Who Want’s Tea?: Daily Art Practice
Tea has always been an important part of my day but more so in the past 10 years as it is the only thing I drink. I have enjoyed finding different flavors and varieties that I didn’t know existed. I have also started enjoying my tea sets that have sat unused for years. I am getting to the point in life where I find it pointless to have things sitting around looking pretty and serving no purpose. With our recent house remodel in progress, I am having to purge a lot of things, ensuring that I am keeping only the items I need and use.
What are some items that are going unused that you want to start enjoying?
Back in June, I started Liz Steel’s Teacup class. It was 4 weeks of lessons, plus 3 livestream classes. To document progress, I started out with a sketch of one of my teacups. I found out that teacups are a lot harder to draw/paint than one would think.
Most of the cups I worked from for the class are below. Apparently, I love gold. The very first picture is of my cast iron and clay teacups. After photographing all these for the class, I realized I forgot to share my Turkish Tea set. I’ll try to share a picture next week.
One of the things we learned to do was break down our pattern. I enjoyed this exercise and love making these diagrams. This one is done with watercolor pencil.
Measuring teacups was a bit tricky and this took me a while to get right. I am not sure I will use this as it is tedious, but the principles are there if I get stuck and need to work through a problem.
I am joining the Tea Day Ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. My tea today is Fruity Paradise. It’s my favorite green tea with pieces of strawberry.
Happy Tea Day,