Artist Uses Tea Bags As Her Diary

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Apparently, there are many different ways to keep a diary and this unique artist from New York, Ruby Silvious, has discovered an amazing one. While some of us tend to throw away used tea bags after finishing our tea, Silvious reuses them… as canvases for her miniature paintings.


“The used tea bag is not very attractive. But while you may see a soggy, stained tea bag, I see a blank canvas,” the artist wrote earlier on Bored Panda. “The visual diary records my impression of the moment using the used tea bag as a medium, altered to create a new work of art every day. I draw, paint and collage moody, evocative and sometimes whimsical art on the used teabag paper.”

Ruby Silvious began painting on tea bags in 2015 to push her creative practice and to share it on social media, hoping to spark a different kind of inspiration. “People have this notion of what traditional art should be. I think reimagining the discarded as art inspires new forms of creativity,” claims Silvious. “I hope that people who view my art are changed in some way, perhaps with a renewed belief in the art of the possible.”

More info: rubysilvious.com | Instagram | Facebook

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Alia G. 1 week ago

ha ha, now i’m craving chai

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Sop Hie 1 week ago

ah she has good taste in choc too

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Artist Makes Incredible Mini Paintings In Tea Bags And The Result Is A "Big" Work Of Art

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Alia G. 1 week ago

Wow… These are absolutely amazing. Not only are the paintings themselves beautiful, they’re on such a small canvas, and the fact that they’re teabags just makes it unusual and interesting!

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Artist Makes Incredible Mini Paintings In Tea Bags And The Result Is A "Big" Work Of Art

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Alia G. 1 week ago

I love birch trees. They’re just so pretty to come across in the woods, and they look lovely in paintings.

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

For all things furry and ameowzing!

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Erin Ordway 1 week ago

This lil painting is absolutely gorgeous. I can’t imagine being this talented!

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Erin Ordway 1 week ago

Phew. This is amazing. Also, of course, absolutely hilarious lol.

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

One could write a beautiful story on this!

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Magpie 1 week ago

I am imagining poppies on the fields of Flanders and having me a little cry. Again divine and ephemeral. Good art does move us.

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Corinne Leonhart-Mccabe 1 week ago

should be frame all together as a colage

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Shruti Naik 1 week ago

I’d would love an enlarged framed version of this to hang up in my home!

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Artist Makes Incredible Mini Paintings In Tea Bags And The Result Is A "Big" Work Of Art

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Morgiana 1 week ago

“I think reimagining the discarded as art inspires new forms of creativity” Agree. I like how they’re picking up trash.

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DeAnna Anderson 1 week ago

If they were not so delicate, they would make great bookmarks.

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Erin Ordway 1 week ago

This one is incredibly nifty.

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Ana T. 1 week ago

“you passed by me, with great indifference”

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Erin Ordway 1 week ago

I don’t even have words for this one. Wow.

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Artist Makes Incredible Mini Paintings In Tea Bags And The Result Is A "Big" Work Of Art

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GalaxyInAJar 26 minutes ago

Love the edges! All of these are amazing, you are so talented

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Connie Martin 1 week ago

Sweet!

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