Friday, 18 May 2012

The Mighty Haul...


My painting this week is all about the huge wave of wonderful 
that came my way last Sunday
or as I like to call it 
the Mighty Haul... 

The painting doesn't do any of it justice
because this year was exceptional
it may not have had peachy soap
but realistically If I had been serious about replacing that
then I would have started the campaign for it much earlier
and the flowers filled the house with a glorious scent
and had no fuzzy associations at all like peaches do
so that was a win win right there.


But I need to take the opportunity to say
 Sinus and Phantom should be applauded
for being freaking awesome
and for their insanely perfect gifts
which included a gorgeous Japanese Tea set
with beautiful delicate cups 
and a cast iron tea pot
which does double duty as a workout weight
or a weapon if need be
wait that is triple duty isn't it...
see how good is that

and a huge
and I mean huge tea cup in my favourite colour
and tea flavoured chocolates
which are ridiculously good
and George Clooney
not actual George Clooney
cause if I actually got him
the real actual person him
then I certainly wouldn't be blogging right now let me tell you
so they got me the DVD of the Descendants
which I haven't watched
because I read the book last week
and it was insanely good
and now I am scared that the movie won't live up to it
such a dilemma...


and I must come clean that there were also
Maltesers and Crisps
but sadly they didn't make it into the painting
as they didn't last long enough to be painted
I did share them though
well sort of shared them
okay
okay
I'm sure I thought about sharing them at least
and I am sharing my painting of the rest of the Haul
with all my fellow wonderfuls at Paint Party Friday
so that has to count for something...xx



This week I have been busy
here are some posts you may have missed...





62 comments:

Rita said...

What a glorious haul!! And you have rendered it all with your usual joyous aplomb. Your posts are always delightful!! :):)

Anonymous said...

wow, that IS a good haul! you've clearly trained them well......

i thought the movie was great; i hope it measures up to the book.

xoxoxo, buf

Jennifer McLean said...

AAh, a lucky lady who deserves all she can haul away, lol. Those chocolates look awesome, prolly almost as awesome as the Malteasers, Hey, no hitting with the tea pot, ouch!! I DID say ALMOST!! SHeesh.

Good aim though from like 15000 km away!
Hugs & giggles,
Jenn

Gloria said...

Wow, fantastic paintings of your gifts. You are so good at what you do. Very nice!

Michelle V. Alkerton said...

Beautiful painting and so glad you were remembered on Mother's Day :).
Stay inspired!

peggy gatto said...

fabulous!

Helen Campbell said...

What a haul! I love the tea set... being a tea fanatic myself. And not sharing, or not sharing much, of your favorite treats is TOTALLY acceptable on mothers day. Really, it is. :)

Lynn said...

Your eye for detail is insane, you know that right? I oggle your drawings each and every one!
I have a few favorite painters on line here and you are right up at the top of that list!
Happy mom's day and Happy PPF!

Netty said...

Loving your terrific paintings. Happy PPF, Annette x

Ayala Art said...

I wanted chocolate too! ;o)

Carin said...

That is a fantastic haul! I covet that teapot and just love your painting!

Pointy Pix said...

I always wonder why Mother's day is celebrated at different times of the year in different parts of the world. ours was back in March. You did well and I love that so much of it was tea inspired! Beautiful work as always how you manage to make every day objects look so delightfully wonderful always amazes me!

Mandy said...

your work makes me smile...there is just something about it...obviously its brillant, but something else...oh...i got that movie too...haven't watched it yet but plan too this weekend...xxx

Maria Ontiveros said...

I love your "haul," especially the chocolates!
Happy PPF,
rinda

scapmanufaktur said...

you are a master of sketching. Love all of your work.

craftattack said...

Great work, and looks like you had a goodtime! Valerie

Yvonne said...

I sure enjoy your wonderful work. It's amazing.

minnemie said...

I love it when a picture peeks out of it's own frame - like the joy cannot be contained. Fantastic as usual!

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Absolutely wonderful illustrations. I am following you now, but not in a stalkish way...

Vicki Holdwick said...

Hi Tracey,

What a great haul, indeed!

Just wanted to touch base and tell you again that I love your art and your prose,

xoxo

carlarey said...

Teapot/weapon...I like the way you think!

Judging from the haul, you have trained your family well, or at least trained them well enough to fake it on their own a couple of times a year.

Beautifully illustrated, but we expect nothing less.

Sandra said...

Your paintings are so full of life and energy! I just love your quirky style! And you must have cupboards full of beautiful cups!!

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Paintings are rich and wonderful and delightful and loving gifts you received ~ so happy for you ~ Kudos to your family ~thanks, namaste, ^_^

SHERI C said...

I love visiting your site and all the beautiful art! Such talent.
Wishing you a great PPF!
Sheri Cook
Happy Horse Studio

Nordljus said...

What wonderful gifts! I love those heavy tea pots, and that tea cup is just gorgeous. Never had any tea flavoured chocolates, but it sounds delicious! Terrific drawing.

Carolyn Dube said...

What a great tea pot- able to do so many valuable tasks - esp. help you protect your tea chocolates! I think they surpassed the peach soap- they had chocolate and a beautiful tea cup! Happy PPF!

La Abela said...

Your pin turas they are wonderful, I love as bye details, I think I almost smell the you and taste the chocolate, lol. Saludos

Marji {RainCityGirl} said...

What an incredible haul! Lucky Girl :) I will live vicariously through your lovely painting, thinking of tea and chocolate. Happy PPF

Neesie said...

