Tag Archives: tea

Featuring a few Australian birds

A little while ago I had the pleasure of painting this commission of my cousin and her fiancé, who both studied birds in Australia, commissioned by my other cousin, Marjolein, as a gift. Rosellas are Leonie and Raoul’s particular area of expertise, but … Continue reading

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Cold-bubble

I’ve been moving through this week with a gloopy cold-bubble wrapped round my head, but in a cunning turn of events, I’ve also roped a stress-beast into functioning as a hot water bottle. Let’s hope it stays put. Hope you’re avoiding … Continue reading

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Ceramic Greetings

It’s… Monday… again. Here is a parade of little water-colour ceramics to cele-brate! Hope you have a beautiful week. With plentiful delicious and soothing drinks. From recep-tacles that supply thought-ful and inspiring conver-sation.

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Fragrant Marmoset Tea

Hello and sorry for long time no post! Time has been like a stew of uncertainties with exciting bubbles and slightly disconcerting pops. I’m back in London and have found temporary work, which is wonderful,  and everything is awhirl with … Continue reading

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Tea lines

Hmm weekend yes. Time for tea. Line drawing practice, using Alison’s character again, waha!   Hope you have good drinks and good times!

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All the drinks! + postcard trials

After I posted yesterday’s postcards I realised I never put up the original drinks chart I’d been keeping up to remember what I’d tried. Here they are, complete with names ~  Also here are some little trials for the postcards, … Continue reading

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Taipei Postcards

I will miss living in Taipei, the brilliant crowded overgrown city, the green mountains, the mangrove trees, colourful birds, food culture, endless supply of delicious and exciting drinks, and the lovely people. It was a very special time. Here are … Continue reading

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How to drink tea

I live very close to Maokong, a tiny suburb famous for its tea and right on the mountainous edge of Taipei. Together with some friends I took the gondola dangling over jungle-y slopes, found a tea house and watched a … Continue reading

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A Saturday (of tea and food) in Jiufen

Here are some long overdue sketches of Jiufen, a small town looking over the sea, not far from Taipei. There used to be only nine families there, but after gold was discovered it grew into a brilliant collection of jumbled … Continue reading

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Tea Meal

Jodie and I are extremely diligent with our language practising. Oh delicious times, especially last week in a Tea Restaurant where everything was made with tea. SO MUCH TEA. It was wunnerful. I sometimes have my secret doubts about tea … Continue reading

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