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A teacup for your storm

A teacup for your storm

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A teacup for your storm is a painting of a willow pattern teacup and saucer in a stormy sea.

  • Signed prints at size 296 x 320mm
  • I also have greetings cards of this painting

This painting is a visual play of the idiom 'storm in a teacup', which refers to a trivial issue that people get very upset about.

But this is NOT a storm in a teacup, it's a teacup for your storm. The idiom was reversed by my friend Helena from Wonderwords Personalised Poems who wrote a poem about me, the first three verses of which are:

"If there was a “Good Ship Jane”
What a wonder that would be
Sailing gently round the globe
So many lands to see!

And every landscape that she passed
Exotic, wild or quaint
Would be captured with an artist’s brush
In memories made of paint.

The Captain is a marvellous girl!
Adventurous, brave and warm
Offering safe harbour
And a teacup for your storm."

As I read this line, not only did I think that this was such a lovely thing to say, I also saw this painting in my mind. I had to paint it!

And as I painted it, it occured to me that it's a symbol of our strange times too. We all need a warm, peaceful and safe harbour against the turbulence of the today's world, something to bring us solace.

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If you have ordered multiple items, I will try to post everything together. Occasionally, this is not possible, in which case they will be dispatched in separate packages.

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