Sunday, 23 June 2013

Cuppa Round Up ....

Day 22 Jehanne @ Jehanne's Doodles
the Cuppa With Friends project I am doing in conjunction with ICAD is coming along
though I must come clean and say this week was a bit tougher
some weeks you just paint like crap and none of it comes easily
so even though the results are still there every single bloody card was a struggle
on one it was the card started to dissolve a bit under the watercolours
which wad the case with the card above... it took two goes to get it sorted
another day it was a super wet and miserable day so it just wouldn't dry and the colours ran
another was just a super busy day so no time, then I was too cold to think 
and on one shocking day I found the the house was devoid of chocolate

Day 23 ... Lisa Wright @ The Write Stuff
So the big question this Sunday morning was how to turn it around
I luckily found a stash of chocolate which I took as a good sign
then got in and cleaned and sorted the studio a bit, well cleared a path to my desk at least
and decided it was time to paint up the card I had been planning for Lisa Wright
I have had this photo of Damon from the Vampire Diaries above my desk
in preparation for Lisa's card as we are both sadly in lust love with Damon
 and we both watch the show and email each other after episoides to discuss his loveliness
totally embarrassing in women of our age, but he is just too sexy pretty to be ignored
so I spent a glorious hour or so painting him up and adding little cut outs of the painting I did of her tea cup... suddenly life is better
I used a lightbox to get all his features in place on some handmade paper 
because drawing people is my absolutre least favourite thing to draw and paint
and if I had had to draw him freehand he may have ended up resembling some weird creature
but after a good old fashioned perve and paint for an hour or so the world is set to rights

Day 21... Leigh @ Bead Original

I enjoyed doing this delicate cup sent in from Leigh
even though it is a touch wonky 
but it was painted without chocolate so I am cutting myself some slack there
and the one below was painted for Ken who I have known for 25 years
which is a bit freaky in itself but as it was his birthday on that day
  and he is a mad bridge guru and so it seemed that I was meant to paint it

Day 20 ... Ken Dawson

The next two were both done when I was short of time and I was super rushed
 but I was pleased with how they turned out and they were both such lovely mugs
that even the awful painting weather didn't annoy me too much

Day 19 Fiona Darling 
Day 18 ... Cynnie from Galerie 46

 The final mug for the week was from Alicia Araya 
and it gave me a few moments as the patterning was quite subtle,
but it was worth the moments of angst as it was just so lovely

Day 17 ... Alicia Araya

So there are the 7 cups and mugs from the week
and below are a few of the pages of the illustrated journal
which I am trying to keep as I am going along
have to say I am getting quite behind but after the injection of chocolate
and a better painting morning I am ready to attack and catch up some more pages ...xx



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33 comments:

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Bev said...

im loving this series of cups and mugs, u do them proud, hope PS had a great birthday and congrats on the Math thingy lol cant wait to see how my one turns out, the mug that is lol
hugz to ya xoxo

Tracey Grgic Potter said...

Brilliant. I'm loving this mug series, each is so unique. That face is great too, impressed. The weather has been all over the place over the last week. Fantastic that the sun is out today !Enjoy.

lilasvb said...

very good and funny, cups are up

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

It's so much fun to see the mugs of all these artists whose work I've gotten to know. Blessings, my friend!

Prairie Jill said...

Chocolate helps everything, doesn't it?! Glad your chocolatey muse was able to get you back on track.

Love the cups! I think my favourite is that cute guy, er, I mean Alicia's lovely blue mug. Your drawing and painting are so good! I really enjoy seeing it.

(By the way, I'm having trouble with my cards dissolving, too! Of course, I did buy them cheap at the dollar store, so they're extra-flimsy, but still! Hmm, I guess I just need more chocolate!)

Joni Nickrent said...

Amazing series of wonderful mug fun!

Anne Manda said...

Great series, fun and beautiful! <3

Martha said...

Tracey, what a FABULOUS week of creations you had! I love the story behind each one. Your beautiful work is just SO inspiring! Thanks!

Giggles said...

This is just way too fun!! Love your talent... blow me away what you accomplish!! It's been 15 years since I played bridge...but boy did I love it. Those cards speak to me since we used to big big card players in my house...time to crack them open me thinks! Thanks for sharing your big talent.... Still need to post mine on my blog!! Glad you found chocolate...I am getting excited for you to try mine.....wink wink!!