Ok so I need to start my campaign now for next year...right!

You are one lucky lady let me tell you ...not only do you have such a fantastic mightly haul there, but you can write AND paint!
Call my picky but I think you should share some of your talent...cos you just have too much for one person! ;D

Nora CG said...

Your work is always so beautiful and full of detail! I love all those gifts you received. You are a lucky and very talented girl!!!
Happy PPF!

NatashaMay said...

I so enjoy your sketches every week. :) The flower is fantastic!

Mary C. Nasser said...

You've been wonderfully busy!
Those chocolates look lovely and decadent.
Have been meaning to see that movie, too...hope it's good! :)
♥♥♥
Happy PPF!!
Mary
Mixed-Media Map Art

Ginny said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful day filled with lots of special treats. I enjoyed your drawings this week as I always do. You are so talented and I am so glad that I have gotten to know you and your work.

cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

Way to go, Phantom and Sinus! That aqua cup and saucer are scrumptious--I'm guessing they got it huge so that you and George could just share ;)

Anne said...

Delicious treats, thank you for sharing! :)) I appreciate your taste in men! :))

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

I love coming here to read and see what you are up to. I do need a bit of time to soak it all in tho. What fun to get all those goodies and to paint them. That makes them last even longer. Thanks for your nice comment on my blog post too. Happy PPF. I did try to post a slide show but it won't post. They did away with the SLIDE one I had three on there too. I am very frustrated about that!!

kat said...

You and I have both got chocolate and tea on our minds, just loving your art work Tracey, it's just full of Tracey Fletcher style, so great to honour these special moments of indulgence!

Debbie said...

It's always such a joy to read your posts and see your beautiful work. I ove your paintings this week. That lily is gorgeous. Wow!

kristin maynes said...

Another lovely post! Love your work. I see that you have chocolate tea treats in your first painting...are you going to enter 100 Illustrations? The theme is about food. http://www.100illustrations.com/
I think your's would be a great submission. Happy PPF!

Alexandra said...

What a wonderful job, Tracey. I LOVE this painting. Everything in it is so, well, right! :) Well done. Keep up the wonderful work. You're so incredibly inspiring. Every time I grab my paint brushes, I click my red, sparkly heels and I say to myself - "I want to paint like Tracey. I want to paint like Tracey!"

tee hee :)

xx

WrightStuff said...

Oh my... tea and chocolate combined... swoon!

Stephanie Mealor Corder said...

I LOVE your painting and especially that you got all those wonderful well deserved treats! We watched the movie last weekend and it was pretty good, though I haven't read the book so I can't compare....
xx
Stephanie

Christine said...

beautiful paintings this week Tracey!

pauline said...

mmmmmmmm...... George Clooooooney.....
where was i? Oh, right. Your gorgeous paintings. Those yummy colors. The teacups and chocolate!!! oh my... and George Cloooooooney..... xoxo

Victoria said...

Wow..gorgeous and exquisite work...stunning and always visually inspiring!
Victoria

Nora MacPhail said...

Marvelous! I like that you draw and paint outside of the boundaries. Makes for wonderful compositions. Love all the turquoise!

Melisa said...

Wow, what wonderful little beauties you have here this week! I do think you should have painted George in there somewhere, though. ;)

Jenny Lee Wentworth said...

Lucky lady! I've never heard of tea flavored chocolates but chocolate anything sounds good to me. Love to see what you're working, you are so talented! :)

Happy Painting,
Jenny

Liz said...

Lucky mum! Did you score some arty time too?.

Lovely paintings as always. How long did it take to do?

I love seeing your stuff.

Best wishes,
Liz

Rhonda said...

Super colorful! That's my favorite part of your fabulous art. I'm happy you received such an awesome gift, and you shared it with us through your art. Happy PPF :-)

Giggles said...

You are definitely a master at your craft!! I am always amazed and inspired! You must be an amazing mom too!! Glad you are revered! My favorite chocolate and tea is a way to my heart too!

Hugs Giggles

Elisa Choi said...

You draw so realistically, Tracey. I adore your drawings and colors. Love it! Great sweet haul!

Geri Centonze said...

What a deliciously funny post! Your artwork is gorgeous. I always wanted to be able to draw like that! And your header...beautiful!!! I love all those lines as well ♥ How wonderful that your teapot doubles as a workout weight - I have a kettle bell weight that is very similar! =) Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Viola said...

Oh my.. what an artist you are! Marvellous drawings! :)

Molly said...

Tea flavored chocolate? I never heard of such a thing! (see how I hone in on the truly important message???)
Glad your mother's day was so lovely. Where do you keep your ever growing supply of beautiful tea cups????
(yet another important element of your post that I am quick to pick right up on!). :-D

Scarlett Clay said...

I love your work, and I would love to try that chocolate sometime!

Gloria said...

You lucky girl, you! I love all your paintings this week, and am glad you were treated royally! Thanks for your comments on my art.

laurie said...

that is a great haul and a beautiful painting!!
I have had to start a new blog, I hope you will find me, I have called it when the bough broke,

Tammie Lee said...

wow wow, such awesome and thoughtful gifts.
was it your birthday?love your paintings AND what a great way to remember an occasion.

Michelle Webb said...

Marvellous paintings, love them all. Michelle xx

Faye said...

Tracey, your paintings are wonderful. I love the lilies.

Paula - Buenos Aires said...

Niiiice! I like multitasking too. :D
Btw: my desk is that neat because it is actually our table. I take things out, work, put things away. So I can be as OCD as I like with having my materials in line. :D