat wave compared to last weeks 8 ~~~~~

bleu N squiggles we hope ya both iz due inn soooooooooooper grate !! ☺☺♥♥

aussie aNNie said...

Wow love how you put this togetherx

RO said...

I love the colors of this page and t looks so lovely. There's lots of talk about the use of straws that are more environment friendly even in the fast food world these days. Hugs, RO

Jeanie said...

A perfect page for T day, Elizabeth!

NatureFootstep said...

lol. it is midnight for me so, not really want any food right now, tomorrow???

pearshapedcrafting said...

Sorry not to make it for T this week! We were expecting someone to put in new radiators on Tuesday so had a lot of things to move - when he re-scheduled us for Thursday we left everything where it was and I couldn't use the computer my pics are on! I love this page - how clever to sew this page! Hugs, Chrisx

Lowcarb team member said...

Wow! Love your wonderful journal page.
Yum! The salad looks very delicious.

All the best Jan