There are some projects that I really love being part of and having my work included on The Naked Leaf tea tins is definitely one of them. I love tea. Every morning I begin the day by making a small pot of tea to bring into my studio where I either read, study, or paint. There is something about the ritual of spooning out the tea, pouring the hot water into the pot and the scent of it steeping that gets my mind into creativity mode. I used to light a candle once I got to my studio every morning but because flames can be dangerous around me when I get in the zone (I forget about them which is an issue), I now turn on my salt rock lamp which gives the same light and feels amazing in my space. The aroma of the tea (often Earl Grey cream or a berry herbal tea) combined with the golden light of the salt rock grounds me and suddenly my brain begins to connect creative ideas. It's a wonderful way to begin my day.
AIRdirondack Art Project