Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Buddha's Last Balls

 You have no idea how long I have been waiting to use that title
ever since I bought
Buddha balls from the tea shop
I have been wanting to use them in a title
which is totally juvenile I know
but something about even typing balls makes me giggle
so I finally got down to the last two Green Jasmine Tea Buddha Balls
so felt that is was now appropriate
as they are indeed Buddha's last balls
well in my house anyway...

So I made myself a strawberry flavour buddha tea 
and had every intention of painting it
until I looked really closely at just how complex that flower
becomes when it unfurls and figured that that was way too hard
and perhaps I had better things to do with my time
like work on the tea themed canvases
that have been hanging
neglected on the wall for the last few weeks
that I have started and stopped about a million times
and are in danger of being forever unfinished unless I attacked them

 So by the time I finished the second last ball
I had got quite a bit further along with them
and they are starting to look like teacups
and the H2O's that I am using are twinkling nicely
even if that doesn't photograph too well
 trust me they are twinkling and shimmering
and now I am dying for them to dry so I can get back to them

So it is looking like the last Buddha ball 
will be disappearing this afternoon as I get back to them
and if you love tea themed posts 
head over to Art in Red Wagons
for Tea on Tuesdays with Kimmie...xx


Lorinda.C.F said...

Best post title ever!! And gorgeous teacups! xx

Alexandra MacVean said...

I busted out laughing at your statement re: Buddha ball. Oh dear. :)

Your teacups are divine and anyone would be in heaven sipping a perfect hot cuppa from one of those. So....you willing to sell that print? Hee ;)

Hugs xx

Jaz Higgins said...

It takes balls to write a post like this! I've got to get a groove on with my MPC piece as well!

Neesie said...

I have to confess Tracey I've never heard of Buddah's last balls (giggle giggle....)never mind tasting them!!!
(cough ~ lets get serious here)
The teacups are brilliant. I've always had a soft spot for teacups but never painted them. Have fun :D

Jennifer McLean said...

I love your teacups and I'm happy that you finally got to use the spectacularly funny blog post name!
Jenn of www.JustAddWaterSilly.com

Valerie-Jael said...

Nice way to wake your muse. I always have to laugh in the shops when i see *Mozart Balls* on sale....Valerie

Lori said...

Beautiful tea cups! Seriously though I am laughing out loud. You crack me up. xoxo

Anonymous said...

We're all 12 inside, the word "duty" does it for me every time. I can't watch a Super Duty truck commercial without breaking out into hysterics while my much mature (ha) 16 year old son says, "really mom. Really?" It's the little things.
I love your tea blossom, those are such nice teas to have every now and again.
Enjoy your day!

Nigel said...

Wahayy, a LOL moment :) I don't know why but when I saw the title I thought "AC/DC".

I guess it's payback for the lighthouse ;)

Rita said...

Giggly title!
I have never tried one of those unfurling flower tea balls, but they do look fascinating!
Twinkling H2Os have such a shimmer and the camera can't always catch it. These are just lovely! And I can bet prettier in person.
Have a smiley day!! :)

*jean* said...

snort...i have a confession...we love those kind of jokes at our house...ever since my son discovered what that meant we snort and reel with laughter every time it is mentioned...i join you in being juvenile...i live with boys so i have an excuse...LOVE your tea cups!! great great great colors!!! happy tuesday, tracey

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ha! I've never seen or heard of Buddha balls, but somewhere I do have a flowering tea that I've never used. Your paintings are beautiful and I love your blog banner. Have a great rest of the week. Tammy

pauline said...

You ROCK girl!! HAHAHAHAHA! I am still laughing. Your teacup paintings are great (as usual) and thank you for brightening up my day. Buddha balls...giggle. xoxo

Sadee Schilling said...

I LOVE these canvases! The colors are beautiful. I'm nursing my own cup of jasmine green as I type this--just a bag, no balls like you. I'm jealous ;).

Thank you for your wonderful comment on my blog this past weekend--so happy to learn that in addition to being a fellow art-lover you're a fellow literature lover as well! :)

Unknown said...

Lol, I never thought I'd hear that phrase...Buddha's last balls...didn't even know Buddha had tea balls... They are quite interesting, as balls go... Are Buddha's balls flowers or seed heads? (no pun intended) Love your tea cups, they are just fabulous, love the bright colours...hope you finish them... :)

Anonymous said...

Would like to comment on the prettiness of the teacups and the yumminess of the colors...but am too distracted wondering about his first ones :|

Unknown said...

poor Buddha - I wonder if he knows he's all out now?

I love your teacup portraits ... wonderful colors ... they just make me smile

Happy cuppa tea day ! ! ! xoxo

Daniele Valois said...

oh I love these stacked tea cups!!!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm thrilled and delighted that you joined us for tea this week. I am not sure what I enjoyed more, the paintings or Buddha's balls! The ones I had weren't Buddha's, but they had no taste, either. Love your humor as well as your tea post.

Carolyn Dube said...

If it takes Buddha's balls to get your teacups painted then that's what it takes. Hey, you are right, just typing balls makes you laugh....

Tamoonstone said...

Your title really did make me LOL! I also have never heard of Buddha Balls - too funny. Your Tea Cups are divine – really beautiful.

Gourdess said...

Oh you had me at "balls". I couldn't resist reading! The tea cups look lovely. I've never had tea like that! I have a question though. How does drink this lovely tea without getting bits sneaking into your mouth? I'm headed to the store today and may have to go search for these tea balls!

Gwen said...

Who would have thought that tea cups could be such great subjects for painting and hanging up. Your paintings are beautiful!

Diane ~ said...

your title & post created laughter while your art work created AWE! i love your work Tracey! :)

Debbie said...

You can only use that title once and you've used it well! Thanks for the laugh. Your teacups are wonderful.