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Teacup Art... And Reflections

Like art, life can be splashed with expected and unexpected curves and colors, offering chances to take a good long look, simmer on your reflections, share your thoughts, and to listen to others… to learn to respect and appreciate our diversity, especially when blended with the perfect symbol of hospitality, the teacup. Teacup Art… and Reflections is a dazzling display of teacups from around the world that are steeped with stories. Photographed with flair and uniquely showcased, artist and photographer Joyce Wilkens ignites your imagination beyond the porcelain on the page. Each image sparks mystery, wonder, laughter, and feelings of peace, and might even make you cry as you reminisce about your own stories… where you have been, where you are going, and what inspires you. Joyce became fascinated with the diversity of teacups after attending a grand tea party. As she soaked in the beauty in the array of teacups around the room, she began to wonder what story each cup might hold. Her new fascination became a collection of creative teacups which she has shared with you in this artfully done book. Whether you sip and tell your stories at a table, in a dirt hut or around a mountain campfire, connections are made when you raise a cup.

Paperback: 122 pages

Publisher: Deep River Books LLC (July 29, 2011)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 1935265814

ISBN-13: 978-1935265818

Product Dimensions: 10.5 x 0.3 x 8 inches

Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,659,118 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #206 in Books > Crafts, Hobbies & Home > Antiques & Collectibles > Houseware & Dining > Porcelain & China #4574 in Books > Arts & Photography > Collections, Catalogs & Exhibitions #5116 in Books > Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > Themes

TEaCup Art is a collection of teacups displayed in an array of artistic scenes, reflected on by author Joyce Wilkens. I have never given much thought to teacups prior to seeing this book, but I was drawn to the beauty of the photos.People have sat around for generations, in all countries sipping tea, sharing their lives and conversation in a multitude of different styles of teacups, each with their own stories. Teacups conjure up thoughts of warmth, friendship and a break from the daily grindJoyce takes each teacup and either it's heritage or something from its characteristics and designs a scene to photograph. I love the artistic edge she gives to the simplicity of a teacup, bringing to life its stories and the life it has lived. The variety of cups is so fun to see and I imagine collectors of teacups would love to see her collection in photos.I have been inspired to firstly use teacups a bit more, not always coffee mugs, and to keep my eye out for unique teacups to collect. This is a fantastic book to leave out for guests to see, and lead into a discussion of cups they have used and seen. I loved the concept of the book and the combination of Joyce's reflections and artistic photos.

An amazing collection of tea cup photographs one might not see elsewhere in a lifetime! Ninety pages of elegant tea cups, many pages with multiple cups, all in vivid color and on quality paper. A superior photographer (the author!) put each in an appropriate setting. The delicate cups are accompanied by a brief paragraph explaining the origin of the cup, or how it was acquired, or the symbolic meaning of its design; thus, the book is not merely most pleasing to the eye but historically instructive as well. Either a coveted personal gift or outstanding as an office coffee table attraction.James Vasquez, PhD

Such colorful stories that give the teacups a voice. Photography is outstanding with the creative touches that bring a smile. Had to get this book and a few more for gifts!

A total delight for my eyes.....the wonderful photography highlights the exquisite artistry that has captured my imagination. Not only are the images on "canvas" done with a mastery of composition, but also wonderful color. You have brought a new awareness to my enjoyment of the arts.

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