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Tower of Teapots

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I can count on the fingers of one hand the number of images that have come to me in a dream. Generally I'm suspicious of the whole concept--it's one of the oldest artistic cliches, after all, and there's something vaguely New Agey about it, and I suppose I have this vague fear that if I start waltzing around going "It came to me in a dream!" I'm starting down a road that ends with me changing my name to Starwombat and slicing off a hunk of the Astral Fruitcake.

Fortunately, it never comes up, because my dreams, while vivid and bizarre, rarely contain much paintable imagery. (Yes, I could have painted the whales exploding over Manhattan, but it would have been really unpleasant...) But every now and then, I'll wake up with the fragment of an image in my head.

I don't know why I was dreaming of towers of brightly colored teapots--I'd bought some Fiestaware the day before, maybe that was it--but the image stuck with me even after I woke up. I wonder what I was doing there...

Digital, Painter 7. Prints available in the regular size for $10, and as a limited Edition Jumbo print for $50 (edition size probably of 50, haven't quite finalized that yet.) You can order those from Red Wombat Studio at [link]
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Jerzee-Girl's avatar
This is delightful! Teacups would've been fun, too. I love the concept! Great colors, which is what I love about Fiestaware to begin wth! :)
Lil-InFeCtEd's avatar
nice..I like the idea:)
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Multi-Colored-DreamsHobbyist Digital Artist
Lol, tea time 'extreme.'

I love teapots, they are cute and this picture is pure awesomeness. I love how colorful this is.
Solryu's avatar
But where is the Dormouse?
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mental-case19Hobbyist General Artist
Not sure which I like more the image or your words used in the description! lmao I loved your humor and such and I love the image. Although it is an older "cliche" it is still a great piece of work you have here! Curious as to whether or not you would allow me to use it in a non profit signature?
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xothique Artisan Crafter
Ohh - very nicely done! I love this!

I don't suppose you remember the ';pipes' screensaver that came with Windows, do you? I'm not even sure if it's still around - but if you watched it long enough eventually a random teapot would appear on one of the joints. And occasionally - rarer still - a coffee pot. :D
On a slightly different note - I had some Shoggoth Jasmine Tea given to me for Christmas and recognised your style straight away - it's so good to know you're doing so well. (I laughed and laughed at the Shoggoth tea. :D :D :D )
TimelessUtopia's avatar
who cares if many of the images did come to you in dreams? it would still be just as cool... i like this!
sQuaggle's avatar
teapoooooots X3
Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland *gg*
I like it ^^
Starwombat XDDD
dubutterflydesign's avatar
v good concept :)
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doodlesgurlie13Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of beauty and the beast!
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My wife :iconelfvale: is an incorrigible tea drinker- she just loves this one.I think tea would be very nice with a slice of Astral Fruitcake BTW.:D That came to me in a dream, along with the platypus playing Warren Zevon tunes on his sitar.:D
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My first thought was: "Mad Tea Party!" :)
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BlackErmine Digital Artist
it makes me think to Alice or Lumière from the beauty and the beast

really wonderful ^_*
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matthoworthStudent Digital Artist
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OscelotProfessional Artisan Crafter
Wow, using a new shading technique? It looks so incredibly smooth. And.. festive. ;)
madfishmonger's avatar
I am very much in love with tea, and this made me smile.
galefra's avatar
Fantastic concept, brilliantly done! Wonderful!
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lordzaszProfessional General Artist
Reminds me of the scene in The Sword in the Stone when all the pots and pans and books start to dance and pack themselves into Merlin's bag. Nicely done!
firelights's avatar
Dr. Seuss meets Alice in Wonderland XD
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AgrafkakHobbyist General Artist
That painting made into print would make a lovely tableclotch or kitchen towel.
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athelloHobbyist General Artist
Alice-in-Wonderland-esque. I like it though :D
Suiva's avatar
Great picture
Hope it's okay with you, that I put your picture on my blog ( [link] )
with a link back to this page.
If not, tell my and I remove the picture^^
xenos60's avatar
If I had any money. I would exchange it with you for a painting of whales exploding over Manhattan.
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It's lovely, the colors are great, but the little cast-iron looking one at the bottom is my favorite.
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