Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Tea Time by Sheralyn Barnes

It's January.
That time of year when the winter doldrums set in.
So this week, as the grey skies were bringing me down,
and I was feeling a bit small,
I thought to myself how nothing beats the winter blues like
a hot cup of tea,
a friend,
and my imagination.

 ©2012 Sheralyn Barnes

 And then I pulled out this old friend again,
who despite appearances,
should be getting us closer to spring here soon.....

 ©2012 Sheralyn Barnes

 Happy Groundhogs day on February 2nd!

Spring will be here before we know it....

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  1. Thank you for allowing us to share the tea party with Moose and Mouse (I bet they giggle about their names being so much alike!) and thank you for the glimpse into Mr. Groundhog's winter home -- but I don't think he's quite ready to get up yet.

    Wonderful illustrations, Sheralyn.

  2. I would love to have tea with Moose and Mouse :-) that would indeed warm my winter day!

  3. Love these! Thanks for warming my heart on a chilly January day.

  4. So warm and loving. I want to join them for a cup.

  5. Thanks you guys! I look forward to working with mouse and moose a bit more and build this into a painting. Moose is a stuffed animal that I bought for my grandma about 15 years ago when I was working in Yellowstone Park. When I was little I loved stuffed animals, so my grandma would always try to find "exotic" new stuffed animals for me on birthdays and Christmas. Back then, exotic was a squirrel or a fox, there wasn't quite the selection there is today! So I bought her this moose when I was in my twenties and sent it to her about a year before she passed away. My mom gave it back to me to remember her by afterward. My grandma had a great imagination and I think it's from her that I got my love for whiskered furry things in the first place, so I thought this was a lovely way to have tea with her memory.

  6. Those are gorgeous pictures! Thanks for sharing them :)
    Wagging Tales