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Personal Nirvana by MARX77
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Yeah, it's pretty fucking awesome and like brilliant and shit. Wait, I have to write 90 more words? But I've already described it. What...

Kirby and Williams Black Bolt by INKIST

Really nice piece Scott. Instead of what a lot of modern artists tend to do with Kirby and add lots of line and texture that wasn't the...


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Dave Elliott
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Memorial Day by DeevElliott
Memorial Day
Today we celebrate the world over for all the men and women who have fought in battles to defend family and friends. No matter the cause or the country they fought and often died doing what they believed to be right.

This isn't about just causes or celebrations over defeating anything, this is about those who often had no choice but to fight. They did so to save others and a life worth dying for.

To those we bow our heads today and give them a few minutes of silence so that we can remember the sacrifices they made or were willing to make.

Art by Thegerjoos and saktiisback 

Journal History

Everyone has their little routines for arranging and breaking up their days. The most interesting ones are those that give you a break from deadlines, when things are coming at you ten times every hour and you need to recalibrate a little just to breathe. There must be a moment to reorganize and process information.

Bunny Laundry Tea Time by raccoonnookTea time with Iedra. by StressedJennyLow tide high tea by wovenlines

For some, that’s Tea Time.

Tea Time by TappyToeClawsHot Hot Tea by farcry77

“Tea Time” has been part of my routine since I was a child. As soon as I came home from school, my mother would stop what she was doing and she would make me a cup of tea. This was usually consumed with several biscuits (cookies) while I debriefed my mom on my day. Afterwards I would watch a little TV before starting my homework.

Tea Time With Venom by LuigiLTea Time - Sherlock by Moriartea-time

Going to college didn’t change the routine that much, as tea and ideas were shared with fellow students, usually around 4pm, the same time I used to have tea with my mom.

As I type this it is just after 4 and a cup of tea sits by my side. The making of a cup of tea entails a certain ritual, reinforced with science, and cannot be hurried. The most important factor is the first, the proper ritual, and is why you cannot get a decent cup of tea from a diner in America.

Tea time in the swamp by PendaluneTea time with otto by BrianKesinger

Step 1: The water MUST be BOILING. Maybe ‘hot water’ is good enough for coffee but for tea to brew correctly, the water must be boiling. The water bubbles when I drop my tea bag in it. Yes, I use tea bags. I do prefer to use a teapot but I rarely get around to having a second cup so why waste water or tea.
Tea Time by NaolitoTea time by MarinaVeselinovic

Step 2: The cup MUST be preheated before adding the tea and water. I usually use a cup full of boiling water out of the kettle and leave the heat on low underneath the kettle while the cup gets good and hot.

Time for tea by PambaTea Time by TemaTime

Step 3: Pour the boiling water directly over the teabag and let steep for at least two full minutes. This part will require some experimentation until you find the strength that is right for you.

Tea Time III by Nacreous-OrganicTea Time by AureliusCatThe Ageless Wonder of Tea by TeaPhotography

Step 4: Add Milk and/or Sugar as desired. Many black, herbal and leaf teas are refreshing without adding either. It is also important to not add milk until the tea is at your desired strength. The milk will immediately lower the temperature of the water and prevent the tea from brewing efficiently. Leaving the teabag in too long can result in the tea stewing. This can make the tea taste bitter.

Tea Time by carefulwhatyawishforTea time says the King by super-tulerA Little Tea Time by conniiption

Step 5: Wash your cup or mug out as soon as possible after drinking to prevent the tannin in the tea from staining your cups.

A Wizard of Tea by ursulavTea Time by pinkparis1233tea time by humphreycat

Mad Hatter: Time for Tea by WiseKumagoroTea by Toru-meowTea Time by daekazu

CHARLOTTE TEA TIME by swdd-catTea Time in Russia by Ronnie-LongTEA TIME: with Marceline and Bubblegum Princess by meloncrisis

Tea Time with Cheshire Cat by imaginismTea Time by FancyPancakesTea Time by paikan07

Hopefully by this time you can go back to what you were doing refreshed and reinvigorated with all your worldly problems solved.

Tea Time by KjinorTea Time by pungangAmazon Tea-time by croakyTea Time by bpresing


1/ What routines or rituals do you have during the day that help you stay organized and sane?

2/ Do the processes and routines you employ to produce your art transfer over in any practical way to other parts of your life?


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Steampunkie Featured By Owner 11 hours ago
Thanks for joining dA-Amateur-Hour ! If you know anyone that might be interested in winning Points  by submitting their art, please feel free to invite them and share the group! The sooner we have participating artists, the sooner we support their work and can divvy out the goods! :) (Smile)
DeevElliott Featured By Owner 2 hours ago
I've asked Moonbeam13 to add this to the Today Headlines. Hopefully this will get some added eyeballs.
KittenLover126 Featured By Owner 20 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
DeevElliott Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Why that's been my logo for nearly 30 years! But happy to see Jade make good use of it too!
KittenLover126 Featured By Owner 16 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
o noes!
Dave is secretly Jade in disguise!
DeevElliott Featured By Owner 15 hours ago

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MARX77 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago   Photographer
DeevElliott Featured By Owner 16 hours ago
Thanks buddy!

It's been great but you haven't seen the last of me!

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TheGalleryOfEve Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you!!! :iconflyingheartsplz::iconexcitedlaplz::iconflyingheartsplz:
DeevElliott Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2015
How could I not?

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