I get inspiration from many sources. A lot of the time other artists inspire me. I saw one artist online use tea to dye her watercolor paper, so for fun, I tried it out. Here is the end result! I used what tea I drink the most... which is of course Newfoundland's #1 tea: Tetley's Orange Pekoe. I immersed the white paper into hot water and three teabags for about 5 minutes or so. I was pretty surprised one how much pigment came out of the tea, but it certainly made the paper a pretty color. I used watercolors mainly, but some acrylics and ink.
It's funny how things come together like this unexpectedly. I always said every time I sip that particular tea I can't help but close my eyes and think I'm at my families summer cabin, just after supper, looking out over the water at dusk. This place is also where these berries grow, they are called bakeapples, or cloudberries for those of you that don't know. I will be lucky enough to be home this summer when they become ready to pick. And what do I drink when I eat these? Orange pekoe tea. :-P