Thursday, March 10, 2011

TIME FOR A TEA OR COFFEE BREAK

Back to Reality, Coffee Time. Found on Tumblr, here.


It's time I took a break from blogging. I know .... I always say I'm going to take a break and never do because I just can't keep away but this time I have to be disciplined. A few great carving projects are coming up and I really need to put my nose to the grindstone so that I can meet deadlines. Keep the seat warm for me and I'll be back in a month or so to share a cuppa and chat.


Photograph by Allison Cecil. See Alison's Flickr photostream here.


Coffee Plats and Cups for "ART TELLING by Turkish Coffee" Found on Tumblr here.


I love this photograph by Elizabeth Bunsen. See Elizabeth's blog here.


Two of Cups by Elizabeth Bunsen. See more glorious art and photographs here.


This piece is by Michele Maule. See Michele's Flickr photostream here.


Pinched Cup by South African-born ceramist, Priscilla Mouritzen. Priscilla's pinch pots are so beautiful they make me feel quite weak at the knees. See more here.
Pinched Porcelain Tea Bowl by Priscilla Mouritzen.
Life Cycle of the Termite Cup by Priscilla Mouritzen. See Flickr photostream here.


Papier Mache Coffee Cup by Cecilia Levy. See Cecilia's Flickr photostream here.


Porcelain Tea Set for One by Sarah Walters, South Africa. See more here.

62 comments:

  1. super! bonne idée avec , comme toujours! des sujets intéressants!

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  2. I LOVE these images Robyn - made me smile at the end of a big day. Best wishes for your break and carving time - we need to find ways to enable us to do it all; and sequencing things is a s good a way as any. I'm not sure what my own solution is yet - still sorting that out! Go well.

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  3. What a great set of shots! I know what you mean about the projects calling. Wishing you lots of creative adventures.....I'm trying to spend less time online and sometimes I actually mange to stay away from the computer!!

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  4. Will really miss you but totally understand. Your posts are facinating but must take you an age to compile. When you return, just a pic or 2 of your lovely work once a week would be enough to keep us coming back, well, maybe the odd link here & there! Carve well, my friend ;)

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  5. Eye candy! I love the paper mache tea cup.

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  6. Oh! what a delightful post to leave us to contemplate. we'll miss you and understand. catch you later.

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  7. Good luck with your carvings. I hope all goes good. I will look forward to a viewing of your accomplishments.

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  8. Robyn,

    Just to wish you a great time in the studio, carving! Again this was a wonderful post, thank you, see you in a month or so...
    Best, from the Caribbean,
    Regina SXM

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  9. Somehow the idea of "nose to the grindstone" and your carving brought up a picture in my mind. I didn't know that's how you did it!
    Seriously though, I'm glad you know when you need to take a break from blogging. It should never feel like an obligation. Artists will understand...and miss you too.
    xoxo Kim

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  10. you always show how
    just how fascinating and creative
    the human mind can be!!

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  11. Another beautiful and brilliant post Robyn!

    I hope you thoroughly enjoy your blog break in every way.

    And of course you seat is reserved and the coffee will be hot when you return!
    ;o)

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  12. Loved "ART TELLING...". Nice post.

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  13. What a wonderful post Robyn!
    Thank you so much for including me.
    I love tea and coffee imagery - the cups, circles, sharing, and the quiet thoughtful moments they imply.
    You have served up some lovely examples and I will reciprocate in kind later today...

    enjoy your break,

    xox - eb.

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  14. Best wishes to you. Love your blog and will look forward to seeing your new work. That paper mache teacup is great. Am thinking of paper mache for sculpture myself. So many ways to be creative and your sites are re-educating me. Thank you.

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  15. We will miss you Robyn! Enjoy your work and creativity and will look forward to your new work!

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  16. Have a wonderful creative vacation. I loved each and every photo on this post. Now for a cup of coffee myself!

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  17. I want to say ' Oh my God!' to that paper mache tea cup. Thank you for the links too.

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  18. what nice company to be in. thanks for your mail and good luck with your carving projects!

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  19. L O V W the paper mache cup and saucer!

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  20. I'm sitting here reading your blog, sipping my peppermint tea from my favourite mug (fine bone china)...lovely to see all of your teacups and coffee cups in this post. Did you see the lovely little papier mache cup and saucer tutorial on Ann Woods blog? Gorgeous!

    I need to spend some time away from the computer too as I have some pieces I need to get done....easier said than done. Have fun with your carving.

    Take your time, but dont be tooooo long 'cos we'll miss you heaps!

    Jacky xox

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  21. after work, put your feet up and have a good drink, and moodle. :)

    thanda thanda!

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  22. You always send inspiration. I hope you enjoy your time of creating and I pray that you will be filled with inspiration and peace as you create.
    Katelen

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  23. The cup images make me think, I guess, because of the association with sipping and thinking... and I'm thinking about what great images these are, and about how we'll miss you, but are so happy for you that you're carving, which I know makes you happy!

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  24. Maravilloso arte !!
    Saludos desde Argentna muy creativo

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  25. I could imagine to have a daily good cup of fresh air out of Cecilia Levy's paper-cup :))

    Have a great "break"!

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  26. una preciosa colección !!
    en tu blog, hay arte a manos llenas.
    da gusto visitarte.
    un saludo.

