Tea Cups in Pencil and Ink: Daily Art Practice
It’s amazing that the summer is almost over. I won’t say that it was busier than expected and that I barely got to all the things I had planned, because I feel as though I say that every summer. Instead of focusing on what I haven’t accomplished, I will tell you what I did get done.
Almost every week I have had a lunch date with another lady, and this is a big step for me as I often don’t like to leave my house or socialize. Being around people, other than my family, is draining and for those of you that are introverts, you understand. My children and I have enjoyed two Tea Days together and popcorn and movie days every week that come with cuddle time. My children have had some friends over and, in the midst, our current remodel, our house is getting purged and staying relatively clean, now that’s huge! Oh, and I completed my Teacups Class so, so far, it’s been a good summer.
Tea Cup Class
In week 3 of our Tea Cup class, we explored different medias, mostly ink and watercolor pencil. The instructor had several demos that I followed along with for the practice.
She had a beautiful selection of cups from an Australian Company T2. They have unique and colorful patterned tea ware. Someday I want to purchase a few.
My first exercise is in Ink and Wash, using a cup from my Turkish Tea set. I only had to do one painting but I made 3, using different techniques.
My last exercise was in watercolor pencil. This cup and saucer is challenging as it is a combination of Venetian glass and 10k gold. I didn’t capture the vibrant color or glow that this cup has, but it’s a start. Overall, this is my most challenging cup that will require a lot more experimentation to get the right balance of light and dark.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is a Sencha Green Tea that I am eyeing over at T2 but haven’t purchased. Since the shipping would be international, it would cost more than the Tea itself, unless I make a large enough purchase to qualify for free shipping. I’ll let you know if I decide to splurge.
Do you have a favorite company or place to buy tea or tea ware from?
Happy tea Day,