Monday, April 11, 2022

T Stands For Teapot

 

It's tea time and I am having tea with Alison, aka Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.

Her theme is Play it again, Sam and I have a tea related song.
  
This is an American song first published in 1939.  The song proved to be very popular in the UK and Canada soon after it was first introduced.  There are accompanying motions so children can relate to the song.  It is definitely a favorite on children's albums.
 
I'm a little teapot
short and stout.
Here is my handle,
here is my spout.
 
Although this is a coffee pot and not a teapot, and is definitely not short or stout, it is a beautiful representation of American toleware.  The coffee pot was made around 1850.  The postage stamp was issued in 2002.
 
There are times I really dislike my mail carrier.  More than once I have told him I use these stamps in my art, but he still insists on defacing them, sometimes beyond recognition, when they haven't been cancelled before they reach him.
 
I began this entry by deconstructing corrugated cardboard to which I glued a portion of vintage sheet music.  I added gold fluid acrylic paint to the cardboard and sheet music before adding the teapot I printed, colored with watercolors, and fussy cut.  I then added the song lyrics I printed on the back of cardstock that was in my recycle box.  Finally, I added five cancelled postage stamps.  
 
In addition to Art Journal Journey, I am joining Creative Artiste's 81st challenge.  For inclusion, I must also use at least three different mediums.  These are corrugated cardboard, postage stamps, vintage sheet music, gold acrylic paint, blue watercolor, and computer generated song words and teapot.

For Day 12 of 22, I recycled corrugated cardboard, vintage sheet music, used copier/printer paper, and five cancelled postage stamps.  The watercolor and gold fluid acrylic paint were new. 

Now it's your turn to show us your drink related post.  You may share photos, a place you visited, an empty cup, a full cup, teapot, or mug, movies, postcards, books, magazines, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below, then Bleubeard and I, along with other T gang friends will be by to visit.  Bleubeard would like to remind you that your photos may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday.  I hope this doesn't sound like a cop out, but we will discuss the napkin swap next week instead of this week as promised.

 
 


 
Please don't forget to also join Bleubeard and me at Art Journal Journey and Creative Artiste, as well as T this Tuesday.
 
 
 

29 thoughtful remarks:

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a fabulous npage! I love how you used the corrugated card for the background with that beautiful gold, and that teapot with the song lyrics and postage stamps is perfect too šŸ˜. Wishing you a very Happy T Tuesday! Hugs Jo x

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely page, Elizabeth! I love everything about it - the cardboard, the sheet music, the teapot, the stamps. I don't mind that the stamps show a coffee pot, they are fabulous. I sometimes dislike our mail carrier for other things - that the mail is crumpled up and squeezed into the mail slot instead of putting them in the big basket I have provided, and that sometimes he steps right into my little shady flower bed that borders my front porch.

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Elizabeth, I really love this page for the theme. and it brings back childhood memories thank you I have not heard this song in a very very long time. hugs Happy T

Jenn Jilks said...

I cannot tell you the number of times I've sung this with kiddies! I like it.

Mae Travels said...

Somehow it comes as a surprise that someone COMPOSED that song! It just seems to have always been there.

We have a wonderful mail carrier! She's really fun to talk to, and very responsible. Her predecessor was the same. Must be really good luck!

I'll be in and out of contact for a while as we are on a road trip. I think I'll have posts for a couple of days and mostly keep up until we really get underway on THursday.

best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

Sharon Madson said...

This was my favorite song as a little girl. We had a 78rpm record that I played over and over, right along with another, Teddy Bears picnic. Wow, does that bring childhood memories back! Thanks for the memories! To answer your question about did I see your Singing in the rain page. I did and commented ,but was late, so you probably hadn’t been back to see. And in answer to your question about Passage to India: that is the one we didn’t like! Sorry. Bad service and bad food as far as I was concerned.

My name is Erika. said...

