Tuesday, December 1, 2009

OLD TIN

(click on the picture to see it larger)
when reading the words, please insert "shelf"
where you think it ought to be--I forgot to...
I love this old tin with it's dings and
scrapes---been around a long time
I think. I have it my kitchen
where I have a lot of collected red things
.I don't remember where I picked it up but
I know the cover was almost welded on
it seemed...and you could shake and hear
something was in there...finally got it
off through sheer determination and
wondered just how old the tea leaves are.
I rubbed Vaseline on the cover edges and
set it back on the shelf. I was happy
to have it "fit" an Every Day Matters
drawing challenge. I have used mixed medias
in a Moleskine journal. I ought to brew a cup
just to read the leaves as my grand mother
was so expert at this, she'd have me all
wide eyed listening to her tales...

14 comments:

scus said...

As you I love old tins, have a few in my kitchen., enjoy seeing yours!! Great job.

Anonymous said...

Are you sure it's tea leaves inside....??

Dan Kent said...

This is so beautifully done. It always amazes me how substantial your work is in a moleskine. Love the curve of the tin, and the dark background.

Lesley said...

This is a beautiful picture, lovely old tin! Exactly the kind of thing I like to keep!

Jules said...

Wow, WInna - your rendering of this tin is fabulous! I had to look twice to see that it wasn't a photo that you'd stuck in!!!!

MaryO said...

I checked your blog many times and suddenly I see you've posted several entries since my last visit! Good to see your work again! Love this tin, you've done an excellent job on the metal. Enjoyed the other entries too, I'll check in more often now.

Sandy said...

Oh that tin is gorgeous, and I am sure you have captured it perfectly ! Good to see a post from you!

Lindart said...

The tin looks absolutely real! I thought it was a photo! What a great keepsake.

Ellen said...

This is wonderful! Every bit of it. I thought at first that it was a collage and that the tin was a photo. Then I thought the tea leaves were a photo. It's just beautiful.

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ejmordasky said...

I certainly love to receive your comments and am so happy for your visits. I think when you click on the photo to enlarge it you can see it is all painted somehow---mostly with watercolor pencils, Pitt pen and acrylic touches here and there. winna

EWian said...

Cool picture, I love tins.

EWian

Possum Patty said...

Wow, I really like this, especially around the rim of the tin.

Deborah said...

This is a beautiful drawing. It is so realistic, has so much depth! Beautiful job on this post! Your work is truly awe-inspiring.