Antiquing Makes The Perfect Date: Daily Art Practice
Life hasn’t been very exciting, just busy and busy doesn’t give me a lot to write about unfortunately.
Isn’t this teacup lovely? I almost purchased it, but I don’t drink out of teacups due to the small volume and I didn’t think it a savvy purchase just for painting. This cup and saucer were made out of porcelain with painted gold details.
Daily Art Practice
A few weeks ago, I had an artist date at an Antique Mall not far from where I live. Before going, I decided to take pictures of items that were interesting or inspiring to paint at a later date. Afterwards, I went to a coffee shop, got a cup of hazelnut oolong tea and came home to drink my tea and paint my pictures. It was quite rejuvenating, and I felt inspired and excited to document my outing.
Browsing the stalls, I came across several items that reminded me of childhood. I found a set of dishes that were the exact pattern that my Mom had while I was growing up. I also had a Raggedy Ann Doll and one of these Fisher Price Cash Registers.
There was a box of empty beer cans and I found “Max’s” interesting with it’s colorful blue and yellow scene. This lovely vintage dress was for sale and it was a great price, but I wasn’t going to buy something I couldn’t try on first.
Isn’t this Halloween mask funny? I loved the vibrant colors and the facial expression despite it being old and flimsy. I can’t imagine what one would do with it. Throw rugs were in abundance in one of the stalls and I liked the colors on this one. Lastly, there was this mug based off Krakel Spektakel. I don’t know anything about it other than it is Swedish. It was so pretty, and I would have purchased it just for the illustration, but it was $38. A little steep for a mug.
So, this is what I found inspiring on my Artist Date.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Tiesta Tea Maui Mango Pineapple . My husband and I were away last week, and I found this tea at Walmart. It’s been ages since I have tasted it, and it is every bit as delicious as I remembered.
Happy Tea Day,