Earlier in the year I decided to work through my teacup collection and not sketch the same teacup twice.
Well I have broken this resolution a few times and last week’s cuppa sketch was one of those occasions. You can see the whole collection here.
Anyway, this is just a very quick loose sketch of one of my favourites from my Royal Albert 100 years set called 1910s Duchess.
I have been strangely remiss in my teacup sketching this year and my coffee sketch to tea sketch ratio is probably about 10:1. Is that a sign of how busy things have been, or a shift in my focus? Hmmm…
I need to get cracking if I want to sketch my entire collection this year. Do you think I should try and achieve this goal or just admit defeat?
Carry on and don’t give up! What a beautiful collection of watercolours you will have !!!
Carry on, if you can and stop if you’re running out of energy. Your sketches of teacups would make a lovely postcard set! I’d buy one 😉
That’s a brilliant idea! Think I might do that myself … I don’t have 100 teacups but hey …
Carry on bravely Liz. Keeping trying to achieve your cuppa sketch goal.
I just love your cuppa tea sketches. They are so inspiring! Carry on Liz, we are with you 😉
Please take up the challenge, I love your teacup sketches
Hi Liz … your teacups are an inspiration. Don’t kill yourself though. Maybe a cup a month? Maybe you’re drinking more coffee these days. I liked the idea about teacup postcards! Great idea!!! Going to 3 holiday teas this year and taking my camera!!! Happy holidays to you and your family!
Carry on. Just do what you can, and before you know it, you will have completed the collection.
I think it’s good to challenge yourself, as a way of driving yourself, but if there are other things driving you like urban sketching and Journaling, I don’t see why you need to stick to something if it doesn’t give you joy to do it. Does it give you joy to draw your teacups?
Don’t admit defeat! Your teacup sketches are so beautiful.
Don’t admit defeat just defer success and keep ondrawing the teacups BUT enjoy the process. You accomplish so much. Make the teacups a treat.
beautiful collection of cups and how wonderful the line and color. just keep at it even if you draw them over and over again they’re so beautiful
Go for it! I wish I had a collection to sketch, so I’ll just enjoy yours.
thanks everyone for your comments and suggestions. I’m going to get back to working through my teacup collection, but not put a timeline on it.
Never admit defeat!!!
Dear Liz, I don’t see it as defeat if you don’t meet this goal. If it causes more stress than pleasure, I see nothing wrong with stopping. Xoxo Flory
It was through one of your teacup sketches (posted on pinterest) that I was introduced to your blog. Love painting & collecting teacups -but I drink coffee ;). I consider it an extra special treat to enjoy one while reading your latest blog posts. And if it contains a teacup sketch…that’s a bonus!
I say do whatever makes you happy but don’t put pressure on yourself to HAVE to do your teacup collection. Do one whenever you want to and if it takes 5 yrs to complete, so be it. There is too much pressure in life to put pressure on yourself with your art which needs to be inspiring not a to do list. I just don’t think you will ever give up sketching/painting your teacups so give yourself some breathing room and go with your gut on what to sketch any given day. I would hate to have you burnout on your teacups because you HAD to sketch them and get done with the collection quickly. Whats the fun in that?
Sometimes I think we should stop and decide what are simple plans – I’d like to paint my teacup collection and what is a more serious resolution. If you think of all you’ve accomplished this year I think leaving a few teacups unpainted is perfectly ok, and you can give yourself a break – and a pat on the back for all the completed resolutions.
I love your teacups and your coffee glasses so drink on and paint as your are inspired!
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