As a travel photographer, the last several months have left me lost. For awhile, my creativity took a nose dive. But lately, it’s been waking up and I needed to make some art! Looking around my kitchen, I found this tea pot and cream pitcher. Perfect! I took it outside and put it on my stairs, that are in need of painting and started to make some art.
Simple Teapot and Creamer
I decided to give it an aged look, laying a texture over it, and adding a vignette. I opted for a blue tone to give it the look of a Cyanotype.
I thought maybe it needed a little something more. What is it that we like about good teapot? Some of it is memories, nostalgia. But for me, it’s the shape. That rounded shape with the spout reaching out and the handle balancing it. So, I added the words “The Shape of Tea.” I also noticed that my reflection is in the teapot and the creamer. I held up a cup, as though I had tea in my hand. It’s a little thing that you would only notice when looking closely. I love those types of details.
What’s a good teapot without a good tea cup? Turns out, I don’t really have a good tea cup. But I did find a coffee cup that goes with my “fancy” dishes. I admit that don’t like the way my fingers are holding the cup. Maybe I’ll reshoot.
After working this one, I thought it needed a poem. I have fond memories of having tea with my husband before bed. He loves ginger tea. I buy it in the packets. Don’t “at” me tea people, I’m into easy living. One time, he saw me making it. He was destroyed. He had thought that all this time, I was making him ginger tea from scratch! I had never led him to believe this, he just did for some reason. I think he stopped enjoying it as much after that. LOL!
Tea with You
I remember tea
I remember the scent
I remember the taste
Chamomile in my mouth
I remember the feel
Safe and true
I remember tea with you
I am enjoying my new artistic endeavors. Stay tuned for more blue toned images and maybe even some tea related art. If you are interested in view more of my photos, you can click here
9 thoughts on “Tea Time”
Great to see you back. Husbands are funny about stuff like that. Love your poem and photos.
The photos and poem are lovely!
Ginger tea is one of my favorites and using the packets is just so convenient!
I hardly ever make it from scratch, and when I do it’s usually because I have a cold and want my tea to be exceptionally strong.
Beautiful!!!! And I’m a huge fan of ginger tea … have a cup beside me right now, in fact!!
Thank you, Lois!
What a nice piece of art from such a common object! :)
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