Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Tea Stands For Tuesday

Hi everyone! It is Tuesday again and time to join up with Elizabeth and the rest of the T Tuesday posters! Stop by and visit Elizabeth and Bleubeard here and see what she and everyone else are up to today.

I'm sharing a page in my next altered book.  I really suffer from the crafter's affliction of white page or blank page.  It takes me so long to get started that I often don't start if that makes any sense.  I have decided to throw that feeling out the window and get going on a project.
That said, I am not sure what this book will be about yet.  Quotes? I love them! Just making  art without worry? That would be really good for me! Or perhaps, just things I love and enjoy.  We shall see. Here is my first page, especially for T Tuesday....
This is a Chinese proverb. "Water is the mother of tea, a teapot its father, and fire the teacher. ( I have to remember to go back and take out that apostrophe in its!)
I'm not sure if you can see that the teapot is pouring the waterfall, and the bright leaves in the tree symbolize fire under the pot.

Happy T Day and thanks for stopping by!


20 comments:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely pages, and I love that quote! Hugs, Valerie

see you there! said...

Great page, great quote. I have a hard time starting books too as I feel they have to be "about something" not just arty pages. It is one of my artistic hang ups I know.

Darla

Krisha said...

GREAT pages, and the quote is perfect for T-day!

White page freeze? Start by painting the page a different color, any color, it seems to open the minds eye........well most of the time. But I do find that tip (from somebody else) has given me a good start when I can't get past the "white page freeze" (as I call it......grin)

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Maybe we can work on our books together. I've let mine fall by the wayside, since I didn't exactly have a theme for my latest. I suspect that may be part of your problem. Not just white page, but lack of direction. The last AB was about all the places you had traveled around the world. This one may not be about anything, and that might be what you need to settle on. After all, you don't have to worry about techniques this time. This one is for your enjoyment.

BTW, I really LIKE this spread, and the quote, too. Keep creating and it will be fun in no time at all.

Thanks for sharing this Tea inspired spread in your new AB for T this week.

Eliza said...

Such fantastic Journal pages, you can see your freedom show in the work. Love it and wish I could do that, I just can't let go.

Thanks for sharing.

Hugs Eliza 8

Super Stamp Girl said...

Hi Halle, I'm a huge fan of Chinese proverbs, so I enjoyed reading a new one in your post. My personal fave, "An invisible red thread connects those who are destined to meet, regardless of time, place, or circumstances. The thread may stretch or tangle but will never break." Happy T-day!

~*~Patty S said...

Your pages look great and I like that quote alot too...
In fact quotes quite often inspire my creativity...
I have several different altered books that I use as art journals going at the same time...
Just playing is a great way to proceed!
Happy T Day to you
oxo

girlunwinding said...

Great symbolism in your book pages and I love that quote!!
Happy T to you
~Dawn

Halle said...

I had never heard that proverb before... They are usually so poignant..love that about them. :) Nice job!!
Happy Tuesday!

dawn said...

Hello and Happy T Day! I have a fear of the blank/white page too. Sometimes I stare at it for hours before putting color on it.

I LOVE your page so much, it's pretty and the teapot is perfect for today. So glad you made it and shared it.

Have a wonderful week!

my cup of tea said...

Love this! I too can suffer from 'white page' not so much anymore with pinterest around, it gets me going when things are blank. LOL
I love this Chinese proverb- I have never heard it before. Love the stuff in your Etsy! Thank you for visiting me, see ya next week for
T-Day!
donna

Rita said...

I like the quote! Its/it's always throws me when it's possessive. I think an altered book filled with quotes would be great! Happy T-Day! :)

Denise Price said...

Congratulations on starting a new altered book! I like the proverb and how you illustrated it. Have a Happy T Day. :)

Linda said...

A book using quotes and/or proverbs sounds marvelous(considering I am addicted to them:. I love what you have done here-the look of sponge painting the scene is fantastic! Happy T day!

Flowermouse Design said...

A new altered book is just wonderful. It is always exciting to see what you come up with. I love the start!! And do not stress with all those thoughts - simple take one page at a time. Let creativity just flow and enjoy :-)

Magic Love Crow said...

Deb, this is so creative! I love the quote ;o) I can't wait to see what you do with this book ;o)
(sorry I haven't e-mailed yet!)

Magic Love Crow said...

Deb, this is so creative! I love the quote ;o) I can't wait to see what you do with this book ;o)
(sorry I haven't e-mailed yet!)

Nicole Beadwright Campanella said...

Ohhh I really like this. I so enjoy your Tea Tuesday posts.
Nicole/Beadwright

Vicki Miller said...

I love your quote. I will have to put that in my tea pot altered book!

A Lady's Life said...

What a wonderful book!