Tuesday, July 24, 2012

working tea

 except
in my case
"work" is always play


a lovely and sweet commenter sent me these amazing skeleton leaves
(all the way from Florida!)
the kindness of strangers never ceases to amaze me


 it is because of inspiration like this that my work becomes play


beautiful found objects:

smooth stones

miracle leaves

rusted metal found in a creek bed


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special thanks to Bridget in Florida
a gift in return is my humble thanks for your thoughtfulness
that is my work for today
:)

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I am on "island time" this summer
... late for tea again!

14 comments:

*jean* said...

island time is perfect for summer! again, your photos bring me right into your home...those leaves are pretty cool...i'll look forward to seeing what kind of magic you create with them! happy tea day, dear kimmie

~*~Patty S said...

summertime
island time
it's all good :)

your posts are always worth waiting for dear Kimmie
thank you for taking us to fun and creative "places"

here is my tea for today ... also thanks to someone special:

http://bitze.wordpress.com/2012/07/24/tea-from-far-away/

oxo

Lynn said...

Did you iron the leaves? They are quite beautiful.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm with Lynn. It looks like you either ironed the leaves, or stuck them in a book (my personal preference).

I had to laugh at Island time. It's a good thing I was late this morning, too. I think nearly everyone beat me to tea.

Although those skeleton leaves are truly AWESOME, you had my heart thumping when I saw that rusty metal. One of my obsessions, of course! I can't wait to see what you do with yours. I'm sure you know that I use mine to dye/rust fabric!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Got excited and forgot to add my tea link:

alteredbooklover.blogspot.com/2012/07/write-tea.html/

rosieinspirations said...

Summer is meant to be savored slowly!
Thank you for sharing your sweet gift and enjoy your day. =)

http://rosieinspirations.wordpress.com

Dianne said...

Lovely art supplies! No worries about being late... Time time is all day around here!

Halle said...

Hazy, lazy days of summer. Sweet gift as well. Looking forward to your new creations.

garden2day said...

Lovely! What can be better than 'playing work' or Island Time? I can live with that! I really must get my tea act together...

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Those skeleton leaves are absolutely amazing. They must be fragile -- however did they make it through the mail? Years ago, my aunt in Ohio actually sent me Fall leaves to Kuwait by mail. I wonder where that envelope is. I really should do something to display them rather than having them stuck away. The image of the jar of rusted metal; the smooth stones; the skeleton leaves; and the green seen through the window are all so very pretty. I look forward to seeing what you create. Have a great day. Tammy

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I wish I was on island time as I sit here freezing my butt off in the dark winter morning... for a brief time your photos warmed me up and transported me to a warm light place full of interesting bits and pieces... which is a rather nice way to start the day...xx
my tea post is here...
http://traceyfletcherking.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/hearts-peas-and-cream-of-earl-grey.html

Fallingladies said...

Lovely photos...., i finally have a tea post to link up!
http://fallingladies-fallingladies.blogspot.com/2012/07/tuesday-tea.html

Neesie said...

A wonderful way to start the 'working' day Kimmie,
I too have been amazed my people's generousity and kindess since I started blogging.
Thanks for sharing a cuppa with me...it's always a pleasure ;D

Becca said...

Beautiful! Can't wait to see how you will use them in your art. :-)