Tuesday, 19 June 2012

Tea with Chrissy....

Tuesday mornings find me thinking of all sorts of tea wonderfullness
I get that first quiet cuppa 
now that everyone is back at school and work
and the house is all my own
the studio is all quiet 
well almost quiet because the mutt is lying beside me on my work desk
and he has developed quite the snore

Snoring aside, it is great to share my latest little tea painting
which was done on a card for my Mother-in -Law Loretta
for her birthday on Sunday
and it matches the mugs and platter that Sinus picked out for her
I would have gone the teacups
but these lovely fine bone china mugs are pretty special too
and as an unexpected presentfor the rest of us
we had a lovely warm sunny winter's day
so I got to make a new iced tea
Green tea with jasmine, pear, cinnamon, apple and orange
and it was delicious
and the perfect drink while sitting back thinking of the exciting collaboration
that has come about this week...

There is an artist here in Brisbane
and she does all this gorgeous, colourful work
that is vibrant and full of life
and we are doing a collaboration 
which is just the most exciting and wonderful thing
and makes me squeal and squirm with all the possibilities

Chrissy, the clever thing that she is,
 makes not only gorgeous paintings, cards, books, and fabrics
she also paints these wonderful re purposed vintage teacups
and she is making one for me and sending it to me
and then I am going to paint it for her
her work is exisite isn't it...

You can find Chrissy's post about our news here
and her store is here
and her web site which is bursting with colour is here
I know that just by looking at these pics 
you can totally understand my excitement!!!

Happy Tea Tuesday all... xx

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Unknown said...

Awesome! I can't wait to see where this goes, you are both very talented artists.

Fallingladies said...

Wow, sounds very exciting, i will have to check out her site!

Rita said...

I can hardly wait to see what kind of teacup she paints for you--and then your rendition!! Whoohoo! Now I have somebody new to follow, too. ;)

Unknown said...

I love the red mug! The colors in the painting a bit different than your typical palette with the brown-ish shadowing. Different but loving it!
Chrissy's got a lovely store, amazing paintings! Thanks so much for sharing. have a great day,FranT xo
PS thanks again for your kind comments as always:)

Belinda Basson said...

Fab colour, great fine china mug. Love the detailing you did on the magenta. Can see why you are inspired by her colour and textures.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds like you are going to have fun! Great paintings again! Valerie

Neesie said...

I'm wriggling and squirming with excitement for you Trace ;D
How fabulous.
Your painting is yet again amazing too.
I can see why you love Chrissy's colours...they give a powerful burst to the eyes.
I'm off to check out her blog and shop so thanks for sharing.
I'll also be looking forward to seeing the teacup outcome too.
By the way...I have a snoring fluff ball next to me too. No not my hubby! Mufftypup makes an amazing amount of noise for something so small and cute.
Have fun (which I know you will) :D

Roxanne said...

Thank you for putting us on to Chrissy's art. Another wonderful artist to follow. And yes, I like your red tea cup too!

Sandra Busby said...

Ooh , yes I can definitely understand your excitement! Wow - beautiful! And I love the mug too. I brought a teeny weeny espresso cup and saucer just a few days ago that is very nearly the same design!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

You always get me excited when I come to visit. Hope your tea is as delicious as it looks. And of course, have a delightful Tea Tuesday.

Meihsia Liu said...

Wow...amazingly beautiful...

minnemie said...

WOw, you nailed that mug! Beautiful! Happy Alone-Tuesday to you - though by this time it is probably already long gone:-)

Anonymous said...

I love all the great art work you presented with your tea today. Happy T on T!

SandeeNC said...

Love the tea cup you painted and the tea cup that she is making for you, both are beautiful works of art! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

Darla said...

Great painting of the tea mug, yes it is a mug not a cup but it is a very delicate mug. I'd be happy to sip my morning tea from it.


Melisa said...

Your mug painting is beautiful, Chrissy's painted tea cup is beautiful, and that tea sounds sooo good.

my cup of tea said...

LOVE~Love the teacup! Jasmine tea is my favorite of all time! i enjoy your posts! Happy Tea-on-Tuesday!

~*~Patty S said...

How special to get two talented artists together = double the creativity and fun!
Can't wait to see what happens next

Happy T day to you...sending you some Virginia sunshine

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Hey Tracey, congrats on you collaboration. Sounds very exciting! Your work is absolutely incredible so no telling what the two of you can do together. :)

The tea cup card for your MIL is very pretty. She is certainly going to love the set her son picked out for her.

As for the cookies, I posted the link within my text, but am adding it here for you in case you want to give them a go:


Hope your day is great. Tammy

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

By the way, that ice team does sound awesome! :)

BJ said...

Your artwork is exquisite. BJ

Šolanje na domu-Waldorf said...

I love your tea cups! :) Gorgeous!

Lori said...

Tracey - you always make me smile. Love the red tea cup. I am looking forward to seeing what the collaboration brings. xoxo

Jez said...

Love the simplicity and colours of the red mug painting, and look forward to seeing your painted cup. How lovely to have collaborations like that!

Denise said...

I'm going to visit your friend,sounds like great fun.Painting over old tea cups.I love your newest painting,that must be your Raspberry and cream SOC.Very pretty,talented lady-Denise

joanna said...

Art collaborations are so much fun! can't wait to see what you come up with!
love your red tea cup :)

joanna said...

Art collaborations are so much fun! can't wait to see what you come up with!
love your red tea cup :)

Introverted Art said...

The colors are so luscious and amazing! WOW. I am drooling over them :)

Elizabeth GLz said...

WOW I just adore those tea cups!! Looking forward to see the paintings!!

AM Zafaran said...

Love the tea cups!I LOVE all your work!

VonnyK said...

Wow Trace, your art and Chrissy's cups, what an amazing combination.
Can't wait to see your picture when it's done.

Terrie said...

Now that I'm back from camping and gradually catching up on blog reading, of course I had to take a detour and visit Chrissy. OMG, her art is gorgeous...and I can see why you appreciate it so much - you're both talented and share an interest in subject matter. What a fun collaboration! Can't wait to see it develop....