Monday, 10 June 2013

Cups Of Fun ....

Dion @ http://www.diondior.com/
I had it all planned and sorted to do this post yesterday
but in typical fashion I got distracted
and I sailed through the day with a nagging feeling there was something I was going to do
I considered it may have been things like put fuel in the car, wash the floors
or buy food for the devouring hordes that my family have become
of course I did none of those things either, but for the life of me I couldn't think what it was
which is not uncommon given the hamster wheel circus that is my brain
but it was mildly annoying none the less

Corrine @ http://www.sparkledaysstudio.com/
It didn't even twig this morning when I was in the studio finishing up the last touches on yesterday's mug from Corinne
which turned out to be surprisingly tricky given the simplicity of the mug
and it didn't twig while tackling today's tea cup from Dion
which is probably fair enough as it was nerve wracking in the extreme 
because Dion had kindly sent me photos and explained it was her grandmothers
and has told me how much it means etc etc... and I adore Dion so I wanted to do a good job
not that I don't want to do a special job on them all, I really do
but I wanted this one to do justice to the time she had taken in photographing it from a heap of angles and the stories she shared with me

Stacey @ http://poppylocke.blogspot.com.au/
Which has been one of the lovely things about doing ICAD
because people are sending me their mugs and cups
and many have been telling me about them 
and it really is like having a cuppa with them and getting to know them
in short it is freakin awesome so far

Linda @ http://heartfullyinspired.blogspot.com.au/
So I finished off Dion's in the half hour I have allotted
and was mightily relieved that it came up so well in such a short time
and was about to post it to facebook when it finally hit me
blog post... and link up... and blog visits
so I freaked out at being late to the link up,'
 then got crazy excited because
and I can't wait to get to know new blogs,
 and visit old friends as well of course
but basically I just want to have a good old stick beak at what people have been doing

Maria @ http://cozydoodle.blogspot.ca/
So here are my latest... a wide variety and all of them lots of fun
my biggest problem at the moment is not sitting and doing about 20 at once
because there are just so many fabulous ones... some are gorgeously delicate and detailed
and others are magnificently and gloriously kooky
but they all have personality and are inspiring


Of course if you would still like to send me a photo I am always happy to receive them
happy ICAD wrap up all...xx

my last blog post and last ICAD wrap up posts are here...


34 comments:

Nic McLean said...

I did wonder why you weren't at Sunday Sketches yesterday! What a famtastic array of cups and mugs you've done so far. Makes the one I sent you seem quite boring by comparison!

Dianne said...

Brilliantly done, as always! you are getting some amazing awesome mugs and cups...we will be enjoying seeing them all!

Giggles said...

You are not alone!!Wow these are all so gorgeous!! I have one almost identical to Dions, handed down from my mom. Probably a grandmothers.

I'd want to own Linda's!! It's and my style makes me so happy!! You are doing a phenomenal job...what a cool project...really impressive.

Have a great week!
Hugs Giggles

bella lullo said...

La tazza rosa è meravigliosa!!
Bellalullo

Anne Manda said...

These are just fabulous! Love your project!

Sandra Busby said...

What a fabulous selection of magnificent mugs!! I want them all! :0)

Nigel Roberts said...

hey stranger, just found this and love the idea, so I've sent you a mugshot :)

Looking good so far, especially the blue/white porcelain cup - it looks fantastically delicate.

x

Snap said...

What a collection of cups you are going to have! Gorgeous....

xx

Dion Dior said...

I LOVE IT Fletch. It is beautiful, and meaningful, and very very special. Thank you..my Gran would be honored. I'm so loving your Cuppa with Friends exercise, it's just wonderful. Can't wait for next week when we'll be in the same time zone. Then we can have a real cuppa with friends. Hugs xx

poppylocke said...

Wow, these are looking amazing!! I love them all! Dione's is so delicate! But of of course my favourite is skull mug immortalized.. ;) Thank you! What an excellent project!

alarmcat said...

such a variety!! love them all :)

Neesie said...

I think this could be my most favourite blog topic ever Trace ;)
Friends, sharing a cuppa and gorgeous art work! What more could you want?
It gives that cosy warm feeling. Just perfect!
I'm eagerly looking forward to the rest of the collection.
xoxo

jaki said...

What a fantastic idea for the index card challenge, I can't wait to see them all over the next 2 months!!
And I LOVE your blog header, it is gorgeous, you have a beautiful talent.

Rita said...

Love-love-love the cups! No worries over here as I totally forgot which day you said you were going to post them for the week--LOL! What an exciting array. Look forward to the next batch. :)

Kristin said...

That is SO cool!! What a fabulous idea - and wonderful execution of course ;) Sorry for the nagging trouble, but I totally get it :)
Speaking of which, if you tried to vote this morning in the SOC poll, please know that the little bugger has been fixed :) xoxo

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love love love em all. YOu are truly brilliant with a brush and some water. xox

Molly said...

I've been looking forward every day to your posts on ICAD- I just love your work! I can't wait to learn more about the "Cuppa" project you are doing:) Keep those cards coming...they make my day!

Karen said...

Wow... that's an understatement, saying that you're a tea-lover... ;). I'm following you too, love what i see!

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

Your cup paintings are gorgeous, Tracey--and what a great idea! I wish I had something more exciting than my plain white coffee cup to send you.

Maybe I *should* have bought that psycho clown mug I saw the other day...

Aloquin said...

Completely LOVING all the mugs thus far!!! Keep up the wonderful work :)

Prairie Jill said...

As always, I found myself chuckling as I read your post. And, as always, I love your sketches! So beautiful. Great idea to do this series for ICAD. I can see why you want to do more than one a day!

Polly Birchall said...

What a brilliant selection of paintings.

Niki said...

Love this series. Looking forward to another cuppa with you!

Alicia C said...

Whooo.... they are all looking very handsome thus far!!!! Tha mardi gras looking mug is unreal

Carmen said...

Oh what a brilliant idea to do this for ICAD and they are all so gorgeous in their own way. I just took a picture of a mug the other day - for another post I'm doing - I'll send it you and you can have a gander.

Maria said...

Thank you so much Tracey!!! I appreciate you posting my link. :D Thank you for taking the time to draw my cup with the daisy. :D Your work is very beautiful! xoxoxo

Pia Rom said...

I am excited seeing all the new cuppas...it is sooo beautiful how you catch them with your amazing dawings...the first one is so fragile and grazile and the solo white one is an eyecatcher too ♥ Conny
http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

aimee said...

ohmygosh they are amazing!!

theresa martin said...

Great series. love what you are doing.

Natasha said...

AMAZING. You are amazing. I have loved seeing them over at facebook, but altogether. AMAZING. I love your art, your colour and line work always inspires. Love all the cups and the "feeling" of them all that you capture so perfectly.

Have a most fantabulous weekend.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I can see you're having a blast with this project and can see them all bound into a book. Blessings!

Rita said...

They are all so fun, I've enjoyed seeing them on Facebook, too! I think I must email you my cup...

Jez said...

Every one so beautifully done. What a lovely book these themed paintings would make. I'd buy one.

Patricia/NYC said...

Tracey...these are so GORGEOUS!!! Every single one of them radiates with personality!! You are such a gifted artist!! I have been commenting on them in the DY ICAD FB group, but just had to stop by & look at all of them altogether. Very INSPIRING!!!