The art of Tasseography is not something I knew anything about which is why the February assignment for Make Art That Sells bootcamp class was so intriguing. Roll on 4 weeks and now I have a better understanding of this past-time and a lot more art.
Tasseography is better known as Tea Leaf Reading, a mystical art of seeing and assigning meaning to tea leaves in a tea cup after the liquid has been drunk.
I drink tea as my preferred option; Builders, Earl Grey, English Breakfast or a herb tea, chamomile to aid sleep, Echinacea to ward off colds. But how to paint and what to paint?
There are lots of different images in the tea leaves but I have concentrated only on some of the positive. Elephants, anchors, flying birds, directional footprints, hearts... just some imagery I concentrated on. The final piece of work for this project needed to be a journal cover.
I have enjoyed this project; learning an aspect of life I didn't know much about, exploring a subject through art which has included painting on dried tea bags! It has been fun and consuming. Roll on March and a brand new assignment which I believe is something to do with faces...