Tuesday, March 21, 2017

T Stands for Art Challenge - Day 5

My calligraphy teacher, mentor, and friend, Callinana, invited me to participate in the Five Day Art Challenge meme on Facebook.


This piece comes from my 2011 art journal. It is my favorite journal page even though it was done at a very difficult time in my life. There are times when you have to go through the motions, even though you know what the outcome will be. From Harry Chapin's song Dance Band on the Titanic: "I'm in the dance band on the Titanic. Sing Nearer My God to Thee. The iceberg's off the starboard bow. Won't you dance with me?"

If you're not familiar with Harry Chapin or his music, you can have a listen.



Acrylics with glazes, Zig Painty, Dr. Ph. Martin's Spectralite Silver and whatever pen hit my hand first. A Gillotte 1068A, I think.

Today is the last day of the art challenge. I'm supposed to challenge other people by name to play along. Not everyone likes the memes, but if you're looking for a blog idea, you'll have 5 days of blogging done toot sweet. You can always post to Facebook, too.

And today is also Tea day. While I could show you the mug of cold tea sitting near me as I blog, that would be boring. Instead, a photo of these grande dames I found in my parents' attic when I had to clean our their house and get it ready for sale. There must have been at least one silver tea service on the Titanic.


Drop by hosts, Bleubeard and Elizabeth's blog to find out what the rest of the T Stands For gang are up to. If you want to play, include in your Tuesday post a beverage or container for a beverage. Don't forget to link your blog to Bleubeard and Elizabeth's page.

32 comments:

  1. That silver service is perfect. TImes have changed though. Seems people always wanted fancy things like that and now it seems no one really does. But I think they are absolutely lovely. Nice piece too. I think the titanic is a good example to use when things are tough. Happy T day and Tuesday too. No snow this one-thank goodness!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Ma had tons of knick knacks and fancy dishes. She loved and cherished them. They are mine, now. And a bit like having her still with me. So happy we didn't get more snow. Now if the foot on the ground would suddenly disappear, that would make me very happy.

      Delete
  2. Nice Titanic page. The silver tea ware is just lovely. Sad that very few appreciate these things anymore. Happy T day!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Silver service from another era. I don't think many enterain like the old days.

      Delete
  3. I really enjoyed the Titanic drawing. It was great that you shared it, which segued perfectly into the beautiful tea pot and tea service. I was quite impressed because you don't see those things anymore, except in antique stores, which are then overpriced and under appreciated by customers. I don't have a lovely teapot, but I have a creamer and sugar bowl on a tray that belonged to my grandmother. Yours is very ornate, and I enjoyed seeing it. Thanks for sharing your art and your tea service with us for T this Tuesday.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. So nice you have something to remember your grandmother by. Sad that we are such a throw away society that these old pieces and connections to the past aren't treasured much

      Delete
  4. Your Titanic page is very powerful.
    Those silver pieces are lovely even unpolished.
    Thanks for the HC link. I'd never heard him sing that.
    Happy T Day

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Glad I could introduce you to a new to you song

      Delete
  5. That's a wonderful piece, CJ.
    Harry Chapin is amazing isn't he? I'd never heard that song.
    You have a great one.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I loved Harry's music. Dance Band was one of my favorites. I was fortunate enough to see Harry in concert several times.

      Delete
  6. Harry Chapin! Yes! :)

    What fun to find the silver. I had a silver plated tea & coffee service ages ago but never used it, not once. *sigh*

    Happy T Tuesday!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Harry was great. Might be time to dig out that tea serice, shine it up and use it. At least once. (-;

      Delete
  7. I love the silver service. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

    ReplyDelete
  8. Your titanic page is so poignant and I'm sure there were many silver tea sets on the Titanic. Your tea set is beautiful and so elegant, and is made even more special as it serves as a reminder of your dear parents - Happy T Day! J :-)

    ReplyDelete
  9. What a wonderful find in your parents attic! Just lovely... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

    ReplyDelete
  10. I love anything Titanic, so your journal page is locked away in my heart now.
    Happy T-day

    ReplyDelete
  11. CJ...catching up; what an awesome drawing you've done, and yes, one has to go through stuff... to get past stuff....

    your parents tea set is really nice....looks like pewter ..maybe ? ☺☺♥♥

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Laura. The tea set is tarnished, sterling silver in need of a good polish

      Delete
  12. I love your art page and amazing fine-the tea service very nice-enjoy
    Happy T day

    ReplyDelete
  13. Its a wonderful page with the Titanic and I think aloy of silverware must have been on that liner. The silver set you have from the attic, must be very special to you.
    Happy T day.
    Yvonne xx

    ReplyDelete
  14. I can see why it's your favorite page. Very powerful.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. It's one of the strongest pieces I've done.

      Delete
  15. I can see why it's your favorite journal page even though it was done at a difficult time. Wonderful calligraphy and detail in your image.

    Hope your snow melts soon. Wish I could send you some of our 90s F weather ;-)

    Happy T-day, CJ! Hugs, Eileen

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks, Eileen. I wish you could send me some of your 90o weather. That's the kind of weather I like. Thanks for dropping by

      Delete
  16. Your art piece is very powerful! Lots of feeling! That silver tea set is beautiful!! Wow! Big Hugs!

    ReplyDelete
  17. Gorgeous calligraphy piece! Love the whispering echos of words behind words. And great photo of vintage silver! Very happy belated T day!

    ReplyDelete