Tea Bags Used As Canvases for Miniature Paintings

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In 2015, New York-based artist Ruby Silvious started a project called 363 Days of Tea, a daily journal of her impressions of the moment by painting beautiful designs on used tea bags. She creates new artwork every day for 363 days.

Today, Silvious continues to illustrate her day-to-day life through her paintings. In addition to her regular tea drinking and drawing, she created several tea bag art collections while travelling. She launched the 26 Days of Tea in Japan in 2016, showcasing the painted tea bags made from watercolor, ink, gouache, and origami paper, inspired by her art residency in Itoshima, Japan. Her latest collection, 26 Days of Tea in France features French cuisine and gardens, and was exhibited at LM Studio in Hyères, at the southern tip of France’s illustrious Côte d’Azur region.

Check out some of her amazing miniature paintings below.

Before summer ends

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Back to basics

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Sweater Weather

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New Yorker cover, Thanksgiving 1951

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Lady in Red

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Nutcracker

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Four calling birds

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A partridge in a pear tree

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Date night dessert

 

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Holiday cheer

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Flat iron district

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Holiday shopping

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Peace

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Must love dogs

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Rainy days

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