Memory Dress Tea Bag Paintings in Honor of my MOM

After my mom passed away in May of 2019, I started painting a tea bag a day as a relaxing therapy in the mornings.  Once I painted one, I knew this was going to be an ongoing project!  I had been working on a series: “Every Size, Shape, Color, and Age” so I decided to paint dresses to continue this series as well as flowers and whimsical creatures from the fairy realm.  I have titled the dress paintings after women I admire.

I have really enjoyed continuing with this series and exploring more collage techniques, using multiple recycled tea bags to create texture and interest. Here are two of my most recent paintings in this series.

“Carmen” 6″ x 6″ acrylic, recycled tea bags, on canvas (SOLD)

“Carmen” was inspired by my love of pink and green and my love of fairies. I love February as I think of it as the month of red and pink!

“Ashley” 6″ x 4,” Acrylic, recycled tea bag on canvas, $48

“Ashley” is a celebration of my love for vintage blue and white. If you saw my kitchen, you’d know I’m a bit obsessed with this color combination. 🙂

I hope you enjoyed these two paintings. You can see more paintings and read more about this series on the Tea Paintings page of my website.

I wish you a wonderful, creative, day filled with joy! –Janell