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lundi 30 janvier 2012

Monday Moodboard

Hello Lovelies!

from pinterest - I love the winter look of this!

As you may have noticed, I'm in the middle of re-designing this blog of mine (all by myself for now, maybe I'll hire a webdesigner someday), trying to reach a more cohesive look, and including more of my own drawings of tea and insect art in the banner, for instance.

spices that warm up the harsh winter months - via imagine childhood

The flu is still there (who would have known a flu could last for over two weeks?!). So I'm back with my Winter Essentials, simple remedies such as fresh grated ginger root, lemon juice and lots of lavender honey...

fresh ginger - lovely taste!

I love the look of seeds and pods all bare by this time of year, so this sets the mood for today's flickr mosaic. Don't forget to have a look at the original photographs, they sure are worth a visit!

this Monday Winter Moodboard, via flickr: don't forget to visit each photo in person, they're well worth it. Hooray for talented Flickr members! 1. matchstick skiers, 2. bubbles, 3. white on white, 4. tag teapot, 5. Kerri & Kenneth - invite detail, 6. maple

During this upcoming week, I'll also be adding some photographs of my own on my flickr photostream today, so you'll see what my face looks like of late, where I have been this past week-end, and probably where I'll spend the next one! I also love this kind of moodboard...

I have important news to share with you this week, concerning my art, both old and new projects to share...
What are your plans for this coming week? Pray tell!

-Vic from TeaButterfly.

vendredi 27 janvier 2012

Oh, and Happy, Happy Friday, y'all!

Hello Lovelies!

 Artist: Paul Thurlby

Hooray, it's Friday! Beware of the January blues, though... To go through those tough winter times, how about some spicy chai tea to warm us all up?

try this :
first choose some unflavored black tea, preferably from India

then add to your hot broiled tea
1 clover
1 cinnamon stick
a bit of fresh grated ginger
1 cardamom pod, opened and crushed
a cloud of milk

You can play around with the spices, add star anise, more or less ginger etc...

Sip while very hot!

Vic from TeaButterfly.

jeudi 26 janvier 2012

Apologies, Readers!

Hello Lovelies!

"snowy day" By elena {pretty light}

I apologize for staying for so long away from this blog!
The thing is, life's tough right now, it's cold, and grey and plain winter outside plus I caught the weirdest case of cold/flu that is just lasting forever.

But, but, but... my plans are to recover over this coming week-end, start to write some posts and resume posting this coming Monday, January the 30th.

How's that for a plan?

So talk to all of you soon, I have quite a lot up my sleeve,

-Vic from TeaButterfly.

jeudi 5 janvier 2012

The Process of Drawing, part I.

Hello Lovelies,

I wanted to share with you the before/after of a drawing I did back in 2009...

Here's the start:

first sketch of a drawing - photo, my own. (c) 2009 Lipson.

The 'after' will be published tomorrow!

Talk soon,
-Vic of TeaButterfly

mardi 3 janvier 2012

Reflections On 2011 & A Poem for the New Year

Hello Lovelies,

I went through lots and lots of files and images yesterday, some saved from the internet, some snapshots I took myself during the last past year and realized I had actually accomplished a lot, even if my etsy shop may still seem small.

Here are a few quotes i find encouraging this time of year for all who start over, take the leap and leave their day job for a more creative outlet.

After the inspirational quotes (more this pinterest board of mine), also comes a poem. And a lovely one at that.

I also want to share here in this blog more of what inspires me, more of my daily doodles in my art journals and more of actually finished work. Maybe throw in a healthy recipe or two, from time to time?

-Vic from TeaButterfly.

lundi 2 janvier 2012

Wishes for the New Year

Hello lovelies!

 image source unknown

Rather than tedious "resolutions" this year, i have a glass jar full of... wishes!

I wish for... JOY
I wish for PEACE
I wish for... LOVE

More ART, and more SIMPLICITY in my life, too!

What are your wishes for 2012?

-Vic from TeaButterfly.