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  27. Good luck with the projects and let inspiration be with you and time be your friend! I'll miss visiting your blog, Robyn, but I'll imagine you carving and feeling well and happy, "swimming in your water".
    Thanks for finding time to make this wonderful post - I "took away" from it the blogs of Elizabeth Bunsen and Cecilia Levy!
    Have a wonderful time!:-)
    P.S. I like to take photos of my cups of coffee - now I'll do it more frequently...

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  28. What a treasury of cups. I seriously LOVE the paper mache cup.

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  29. I hope you enjoy your break!! It's so long since I've been visiting there's so much to catch up on! Well, I'll just go get myself a cup of tea!

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  30. Good luck with those projects! We will all miss you.

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  31. I like very much the spoons and other "miniaturas" from Allison Cecil.

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  32. I know that call to create...I know. Blogging takes a second seat for now.

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  33. Robyn, feel we are crossing paths...best of good times at your carving and yes, I'll put the kettle on anytime!

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  34. You are an inspiration to me...will be awaiting your return, tea in hand.

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  35. Dear Robyn, have a wonderful break, immerse yourself in your carvings and the smell of wood, and come back when you are ready dear one... roxanne

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  36. I don't always comment, but LOVE your posts! If you'r eever in Namibia stor in for a cup of tea !
    VAL

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  37. Enjoy the blogging break Robyn. You will be missed!

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  38. Lovely images...Priscilla's pots are a delight...I'm with you..they are to die for!
    Good luck with your carvings...I'll miss your posts.. especially since i have had my own head in the sand working and with little time to post.
    Dexter had his surgery and it's been a 24/7 intensive recovery with many vet trips, no sleep and gastro complications for him...hoping things will start improving soon...

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  39. Dear Robyn-I have been thinking about you so much lately beacuse I just watched Envictus last week. Any S.A. movie brings back so many many memories and then..I automatically think of ..YOU!!! So glad you are taking a break...sometimes we really need it:) Oh!!! I just love these teacups...all of them!!! The paper mache one and the first 2 by Priscilla...what is it about teacups?? Strangely enough..I just bought a few china cups this weekend at an antique store. They are just...dreamy! Sending you lots of love and hugs across the miles xxx

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  40. enjoy your time away...may you experience deep rest my friend!

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  41. As a lover of tea--I love everything here-- All the images and artists- I will miss you and your posts while you are on your blog break- take care, donna

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  42. Tea and coffee cups..hmmm..lovely thought. I am just going for a coffee now.

    Your wonderful posts always fill me with so much inspiration to do new work Robyn. What will we do without you for a few months? Nevertheless go and chill out for a while and get on top of your projects. Blogs can be quite consuming and we have to step back from them from time to time. I look forward to your return.

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  43. R- loved the image of the stamped spoons with the letter background - gave me a sense of quietly having a coffee whilst connecting with someone. Thanks for more of your art detective work. B

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  44. fab post to leave us with, I shall have to visit it and enjoy while you supposedly take a break, good luck on the work flowing easily! xx's

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  45. i love all those images of coffee and tea.

    i also love that you're having to discipline yourself to take a break from your blog. i read a lot people apologizing for taking a break, and it often seems like it might feel like a chore for them. i'm glad you love it so much you have to force a break.

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  46. Delightful post Robyn, thanks!
    I'll look forward to seeing new carvings you'll create on your blog break. There will be many pots on the fire in many kitchens, waiting for you.
    I'll toss in some cookies too, please come any time.

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  47. Hi everyone! I am so enjoying reading all your comments and good wishes. Thank you so much.

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  48. Brilliant post, Robyn! I have loved every minute of the time spent looking through all your pictures. Enjoy your blog break and good luck with the projects!

    Gaby xo

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  49. Get lots of work done so when you come back you won't feel guilty. Looking forward to hearing about your artistic adventures when you return.

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  50. I've been on a 'life got busy and I didn't see that coming break!' and I'm having to be diciplined in order to come back!
    Can't wait to see what the break brings about for you:)

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  51. A wonderful post, Robyn! I love every photo of the tea cups etc.. I had fun making a "Lace" teacup for a Uni assignment last year and that was fun.
    So glad I found you on here..
    Enjoy your blog break and good luck with the projects!

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  52. you will be missed and i look forward to what you will share in the future.

    happy carving...

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  53. Love the photos here; very peaceful and soothing. Enjoy your break and will look forward to viewing your projects. Best always.

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  54. Beautiful....Soraya mentioned you and I am so happy I came to see your gorgeous work! I look forward to seeing more of your work...

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  55. My dear, I loved this one very much,with all the lovely tea cups and so much written up. Love your blog, its so great. You are simply marvellous!
    big hug,

    beena

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  56. your parting post is one of beauty Robyn! i love all these cups - they call to be caressed and cradled between the hands, during good conversation between friends... may your time away be rich and productive. you know we'll all be here when you return, eager to see all you've been up to! love and hugs, xoxo k

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  57. How did I miss this post??? Great photos- I will have to share your post in next Tues' Tea on Tuesday! I love the embossed silverware - I make those too, and the papier mache teacup!!!

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  58. Lovely images, dear!
    And as for Allison's gorgeous spoons, I have ordered a spoon for Svea's last year's birthday with SVEArt written on it.

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  59. I linked this post to today's tea on tues post. Hope you had a great vacation!!

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