Happy 10th Tea Day: Daily Art Practice
Our summer Tea Days have been few so far this year. The weeks are full and now that my oldest son has a job, we aren’t all together as often. I encouraged him to enjoy his last summer as a child and reminded him that he has the rest of his life to work but he insisted that this was what he wanted. So, the two younger ones are at home with me all day and we find plenty to keep us busy, whether it is running errands or cleaning house.
The few Tea Days that we have planned are centered around Tea traditions around the world. Our first theme was South Korea. Our menu consisted of Vegetable Potstickers, Pineapple Fried Rice and Chrysanthemum Tea. We enjoyed all the food and have made the rice several times since.
I purchased these dried Chrysanthemum buds at our local Asian grocer a year or so ago but didn’t know how to use them. Surprisingly, my children enjoyed this tea. It had a sweet taste which was unexpected, and I drank it without sweetener.
Tea Cup Class: Lesson 2
Last week, I posted that I had started a Tea Cup class with Liz Steel. You can see week one HERE. This second week, we studied more theory, learned how to do a pattern study (below), and got acquainted with our paint mixes.
Shadow mixes were interesting and something that is individual in taste.
Here we learned about the types of paint consistencies as well as tea colors and gold trim.
Here is another pattern study for one of my tea cups.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea to celebrate the Tea Day’s 10th anniversary is Tiesta Tea Chai Love. I made my “10” from fresh blackberries from my garden. Thanks to Elizabeth for hosting Tea Day every week!
Happy Tea Day,