Monday, February 17, 2014
Deadline and Tea???
I know that tea and deadlines just DO NOT go together. Coffee is the go-to beverage for the energetic, the can-do time-inspired creators. Tea - not so much. Tea is for steeping, sipping, reading, listening to music and having quiet talks.
Early in January I listed two goals for the new year. One was houses (we know how that went *smile*) and the other was teapots. I love teapots and wanted to make up a few in punchneedle. Last week, as I was finishing up 'the house' a friend sent me a 'call to artists' for teapot art to be exhibited locally. The date for the pieces to be delivered is March 5th. Yikes - that's less than a month away with not one teapot even on the drawing board.
A week later drawings have been rendered and the first teapot is well underway. I'm using reverse punchneedle because I want a contemporary look and the details show better in this format. These days I'm thinking that I need to switch to coffee however, if I'm going to get all the work finished in such a short amount of time.
"Outside of the chair, the teapot is the most ubiquitous and important design element in the domestic environment and almost everyone who has tacked the world of design has ended up designing one." - Davie McFadden