Friday, 25 November 2011

A Cheat's Guide to Resolutions


Day 25 is here and I am on the homeward run for AEDM
which is a little bit sad
because it has been quite a mad fun ride
and I have found many wonderful blogs 
and everyone has just been too sweet for words...
and no one has complained 
yet 
about the tea cup stacks 
which have made quite a few appearances
especially on PPF day if I am remembering right
sorry about that all PPF people... 
no tea next week
but as the month draws to a close my thoughts turn to...


December
and for me that means one thing...
time to set my 2011 resolutions... 
that is not a typo, I did write 2011 and there is a very good reason for this
you see I hate being locked into things 
and the chances of me sticking to resolution for 12 months are thin...
ok they are improssible...
but I figure I can sneak up on it...


and if aedm has shown me anything
it has shown me that I can do things for a month
and that means I could finish the year on a high 
and can smuggly say on
new years eve 
that I kept my 2011 resolutions.
so here they are


I will not whinge and whine, bitch and moan about the alarm going off at the crack of dawn...
now this is a deceptively easy one because there is only one day of school left for the year as summer break starts on December 1, and then the alarm gets turned off until late January... but  if Sinus Man decides to sleep upstairs on the night of the 30th then this could be touch and go...


I will make amazing lunch boxes for Phantom...
see note above regarding the fact that I will only have to make one...  but don't be fooled here either because to qualify for this I have to end the war of the cheese stick, which has involved me placing said cheese stick in lunch box every day for the last week, and it coming home every day... I know she isn't going to eat it, and quite honestly if she did she would probably end up with food poisoning, but I feel like a better mum if there is some dairy in there and it is my excuse for not making something mind blowing... as in ... you didn't eat what I put in there yesterday so don't expect me to make an effort today... in my defence can I point out that said lunch box is put together at approx 5.45 am so the fact that she doesn't get an old mango seed and the dog's breakfast is a miracle...


I will not grinch out when Christmas shopping...
this is going to be tough... maybe all pressies can be bought on line... then again cracking up when the internet connection goes down is still grinching I suppose... may review this one


To not kill any plants for the whole month...
including the artificial Christmas tree... almost did last year... trust me you don't want to know...


To make sure there are fresh... preferably insane looking flowers in the house all month... this is a late addition due to the purchase earlier today of these insane green chrysanthemums... how positively cool are these


To not put any more bread in the freezer...
Phantom is a coeliac, and I don't really eat the stuff yet we have enough bread in the freezer to see us through three winters


To always check painting water for little midgies so I don't paint them into work...
the tiny black specks on the tea cup stack above are actually dead midgies, painted in ... because I couldn't be assed to get up and change the water every five minutes because they insisted on dive bombing the stuff...


Ok
just scrolled back and that is starting to look like a scary list
and I want to ease into the whole thing
so unless you can think of something huge I have missed 
let's call that complete...


and a final reminder that I will be drawing the giveaway
in the afternoon Australian time
so pop over here if you haven't got an entry in


Happy PPF and AEDM all !!!

50 comments:

Rosie Kaplan said...

Cool post and I really like your cups - ah I went when I saw them goodie, cups!

Janet said...

I LOVE this Tracey! I'm just grinning from ear to ear!

steph said...

I LOVE the tea cups, Tracey!!! the colors are yummy!!! Happy PPF!!

Hybrid J said...

Loving the tea cups and the colors just beautiful. It makes me want to dance ... make sense?! :)

Tracey Potter said...

New year resolutions for next year... I keep them simple and try to do them all year round, I think it will be much of the same again for the coming year for me. Great you are ending the year with a BANG!!!

Needless to say your tea cups are lovely, keep them coming I say. xx

tortagialla said...

lol! I love your 2011 resolution idea...haha... sweet! happy aedm!

Nigel said...

The cups are fine, haven't got bored with them yet, and love the lime green 'mums; they look like something from a 60's monster movie - "The Chrysanthemums from the Black Lagoon!"

As for resolutions, a few years back I made a resolution that I wouldn't make any more resolutions. So far I've managed to stick with it :)

Gwen said...

I am certainly still enjoying yor cups. I also love that shade of green and well done for sticking on in there:)
xx

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Your teacup stack looks great! I made a resolution decades ago not to make resolutions and I haven't broken it yet ;).
Stay inspired!

Netty said...

Loving your pretty teacup stack. Happy PPF and enjoy the weekend, Annette x

Pointy Pix said...

I love your tea cups and am certainly not bored of seeing all the varieties you've painted. I also love the idea of starting your resolutions at the end of the year - definitely road to success and I may have to try that one myself not that I've even bothered to make any for the last few years.

Jennibellie said...

Hahaha this is my favourite post yet - and actually made me pretty smug for the first time ever reading your posts that I'm in a cold winter right now and don't have to deal with dive bombing midgets. Love the colours you've used on this stack, they work beautifully together. Good look with the list - think the xmas shopping one will prove worst, who doesn't grinch with that task? thanks for sharing :) x

FranT said...

OH I love the colors!!! This is such a funny and good post...I kill plants too. Its sad because I love plants and flowers so much.
I love the tea cups, keep them coming:)

NatashaMay said...

I love how you stack your cups. :) Great resolutions as well. Hope you get to keep them til the end. :)

hastingshall2 said...

