My friend the artist Miss Lucy Ward has been documenting her tea drinking habits with the assiduous scrutiny of a serial killer. Check out this excellent artpiece website: http://everycupofteaieverhad.co.uk/.
Now I am pretty sure it is not quite every cup of tea Lucy has ever had. But it is certainly every cup since last October. However the name certainly has a good ring to it, it scans quite nicely. I approve of good scansion. Ahh the trochee …[blahablahablahabalah]
I love how she has used scraps of paper with different prints/ marks on them. I love how they are like abstracted photos, with excellently curt commentary. And I also love the Englishness of marking your life with the passage of tea. Eliot once wrote: ‘I have measured out my life with coffee spoons’, which aptly… [yakyakyakyakyakyakketyyak]
Go yonder and have a look at the site, it is really fun. Incidentally, if Lucy’s other half, Jack Frost, had to draw ‘everycupofteaievermade’ it wouldn’t take him long. Not because he is a speedy draughtsman, but because he simply refuses to make tea out of principle. He is now stuck. He cannot break his principle after all the hard work he has put into nagging others to make tea (usually in preposterous circumstances). Pah.
I found a couple of cups of tea I had shared with Lucy (below is one from New Year’s Day).
Immortalized in a tea chronicle. Hows about that then?