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Sunday, February 7, 2010

Tea = Muse

Tea does our fancy aid,
Repress those vapours which the head invade
And keeps that palace of the soul serene.
~Edmund Waller, "Of Tea"
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This is my entry for Mr. Toast's Creative
Tuesday. The theme is muse!
Pop on over to his blog to see other
entries...always a wonderful variety
of talent and imagination!
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"Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage."
~Catherine Douzel

38 comments:

  1. As a former art instructor, I'll give you an A+!

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  2. Oh... and MY sidebar is also becoming a "Betsy Shrine." ;)

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  3. Well done. Betsy!! You have a great style!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  4. love the drawing and the quote, very sweet

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  5. It's been a busy few weeks at my place, so tonight I'm catching up on your blog and it's quite refreshing. :) Thanks for the way you share life!

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  6. Love the steam from the cup. All those swirls and curls.

    How was the party?

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  7. Beautiful drawing and quote, Betsy. You are a very creative young woman. Congrats..
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  8. Wow, omgosh...this is so cldver and brilliant. I Love it and how you added "Muse" to the steam; the way the steam is drawn, and the even the tea bag torn. your quotes perfectly tie in the theme of muse too. As Bach would say, "you are too cool!" ..nd there you are saying you can't draw!

    now, the onyl thing is, I'm thinking, "why didn't I think of this?" LOL. Mmm...Lady Earl Grey...a very good tea indeed for voyages of relaxation and muse. Ahhh.

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  9. Love th einside of this cup too and how the back plane of the table intersects it barely, giving a nice break in the line.

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  10. Although coffee is my preferred drink, I do love to drink tea from time to time, specially in winter.;) I have a a secret blend from Sweden.;)
    xo
    Zuzana

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  11. Cute! I like the way "muse" is in the steam.

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  12. Christine ~ the party was great...what a nice bunch of kids! I especially enjoyed listening to them talk and laugh.

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  13. nice. love how the steam spells out the word...

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  14. Love the art work.
    Stay warm!!

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  15. Betsy, I'm enjoying seeing your Creative Tuesday entries. You are full of artistic surprises. I think I pop over there to see how the rest of the participants interpreted the challenge.

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  16. Great job, love the word in the steam, very clever.
    QMM

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  17. Ah...this is a muse that a few of us can certainly relate to! :)..Love this, Betsy...

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  18. This is great, Betsy! I really like the green cup with the pink interior. And the Lady Grey tea is perfect : )

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  19. You never cease to amaze me girl......

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  20. What beautiful snow....makes me want to put on another pair of fuzzy socks~

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  21. Very clever! And a lovely image as well. I love the steam curling up as if it is about to unfurl a picture for your imagination.

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  22. Betsy,
    this is marvelous! I can relate. I drink tea while writing and while creating. It is definitely a muse of choice for me :)

    Happy Monday,
    Jen

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  23. Susie ~ somehow, I think bare feet are probably in order way down there in the south. You couldn't possibly by doubling up on the socks! ha.

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  24. Great interpretation of the title !!
    Love the swirly steam.

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  25. what a gorgeous cup of tea! and excellent tie-in to the theme, why couldn't I think of that?

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  26. I love your picture. It seems so peaceful. Do you mind if I put that picture on my sidebar? I think it is so inspiring.You have so many talents. I also love the look of the cookies in your banner. Yummy!

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  27. Trish ~ you are so sweet. I'd be honored for you to put it on your sidebar. Hope it relaxes you every time you look at it! :)

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  28. This was a very a-muse-ing post. Get it? "A-muse-ing?" [laughs really hard, begins coughing violently, falls off of chair, hits head on computer table, passes out]

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  29. Are you faking, Mr. Fox? You just want resuscitated. ha.

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  30. come up to the next post. You can have a cookie with Skip.

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  31. I'm going there now. But Skip can get his own darned cookies. ;-)

    New (semi-offensive) post on Silver Fox, by the way.

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  32. Ah, look at you! You are just a well of talent barely tapped into!

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  33. Really good... now all I need is one of those cookies to with this tea! Yummy.

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  34. One of my favorites from this challenge!!! :D <3

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  35. Muses take many forms, some more tangible than others. I wonder if there is an actual, "official" poetic form of what I in my relative ignorance of poetry call a "backwards acrostic?" If not, there is now!

    ___superB
    __genuinE
    ____brighT
    __graciouS
    ____prettY

    Hey, whattya want from me? I can't do effective PhotoShopping.

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  36. Instead of clouds in my coffee... there's words in my tea! Great job! :)The Bach

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