Monday, February 29, 2016

Day 1313: The Teabag 7!

"bold",  graphite drawing, collage & digital

Maybe you've heard of the movie, The Hateful 8?

Well now meet "The Teabag 7!"

Terry, Charleen, Leslie, Josie, Irene & Lisa

We are a fun group.

 It all started with Irene, our teabag guru!

photos by IreneRafael

An amazing artist in many media, mentioned here and here
Lately Irene has been obsessed with teabag painting.

photos by Irene Rafael

And we, her admirers, wanted to learn.

photo by Charlene Reed

So Lisa opened her beautiful home ... and we started.
Brewing, draining & drying a variety of tea bags in advance.

Taped onto a background, the tea bags were receptive to

by Charleen

gesso, watercolors, inks and all kinds of experimentation.

by Leslie

Often using a reference image as a starting point,

by Lisa

or free handing an image.

Our studio mascot, Fred, is contemplating the merits of tea bags.

by Terry

Then a break for lunch outdoors  ...

followed by Irene's lemon curd and berries for dessert.
I was so busy eating & forgot to take more pictures.

by Lisa

by jacki

by Josie

by Leslie

So grateful for such a great day & fun group!

Thank you Irene for your guidance.
 Thank you Lisa for lunch & your lovely home.

A smile for Monday ...

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