Tuesday, April 09, 2019

Still Life With Teapot

Still Life with Teapot:

by Amelia Peláez, who died on April 8, 1968, when she was 72 years old. A Cuban artist, she was a painter, a potter, and a muralist.

The teapot image above is my connection with the weekly T Stands for Tuesday blogger gathering hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard at the Altered Book Lover blog. Share a post with a beverage reference and enjoy a visit with some of the friendliest people I know.



I used to include a link to where I got my inspiration, but I had a few folks tell me (kindly and gently) that my ATC didn't qualify for one reason or another for the "thing" and that I shouldn't do that. Sheesh, people, I wasn't entering the event or putting my post in the link list at the challenge site but was just crediting where I got my idea. From now on I'll just name the idea without giving credit to where it came from. I'm easy either way. Don't worry, be happy as they say. I didn't mean to intrude into your space.



Shining Light:

Shades of Blue:


Having Fun:



Try a Stencil (I made a simple stencil with an ATC-sized index card):

Random, not from a prompt:


  1. You have created some very interesting art pieces. I like you keep your face towards the sun & your eyes gave me a chuckle - "he" looks like a character from a Dr Seuss book.

  2. I haven't had my first cup of tea so I'll gladly pour one from the cozy teapot. Another fine crop of ATCs. Eyes made me laugh.I'm glad you told people where to go and are continuing with your own ATC challenge whether you get your ideas from a challenge prompt or your own muse. I got that idea from the last ATC. At first I thought the blue man was sticking his tongue out and then I realized he's holding a something. I'm sticking with my first thought. =^,.^= Have a good one and Happy T Day.

    1. I started blogging back in the day when giving credit "via" a link to wherever your post idea came from was de rigueur. Common courtesy required it, but these challenge blogs operate under a whole 'nother set of assumptions. I seem to have stepped in it unawares. We live and learn :)

    2. I always leave a link to whoever I quote or get an idea from. However, I won't leave a link to, or tout individual products that I'm not getting paid to endorse. You are doing the right thing by giving credit, but if it's unwanted, I have to agree with your thinking.

    3. One of my failings with movies and books is that I saved them for later and now have no recollection of where I learned about them *sigh* And, of course, I find many of them in internet searches so not from another blogger.

      I'd welcome corrections/advice on my actual cards. I'm a true beginner and could use the help. It's the don't-share-our-link corrections that spooked me.

      I'm used to being able to add links on my own page without interference from the folks whose site it is. I thought that issue got settled in the courts many a long year ago ;) I don't want to risk offense, though, so I'm not posting links to any of the art challenges even though most probably wouldn't ever even know or mind if they did know. There were enough of the gentle corrections offered to make me take action to avoid that in the future.

      I'll never get paid to endorse anything lol. I sometimes link to products I use (in recipes or other activities) not as a promotional effort but for information only.

  3. I'm loving the teapot art! The abstract design and neutral colours look beautiful 😁. Your ATCs are fabulous too, I can't chose a favourite as I like them all ...lol 😉. I was surprised to hear about the links, you would think that they would be happy about you advertising their challenge blog ...lol 😉. Wishing you a very happy T Tuesday! J 😊 x

  4. The piece of art you chose for T Tuesday is really interesting. I like her painting style. As for your ATC's, they are so much fun. I'll pick Memphis as my favorite of this bunch. Glad you are continuing on without a nod to where you got your prompt. If challenges have too many rules I pass them by - not that you were entering the challenges to begin with. Sometimes things just leave me confused.

  5. you always have such interesting introductions to wonderful artists for T day! Your ATCs are marvelous and so varied- definitely fun. Too bad about your negative experience with the linking-one would think it would be appreciated. Oh well. Just keep doing what you're doing:) Happy T day!

  6. i always wonder how you come up with all these (to me) unknown artists. great!
    and i esp like the idea of the hair over the eyes:) happy t-day!

  7. The tea painting is beautiful. Your ATCs are lovely and varied. Happy T Day, Valerie

  8. Wonderful assortment of ATCs. I always enjoy seeing what you've created. Happy T-Day!

  9. Amelia Peláez is an artist I haven't heard of, which is odd, because I am a BIG fan of the cubist movement. This is absolutely perfect for T this Tuesday. I am so impressed that you find these artists whose birthday or death is relevant on that specific day, too. Thanks for sharing Amelia Peláez with us for T this Tuesday. Beautiful art.

    I am one who made the mistake of misunderstanding you were only sharing where you got the concept of the ATC you were creating. After you explained (the very first set of ATCs you created), I was so happy to see where you got the idea. BUT, some people get anal and that isn't good, so I am thrilled you continue to share these with us each week, dear. Although I like Abstract and Star, Memphis is definitely my favorite!

  10. A beautiful portrait and some very nice ATC's.
    Happy Tea Day,

  11. It is a super painting and another artist you have introduced me to this week.
    All your ATC's look fantastic and I was pleased when you said you would be continuing to create them. This week's favourite of mine is the try a stencil one.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne xx

  12. I always enjoy the new artists to me that you share with us.
    When I began blogging years ago soon after retirement around 2004-we always gave reference back to what we were sharing-just like authors give reference in their books-some people just want to stir up trouble lol
    I love seeing your newest atc creations-hugs
    Happy T wishes Kathy

  13. That is a cool painting. You always find these artists I have never heard of and show us some great T day art. Smile. Your art is looking good also.The last one looks like me when I wake up in the morning as I always check email before I roll out of bed. Much too early on these work days also. Hope it was a super T day. Hugs-Erika

  14. Another artist I had never heard of. Thank you for introducing new-to-me works of art. This one is a beautty and also so appropriate for T-Day.
    You are so prolific with your ATCs. I bet you have lots of fun making them. They're easy as they are small.
    Happy (belated) T-Day,

  15. I have never heard of that artist! Thank you for introducing me to new to me artists!
    YOu are on a FLOW with your crative ATCs ! Superb!!!!
    Happy belated T-Day!!

  16. This is a wonderful painting from Amelia Peláez, which I didn´t know till today. Thanks so much for sharing.
    I Love love your so special and unique Atc´s, they are all lovely, these eyes are..... Great !
    Very happy belated T-day ! Sorry for being so late.
    I wish you a very nice Thursday, big hugs,

  17. Anonymous7:12 PM

    Well, I like the teapot painting.
    I like all the ATCs, too, but am particularly drawn to the crosses, the "Enjoy" and the stars with the blue background. Thanks!
    --A Pal

    1. If you want any of the crosses you are welcome to them. The images came from that catalog you gave me after all ;)