The tea is in the inkpot, so.....January 16, 2010
A few months ago Rosanna ( La Casa Rossa and La Stanza di Giuggiola )and I agreed on doing a swap. Rosanna would do an embroidery for me ...
A few months ago Rosanna (La Casa Rossa and La Stanza di Giuggiola)and I agreed on doing a swap. Rosanna would do an embroidery for me and I would make her the frame of my Louis XV Fauteuil. Rosanna is a whiz at embroidery and she will completely upholster the chair with her art work. I so look forward to seeing it finished! I did not take a picture of the frame before I sent it off to Italy, but Rosanna has posted pictures on her blog if you're curious (and if you've been reading my blog you'll know wat it looks like).
The embroidery Rosanna did for me is in the mail and should be with me in a few days, I can't wait to see it!
Around the time Rosanna and I agreed on our swap, she had written a log entry about a long held dream of hers of opening a bookstore annex tea room. She had found the perfect name for it: Le Thé dans l'Encrier (The Tea in the Inkpot).
When I read that post an image popped into my head and I though it would be fun to paint it for Rosanna as a little gift.
I kept the design simple and used the colours I thought Rosanna would like based on the posts in her weblog. The letters pouring from the spout dictated the size of the painting, as I wasn't able to do the lettering smaller while still keeping it legible.