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Tracey Fletcher King

Art and Illustrations

Sunday, 4 November 2012

Absurdi-tea ...


I recently came across this picture of these " inspirational" teacups
which almost of brought me out in hives
these were dreamed up by some poor sod who doesn't live in the real world
or a bloke... only a bloke could be this delusional
Sorry Nigel at Freebird... you aren't lumped in with that lot as we all know you are special...
The thing is I felt they were all a bit smug
or maybe I just have a cynical hat on, but these things are not my cup of tea

I will give them Creativi-tea
because I think my creativity is indeed fuelled by tea
but the others are in that same category as 
waking up and magically having a small butt and no wrinkles
just not  reali - tea


which I know was ages and ages ago, but is a giggle if you have time to go check it out
and she looked at Dir-tea and  Hoo- tea
much more likely in a world I live in...
Tranquili- tea and Simplici-tea in my house would become
Calami-tea and Complexi-tea


Sinceri-tea would be Rari-tea
Sereni - tea  would be Instabili- tea
and Prosperi-tea would become  Hilari-tea
or maybe yeah right - tea...
okay that one doesn't fit


And while I am a bit of a roll a few more could be
Dus-tea... Insani-tea... Stupidi-tea... 
I think any of these labels would make me happier
as then I wouldn't have to work to achieve them
I wouldn't be given a bad case of the inadequates
when I sit down to a cuppa
I wouldn't be reminded of my shortcomings
I could smugly look at a mug and see unpredictabili-tea
and be totally comforted and reassured
which is just what I need as I embark on the AEDM madness
and linking up with Sunday Sketches as well 
because it is one of my favourite parts of the week....xx

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51 comments:

Bev said...

love it and agree so corny but love what u did with it as usual , u are so funeeeeeeeeeeee

hugz bev

Mitzi Wolfe Zohar said...

I am imagining a sketch of that new line of mugs all tumbling merri-ly.

Kristin Dudish said...

Given the adversi-tea and anxie-tea I am currently facing, your abili-tea to make me smile with your migh-tea talent is definitely appreciated!

The cups themselves may not be your cup of tea, but your drawing of them is simply brilliant! I love it!

xo
Kristin

p.s. I am so glad we share an affini-tea for absurdi-tea... Thank you for including me in this nif-tea post! (Your post is actually better than "nifty", but I wanted to use another tea pun, and that was all that was coming to mind! Ha!)

Michellem said...

LOVE this post and I give it a
hear-tea (hearty - looks weird) endorsement!!

Michellem said...

BTW - My husband says that all this could become "tea-dious" - HAR HAR!!
That is why I keep that man - he cracks me up!

Laurie said...

oh my gosh thats good!!! Love this and of course the beautiful art work too!

ASHISH BARDHAN said...

That's a lovely Piece of Work.
with some pinch of humor in it.

Take a look at mine ..
http://ashbeezone.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/angelotep-shamossow/
}{appy Belated }{alloween !!

Tammie Lee said...

life is not always so ZEN-ful
love your fun take on tea and bliss...

Em said...

Okay, confession. I actually like them. (I know. I know.) Can't help it.

AS always, I adore, adore, adore your paintings. So lovely.

Michellem: LOL, your husband is hilari-tea!

Christine said...

I love the colours, nice work with these teacups!

Sue J said...

The more ancient among us could use a senili-tea too :) They're really little senior's moments.
I love chai too. Do you?

Giggles said...

Well Tracey it's all this absurdi-tea
that forces me into the arms of my full bodied aromatic friend coffee, void of all these numerous hang ups!!

Love the sketch...excellent humorous post!! As always, YOU ROCK!! The mugs are pretty creative and cute!!

Hugs Giggles

Nigel Roberts said...

It's early and not enough caffeine drunk yet to come up with any wit-tea comments.

Nice sketch, hilarious words as usual, and thanks for the mention. It's nice to be different ;)

Jez said...

Nevertheless, I do admire your superiori-tea.

Catherine... said...

Love it...it's completely Nut tea... :)

WrightStuff said...

