Lockdown Teacups: Catchup (Teacups 60-92)

September 30, 2021 | 12 Comments

It’s now time to get up to date with my lockdown teacup project!

I’m still doing a teacup sketch for each day during our current lockdown here in Sydney but I haven’t had a chance to put them together in a dedicated article. So this brings us up to teacup number 92 (Tuesday’s sketch).

Putting these images together (the sketches are in order) makes two things clear:

  1. The overwhelming favourite colour choices are black/white and pink.
  2. I’m still obsessed with houndstooth!

As I have other things going on (my bush sketches and using coloured pencils and then markers) this project has definitely taken a back seat. It’s pretty easy for me to do a teacup sketch each day as I normally pause for my afternoon cuppa and the sketch only takes a few minutes. The hard part is making the decision of which cup to sketch and then getting it out! 🙂

But still, it’s added something special to each day to be doing these sketches.


So this collection is telling me that I need to branch out a little. Maybe a week of yellow teacups is needed? What do you think? Let me know in the comment section below.


  • Cheryl Shannon says:

    Beautiful teacups, LIZ! You are so talented; thank you for your gift. Be safe. Fondly, cheryl

  • Dana Richards says:

    FUN project! New twist: find a different shadow color?

    • Liz Steel says:

      Hi Dana – nice idea. Just for the record I do adjust the pigments I use for shadows slightly depending on the cup but maybe it’s too subtle to pick up!

  • Cindy Fall says:

    I just wanted to tell you that I love your art! You’ve inspired me to draw more often and to be more loose in my sketches/paintings. I think It is such a great idea to add Bible verses, and I have also incorporated that practice here and there.

    In response to your lovely tea cups, I think a couple more colors would be nice to add. Can you still go out for tea occasionally? I hope you can.

    Wishing you all the best!

    • Liz Steel says:

      THanks Cindy! ANd great to hear that you are adding Bible verses too. We can’t go out for tea or coffee at the moment- still locked down. But I get my morning coffee as takeaway and sit in the sun to drink it. the rest of the day I drink tea at home from my fancy cups.

  • Jamie C says:

    Is that a pink leopard print tea cup? I loved the houndstooth, but leopard may have stolen my heart! This is such a fabulous way to mark the days!

    • Liz Steel says:

      Ah yes Jamie! It is exactly that!!!! When I bought the houndstooth cup, the pink and gold leopard cup keep calling my name… so I ended up buying another ‘lockdown cup’! As our lcokdown has been so long I think I can justify having another one. It is so super cool!!! I’m glad someone pick up on it.

  • Heather Austin says:

    Hi Liz, Amazing sketches as always… how about some more sketches of the Regency Blue… or other Royal Albert cups?? As yellow is my favourite colour, yes I vote yellow, with some blue thrown in for good measure LOL.

    • Liz Steel says:

      Ah! Heather… I haven’t sketched Regency Blue yet…did you realise this???? I was saving it for later earlier in the project but then got distracted by houndstooth. So maybe a week of yellow and then blue.

  • manuela says:

    I vote for more blue.

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