Tuesday Tea means it is time to come clean
about a teabag related matter...
The temptation of the growing pile of teabag papers finally got to me
and all my plans for growing a glorious mountain of the stuff
has been completely destroyed by my non existent will power
It started with just one paper
just to have a try
just to see if hey were fun to work with
and I justified this appalling about face by telling myself that
if they are rubbish to draw on then I can reclaim the ledge in my kitchen
which is now the teabag graveyard
More accurately it all started with Kimmie
she got this obsession started
so I am figuring she is to blame
for any and all of my actions from reading that post on...
In effort to assuage my guilt at not sticking to the plan
and collecting 50 squillion before I touched any of them
I did draw and paint a little teapot on it
and then added a little handmade paper with one of my favourite quotes on it
from one of my creative heroes.... Olafur Eliasson
and was feeling rather justified in breaking my collecting vow
but on sticking it down in my sketchbook
I may have overdone the glue by more than a smidge
in fact I had a bit of a rush of blood and there is so much glue on that sucker
that it is about double the thickness that it should be
which meant it didn't turn out as great as I wanted it to
close... but not quite
which meant of course that I had to have another go
and the vow to just try one was also done and dusted
so we have the little teapot on the other page
and now I am in love with the texture of this paper
and all vows are out the windows
and all those papers are fair game
and my mind is going a million miles an hour
which means that I will be needing to drink tea at a furious rate
to feed my ever growing need for teabag papers
Which is a slight dilemma
because I have been mainlining Republic of Tea Blackberry Sage
and the teabags don't give me the lovely paper
they give me some great round ones, but not those lovely slips of stained loveliness
I am going to have to start alternating my tea to ensure a supply of the papers
nice one Kimmie
now even my tea drinking is all manner of complicated !!!!
some updates on my last few blog posts...
Warning... this post does contain images of a rather disgusting cake
and if you have a weak stomach you may want to avoid this post...
trust me my stomach is still reeling because I had to taste the thing... but hey if you are tough head on over to have a look...
is clear of scary cakes, and full of iced tea wonderfulness...