Hugs Giggles

Nic McLean said...

Wow Tracey, some amazing mugs and you've done them all justice! The cow one is so cute as is the sheep one and I've no idea who Damon is but that's a brilliant way to do Lisa's mug illustration!

WrightStuff said...

Well seeing Damon has made my morning. I must say drawing him is the perfect excuse to gaze at his loveliness for hours....

I shall never be able to drink tea from that mug without thinking of him again!!! which is of course no bad thing ;)

Netty said...

wow they are all amazing, who would have guessed that there would be such fabulous mugs and cups out there.
Annette x

Eva Ason said...

Great post, thought it was only me that get distracted every now and then, but some days are just like that - things does not come easy. I love your cups, the simplicity and colours are fantastic!

Lorraine said...

love all the cups..my fav tea is yogi tea and yesterday I was drinking chai tea at the africa festival we have in liverpool every year..

Snap said...

Good thing you found the chocolate -- I needed my cup fix! xx

Fallingladies said...

I am loving your project, i may have said that before, but these new ones are all so great... I love the hand holding the cow mug... I know you probably have tons to paint but i am planning to email my mug to you anyway... Just so you know!

Linda said...

really fantastic series of illustrations!! I love seeing all the new mugs emerge from your challenge.

Melisa said...

What a fun project! I've been wanting to do a series of cups on 6x6 panels but haven't been able to find reference photos I like. I like all of your mug paintings, especially the cow. :D

alarmcat said...

love each and every one of them. you had a very productive week!!

Jez said...

How do you get through then all, and whatever you say about them and the traumas of painting them, they are all superb. I didn't know there were so many interesting cups and mugs in the world.
Sadly we are experienced and regular mug-breakers, so nothing expensive ever crosses our threshold. Another reason why I love seeing your paintings so much!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

I think you nnnnneeeeeeddd some REAL German chocolate to help sustain you through the rough days!!! It does wonders for the soul. Your Cuppa project is sooooooo goooood. Of course, I love day 18 but that is beside the point isn't it. Hope you had a relaxing weekend.......

Terri Corona said...

I think I was too overwhelmed by the charm of the first picture to fully absorb the rest! That precious cow, and then his face in the corner as well, and the way you have it framed in the green, But most amazingly, that hand, holding the cup. Genius!

I don't know if it's the chocolate or what, but you're definitely on a creative roll!

Dianne said...

You've really gotten photos of some awesome cups & mugs...and adore your paintings of them! always fun to see 'what's up' at your house and the adventures in your studio!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It's always fun to see your mugs or cups. This is turning into an awesome series. And of course, I always enjoy your banter along the way, as we explore these beauties with or without the aid of chocolate!!

Sandra Busby said...

I can't believe how productive you have been despite the hurdles! You put me to shame! I just LOVE your mugs and the journal is such a great complimentary project to run along side! I feel the need to do some watercolours. Oils take so long to dry! This immediacy is really making me think I am using the wrong medium whilst time is so short... Hmm...

Rita said...

I have never watched Vampire Diaries...hummm.... LOL!

I am so loving this series, lady!! I can hardly wait to see the batch every week. :)

Patricia/NYC said...

This post made me smile! Where would we be, & what would NOT be accomplished without chocolate?!?!
I am such a big fan!! :)

Shahrul Niza said...

LOVELY mugs & cups!!. Everything is better with chocolate & a naughty vampire :). I LOVE vampires series & movies so much, can't help it.

storybeader said...

making cards and journal pages at the same time!? That's an achievement. My journal has fallen by the wayside this month of ICADs... Your cups are lovely. Even if I don't know who Damon is, I've heard the name! {:-D

aimee said...

just the fact that you can stick with it every day is an achievement, but everything that comes out of your pen smacks of genius to me!

Sarah said...

OH DAMON!! I just LOVE that card!!

(I also love your Cow mug, but seriously... Damon is much more appealing!)

Jehanne's doodles said...

Ooo Ooo there's my cup! and I showed it to my cup and she liked it too. Thanks ♥♥♥