Monday Love: Colors & Tea

Genius is the ability to renew one's emotions in daily experience.
Paul Cezanne

Have a colorful day lovelies and don't forget - some dark hues are needed to let the bright ones shine! Some happy colors and warm tea (maybe a croissant too ...) is all i need to brighten my spirit and get my energy going on a cold January morning, even if i don't have time to paint right now. What is your secret to keep warm and joyful in winter?

Painting & photo: Martina Voigt-Schmid

35 comments:

  1. This is beautiful!! Love the colours!! That is my way for winter, lots of colours and bright things to keep the greys away!! Reminds me that spring is not too far away!! I hope you have a great Monday!! xx

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  2. hot chocolate & warm blankets? lol
    warm blankets?
    love the painting as always-great colors too :)

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  3. I love your painting and that quote is so perfect. I love the beach, even in the winter it makes me feel warm and of course a nice cup of Chai and doing things that just make me happy. That is how I try and get through these long winters.
    Have a lovely week!
    xoxo

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  4. What a beautiful painting darling....enjoy the new week....love from me...xxx...

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  5. Hello! Beautiful!!Have a lovely day!

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  6. How gorgeous, Martina! You certainly brightened my day with that lovely painting :) xoxo

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  7. este cuadro es precioso Martina, me encanta!!!
    Feliz semana,
    Elena

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  8. Love the painting, so cheerful!

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  9. A colourful day is what I need...oh how about a colourful week!!!! That is my goal for the week. I would love to be drinking my tea from your sweet polka dot mug! love to you.

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  10. May I have a little grape, dear Martina? :)
    Lovely painting!
    Well, for me it is art, color, art, flowers, art, books..hee. There is a pattern here, yes?
    I also love to play games and just get silly with my DD..
    keeps Winter from getting too dreary.
    Enjoy your week!!
    xoxo,
    - Irina

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  11. Lovely painting! =)

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  12. Always such beauty! Gorgeous art and imagery and fun post! Shine on! Sounds perfect to me!
    Victoria

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  13. Love those colours Martina...My secret...Lots of knitting, warm drinks and good company...(and a few croissants, of course!)
    Susan x

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  14. Love those colours Martina...My secret...Lots of knitting, warm drinks and good company...(and a few croissants, of course!)
    Susan x

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  15. I'm loving color right now! I can't get enough of it! Happy week to you dear! xx

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  16. My darling friend,

    I am trying to catch up for I was absent yesterday, having had a long REPORT CARD DAY!!!! This is a sweet and relaxing post and a great reminder to me to take my tea and TAKE IN THE BEAUTY OF COLOR....what I love about your blog is that you always have a NEW SURPRISE FOR ME. You have taught me to see art in a new way, and believe me, I need it right now. I hope you are well!!!! LOVE! Anita

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  17. Love that quote! I like to do a bit of baking on cold days, and warm up with tea or coffee with the baking...:)

    Beautiful painting! Great inspiration for this cool January day.

    Happy week to you!

    xoxo...Gloria

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  18. Such a pretty painting. Happy February to you, Martina. I am kind of excited for springtime to be here...the days are getting longer - so nice to see more daylight.

    I love some coffee on a cold morning. It gets me going... :)

    Have a lovely day!
    Heidi

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  19. Tea seems to come along with inspiration:) Beautiful painting Martina! Love seeing your work!

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  20. Beautiful, you're very talented! Your blog is lovely, if you want to take a look at mine it’s at http://grassettagillie.blogspot.com, if you’d like we should follow each other! :)

    xo Gillie

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  21. So beautiful Martina.
    It is not that cold here in winters. The whether is really pleasant in Mumbai!!
    Sending you loads of sunshine from India.
    Have a nice day Martina:)

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  22. Lovely painting, Martina! Just look at it makes me happy! When you're busy and having fun creating, it really doesn't matter what season it is! Have a lovely and creative month of February, sweet friend! xox

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    1. Thank you! So good to see you here Claudette, hope your day is lovely! xx

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  23. Wonderful painting, I like it!!! This is such a nice post!
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  25. Your gorgeous painting is also very suitable for my Thursday evening! Guten Nacht, liebe Freundin xxx

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  26. The painting is lovely ! I use music and movies to keep myself happy during winter...and I also go to the gym, moving a bit is helpful !
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  27. Nice work of art Martina!
    It has been sunny and warm here thus far...nice.

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  29. Lovely painting Martina thank you for sharing it with us!

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  30. Lovely and bright colors, yes, a croissant would be good with your pretty polka dots teacup! especially so if they are from Le Pain Quotidien.

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  31. Happy colors and tea...oh I couldn't agree more! My secret to staying warm this winter has been tea actually...and lots of it!! :)

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