|stash of tea bags- drying|
In the last few weeks, I have been very privileged to take classes with amazing talented artists.
At the Contemporary Craft Retreat earlier in the month , I participated in Susie McMahon's "Expressive Bust" . Susie taught us some wonderful techniques and I thoroughly enjoyed the workshop and the process of creating a small sculpture . It was a happy accident that I had included a few tea bags in my workshop box. The timber base looked ok, but it just looked better with a few tea bags applied to create a more aged look. Susie discussed the need to try to connect the elements, so they appear to be part of a whole, rather than disparate additions. I think the applied tea bags helped to achieve the integrated look.
|I called this "Sunflowers on the Inside"|
Slowly I close the chamber door
Alone I sit and wait
You did not come
Disappointed, I drink solitary tea.
|Workshop Memory book cover|
|Memory book - samples of workshop techniques.|
There are also other benefits to using tea in art works .... One just has to drink it ...
There are few hours in life more agreeable than the hour dedicated to the ceremony known as afternoon tea.
|My most recent find in the local supermarket - tea in silk bags and lovely tea, too.|