Tuesday, September 19, 2017

T stands for Trifecta...

as in sports... Last weekend was a big sports weekend here...NFL..go Pats! Premier League...Juan Mata and Manchester United, and the All Ireland Gaelic football final. That meant alot of sports in the Man- cave.. with some pizza and beer!
Football and Beer.
Sunday Tradition in the Man Cave.
I really like these shandys, so that is my beer of choice...and the trifecta of Irish, English, and American football is great too.  The coffee table is a cast off that I hand painted to look like distressed leather on the top, and granite on the legs.  The kids gave us a couch with two recliners and a side recliner a few years ago, so the area is totally kitted out for comfortable viewing. We have amassed quite a collection of craft beer which you can get a glimpse of on the shelving unit in the backround.
Great craft beers and labels!
We brought the first empty bottle from Ireland about 10 years ago, before craft beers became popular over  here.  It became a throw down contest for people to bring us a different beer to try, a great label or clever name. After having a shelving unit built to display all the empty bottles, we finally had to say STOP!

Sports has played a little havoc with my transformation/tracker, but I am still on it.  While walking to the library today, I picked up lots of colorful fall leaves.
Vibrant colors.
So as part of my art tracking, a little colored pencil
Inspiration in nature
and my seven colored pencil leaves
a little snail mail calligraphy...
another eclipse stamp
wish the glitter showed up..

Cheers to you and the gang at Bluebeard and Elizabeth...

May good luck and happiness follow you all the days of your life. Slainte.


  1. You weren't kidding about the bottle collection! Your colored pencil leaves are beautiful and happy dance, I'm getting another cool envelope. Thank you!

  2. I fear I missed yesterday's post, but I truly am glad I arrived in time to see your craft beer bottle collection.I bet at one time, people were outdoing themselves to find the most original and most clever beer bottles.

    I stopped to pick up a couple of leaves yesterday, but mine weren't nearly as beautiful as yours. It could be because the leaves here are still mostly green or have turned brown.

    Thanks for sharing your beer and your beer bottle collection, as well as your lovely colored leaves with us for T this Tuesday.

  3. cheers to you-enjoy your mancave with all those choices of great beers-kinda fun trying out different ones.
    Loving your collection of leaves too-here in the ozarks-missouri not much color do to no rain
    Happy T Day Kathy

  4. Yes. I am glad the Pats won this past weekend. They look like they might have a tough season if they get too many more injuries. I like craft beer. I love trying out new ones. Happy T day. Hugs-Erika

  5. Your post is full of cheer! Alas, I am not a football fan at all, but I do love a good gathering for it:) How cool to have so many craft beers to try. My son especially would LOVE it. Happy T day!

    1. forgot to say - love your drawn and collected leaves and that fine calligraphy.

  6. I'm not a fan of shandies but my husband certainly is. Your colored pencil leaves are beautiful. My tracking is going well, but nary a mark is in the Sketches row!

  7. Great to have a comfy corner for viewing with friends. Enjoy your beer, you have quite a collection. There are a lot of good beers in Germany, too, but I mostly stick to my coffee!
    Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

  8. I love the leaves! We have some varied sports interests here, as you do, and sometimes we are happily overwhelmed with it lol. It sounds like people enjoyed providing new and interesting beers. I like the names of the ones in your photos :0 Happy T Tuesday.

  9. These beer bottles really have the coolest Labels! i would be tempted to soak them off and use it in Collage art:)
    happy belated t-day!