By gifts, I mean cups that have been given to me, including teacups I inherited from relatives who have passed away. There are more gifts than what I was able to get through last week, but it was a fun theme as it made me think of people and events.
I’m wanting to have a few more themed weeks while this current Sydney lockdown lasts. Keep reading for some of my ideas and a question for you!
The first fine china teacup that I was gifted from my friend V – Hong Kong Blue by Coalport. This cup has a very plain saucer so I used the pattern on the plate and made an improvement to the design. Ha!
You can see other versions of this cup here.
A gift from the Tea Centre store in Sydney – Jardin Peony by Ashdene. For some reason, I’m yet to do a sketch that does it justice.
My second most precious cup and one that I love very much – Shelley Trees and Sunset. It belonged to my Nanna. This cup has a very distinctive shape (requiring that you hold it at a weird angle so that you can drink out of a long side) and is made of very fine china.
It was a real treat to get this out of its storage box and use it last week.
This cup (T2 Mystic Carpet Ride – Sapphire) was bought using a gift voucher from a lovely participant of our Palladian Odyssey tours – thanks N!
And there you have it – 7 teacup gifts.
Other gifts include:
- Jane McGrath cup last sketched here
- Crazy birds blue (with Peacock) here
- The original 100 years cups were bought using gift vouchers
- Fruity cup (see here)
- and more!
On Friday I broke the theme just simply because I had a piece of cake…
… so Old Country Roses it was. This is possibly the most popular pattern out there so it’s a little cliche… but oh, so much fun to sketch. I paired it with the 100 years 1980’s plate. (Hmm, haven’t sketched the matching cup yet during this project)
As for potential future teacup themes…
Here are a few ideas that I have but I would love to hear what you think:
- Go through each colour – yellow, pink, blue, green etc
- My favourite cups to use
- My favourite cups to sketch
- Hardest cups to sketch
- Easiest cups to sketch
- Cups with inside patterns
- Flutes and scallops
What theme do you want me to explore?
Please leave your thoughts in the comment section below.
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