Sunday, 4 December 2011

Hoovering Lady Grey



So I am having a bit of a day... you see we bought some new chairs and they are just the right height that you can pop a cup of tea on the floor beside you and not have to reach and stretch, or use the coffee table....just perfect lazy must be starting to get old when this is how I am judging how perfect a chair is... only trouble is that the dog has decided he likes my tea.... he has never really taken any notice of it when it sits on one of the tables, but he seems to have decided that if it is on his level it is fair game....so if I don't keep an eye on him I reach down to grab my mug and he has his snout in there hoovering my Lady Grey... very off putting.... so offputting I haven't really managed to find my feet creatively all day and now I am paranoid and keep having to check my tea for tell tale white hairs... all this meant that I managed to smudge my painting in about three places, and while I had grand plans of doing something spectacular for my first link up with Sunday Sketches and also to link up with Artists in Blogland as I haven't visited them for a while... and instead of that I have a distracted by the dog drinking my tea sketch....




38 comments:

tortagialla said...

lol, your dog drinking your tea sketch is pretty cool regardless. funny how certain things seem to attract them and others not. my little vash will go "check" out stuff but then run away. he especially doesn't like the smell of coffee...good thing for me! hehe!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Wonderful sketch as usual ~ Great style ~ fun story too!~ thanks, namaste, Carol (Share the Creative Journey)

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

When I first saw your blog title, I thought you were vacuuming up your painted petals :). I'd think your tea would be too hot for Mushu, but if you're anything like me, you get distracted with what you're doing and let it go cold. lol Thanks for the link to Artists in Blogland. I've joined up too :). Enjoy your new chairs!
Stay inspired!

Rita said...

This was so funny! Love it!
Your sketch looks really cute, despite the anxiety and interruptions. ;)

Christine said...

This is just beautiful, love the rich colours. Just when you think you're comfortable, along comes 'distractions'!

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

Is a little tea too much to sacrifice for a true hero who practically saved your life oh so recently? Just kiddin'...I wouldn't want him slurping from my cup, either--no matter how cute he is ;)

Missy said...

You did come up with something spectacular, beautiful piece! Your puppy likes tea, that makes me smile!

Tammie said...

your painting is lovely~

EVA said...

LOL - offputting indeed!!

A beautiful painting regardless though!

Maybe one of those mesh fly covers over your cup might keep it safe...

Lori said...

Beautiful piece. My cat likes to try anything I'm drinking. He doesn't always come back for seconds but he does need to check it out.

NatashaMay said...

Well, the solution is to make the pooch another cup so you can drink it together. :) Love your watercolor painting as always. :)

WrightStuff said...

My cats keep stealing sips from my water when I'm not keeping my wits about me so I know what you're up against. And to be foolish enough to leave your cereal bowl unattended and expect there to be milk left in it, is frankly your own fault!!

Beautiful art - regardless of doggy distraction!

rajns (carolyn) said...

Even on your tough days your sketches blow my mind. The shapes of the petals and leaves amaze me. As for the tea drinking pup - all the best with that - our dog has US pretty well trained so that he usually gets what he wants.

Debbie said...

even though you were distracted by your doggy, your painting turned out great!

Sophia said...

Welcome to SS! Wow! First off...love LOVE your header! SO much. LOVE English Tea, as well as making it. Brilliant.

Also love your art in general. So elegant, soft...beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us. :)

VonnyK said...

I can relate to the tea stealer, my parrot drinks my coffee if I don't guard it. Does kind of kill the moment for a cuppa doesn't it. Still you managed a beautiful picture.

laurie said...

I think you did do something beautiful, I see no white hairs in it either!

Gallery Juana said...

I wonder if your dog is keeping a similar eye on you and worrying if you're getting into his tea ... lol. My kitty used to do the same with my cheese and water.

Beautiful art piece. I look forward to seeing more.

Serena said...

Mushu probably thinks you've bought him a fancy new drinking bowl being that it's floor level. lol Regardless, I love the sketch! :)

Saturday Sequins said...

Your work is beautiful, Tracey! Such great technique, and such a wonderful sense of color. So warm and happy and vibrant.

I have to laugh about your dog and tea... because mine used the be the same way with my lemonade! We'd be sitting side by side, watching TV, and I'd hear sllluuuuurrp! And he'd be sticking his tongue into the glass. Adorable little devils, aren't they?

Tracy said...

We can't leave glasses of water on the table. They attract curious cats who like to take a sip because it tastes oh so much better after I human has used it. They also like to run tests on gravity, just to make sure it's still in proper working order.

Love the sketch!

FranT said...

This made me laugh! Those dogs are so sneaky aren't they? And i don't see any smudges... your painting looks wonderful! I am glad I am looking at your blog this morning, as your painting is perfect inspiration for me to get going later today (after work)

Heather said...

great colors!!!!!! i think it turned out great!

Nigel said...

The picture turned out great, despite the distractions.
The first rule of ownership for dogs (& cats) - if it's on the floor, it's his. Mine would never pinch anything from the couch or coffee table, but if his tail just happened to knock it on the floor.....

Kate said...

Lovely sketch,I am happy to welcome you to the Sunday sketches. I don't post every week but do like to often. Your work is very nice, Thanks for popping over to my blog.

lissa said...

sweet sketch. I like your use of colors, very soothing with a touch of brightness.

Kristin said...

Ooooh, SO PRETTY! xo

Hannah Sommerville said...

I just love your loose style. I think its beautiful :)

Catherine... said...

Great job, does pooch like milk and sugar in his tea?...

Linda Starr said...

Lovely flowers. I have a cat that likes to drink from my coffee cup if I leave it sitting somewhere, at first I thought he like the cream in the coffee but then a visitor who took their's black left it sitting and he was caught drinking that too. Ha so your story about your dog is so hilarious. At my ripe age, I like chairs that aren't too low so I can easily get out of them.

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

Thanks as always for the smile- I do so LOVE reading your posts, and if there were smudges in this painting, I can't see them! Now, I'm off to catch up on what I missed last week- looking forward to more smiles!

pauline said...

Tracey, lOVE the Sunday sketch and your words always make me smile. :-)
AS usual, your flowers are so pretty & i just read your previous post on transfers and WOW.... that looks amazing! i know nothing about transfers but i loved seeing your process... (even the painting over your lettering!)
happy CED! xoxo

Sandy Coleman said...

Hilarious! He needs his own cup of tea. Simple solution. :-) Ah, the torment we artists have to endure.

kimmie said...

Yes, dog hairs are off putting :)
Your sketch is very fun though ... And lighthearted too ... Must be the dog's influence :)

Lynn Richards said...

I had a golden retriever who had a love for coffee, with cream, thank you very much.
so happy to be back and visiting, your paintings are glorious. Love the tea pot in the past post.
xo
lynn

Beverley Baird said...

Love your artwork! A fellow tea drinker! (and I am not referring to your dog - altho he obviously has good taste!)
Thanks so much for stopping by!

Joanne Osband said...

Dogs.......you got to love them!

The colors of your sketch are wonderful and flowers are a pleasant sight during these dark days, thanks!

Gwen said...

your dog has good taste:)
xx
lovely flowers by the way!
xx