Visions of Smoke: Mixed Media Mail Art
Lack of Vision
With so much going on as of late, I have struggled to get back into the creative mode. Last week my hubby was sick and being the kind and sharing husband that he is, he shared his germs with me. This weekend I woke up with a sore throat. And as the day progressed, my body felt like every muscle was throbbing. I would like to be able to say it was from rigorous physical exercise but it wasn’t. Sadly, it was just part of the gifted germs.
This morning, I am still dealing with pain when I swallow but thankfully my fever and headache are gone as well as most of the muscle pain. As I sit here typing, I am smelling the scent of burnt oil wafting through my house from last night’s dinner. I wasn’t quite with it while cooking last night and I burnt a pan of oil getting ready to fry up some chicken. I had to open all the doors and set the pain outside due to the plume of smoke engulfing our kitchen. And if that wasn’t enough, I put another pan of oil on and burnt the chicken. On my third attempt, I realized that I couldn’t see the temp knobs because the overhead light wasn’t on and discovered I had put the Temp on high on my two previous attempts.
Eventually, I produced a pan of juicy fried chicken. I am hoping that tonight’s dinner is much less eventful. I am going to make sure the light is on and I am more alert despite my mental and physical fatigue. Haha!
So, as you can see, I haven’t had much time to think about creating art. But hopefully, once this sickness is beat I can get back to dreaming up new projects.
Creating the Post Card
I made this as a demo for my recent art journaling class. The backing of this postcard is an index card covered in patterned paper. I covered it with texture paste using the Decorative 6-Petal Flower Screen. I used some yellow spray ink and white embossing powder in the background.
Next, I layered some scrap book paper, scrap fabric, stamped images (PaperArtsy), thread and a tea bag. Lastly, I splatted some gesso over the finished piece.
Today, I am sharing another favorite tea that I have rationed because it is almost out. My fabulous in-laws brought me back this set of beautiful American Indian motif tea cups from their travels to Arizona. My Tea is a Strawberry Green Cream Tea from The Rosemary House. It is a green tea that tastes light, fruity, sweet and creamy. It was $7-$8 an ounce so I only bought one ounce. I would love to get some more when we visit that area again.
I am sharing my the tea bag on my postcard and my loose tea for Tea Day along with the ladies at Elizabeth and Bleubeard.
Happy Tea Day,