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365 Days of Tea



Ruby Silvious

Let me begin by saying I’m not generally a big fan of drinking tea. Strictly a coffee girl, here. That said, these paintings are so wonderful, I might need to change my mind. These are the tea bag paintings by fellow New Yorker, artist Ruby Silvious.

After playing with the little recycled canvases, Silvious decided to challenge herself to a year-long painting-a-day project. She spent 2015 faithfully drinking, drying, and painting, and at the end of the year, she published her efforts in a book, “365 Days of Tea.” Since that success, the artist has traveled to Japan and southern France for month-long trips, drinking and painting! (If I had the opportunity for a month-long trip, I’d certainly be drinking, too, though likely not tea…)

You can see all of Silvious’ lovely little works on her website and on Instagram. You can also buy her book on Amazon.

All images property of Ruby Silvious.

Author: Donna from MyOBT

I have committed to spending part of every day looking for at least one beautiful thing, and sharing what I find with you lovelies!

28 thoughts on “365 Days of Tea

  1. I’m with you–tea, Donna?

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  2. These tea bag paintings are fabulous and unique. I’m already making a list of which of my friends and family would like them!

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  3. I LOVE these! Thanks for sharing!

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  4. These are just so creative . I like small paintings and these sure fit the bill.

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  5. ….and a matching Lindt chocolate ball skirt…..Wow!

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  6. I am with you! I am such a coffee girl that said I do enjoy a spot of tea here and/or there and it is quite medicinal. Though not sure I could drink it every single day (coffee yes!) BUT these are amazing! So beautiful! ❤

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  7. Wow!!! What a glorious and adorable idea! So beautifully done!!

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  8. I LOVE tea! It’s a bit of an addiction actually – and totally a British stereotype. And it’s another thing where we diverge. We can still be friends though.

    I love these. I love the teabag aspect but also the idea of recycling something everyday into a tiny canvas. Plus they are miniatures, which I always enjoy. Plus the artist set herself a challenge, which I appreciate too. I love Whistler’s Mother best and also that first one with the striped costume and the one with the Lindor wrapper as a skirt and …. I love them all!

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  9. Reblogged this on ARHtistic License and commented:
    My mom used to save tea bag strings to darn my father’s socks, but this is even better! Thanks to Donna for this inspiring post.

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  10. I love this! One of the tea labels says “cup of joy” and she has definitely brought a never-ending joy – and lots of skills – to these tea bags. Funny, I’ve lately started drinking more tea (am also a coffee addict, btw), and find it relaxing. Will this add yet a new dimension to tea drinking, I wonder…? 😉

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