Posted on December 9, 2014

2 lonely tea cups

What do you think when you see this image?

2 lonely tea cups

I think it is a bit of a metaphor for loneliness, or ‘the difference between us’, or a brightly coloured ‘yin and yang’.

It feels sad somehow, but also like it could spark off a story. The tea cups are mis-matched, or perhaps perfectly matched; clinging together on their ‘together but separate’ islands of doubt.

Where is this place? Who drank out of those cups? Is it festive (with the red and the green)?

Who knows? Who cares? What happens to all the lonely tea cups in the world, and is this where they all go to ‘die’?

This is at the heart of the anti-inspiration ethos. See. Think.



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  • Reply Vikki December 10, 2014 at 9:34 pm

    When I see this image I actually see the opposite of loneliness (ha- not the book! You’ll know what I mean by that…) I imagine a couple sat down next to each other over a cup of tea, had a chat, and have now left to go off on an adventure…
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    • Reply daintydora December 11, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I do like you’re interpretation here Vikki. I hope this doesn’t mean I’ve had a ‘glass half empty’ kinda week?! Images like this can really go either way, and I love what can come of a very simple set-up of two cups on coloured stands. And I love adventures! x

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