Thursday, December 19, 2013

Tea for Tracey

watercolor
in honor of Trace
who is not an elephant, 
but enjoys her tea in an enormous way
while blending 
humour, sincerity, thoughtfulness, courage and authenticity
into one phenomenal friend

“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit [her].” 
― C.S. Lewis
watercolor
“What kind of tea do you want?"

"There´s more than one kind of tea?...What do you have?"

"Let´s see... 
Blueberry, Raspberry, Ginseng, 
[Vegemite Delight, Marmite Mutilation, 
Lychee with Jacaranda Blooms,] 
Sleepytime, Green Tea, Green Tea with Lemon, Green Tea with Lemon and Honey, Liver Disaster, 
Ginger with Honey, Ginger Without Honey, 
[Karyn Happy Feet Blend, Phantom Fabuleaves
Sinus Super Brew, Mushu Magic Sip]
Vanilla Almond, White Truffle Coconut, 
[Wig with Hip, Mohawk Moments]
Chamomile, Blueberry Chamomile, Decaf Vanilla Walnut, 
[Winsor and Newtea, Read-a-Metre Blend]
Constant Comment and Earl Grey."

-"I.. Uh...What are you having?... Did you make some of those up?”

― Bryan Lee O'Malley, Scott Pilgrim's Precious Little Life
[and some obvious ad libs:-)]

Sharing at PaintPartyFriday
"Tea for Tracey"

52 comments:

  1. Oh how exciting this tribute is. Tracey will love it! Those are a lot of teas and I just learned of another at Eva's-Moroccan tea. I'm looking for it. Tracey will love this. Great work.

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  2. This is wonderful for Tracy.
    Nicole/Beadwright

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  3. This is so beautiful and I'm sure Tracey will love it. Great job as always!
    Have a wonderful day and happy holidays!

    Nora Clemens-Gallo

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  4. Such a wonderful combo of your fun art and Tracy's love of teas! Perfecto!

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  5. I love the elephant having tea. Tracey will love this post!

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  6. Beautiful work, love the elephant especially! Valerie

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  7. So much wonderful paintings, I am impressed and lucky for Tracey!
    Happy PPF
    Erika

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  8. Happy PPF. Such a wonderful tribute to Tracey and so beautifully done. Wishing you a very Happy Christmas, hugs Annette x

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  9. How absolutely lovely, she will love these- specially the ellies. Happy PPF.

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  10. I love the colors in that painting and the creative way that you pulled them together. Wow! Thanks for such a fun post, too. I need some tea!

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  11. Both of your painting for Tracey are wonderful. I love the trunk in the tea cup.

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  12. WOW what an awesome painting, love the colorful elephant drinking tea:-)
    Wish you a peaceful time,
    big hugs Anja

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  13. Oh, this is such a wonderful gift to Tracey! Love your interpretation of her love for tea :-)

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  14. What beautiful paintings as always-your elephant drinking from the giant cup is stunning andi love the made up tea brands you created! Tracey whim love it! Happy Christmas to you! X

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  15. Awesome watercolor! Such a great elephant and so nice for Tracey!!

    Happy Christmas
    Happy PPF!
    Tam

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  16. Wonderful post, and beautiful elephant drawing/painting!

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  17. Beautiful watercolors. Great quotes. There's always something amazing to see and read when I visit.

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  18. tea for tracey made me smile as i scrolled down... i love tea ... hands and teabags is wonderful painting ...wishing you a very happy new year !

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  19. fabulous paintings!! The quotes are great too-love this post!

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  20. Oh my you are so talented!! Love how your words and art is so symbiotic!! This is truly a gorgeous post words and all!! Love the humour too!!

    Hugs Giggles

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  21. Oh this is such a beautiful tribute! :-) Love your special tea-types!
    Happy PPF and Merry Christmas
    Ilona

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  22. lovely, witty, wonderful; have a nice Friday

    much love...

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  23. thanks for a wonderful art work in good thoughts for our friend in blogland, Tracey

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  24. Beautiful paintings! What an incredible elephant.
    Love the tea labels/types!

    Best wishes for the holiday season to you and yours!

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  25. Beautiful tea-themed art! Wonderful warm colors, too. I hope he is careful not to burn his trunk! :)

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  26. I love both of your paintings - the elephant drinking the tea is fun and fabulous. I can see Tracey's smile!

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  27. Amazing elephant -- the colors are great and the tea cup is just perfect. And the handsful of teas is beautiful. So glad you took the time to create a listing of teas -- very funny! Happy holidays!

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  28. OMGosh that is adorable. I love elephants. . .to put one here for this honorable occasion is precious. Yes, Green Ginger tea is the best, so is Oolong . . .only the best for us Tea PPF artists. Blessings, Janet PPF

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  29. This is a delightful, beautiful and very clever tribute to Tracey. I especially like the elephant, although the giving hands are just as nice. Happy Holidays!

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  30. What a fantastic combination of surreal idea and execution to create this marvellous painting of the elephant, and of the hands with teabags.Everything just geared to Tracey's tastes and sense of humour - how can she fail to love it.

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  31. Gorgeous! Wonderful piece, what a party!

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  32. awesome!!! i love this elephant.

    and white truffle coconut tea?? that sounds delicious :)

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  33. Wonderful paintings! Love the elephant. :) Happy Holidays!

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  34. I loved reading this post, so happy!
    Love the art as well, beautiful elephant!
    Merry to you!!!

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  35. Every time I go to comment on this I burst into a fresh flood of tears at your wonderful ness. Thank you for such a fabulous post and for those stunning paintings and some of the best tea blends I have ever heard. Thinking I should start a company selling them. I would also include Min magic which would be infused with Viking noises, love and generosity. Thank you from the bottom of my heart xx

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  36. Two great paintings, but the elephant is really special :-)) Wishing you and your family Happy Holidays.

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  37. lovely pieces!!! the colours are so perfect!!!!

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  38. What a lovely idea for Tracey. Gorgeous elephant painting. Merry Christmas.

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  39. WOW,Wonderful pieces,great idea and beautiful colors,georgus.
    happy christmas .

    Greetings Jeannette

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  40. I love your elephant painting! Such beautiful colours.
    Happy holidays x

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  41. The elephant is superbly done, what a wonderful picture!!! Merry Christmas!!

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  43. A lovely elephant :) Happy new year to you!

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  44. Wonderful work, Minnemie!!!! I love elephants..and you painted this beautifully.....

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