Monday, July 18, 2022

T Stands For Napkin Reveal (or NOT)


You may choose to reveal your napkins today, or not.  We are still waiting on two packages, so I will wait until (hopefully) next week when we have all the napkins in place.  

I want to say a few words about last week's party.  Only Sharon and Elle noted it was the anniversary of T Stands For Tuesday on their blog posts.  For six weeks I made a big deal every week about our 9th anniversary, yet when it happened, nobody celebrated and all but two ignored it completely.  Granted, there were some lovely comments (like an afterthought) and a couple of accolades in comments to me, but no one showed any interest in celebrating this event.  I realize many of you use T Tuesday as a vehicle to share your weekly summaries, but it would have been nice to be recognized other than "Visit the host at . . . ."  Maybe because I had a very depressing weekend, but when I thought about creating a blog post today, I really wanted to skip it. If I weren't the host, I would have.  Perhaps I shouldn't feel so sensitive.  Yes, dear T Tuesday friends, my feelings were really hurt.

Some of you were here on Friday where I showed these three pages I had painted based on a Willa Wanders lesson by Julie Hamilton on the study of shapes.

These are two of the four drink related pieces I made. Note I included my PBS Kansas mug.

For the left side, I originally had the drink glass, which is sitting on the coaster, turned the opposite direction.  When I glued it in place, I thought it looked like a vessel.  Now I wish I had gone with my original design.  For the right side, I cut and included the drink coming out of the pot.  Silly idea, but at least the cup and saucer are catching the drink.

Edit: It appears I missed both Jo's and Darla's comments on the 9th anniversary.  I checked every post and must have missed them in my speed reading haste.  My sincere apologies, ladies.

Now it's your turn to share your drink related experience.  Please link below.  Lisca, people had all kinds of trouble last week determining your T post which ran into the next blog post.  That's why Bleubeard and I require direct links ONLY.


25 thoughtful remarks:

kathyinozarks said...

So sorry your feelings got hurt Elizabeth. for some reason I never connected the napkin swap with the 9th anniversary. I personally wasn't interested in the swap so didn't think about it. I didn't realize last week was the 9th anniversary til I read it in comments and in a few posts.
I have no excuse except to say I wasn't paying much attention with all the "drama" happening here in my life this month--hugs to you

Sharon Madson said...

Elizabeth, so glad to see you have posted, after all. I am sorry you are feeling discouraged. I hope your week gets better. We love you, even though we are not good in showing it. You are a wonderful hostess, we just aren’t good participants! You have taught me a lot about blogging! LOL. How many times did you help me through blogging tech problems when I first joined you? These years I have been coming to the party, I have learned a lot. Today, your artwork is a little abstract. I would have never thought that! LOL. Happy T-Day! , and hugs!

Darla said...

Elizabeth, I am so sorry your feelings were hurt on the 9th anniversary of Tea Stands for Tuesday. I did acknowledge the day in the first line of my post but realize it could have been more of a celebration.

I like your shapes/drawings. The colors are great and the layout interesting. It looks like you are on to something new. There is always a new way to experiment when it comes to creating.

Carola Bartz said...

Elizabeth, I am truly sorry that your feelings were hurt. I don't think this was anybody's intent (it certainly wasn't mine and I was one of those who didn't mentioned the 9th birthday). With all the (often ugly and concerning) things going on in the world and more close to home it simply slipped my mind and I only became aware of it again when I read your post. I love the T meme and often catch myself thinking about it. We all love your T Tuesdays and the community you have helped building, I'm sure of that.
The pages you painted work great in your more abstract art. I especially like the blue paper. It seems that there is an increased interest in abstract art. I have been trying that myself and I'm still not sure whether I like it or not. It is always good to challenge ourselves, even if we're not too happy with the result.

Mia said...

My dear Elizabeth,
Sorry that your feelings were hurt on the 9th anniversary of TSFT.
I was (and still am) ill with covid. I passed a whole week with very high fever and I still feel dizzy, my bones hurt and I have a terrible cough.
I haven't written anything to my blog, I do want to announce it globally, but I felt that I should inform you.
By the way, I love your paintings. Hugs, my friend.

jinxxxygirl said...

Wellll... no excuse really.. I though we would celebrate with the ATC reveal or the napkin reveal..It was a little confusing as to just when we would 'celebrate'.. (You can't truly be surprised that i was confused lol) I do apologize for hurting your feelings that was never my intention.. I truly appreciate all you do to keep the T party running smoothly and allowing us all to meet over a good cup of tea. After this admonishment i will strive to do better next year!
That is quite an abstract piece Elizabeth. I love the colors! Abstract is so popular these days i wish i could get into it more.. I like your abstract piece because i can actually tell what its suppose to be!!
PS i will wait to show my napkins... Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Christine said...

Sorry Your anniversary was ignored Elizabeth!

Iris Flavia said...

Oh, Elizabeth, I feel like really sorry and like an ignorant!
I sure did not want to hurt your feelings, please believe me!
When we still ha d a weekend relationship I had a modem-problem, called Ingo about it and was wondering why he was short in words. It was his birthday and I forgot! Since I am 14 I do not celebrate mine and my Perth friend Sami always reminds me of our wedding anniversary as she and her husband share the same.
Seems I´m rather a moaner than a celebrater.
I re-act, not act.

These are no excuses, of course!

