Monday, June 22, 2009

My Favourite Mug for Mug Monday

Ooops - sorry it is late - but here is my favourite mug. It accompanies me on all my artistic journeys and coffee tastes great out of it. It is an Emma Bridgewater Tulips mug and was designed to support the National Gardens Scheme which is a charity whereby gardens are open to the public all over England. Little gardens, big gardens. Great fun if you are a garden inspector and want a little nose into other peoples properties...ha ha.

This is in response to a post by Weaver of Grass and Acornmoon who has a lovely list of other peoples' mugs. Go and have a look if you have a moment.


40 comments:

Dolores said...

Pretty mug but an even nicer piece of work that you are creating. My mugs are dull and boring. I suppose I should look into getting something a little intesting.

Poetikat said...

That mug is simply stunning! Tulips are one of my most favoured flowers.

Your artwork is equally as stunning!

I love the title of your blog too.

I'll be a follower from now (and would love if you'd do the same) on as I love artsy blogs by creative individuals. You certainly fit the "bill".

Kat

Cathy said...

Hi dolores. Thanks very much. That is an older piece of art but I thought it would look nice as a background to my mug for Mug Monday. There are so many gorgeous designs around nowadays.

Coastcard said...

Thank you, Cathy, for visiting my left-handed page. I love your tulip mug; have you read 'Tulip Fever'? We used to live in Cambridge, and went once to Spalding where the fields of tulips were a feast for the eyes. One day perhaps I will see the bulb fields in Holland.

Happy Mug Monday from Swansea, Wales - and I LOVE your art work. As to 'birds, cats and chocolate' YES - and the tea, too.

Cathy said...

Hello Kat

Many thanks for the lovely comments. I love tulips too. There was another flower mug I liked too called Hellebores but this one won. I have sent you an email because I cannot access your blog now although I could do so earlier.

Holly Zemak said...

Hi Cathy - I had to laugh when I saw your post. My favorite mug is also an Emma Bridgewater mug, I have Blue Tit. When I saw this mug I just had to have it. Everything tastes better in it!

acornmoon said...

Another great mug,I can see your artwork on ceramics and fabrics, I think you are a surface pattern designer at heart.

Cathy said...

Hello Caroline. I enjoyed my visit to Wales to see your blog. I haven't read Tulip Fever but I read a review about it on Google and it comes very well recommended. I would love to see the Holland bulb fields too. Tulips are gorgeous and particularly red ones for some reason. My coffee tastes extra special in this mug..ha ha. As for chocolate - don't mention it.

Cathy said...

Hi Holly

Those Emma Bridgewater bird mugs are gorgeous. I was tempted by several species but I plumped for the tulips. It was a close run thing though. I like practically everything she does. She is a great designer. I like the feel of them too with their chunky bottoms.

Cathy said...

Thanks very much Valerie. I am definitely drawn to surface design. I have very much enjoyed visiting all the mug post blogs on your blog. Mug Monday is a great idea.

Willow said...

I love your mug. That is one that I would buy if I saw it. Enjoyed your blog and will come back to visit.

Willow

Crafty Green Poet said...

that's a gorgeous mug, such lovely bright colours and cheerful design

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Cathy, Love your mug and tulips are my favorite Spring flower. I also think it great that your Mug raised money for the National Garden Scheme. I think that the British has some of the most beautiful gardens in the world. Your art is awesome. Lovely blog. Hugs Judy

Raph G. Neckmann said...

Hi Cathy - your mug is lovely - I like the clarity of the design.

I love your ink drawing of Angel Creating Tree on your Solstice post too!

Golden West said...

How fun to have a glimpse into your world. Love the bright colors and the tulips, as well!

Christy said...

A lovely poetic mug! Just the perfect vessel for cofee!

Art4Sol said...

Great mug...very cheerful. I'm enjoying my visit here and will return.

Cathy said...

Hi Willow, thanks very much. I am drinking coffee from it as I type...lol.

Cathy said...

Thanks very much Juliet. Emma Bridgewater designs are always gorgeous.

Cathy said...

Hello Judy,

Thanks very much for your kind words. I must say the British take their gardens very seriously indeed. They are so beautiful at the moment. Mind you, yours is too.

Cathy said...

Thank you Raph. That is nice to know. I wasn't too sure about that picture but it is lovely to know that someone likes it.

Cathy said...

Hi Golden West. I enjoyed looking at your blog too. You have some amazing old photographs. I love the one of the 1918 ladies with their vintage (to us) clothes.

Cathy said...

Thank you Christy. I am using it this very minute..ha ha.

Cathy said...

Thanks Art4Sol. You have a lovely blogsite too. Your textile dolls are beautiful.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Oh I like that mug. I like what's next to it even more. Very colorful.

Eli said...

Your mug is delightful, both shape and tulips on it. Your artwork is much better!!!
I enjoyed your blog and will come back to visit.
Eli

Old World Primitives said...

Your favorite mug (and the art beside it) are lovely! I have been anxiously awaiting the arrival of what I am sure will be my new favorite mugs for awhile now - they are being custom made by an Etsian. I will probably post pictures of the set when it arrives.

Stephanie

Sandy Mastroni said...

The painting by your mug is absolutely wonderful Cathy
also ...
I enjoyed your last post too !

Robyn said...

I love the mug but ..Oh the artwork on the table is just stunning!

Cathy said...

Thanks Phyllis. I did that a while ago but I thought it would look nice with the mug. A bit staged I known..ha ha.

Cathy said...

Thanks Eli. Very kind of you.

Cathy said...

That sounds very posh Stephanie. I look forward to seeing them on your blog when they arrive.

Cathy said...

Thanks very much Sandy.

Cathy said...

Thanks very much Robyn. I did it some time ago but I will have to give it a proper showing. I am rather fond of that one. My two favourite subjects together - birds and leaves...lol.

Art4Sol said...

Hi Cathy, Thanks for researching and sharing info on Fiona Watson..I just purchased this book as well! It is so inspiring. Love it!

Cathy said...

You are very welcome. Fiona Watson is great isn't she? There are so many talented artists around. Long may they continue...ha ha. Which book did you get btw?

Flora May said...

Hi Cathy - great mug!

I've tagged you by the way, if you fancy answering some questions! Just link back to me and pass it on to whoever else you think might like to do it :)

Art4Sol said...

I got Inspiration for Embroidery...I'd say it's one of the best books I've ever purchased. I'll definitely look into buying Keito's. Love your site, Cathy...I can see we are kindred spirits.

Cathy said...

Hi Flora. I will pop over and have a look and do it so long as it isn't embarrassing...ha ha. I see you have changed your blog name.

Cathy said...

I thought it might be that one Art4Sol. It is such a good book. I think it will give you lots of inspiration for your lovely embroideries. Glad you like the blog. Yours is great too.