Did you know that January was National Hot Tea Month? I saw this in the window of the the grocery store so had to be true!
In racking my brain for an inspiration for this week’s art journal, I kept coming back to the tea. I do have a couple of other ideas that will show up in the next few weeks but this is the one that stuck for this week.
I had originally though of doing two facing scenes for two different types of tea drinkers – maybe old world vs. modern or Asian vs. English, something like that. And/Or to use actual tea bags – sans the tea – as the background but couldn’t quite get it to work.
In my quest for teapots and cups, I rediscovered a particular Anthropologie catalog. It had a kind of ‘Alice in Wonderland’ theme so one would assume there had to be something related to tea in there (hello mad hatter!) though not as much as I thought there would. They focused more on the fantastical elements of down the rabbit hole and the large and small element of the story. All of the elements in the collage are from Anthropologie catalogs, though. I save them because they are always so arty and different from any other catalogs I get. The photographers and stylists have to love their jobs at least a little!
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