8/29/11

ideal coffee break

Over at Creative Tuesday the theme for the current challenge is - Ideal Coffee Break and it had to include a cuppa coffee/tea.  I actually don't drink coffee, but somehow the idea of an "ideal" break appealed to me.  I created a page in my fledgling art journal (I've almost filled my first one!) and then I used my camera to show a different take on the perfect coffee break.


I used a page from a recycled address book for the body of the mug and only glued the edges so I was left with a little pocket.  The "steam" from my coffee is from scraps of scrapbooking papers; the background is watercolor; my steam tendrils say Read, Feet up, Quiet, Tangle, Friend, Daydream for the elements of a perfect break!



The first photo is as taken and then I added a little vignetting texture to the next one .....  I'm sitting right there, feet up, daydreaming away!

Be sure to check out all the other entries for Ideal Coffee Break over at Creative Tuesday.  ED to add:  Also discovered a new artist sharing site Artists in Blogland which is serving as a directory of artist blogs and she has a Saturday sharing where you can share whatever you've been working on that week.  So, I'm sharing.


18 comments:

  1. Lovely idea and a great coffee cup! Valerie

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  2. What a clever take on the theme! I love your steam thoughts. The whole idea says relax and enjoy! :)

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  3. You have really captured the theme with your unique cup...love the roses...and love the steam that has a message.

    It's fun filling up a sketch book with ideas. I keep one going all the time. Helps the creative juices.

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  4. nice sketch and I love your elements for a perfect break! Beautiful roses too.

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  5. I love it. Great work and creativity.
    QMM

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  6. Beautifully done!

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  7. Hi Terrie, love the collage cup great idea... beautiful roses I bet they smell wonderful. :)

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  8. What a great idea, I really like what you achived with the collage, and your rose is divine.

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  9. Beautiful! Love the collage work - so fun. And your second picture is gorgeous with the yellow and pink flowers (you may have just inspired a new color combo for my art today!). :) Thanks!

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  10. Love the collage work, such a great idea to do this. Also your photos are stunning.

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  11. The flowers and coffee image looks gorgeous! Your collage is fab too, might give it a go myself, haven't done any collage for ages!

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  12. very creative collage & lovely photos

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  13. Gosh, I LOVE this TErri. BRilliant colalge for the cup. So great. Love the words too--IDAL for certian. LOVe your photos too. you are talented. great composition

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  14. I really like how you created the pocket with the cup on the journal page! I am still trying to get myself used to journalling every day and find it very enjoyable.

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  15. ooh!! that's awesome! thanks for sharing to artists in blogland!

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  16. Oh! I love the photo! You put it together beautifuly. And the collage is looking super, too. :)

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