I am sorry! Truly, from my heart.

I hope you give us all a chance to change it for the 10th!

Cloudia said...

Life and art seemed to move in cycles. We are unbelievably fulfilled, and other times it feels futile. I am wishing that your muse will return and delight you very soon my friend. We would miss you terribly if you stopped blogging. Aloha!

Cloudia said...

Oh, and I adore your color choices in the art today!

Elephant's Child said...

I am so very sorry that you felt ignored and slighted.

Nancy Chan said...

Hello Elizabeth, so sorry I missed your post on your 9th anniversary. I am glad you chose to continue posting and not give up. I am not good in abstract art but I like the 2 art pieces with the tea pots and the cups. Have a wonderful day.

Lisca said...

Oh gosh, I didn't congratulate you either did I? I'm so sorry I hurt your feelings. Be sure that I didn't mean to. Please forgive me. There's no excuse, I know.
Please know that I love you (and your boys) dearly and I thank you with all my heart that you have kept this blog going in spite of many difficulties.
Big hug,

My name is Erika. said...

I'm sorry I didn't mention the T party in my post, and that I hurt your feelings Elizabeth. I honestly thought the party was today (12/19). When you emailed and said my napkins were due by 7/12, I made a bad assumption and thought that after you received the napkins the T party day would be the day we showed them a week later. I was surprised when I went to your blog last week and saw that it was actually the anniversary that day and the day that our napkins were due.

I also want to mention that what makes T day so special is that we do share about ourselves. It's a great group of people who stop by, and I feel like I know everyone a little better because of T because I see them outside of the art blogging. (Especially since not everyone art blogs).And I know you did a lot of work with the napkin swap, so maybe we need a big napkin swap reveal T day later this month or early in August. I do appreciate the work that you did. I can't wait for the napkins to arrive. Thanks for doing that.

I also must say I absolutely love your coffee and tea pieces you shared today. They have a great abstract style. Plus the yellow is a wonderful color. It is very welcoming.

I hope you cheer up about the anniversary and that T will continue into the future because I think I wouldn't be the only one to miss it. Hugs-Erika

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a shame! I did mention the 9th Anniversary on my blog last week (I have it in my calender so I remember) and I also referenced it in all my comments to everyone last week too, shame it went unnoticed. However you only noted that Sharon and Elle referenced your anniversary even though I did too? Anyway sorry I can't make the party this week, I've been recovering from flu or COVID so I haven't been crafting. Take care and thanks so much for hosting T Day, it's always a pleasure to join you. Big hugs Jo x

Jackie McGuinness said...

I'm sorry, too. I have never participated in the napkin exchange so it went over my head.

DVArtist said...

Elizabeth, I am sorry that you were hurt. I did comment on it and am still amazed that you have been keeping up with all your wonderful posts for 9 years. I am VERY happy that you posted. I and (we) would be worried about you and miss you terribly. I am always impressed with how cleaver you are with your art, including today. Please no that I would never hurt you intentionally and hope you continue on with blogging.

Empire of the Cat said...

I really liked that fodder lesson too. I've made a start on it but not got very far due to all the other stuff I need to do lol. If if makes you feel better, our book group is celebrating its 17th birthday (last Saturday) and I was there alone! LOL More about that on my blog today. Have a lovely arty Tuesday Happy T Day! Elle/EOTC xx

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm sorry I didn't acknowledge and celebrate the anniversary on my post. I schedule posts so far in advance... I do feel guilty and convicted of my carelessness in not going back and editing it to recognize the event :(

I do appreciate all you do and am sorry to have been responsible for the hurt :(

CJ Kennedy said...

Like Divers & sundry, I've been scheduling my posts in advance and didn't connect the dots. People did participate and left comments, that's a celebration itself. Obviously, people enjoy T Day, even if the date wasn't noted.

I think the art you created would make super drink coasters. I love the colors. Happy T Day

Sandra Cox said...

I'm so sorry. You've done a wonderful job.

Kate Yetter said...

I really love the colors and shapes on your abstract art this week, Elizabeth. The yellow is particularly eye catching and of course the subject is perfect for Tea Day.

When it comes to T Day, I appreciate having a place to link up and read posts written by a variety of individuals from different backgrounds. I have learned a lot from you and each one of the participants. Thank you for all your hard work.

That is terrible that your feelings were hurt but I do believe that it is important to own one's feelings and not project them on others. I love tea day and have come to enjoy the ladies, their interesting content and personal stories. T day is important to me, evident in how I take the time to comment on everyone's posts. We all have life and are weighed down by different burdens. Blanket statements that assume to know the intentions and feeling of others can also be hurtful.

I hope that your week improves.
Happy T Day,

pearshapedcrafting said...

Oh Elizabeth, I'm so sorry your feelings were hurt! I feel as though I let you down, I was so wrapped up in getting tidied up after one break and getting ready for another, scheduling posts and catching up on commenting that I hadn't really registered that it was the actual anniversary until I read your post. I'm sure no one wanted to upset you as a lot of people are thinking about T Day when they are out and about.
I'm glad you did post today as I wouldn't have seen these fabulous collages, hugs, Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I do like those green-yellow coffee pot pieces. They're quite wonderful Elizabeth and perfect for T-day!

craftytrog said...

I really love these pieces of art Elizabeth, they all look amazing to me!