For me it has to be a tea cup whenever possible. I am quite fussy when it comes to mugs or cups. I can not abide thick heavy docker mugs, I like dainty delicate china or porcelain mugs or cups to drink tea from. I adore tea cups with matching saucers, I feel they are the pinnacle of the great British cuppa. For some unknown reason I awoke this morning thinking about tea cups. After the general house work I rummaged through my inspiration folder which contains hundreds of images I have collected from magazines, books flyers etc. I then grabbed a new sketch book and began to scribble. However, this was not enough so I began to browse the Internet for further inspiration as well as taking photographs of my own tea service. I love my tea service but sadly I left the saucers in the other flat when we moved out. (Warning check all kitchen cupboards one last time when moving house before handing over the keys.) I am no photographer (DH will probably shudder when he sees my attempts) but that's ok because I want to print the images out to trace around there shape. This will allow me to put my own spin on the cups when I come to add colour. Contrary to belief I don't always draw my images, sometimes you want instant results so tracing is a great way to provide an accurate outline. For those of you who say "I can't draw" that's fine because you don't have to, just trace your image instead. Again not sure where this work will lead, I'm feeling a little lost at the moment but at least I am enjoying being creative.