Dienstag, 13. Februar 2018

Tea in the library

Today lets have a tea in my "library".
A tea and a famous weekly newspaper.
I love newspapers, their rustling when opening and reading a lot, 
could spend the day with them...
And old newspapers are well to use as a base for painting 
or pasting binders for my collage sheets.
With an e-paper you can do nothing do except reading and reading 
on the screen is too exhausting for my bad eyes.
The bookshelf in background includes a lot of great books.

I'm a big booklover. That means paper-books.
It's only one shelf from a lot, therefore I call the room library.
Especially I like books with pictures: photobooks, 
art book or well illustrated childrens books.
Have a big collection ans I like them all.
There are books, it bothers me, they have no pictures, 
because the text calls for pictures. 
And so I illustrate them by myself.

Except books I love cats (you've probably noticed that long ago) and birds.
My cat love birds too, hehe -
I could never lock a bird in a cage, they are a symbol of freedom for me.
Often wish, I could fly.
Often dream to have a bird nearby, a little bird on my hand 
or a big bird as my companoin. As in a fairytale...

The acrylic painting, what I show today, is, frankly, not my own motive.
I saw a painting in the web, what spoke to me.
I could not buy it, so I've decided to paint a simimliar, only for myself.
It's not a copy, I painted only the subject from my memory.
I so wanted to have such a picture!
I painted it in january.
Not quite satisfied yet, but I'm still in the beginning. 
I started painting againonly last december.
At the moment I'm not painting - my working desk is full of snippets.
 Make paper work, collages.
But in next weeks I wanna paint again.
Wish, I had more free space for creativity!

Have a great and creative time :)


  1. Eine schöne Stimmung verbreitet dein Post!

  2. This is a very inspiring post!
    I, too, am a book lover and have hundreds of books in my own personal home library.
    I love your painting Mascha!!!

  3. Wow, your library looks wonderful! I love the setting with all the books and candles and your pretty teapot and cups look amazing 😁. Your painting is beautiful, it has such a wonderful beauty and serenity about it - perfect! Wishing you a very Happy T Day! J 😊

  4. what a beautiful, warm library you have.Always thought if I could ever dedicate a room as a library it would be red:) I too love books-the real books you can hold and touch and write in.
    Your painting is gorgeous, very soulful. Happy T Day!

  5. Yes please, I would love a cup of tea with you in your library
    I love books too and your library is so welcoming.
    Your painting is beautiful-I really love this one
    Happy T Day Kathy

  6. I like your library and now I think I will go have a cup of tea. Peppermint sounds good to me today as I have a cold.

  7. Oh My What a beautiful library ♥♥♥ Love your painting also and thanks for sharing with us today♥
    Happy T Day!

  8. I love books and libraries too. And tea and cats.
    But I do read e-books, as it is just easier when travelling.

  9. Ich würde gern in Deiner Bibiothek mit Dir aus dieser wunderbaren Teekanne Tee genießen und über den ein oder anderen Artikel in der "Zeit" diskutieren. Und dann könnten wir gemeinsam malen oder kleben! Das wär was!
    Happy T-Day liebe Mascha und das schöne Bild schreit nach Verlinkung zu Art Journal Joureny, auch wenn es im Januar entstanden ist ! ♥♥♥
    Hab einen schönen Nachmittag!
    Liebe Grüße

  10. ...Mascha, your library is such a warm and cozy spot, the warm glow of the candles is so inviting. Sadly print newspapers are becoming a thing of the past. Thanks so much for stopping by, enjoy your week.

  11. Mascha, tea anywhere at anytime. Always special. Thanks for sharing.

  12. how lovely to have tea in your library...a winning combination, books and tea! your painting is sweet and quite good for only having started painting in December. Keep going, it is very soothing and satisfying! happy Tea day!

  13. I would love to sit beside your bookshelves, reading a book and enjoy a cuppa. It looks a beautiful restful area. Your painting looks lovely as well.
    Happy T day wishes.
    Yvonne x

  14. You write very beautifully, Mascha. It's always a pleasure to read your posts. How wonderfully you put, "With an e-paper you can do nothing except read."

    Your photos are beautiful too. Thank you for sharing them with us for tea today.

    happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

  15. I totally agree with you - I love to turn pages and do not like e- books! My hubby reads on his and I have tried it - not for me!!! I love your painting! Happy T Day! Chrisx

  16. I apologize. I would have been by sooner, but I ate something at dinner last night that didn't set well and I got very ill. I'm still trying to fight it.

    I love your beautiful tea pot and cups you shared in your "library" with us. I also love real books. I've never owned an e-reader and never will. I simply love the feel of the pages in my hand as I turn them.

    I am in awe of your new painting and, like you, lack the room I need to create more than one thing at a time. Your art always makes me smile.

    Thanks for inviting us into your home and sharing tea with us for T this Tuesday. Again, I am so sorry I'm late visiting.

  17. T in the library sounds like where I want to be. I also love books, and have stacks. Your tea looks so beautiful with the little lights. Hope it was a happy T day and happy Valentine's Day too. Hugs-Erika

  18. I too am a book lover andhad hundreds if not thaousands of books. Can you imagine the trauma of having to leave them behind when we moved country! I now have a Kindle, because we can't afford to buy books and have them sent over to Spain. I do miss the feel (and the smell) of a real book.
    Your painting is awesome. I suspect that is your dream, meeting this (hopefully friendly) bird and perhaps flying away with it.....
    Your tea by candlelight is so lovely.
    Happy Valentine's Day and a
    Belated happy T-Day,

  19. ein wunderbarer ort zum lesen und erzählen, zum teetrinken und nachdenken. dort zu malen (oder in der nähe) kann so zauberhaftes wie dein bild hervorbringen!
    liebe grüße

  20. Wow! Beautiful atmosphere, your library is so lovely and enchanting. The glowing candles and gorgeous red cups, magical! your art is wonderful and soulful! Beautifully done!
    Thanks for sharing your charming world!
    Happy PPF
    Victoria #18

  21. I love your invitation to tea, and the photos of your candlelit and in so cozy library! I am also a book lover, and *may* have outgrown my shelves!
    Thank you for the reminder that newspapers can make a good painting or collage base, I have a couple of art journals that need covers, and may use newspaper!!

  22. Your place is so inviting. I would love to have tea there. Wonderful art too. Have a great weekend.

  23. Gorgeous photos of the things you love, Mascha! The painting is also wonderful!

  24. Your library looks wonderful. A warm, gentle place to spend a few relaxing hours. I'd love a cup of tea, white with no sugar.

  25. Lovely very ork...happy ppf (#7)...x


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