Thursday, February 17, 2011
Well, of course, everyone does end up touching it. It looks quite real, and they can't believe it is solid. They also often think it is a purse at first glance. So, I have lots of fun with it when they discover its true identity and composition. This type of art, called trompe l'oeil, is made to "fool the eye". I love it when customers are fooled and think it is a real teabag.
I miss having my hands in clay. When my sculpture teacher passed a couple of years ago, the group that met regularly disbanded. It's just not the same trying to work on my own in my own home. I miss the group. We laughed a lot. Ate lots of chocolate together. Drank a lot of tea together. And expressed ourselves with our clay creations.