Monday, January 8, 2018

T Stands for My Messy Art Table

Happy T Day ladies! Another Tuesday has arrived. I can't say it's been a very exciting week for me (since last T Day) as the weather has kept me mostly inside.  And even though I had a lot of art time, you can see I didn't spend any time cleaning up the mess on my work table. :)
I managed to drink a Diet Coke or 2 over the past week while I played  which you can see on my work table.
I am also linking another journal page to Art Journal Journey.  My hosting goal this month is to try to post a page every day. That's a big adventure and would be a nice accomplishment to start the year. Here you can see the page I was working on  while I enjoyed that Diet Coke.
My page is all about the adventures of being home.   
I added some gloss media over the window on my page and that was a big mistake. I couldn't get a decent photo without any glare.

And I know I need an apostrophe on the word winters in my quote too. But there was no sticker that worked.
I  digitally cropped down the unfinished page from my first photo so you can see the art outside of the window a little better. The tree was outlined using a mask and then painted. The snow was also painted on, and I added a little die cut snowman. 
Stop by    Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog   to see what the T Gang has been up to, and please feel free to join us with your drink related post.
Wishing you all a fantastic T day.


kathyinozarks said...

Good evening-oh wow I really love your page this week--very creative
Yes I would love book ideas for my fabric book idea-thanks I browsed a little bit on pinterest thanks
Happy T Day Kathy

Linda Kunsman said...

A delightful mixed media page Erika! and you are to be commended on posting a page a day too! Your messy desk just shows how much you are creating. Hope you aren't too snowed in but the cold-oh my-that's another story. Loving the new header. Happy T day!

CJ Kennedy said...

Your desk is so tidy compared to mine. the joy of being home on a Winter's Day. Hoping the 50 degree weather hurries up so the little bird can sing while the snowman melts! :-D Love that little bird, he's so cute. Happy T Day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Your page really reflects you being home instead of having to drive to school, it's gorgeous. Your table doesn't look messy, just nicely busy. Happy T Day, stay warm! Hugs, Valerie

Lorraine said...

love the bird and the cup

johanna said...

i have seen worse chaos... in my house, actually;)
love the grungy page you created and making one each day of the month is a real challenge!!
happy t-day and have a great week!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely page Erika, love the painted window and the view you created.
Avril xx

froebelsternchen Susi said...

I love your "stay cozy inside in frosty winter page" - so lovely made Erika!
HAPPY T-DAY and wow - you have a great goal for AJJ for this month - it makes me happy ♥ but I hope that this is not too exhausting...
don't overdoe yourself my friend!
Hope school works well and the way to school and home isn't nasty to drive now!
Thinking of you!
oxo Susi

Meggymay said...

I can relate to messy craft work tables. Mine is never tidy. Your journal page looks fantastic and its such a sweet little bird.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, I just love, love, love this page! It reminds me of the frosty photo you showed in an earlier post of your kitchen window screen 😁. The colours and design are fabulous and the cup with the steam is amazing! I like how you used the gloss media to create the glass finish and the cheery snowman outside is perfect 😉. That little bird looks so cute chirping away too! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊
p.s. thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, you are very kind! J x

jinxxxygirl said...

Erika thats exactly how a craft table is suppose to look!! It looks loved! And i do love your page.. i like looking out the window scenes.. Happy T day! Hugs! deb

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I apologize for being so late. I've had internet woes and just got back online. I love your two-fer. It is not only appropriate for your theme at Art Journal Journey, it is a gorgeous example of art relevant to T Tuesday, too. Thanks beyond belief for sharing this with us for both challenges today, dear.

Let's Art Journal said...

Me again ... Thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, you are very kind! I like your style of having 3 guesses 😉 ... the moose was bought at the Fryeberg Fair in Maine, the cabinet is one that we up-cycled from a charity shop and the wall hanging was a birthday present 😀. My gift was the Big Shot die cutting machine, I've never used one before so I've been watching YouTube a lot 😉. Thanks again, Happy T Day and have a great week! J 😊 x

Lisca Meijer said...

Oh the joys of being able to stay home when the weather is atrocious! You've really had bad weather over your way. (I read your other posts)
I enjoyed reading your post where you list the books you have read. I would like to copy that idea if you don't mind. I have been ill and during that time I have read at least 10 books. Most of which were stonking good! So good that I would love to share the titles.
Wishing you and your family a very happy (and healthy) 2018,
Happy T-Day,

Dianne said...

ha ha...I think many of us mixed media artists need to see all the stuff and be able to touch all the stuff and have it nearby! lol...this would be my kitchen counter and dining room table! love your page...full of texture and life! happy T day! ♥

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

Erika, the reflection of gloss gel over the window doesn't bother me at all. It looks very real! Also, your cuppa looks like it's steaming!!

I love everything about this page - little birdie on the sill, steaming hot cuppa, snowman in the yard ...

It's nice that you know how to appreciate "snow days." I always saw them as gifts when I was teaching.

Good luck with your goal as hostess at AJJ!

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Kate said...

What a lovely scene for your journal page. I am especially loving that yellow mug on top of the book. Looks like the perfect place to sit and enjoy a morning cuppa tea.
Happy Tea Day,

Rike said...

What a wonderful creative mixed media page! The little bird is the eyecatcher!

Carol said...

I love your page and your desk doesn't look any where near as messy as mine! I keep threatening to push it all of on the floor just to be able to use it :-/
Thanks for stopping by for a visit !!!

pearshapedcrafting said...

Ha! Ha! I see you have the regulation 12" x 12" space to work in!!! This looks fabulous Erika and really does look like a great way to enjoy the outdoors!!! Belated Happy T Day! Chrisx

Jeanie said...

I love it when people show their messy art tables. It gives me great relief!

And your page is lovely -- a very good theme, being at home!

sheila 77 said...

Hello Erika, I've missed so many of your posts while I've been off-line, but I'm glad I looked through your back posts as this one is adorable. The little bird, the view through the window, the yellow cup - all just gorgeous and such a pretty picture all together.

Gibby Frogett said...

Fabulous page - adorable bird and a lovely background as always - what a great way to spend a day indoors in the warm.
Your desk looks full of fun things too - mess what mess?
Gill x