Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Starry Night Tea and Renoir

I'm off on a road trip,
but have scheduled this
for Kimmie's Tea on Tuesday.
Yes, I took my tea along with me.
I'm having  Starry Night Delight tea
by Zen Granny.
You can find her on Etsy.
Her name is Debbie Gibson,
and happens to be a friend of my sister.
 She makes wonderful tea blends
from her own herb garden.
I thought this tea was fitting,
because our road trip includes
the McDonald Observatory
at Ft. Davis.
The night sky in west Tx. is like no other.

By the time you read this,
I will be headed home
 after painting 'plein air',
 in beautiful west Texas.
The Chisos Mtns. are beautiful
this time of year,
and Santa Elena Canyon is always gorgeous.
The ride from Lajitas to Presidio
is one of the most beautiful in the U.S.

 I so enjoy the beauty of the desert and mountains.

We stayed at
in Terlingua.

The book I have been reading
in this desert quiet,
while enjoying my Starry Night tea, is
Luncheon of the Boating Party
by Susan Vreeland.
It was on the NY Times Bestseller list awhile back.
A book that looks into the Impressionist movement
of the famous artist Renoir's time.

Quote by Renoir....
"The work of art must seize upon you,
wrap you up in itself
and carry you away.
It is the means
 by which the artist
conveys his passion.
It is the current
which he puts forth,
which sweeps you along
in his passion”

Savor the Day!


Halle said...

Hope you had a wonderful trip!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Oh, that book sounds good! The Impressionists were such an interesting lot.

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

The stars are bright tonight here! Have a great week! Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

kimmie said...

I will add that title to my booklist! Your tea sounds super special ... A bedtime blend perhaps? I have one I enjoy that is called "evening in Missoula" ... Enjoy your trip, friendship, painting, and taking in the beauty of the drive. It sounds delightful!!