Ellie, Age 14

  • Mixed media
  • Acrylic, tea bags, embroidery threads and watercolours
  • 60(w) 60(h) 0.5(d) mm

During lockdown I had to use what materials I had available. I decided to explore using teabags as a surface. I wanted to create a series of birds on them to reflect freedom which we do not have. I added little tags with the bird names, like the tags on teabags. I chose to paint exotic birds as they have such lovely plumage and remind me of holidays abroad.