Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ruby Silvious


Ruby Silvious is a Philippines-born, US-based artist who has found an ingenious way to regenerate used tea bags into stunningly intricate works of art.She draws, paints, prints and collages moody, evocative and sometimes whimsical art on used teabag paper.Silvious attended Art Print Residency in Arenys de Munt, a municipality in Catalonia, Spain.While at the printmaking residency, she found time each evening to paint a used tea bag, usually inspired by random activities or places she had explored that day.By the end of her stay, she had amassed several used tea bags and a small, intimate collection of miniature paintings.In 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.Silvious wants viewers to keep an open mind and think beyond the boundaries of what they may consider traditional art.“It seems to me that even non-tea drinkers are fascinated with my work. Maybe it’s because it’s just a unique canvas,” she reflects.More of Ruby Silvious’ ingenious paintings can be found at



16 thoughts on “Sunday Evening Art Gallery — Ruby Silvious

  1. I love it! I don’t suppose you have any still around … I’d love to show your work off to my followers! Miniatures blow my mind. I’ve featured a few of them on my blogs, and know there are dozens more out there worth sharing.

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  2. I used to do these miniature drawings…Artist Cards I think they were called. You could trade them online. I never traded them but I enjoyed drawing the pictures. Even as a child I used to draw miniature scenes. I am weirdly addicted to all things mini.


  3. That is so awesome! I love it. I will look more into it but what does she use for “paint”. I love how the canvas is sort of withered. I would love to try it.


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