What a fun page for T and for Alison's song challenge. I like how you've been recycling so many things in your art this month. And I used think this song was so fun. I love how it is still around for kids, even if it has been so many years since it first came out. I didn't know how old of a song it is. I hope you have a great T day. Hugs-Erika

Jeanie said...

What a fun and perfect page for T-Day! Very clever,Elizabeth!

Linda Kunsman said...

What a wonderful journal page! Love the theme, the song, and of course the recycled components. The touches of gold are a beautiful addition and detail. I do remember the song well. We sang it along with doing the motions many times when I was in Brownies and Girl Scouts:)
Happy T day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Cute page. I like the texture of the corrugated cardboard. Happy T Day

Annie said...

Great texture with this journal page. How clever of you to think of the teapot stamps to add to your page with your pretty cutout teapot and sing song rhyme. The sheet music background is perfect and the corrugated cardboard is great texture.

Kate Yetter said...

I heard this song all the time as a child. Lovely journal page that you put together. The background is perfect.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Darla said...

I love the Tea Pot Song and to this day I can do it with all the correct motions, LOL! Your post certainly hit all the marks for the required entries and recycled too. Great job.

Iris Flavia said...

My Gurri-tea-pot looked on in joy, Elizabeth! What a beautiful page (and shame on your postie!)
Great background, I do learn from you :-)

Cloudia said...

Japanning on tin! Cool

Elephant's Child said...

LOVE those stamps. And remember the song well.

Lisca said...

Such lovely stamps. I love that series. My favorite is the Navajo jewelry necklace.
The song is cute. I remember it from my childhood (I spent much of my early childhood in England).
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

nwilliams6 said...

Fun art, Elizabeth! I always loved that song and you captured it here so well. Love the stamps too. Fun creation!

Happy T-day and hugz

Divers and Sundry said...

Fond memories of that song :)

It's not the mail carrier's job to worry about the stamps, surely. That's the job of the USPS workers before the mail gets to him. Does he weigh packages, too? He should remember this mantra: "It's Not Up To You."

Happy T Tuesday

DVArtist said...

Ohh I love this. You always create such great art. Have a lovely day.

jinxxxygirl said...

A little late making my rounds today Elizabeth... Had to get my walk in , help hubby with his shop building , glaze or attempt to glaze a cake.. and now.. i'am sitting down with a cup of coffee and you are my first stop at the party.. Love teapots.. I'd like to paint a picture of a teapot one day or a stack of teacups... so much to paint so little time.. lol What a great ArtJournal page.. My artjournal pages take me forever...one page.. forever.. Love the texture of the cardboard.. i've never tried peeling apart cardboard and using it.. just beautiful Elizabeth! Happy Happy Tday! Hugs! deb

Empire of the Cat said...

I love your blue teapot Elizabeth and those coffee pot stamps! Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

Debra said...

I love this! I loved that song when I was little-I remember doing the motions of pretending to pour tea out of my arms. Nice art too!

craftytrog said...

My children used to love the Teapot song, especially with added actions. A wonderful recycled page for my AJJ theme!

Sandra Cox said...

So cute!

Meggymay said...

I love this teapot page and the catchy tune and song you reminded me about. I remember the kids singing the song and the actions that they included. Its great inspiration and recycling.
Yvonne xx

Neet said...

Brilliant! W@e used to sing this in the Brownies. Consequently it is a song I have always sung and performed with little ones when entertaining them for tea or whatever.
Love those postage stamps!
Another triumph.
Hugs, Neet xxx

Lowcarb team member said...

I can remember that childhood song :)
A lovely page.

All the best Jan

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

So sweet Elizabeth, you brought back lovely memories of me singing this with my own children way back in the day and with my pre-school classes, wonderful times. Fabulous recycle and layered journal page. Thank you again for sharing @ Creative Artiste and playing along with our April ATG challenge.
Creative Hugs & best wishes Tracey x