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Tiny Art #1: The Cup Is Already Broken
I have created art.

And mailed it to Pennsylvania, where it has pleased little__one and also Maddie, who wants to use it for drinking imaginary tea. I am so chuffed about the imaginary tea, because that is exactly the right thing.

The name of this piece is "The Cup Is Already Broken". It is made of porcelain, copper wire, and paper.

The origin is the cup, which I got from Goodwill to keep on my desk at work and put teabags in. The reason I needed a thing to put teabags in is because the giant mug I had been using broke, so I had to switch to a smaller mug. The smaller mug does not hold enough water for an entire teabag of tea, so the teabag needs somewhere to rest between rounds.

Since the cup was purchased as a result of breakage, I made a conscious effort towards detachment with it. But when it inevitably broke, I was sad, because it's a darn cool little cup.

Now it has an afterlife.

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Lovely, and the photos are really beautiful!

Those are great pictures of a very lovely little piece of art. Thank you again so much!

That is totally nifty!

I love how that came out! That's terrific!

Imaginary tea. Perfect.

Thank you!

I discovered that being more open about my process lets me get "Hey how cool!" comments ridiculously early, which is pretty nifty in and of itself and also very encouraging if there's some aspect of the design that I'm not all that sure about. So it is useful in addition to convenient.

It is just beautiful!

Thanks! Nice icon -- is that your knitting?

It's my crochet actually - hyperbolic crochet. (Ignore any claims on that site about who invented it - I was doing this back in the 1980s, and I'm sure many other women have been doing it before me.)

That is really awesome. It reminds me of a Neil Gaiman story for some reason, but not a specific story that he's already written, if that makes any sense? It's like the sort of thing that he would write stories about :)

The margins of this comment are too small to contain the amount of grin on my face. Thank you!

Edited at 2009-03-15 12:35 am (UTC)

That's really lovely, on a number of different levels.

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