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Tower of Teapots by ursulav Tower of Teapots by ursulav
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 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2010
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 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2010
nice..I like the idea:)
Multi-Colored-Dreams Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2010  Hobbyist 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 Featured By Owner Mar 30, 2010
But where is the Dormouse?
mental-case19 Featured By Owner Jan 3, 2010  Hobbyist 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?
xothique Featured By Owner Dec 27, 2009   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 Featured By Owner Dec 20, 2009
who cares if many of the images did come to you in dreams? it would still be just as cool... i like this!
sQuaggle Featured By Owner Dec 7, 2009
teapoooooots X3
Reminds me of Alice in Wonderland *gg*
I like it ^^
Starwombat XDDD
dubutterflydesign Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2009
v good concept :)
doodlesgurlie13 Featured By Owner Nov 9, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
reminds me of beauty and the beast!
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