Tea is this week's IAE theme. To be honest I rarely drink tea. When I do, it has to be strong and black, maybe with a squeeze of lemon (yes, even though I'm English I admit I find our habit of putting milk in tea a bit odd!)
But, despite being a coffee lover at heart, there's just something about traditional English tea shops - the freshly laundered table cloths, white lacy doilies and pretty mismatched china! So I couldn't resist this week's theme....
I've painted this little 5x5" canvas in acrylics, and used scrap book papers for the tea cup, saucer and table cloth. I added a white doily, and a little sequin in the centre of the flower. Detail is added with coloured pencil.
You can see all the submissions (and submit one yourself if you're quick!) on the IAE blog