Tea for Me
Isn't tea the antidote for whatever ails you. My mother made it for me when I was a child and served it with cinnamon toast...but only when I was sick.
I always have several journals working at once. This page is from my "Use it Up" book where I clean brushes and stencils and collect ephemera and detritus from other journals. I wanted to use up the blank left over after I punched out an alphabet, so I stuck them down to a page where I had cleaned up from some Dylusions.
To try to unify this mess I dry brushed with heavy white gesso, a favorite art supply.
What next? Looking at my confused color palette led me to my paper stash. Every time I go to Paper Source, I buy some of their beautiful paper...then just look at it. I decided in my "use it up" mood to cut up one of the vintage tea wrapping paper and paint over the cups to match my background. I added the tea pot from the packaging of the Publix tea bags, and the steam from a piece of chipboard.