Wednesday, August 1, 2007

A cuppa, cuppa, cuppa, cuppa, cup...

I finally took pictures of the Percolator tapestry I did at Ghost Ranch. I didn't realize how often coffee/tea/pots/containers/etc. are in my work. I am often slow that way. But a student pointed out to me how many of my small sample tapestries contain these things. She asked if I like coffee. Well, yes, as a matter of fact, I do! Evidently I like it a LOT! And tea, too. And the social aspect of sitting down with a cuppa something strong and hot... or sometimes cold, in this weather

I did not confess to my students that I also paint cups of coffee or tea. Not all obsessions need to be confessed, after all.

The same student that noticed my coffee/tea obsession reminded me of the lines in T S Eliot's "The Lovesong of J. Alfred Prufrock" about teacups and drinking tea. Though Eliot used to be my favorite poet, I'd not thought of that poem in quite some time. I especially like this part:

After the sunsets and the dooryards and the sprinkled streets,
After the novels, after the teacups, after the skirts that trail along the floor—
And this, and so much more?—
It is impossible to say just what I mean!

I was very excited to learn that I received the Best of Show award at the Fiber Celebrated exhibit for my tapestry, "Dama con Mangoes." This has been a good month, not only for JK Rowling, but (on a much more modest, manageable scale) for me as well!

Let's raise our tea or coffee (or MochaLite frappacinno) cups to an equally good August for ALL of us!


Merna said...

Visit tester here, as requested on the tapestry list!

I have a Bloglines subscription to your blog, so am notified when there is a new post. That happened yesterday and I did visit then.

Your work is always inspiring! Thanks for that.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the images Kathy...I am a great tea drinker too and am always drawing cups and saucers!
I greet any visitors with 'would you like a cuppa?'
Pam, standing up to be counted....

Anonymous said...

Congrats on Best of Show. That tapestry looks so colorful and exotic. I would have loved to see it in "real life".

I visit your blog often and now I'm standing up to be counted, as per the Tapestry List post.

Thanks for sharing.