Friday, August 20, 2010

IA Weekly Challenge

Let Them Drink Tea
I have to admit I was stumped by my own challenge.
Even though I'm a coffee drinker,
when I found an image of a posh lady
pouring tea I knew I had to enter a digital piece.

I gave her some Marie hair
and fancied her up with color.  
I think she'd better sit down
before she has an accident with that tray. . .

To play, visit  Inspiration Avenue before Sunday 
August 22 at 12 noon (edt).  Just leave a comment
with a link to your Coffee or Tea creation.

Just like to see all of the submissions? 
Visit on Sunday afternoon to see all of
the entries posted together.
Plus, you can visit each blog to read about
each artist's creative process. 

Now, it's time to go get a little caffeine. . .


  1. Oh My gosh i love enchanting!! Fabulous!! i love coming always inspire! i hope you dont mind if i do a spotlight on you one day! you are fab!

  2. Very pretty. I love the background you've added here, it's subtle but adds a lot to the piece.

  3. Thanks so much for the lovely comments!

    Kiki, are you kidding me, I would be honored! I love all of your blogs, and your paintings are wonderful!

  4. Oh Maggie Love it
    You are so good!!!
    you should put in your shop!!!

  5. This is great!! I love her, she's fabulous!! Wouldn't she make a wonderful card or tag?? I'd buy one or two or three, lol!
    I love your theme this week *slurp* (as I'm sipping my coffee), I just can't out do the fab tea theme I already created with your gorgeous collage sheets so I'll have to pass this week. ;D

  6. Well, she really looks most irresponsible there. Holding a loaded tea tray with one hand - what on earth is she thinking of?
    She is great Maggie. Perhaps it's the big hair that is sending her off balance with that tray.Great fun piece.

  7. I love the pink hues that peek throughout the piece. And yes, she needs to be careful ;)

  8. Maggie I absolutely love her - her hair is like candyfloss and she just looks so delightfully eccentric! Great work :)

  9. I love her cotton candy hair!
    I LOLOL-ed when you thought she better sit down!
    You are too funny, Maggie :D
    OOh...just read Angie's comment...I assume candy floss is the elegant name for cotton candy...leave it to those Brits :)

  10. Thank you all! I think she is a bit of a flibberty-gibbet ~ I just realized she's not even looking at the tea she is pouring!

    Funny, that word just popped into my head. I'm sure the last time I heard it was from my mom umpteen years ago. So, not sure I even knew what it meant, I had to look it up.

    The origin of the term is rather gruesome, but one of the meanings is: 'A flighty person; someone regarded as silly, irresponsible, or scatterbrained, especially someone who chatters or gossips'. Ya, I think it fits...

    I love the word candyfloss, and I guess you're right Lisa, it is the British equivalent of cotton candy. Yum, either way I love it!

  11. Love, love, LOVE it- the perfect pose and expression for this theme! I also really like the colors you used- fabulous!

  12. Great piece! Her Marie Antoinette hair does indeed look like cotton candy! The pink is a wonderful enhancement!

  13. Great picture for the challenge. I love that you added the story of your granddad, it added to the view, made me take a different look at the photo.. very nice.


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