Created exclusively for our TeaMarketPlace visitors are downloadable menu shells featuring reclaimed tea bag watercolor art by Ruby Silvious.
Simply print these on 8.5 x 11 paper and imprint your menu on top.
Read more about Ruby below, and purchase her books below!
Download & Print Ruby's Menu Shells
Menu Du Jour
Shopaholic - is very reminiscent of the time when I lived in New York City in the late 70s-mid-80s. Back then, I had a very glamorous job as assistant to the VP of Personnel at Bergdorf Goodman, where employees were encouraged to wear BG clothing.
Silver Teapot - one of several teapots that I did in my 363 Days of Tea series. This one was inspired by a vintage teapot that we found at a local antique center.
Hibiscus - the hibiscus is a very common flowering plant and grows everywhere in the Philippines, where I was born and grew up. When we were little, my sisters and I used to pretend cook and use the hibiscus leaves as our vegetables.
Lets Eat Menu
Thanksgiving - this tea bag piece was inspired by a vintage, early 1905 Puck magazine music cover. It features a woman carrying a turkey and a dog sniffing and about to try to jump to it.
Ruby Silvious is internationally recognized for her miniature paintings and collages on the used tea bag. On January 3, 2015, she started a project called 363 Days of Tea, a visual daily record of her impression of the moment, using the emptied-out tea bag as her canvas, and altering it to create a new work of art every day for 363 days. She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper. She is the author of 363 Days of Tea: A Visual Journal on Used Teabags (Mascot Books, 2016), and the newly-released Reclaimed Canvas: Reimagining the Familiar (Mascot Books, 2019). In her new book, Ruby wants viewers to keep an open mind and think beyond the boundaries of what they may consider traditional art.
Ruby provided the colorful, whimsical artwork for the launch of TeaMarketPlace and our menu shells. Check back often for more of Ruby!