Tea Leaf Art


I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but occasionally I’ll use a photo in the Earplug Adventures that looks a little…different. This one, for example…

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It represented a pair of depth charges exploding beneath the sea. I’ve also used the same technique to create pounding surf and dust storms. But recently I’ve been experimenting more and more with my empty box of tea bags…

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What’s that – never heard of tea dust art? It’s so easy to do. You merely remove the tea bags from the box. At the bottom you will find some tea dust. This is your artistic medium. Gently shake, tap, or tilt the box to make the dust move around inside the box. When an interesting shape forms – take a photograph. Here’s a few that I discovered and fiddled with on my computer…

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A mountain monastery

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Hill fort

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Some sort of coniferous ‘oasis’ in a snowbound landscape

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Galleon aflame at sea

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A defensive wall or suchlike

I’m sure at least one of them will be appearing in the next adventure. If you find yourself bored shitless, give it a go: it passes the time and massages your creative genes at the same time.

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About Tooty Nolan

Writer of silly tales, taker of pictures, and all round good egg
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