Last week I did a quick sketch of all the teacups that I currently have in my home. Only 14 in total! This collection represents my favourite cups to sketch and drink from and includes fine china teacups for my black tea, breakfast cups/ X-Large cups for my herbal tea and some earthenware for drinking coffee.
And BTW I’ve never sketched more teacups in one sitting than this! 🙂
But where are all the rest of my teacups gone?
Well, I’m moving to a larger apartment (close to my parents – which is super special) and the rest of my teacups are already there.
I won’t be moving to the new place until the beginning of March (once the Live Version of Watercolour is completed) but taking my teacups over was a symbolic way to make it mine.
This is a photo of the first few teacups I took over – they were the first things in my pantry. Note: This is a temporary location until I get a shelving unit so they can be on display.
Over the holiday season, we set up some picnic chairs and tables so I could host my full family for afternoon tea. It was rather special to be able to use so many of my teacups at one time (I can’t host more than two people in my current place).
Here is the collection that we used on Boxing Day – it was a delight to hand wash them all after everyone had left.
The weeks ahead…
A lot of people have been telling me how terrible moving is – ‘the worst thing ever’ – and I’m well aware of what a massive undertaking it is. However, I’m trying to enjoy the process of going through my stuff!
I don’t have a tight timetable to move, so (at this stage!) I’m able to go through my possessions carefully. And I’m actually really loving the process of reducing and sorting everything. I know that a degree of craziness is ahead of me but I’m trying to be as prepared as I can be.
And I constantly have in mind a verse from the Bible:
Ecclesiastes 7:8 Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof.
I used to quote this to my architectural colleagues in the office as my ‘filing verse.’
So with lots of packing in the coming weeks, I’m not sure if I will be able to keep up my regular rhythm of 3 blog articles per week. I am trying to keep my sketching up – doing very quick drawings to record the process, but it will be hard to put together long blog posts. I’ll do what I can! 🙂