Love the teacups, midges and all!
Faye

WrightStuff said...

As you are Australian I was expecting to see some bigger and fiercer insects in your paint water. I mean... midges... come on.... where are the man-eating spiders?

Anne said...

Good luck with your resolutions! I never make them!!!

Thank you for the beautiful teacup painting, I so love your paintings

Happy PPF!

pauline said...

why on earth would anyone complain about your gorgeous stacked teacups? They are beautiful...
i smiled at your 2011 resolution bit. :-)
Have a great weekend Tracey!
xoxo

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Your cups run over with beauty. Whinge, I just love tahst word. Fantsdtic post. xox Corrine

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Lovely painting ~ love your whole 'tea' series ~ Day at a time is my motto ~ great post ~~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey) Happy PPF

Terrie said...

Do you own a collection of teacups that you use for inspiration? These look like ones my sister has collected - delicate and delightful! I love seeing your cups - and your flowers. So, together they are perfect!

Jenn Girl said...

Love the tea cups and the resolutions!

Christine said...

I love the addition of the rose crowning the teacups. It just adds that touch of softness, well done! And those might be my favourite type of chrysanthemums, think they are called spider.

carlarey said...

I love your stacks of tea cups, they are always a treat to see. And i really like the idea of making your resolutions of December 1st. It's all about achievable goals, isn't it?

craftattack said...

Cool Post, and I love your tea-cups! Valerie

La Abela said...

Those cups of tea with his rose is a charm.Saludos

aimee said...

that is one awesome drawing and a seriously ambitious list! i'd be incredibly lucky if I could manage "not grinching out" and "to not kill any plants". good luck with the list and watch out for the midgies!

Serena said...

Your teacup stack is gorgeous....no complaints here. I had to giggle at your resolutions list...too funny. lol I'm ashamed to say that we waste so much bread in this house. Nobody seems to eat it until I stop buying it and then there's complaints because there's no bread....I just can't win a trick!

Magical Day Dream said...

Whaha I love the idea of doing your resolutions this time of the year! Funny :D

x

Marielle

Rita said...

What an idea! Make your resolutions for December 1st. I love it--so funny! I make a list, but it isn't resolutions. I make a "goal" list...which I fully expect not to check off half of. It's just a to-do reference list for the year. I do occasionally adjust it during the year...usually additions. (My mind is notorious for making promises my body can't keep.) And whatever doesn't get done--well, it either gets dropped or transferred to the next year's list.

I'm so glad we connected this year. Good luck with your list, lady!! :):)

Victoria said...

Hi Tracey! Wonderful post as always! LOVe your art..that blue tea cup on top (and also topped with a rose)..dazzling..i am on the hunt for a blue tea cup..yours are magical and inspiring..I love the charm of your creations..so very gorgeous and uplifting!
Shine on friend..
Victoria

FLO said...

Hello Tracey,
your guide to resolutions is very funny. Lovely composition for cups of tea and the colors, I love them you know that!

Evelyn said...

LOL, fun post. Love your artwork. I know I've said this before, but once again, love love love that header.
Ev

EVA said...

What a riot and a great way to be successful at resolutions! Love it! And I love the teacups. Not bored yet, not at all. Great job!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Fantastic idea to do your 2011 resolutions now!!! Thanks for such a chuckle - your home life sounds like a blast!PS I think I will miss the teacups so I hope we get to see more of them!

Cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I love the stacked cups with their pretty pinkalicious rose! Those insane neon mums scare me a little, tho ;)

Diana Evans said...

this is a gorgeous piece and I love that you are working on your 2011 resolutions....I have to work on my 2011 ones too!!!!

Joni Nickrent said...

Beautiful work...love your style...a fun and whimsical stack of fun!

Christine said...

still in love with your tea cups....and your blog..

Gloria said...

Love your resolutions and your cups are always awesome. Thanks for sharing.

Giggles said...

Love your humor and artwork!! So wonderful! Thanks for stopping by and drawing me back here!! Love it...those resolutions resonate with me! The flowers amazing, those would be ones I'd buy as well...Happy ppf!

Hugs Giggles

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

Little giggles over here!! That was a very fun post. :) Good luck on the resolutions and lovely teacups.

Mandy said...

lol..i never sick to them either..maybe ill set realistic ones this year...lol...love your tea cups...xxx

Kathy said...

Okay, you've inspired me to do likewise with the resolutions today. Now, if I could only learn to paint so easily!

Rhonda said...

Love your teacups!! You gave me a good morning laugh reading your resolutions. Have a wonderful day - cheers!

Lorinda said...

So darn clever!

Love the cups--gorgeous!

Sarah Anderson said...

how can you not love stacks of teacups!!! I've loved seeing them :) Fab resolutions, what a great idea! Don't know why I'd not thought of it before as I often write my targets for teaching down after I've done them with the kids, then I know they're gonna achieve them as they already have lol

Fallingladies said...

Love your cups always! Your style is so great! So sorry I missed your giveaway!

Nicola said...

Love those teacups!!! Very cute illustration and your bit about the cheese sticks made me laugh, I have that problem too :0)

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Lovely, so elegant and delicate. I´m counting the days in pack lunches amounts as well. :D