Work in Progress: Hazel’s Chai and Paisley

Welcome! I’m glad you’re here, and glad to be back, too – I’ve missed the relaxedness of typing on a full size keyboard! #technoluxury

… Let’s talk about art and cups of tea :)

Photograph with a top view of a white china cup and saucer with tree design, with marks showing the gradual drainage of the cup. The background is a blue, cream and deep red/brown patterned fabris. The blog post text is overlaid in white.

Here are some work in progress photos of me creating of Hazel’s Chai and Paisley!

In the photo above and below left, the fabric under the chai cup is the pattern featured in Geranium, Succulent and Honeymoon Fabric.

Hand holding tea cup with patterned fabric cloth. Right hand side image is beginnings of drawing the cup

Here’s the drawing in progress. You can just see (in the right pic above and left below) a little of the light pencil sketch from working out where on the page the cup and saucer would sit. That gets erased before painting.

In the right picture below, you can see a small papier mache container at left of the shot… that’s where the paisley came from! The dark-red-with-flowers fabric (a gift from a friend – hello sister J!) got a colour change and became part of Rapidly Ripening Figs and Nectarines!

on the left, a line drawing of a cup and saucer with patterned background. On the right, the same drawing with painting started and some of the items on the table behind the painting in progress

Watercolours are such a perfect medium for the watery sweetness of a cup of chai, aren’t they? Here’s a section with the tea, and a close up of the tea:

Painted cups of chai tea

At left below there’s a finished section containing a bit of everything: cup, saucer, table cloth, plus vase and wallpaper from the background … At right a close up while painting the background and intricate patterns.

This piece would be lovely company for your cuppa nook – perhaps having been framed by a local framer – to gently remind yourself of the sheer luxurious validity of taking a moment to savour life, tea and beauty!

[Side note: While painting this, I listened to a podcast of Russell Brand interviewing Brian Cox … you may feel the vibe of intelligent voices with British accents emanating from this one!]

There’s only one actually hand painted by me, and a limited number of gorgeous quality art prints here. Scroll down to make this picture your own if its speaking to you!

Talk soon!
Love Meg x o



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