Today when I attend my monthly art group meeting in Woodstock, VT, I will be bringing an envelope full of used tea bags for Barbara Bartlett. Barbara has been doing some very novel and wonderful art for the past several months. She is making tea bag art.
She began by using empty tea bags to make paintings.
Then the paintings became more dimensional with the bags layered over each other. Then she began making objects out of the tea bags, such as bikinis, a dress, tea cosey, books, etc.
Now she is using the tags to make things.
These photos don't do her work justice. They really are wonderful. To see more of her work, visit our group blog, "Artwise Women." Here is the URL for Barbara's work: http://artwisewomen.blogspot.com/search/label/Barbara%20Bartlett