I am trying something just a bit different, with the encouragement of some of my Facebook friends. I am going to share with you some of the 'still lifes' that are constantly evolving in my own house. Almost everything that I find in my 'treasure hunting expeditions' to the flea markets and antique stores are chosen with the idea that they will eventually make it into one of my paintings. I collect odd things, things that catch my eye because of it's color, or graphic sensibilities. I am an avid collector of tea paraphenalia (infusers, tea pots, tea scoops, etc) because of my childhood. My mother always told me that tea will cure almost everything. Before I take an asperin, I try a cuppa tea first! But everything is fair game in this household, as my hubby is an avid collector of all things geological. I hope you will enjoy this new direction. If not, I welcome your comments to the contrary! This particular 'still life' is a favorite in my china cabinet. I collect Thousand Faces tea sets because of it's amazing color pallete! I have several paintings planned just on the colors of these dishes! The zebras are a nice contrast to all of the color, with a graphic kick for interest. If you squint your eyes while looking at the grouping, you can see a possibility of all sorts of amazing paintings!