This Is Tuesday, So It Must Be Time For TEA!

Today's tea is pretty uneventful. I was up really early, staring at the one lone bearded iris left on the counter. Yellow doesn't "paint" well, so I thought, why don't I try to paint IT! Well, not paint, exactly, but colored pencils.

I haven't really tried to sketch or draw in eons- zentangling doesn't really count!
Obviously, I need alot more practice, but sitting peacefully and sketching, for the amount of time it took to drink the tea, it's not too terribly bad! Definitely not a Wyeth or a Van Gogh,! I may have to make this a morning ritual, from time to time!

The tea is Stash's Earl Grey Black, the mug is a handmade redware cutie that I discovered at the thrift store. Not the fanciest mug in town, but I love the sentiment.

Visit two other Tuesday Teas
Kimmie from Art in Red Wagons started this tea party, Patty from Magpie's Nest, and I joined in. There may be more party-ers out there - but we need a link to know who you all are!! The more the merrier-it's still Tuesday if you want to join in- and there's always time for tea! Mark your calendars - and meet us here every Tuesday for tea!!!!


  1. You are quite the artist, gal and I think I really like the medium you are using for this neat flower, a bit fragile and sturdy all at once. A very good sentiment on the mug too, although I'd fill mine with some strong coffee! Lennie

  2. You are wayyyy too hard on yourself! This is a beautiful beautiful sketch!

    I love the mug :) ..... and the idea of what you can do in the amount of time it takes to drink a cup of tea is a very wise and simple one :)

    Have a sweet sweet day!

  3. I love your sketch :) and that mug, that's a treasure too.
    Enjoy :)

  4. Your sketch is really beautiful and delicate as the iris you painted! Wish I could share that Earl Grey with you!

  5. I need a cup of tea right wind down from a long day with nothing really going the "right" way. The sketch is really nice... keep it up... there is someting very calming about sketching.

  6. Earl Grey is also one of my favourites...I've only recently discovered that bergamot is a citrus fruit (I always thought it was a flower!)I ate the preserved peel whilst in Crete and it was gorgeous.
    Anyway....I really like your picture; so delicate and pretty. Do lots more!
    Linda xo

  7. Exquisite sketch! You have captured the delicate essence of an iris. I love your tea mug too.