I read with much hilari-tea but also perplexi-tea for by now (adding in all the comments) there are no new puns left for me - it looks like the majori-tea got there before me. It's all bit too dot-tea!

Sue said...

I love the jolli-tea of this post...very amusing indeed-i-tea.
I now need a cuppa after all that:)
xx

Currie Silver said...

How about a bit-o-BEau-tea?!
xoxo
loved the link, too.

Sinderella Studio Designs said...

I, too love Kristin's humor.
cheers, dana

missy k said...

You are completely nut-tea!

In a totally good way!!!!

You do make me smile :)

Karenx

Serena Lewis said...

I'm with Em...I like them! And I LOVE your sketch of them. Nif-tea!

Anne Manda said...

Really nice sketch, love the colors! Trying really hard not to continue the comments insane-tea... oops

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

You did it again. You are SOOOOO my cup of tea. Thanks for the laughs and smiles! ~ kath

my cup of tea said...

Hahahaha I totally agree!
~Donna~

Joni Nickrent said...

I think you've captured the whimsy to a tea and for sure beau-tea-fully! I know I say this every time, but I LOVE your work!

Missy said...

Fun post! Love the drawing!

Molly said...

i'm not going to be able to look at words that end with -ty (-tea) the same way again.

i like the white cups with the colorful insides even if they are not quite as zen-like as intended! :-)

Rita said...

I love those cups! It would fun to drinking out of them...maybe the pun version even more than the real ones!

Debbie said...

hilarious, and i love your cute sketches!

Judy Hartman said...

I love the hilary-tea of your observations, as well as your artwork! I could use an insani-tea mug at times!!
Great post!

Judy Hartman said...

Oops - I should have written hilari-tea!
Oh, well, just my stupidi-tea!

Mary Walker Designs said...

Lovely shoes I agree the tea cups are corny but the colorful insides are nice.

Tobi Kibel Piatek said...

enchanTEAing

Manon said...

OOOOh what a beautea! Hugs ManonX

ArtMuseDog and Carol said...

Beautiful tea cups ~ well illustrated even if you didn't like them ~ (A Creative Harbor) ^_^

minnemie said...

Hahaha, you are totally nut-tea! That's why we love you so much and keep coming back. But I DO want the simplici-tea cup...maybe if I drink from it daily it will solve some of the complexi-teas I keep creating for myself?

Marie Young (Young Creative) said...

Love it, but my Instabil-tea cup would have to hold a big jolt of coffee.

Alexandra said...

BEAU----TEA------FUL! ;) I LOVE this idea. Well done, as always. Hugs

Tammy Vitale said...

I guess this is the place to come for smiles today. Thank you!

Nora MacPhail said...

Cute tea cups. They're like cheerleaders in a pyramid.

Colleayn said...

I love this post. I thought it would be fun to come up with some clever tea words, but then I would have to think. It is more fun to take in your art and words instead.

Kathryn - Collage Diva said...

You are a riot. Thanks for the chuckle.

Lisa Isabella Russo said...

Your art is so charming! I love tea too. I think I would have missed the irony of the tea cup titles though without your clever push. I love, love, love your shoes paintings. I am so glad you bought them, I really enjoyed the art you did with them.

Piarom said...

You made me grin from ear to ear :)))) What a cool painting and posting!

Fallingladies said...

Oh my reaction was just opposite to yours, i immediately wanted sereni-tea, funny how People see things so differently and yet i love your post, made me laugh as always... What about serendipi-tea? That wouldn't put any pressure on the drinker at all and could be fun!

Frances Traina said...

Haha! you are hilirious!
FranTea xo

Kristin said...

:))
Oh! And there are the shoes!! xoxo

Evelyn Howard said...

Love your work.

Gallery Juana said...

I love how you bring angles to everything you see through your writing and your art.

Mannika said...

it was such a beau-tea! :D
i liked you red-ish shoes too.. very very pre-tea! :D

Rita said...

I was chuckling all the way through this one! I went and looked at all Kristin Dudish's hilarious tea bags, too. :):)