artist: sarah of raining tea and biscuits

by lizzie & isaiah on April 25, 2011 · 21 comments

I couldn’t tell you how I ran into the blog Raining Tea and Biscuits, but I did. It didn’t take me long to add it to my reader because I fuh-reaked out over a triangle tattoo she posted one day and knew I wanted to see more of what she shared. Sarah so sweetly submitted her work to be shared and I think her style is the bees knees. Check out her blog for introductions to new artists and to follow Sarah’s journey through finding her style in art school.

Hello, my name is Sarah from Raining Tea and Biscuits. I am a History with History of Art student from the UK. For a few years now i have been constantly yearning to create but i simply didn’t feel i had the confidence in my practice to explore the many ideas i kept accumulating. So i thought i would take the plunge and begin a project. I thought it would be interesting to start by exploring the self, my aim being to produce a series of self portraits that reveal a true, honest and real image of myself.

For me self portraits reveal to us a lot about the self. How we perceive ourselves as individuals, how we think others view us and also how we would like to be seen. But very rarely do we see a self portrait that is honest, true and real. And this is what i wanted to challenge.

Here are a couple of self portraits by three of my favorite female artists which really caught my eye whilst i was doing some research for this project.

Self Portrait. Suzy Wimbourne.

Self Portrait. Barbara Hepworth.

Untitled. Francesca Woodman.

And here’s what i produced.

A Self Portrait.

This was an image i shot a couple of weeks ago and one which marks the beginning of what i hope to be a long journey as an artist. Although a tad on the rusty side i hope A Self Portrait although simple i hope reveals who i am in a true, real and honest manner.

{ 21 comments… read them below or add one }

Lena April 25, 2011 at 4:17 pm

What gorgeous work! I love when you find a blog that absolutely makes you flip!


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 10:31 pm

I know! I feel that way for sure!


nikki April 25, 2011 at 5:20 pm

this is SO COOL. great portrait, Sarah!


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 10:32 pm

Glad you like it! She’s uber talented, no?


RJT April 25, 2011 at 8:05 pm

so cool! what a great portrait! I love finding out about new blogs and especially ones with talented artists behind them!


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 10:59 pm

I know, right? It’s like a drug sometimes, lol.


Lisa April 25, 2011 at 8:08 pm

ha ha ha ha I just posted as Ryan! oops!


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 11:00 pm

No worries! Twice the love for Sarah!


Alicia @CharityWedding April 25, 2011 at 10:14 pm

I have deep respect for anyone who wants to create something artistic out of themselves to show in a beautiful way who they are. That seems kind of vulnerable to me as I rarely enjoy even seeing pictures of myself. Beautiful work.


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

For sure! I’m a TERRIBLE artist. I think fucking TRYING to make art is beautiful, let alone when it comes out so lovely and honest.


Christie O. {Hindsight Bride} April 26, 2011 at 11:40 am

I’m totally inspired to run out and do a bunch of self-portraits now. It strikes me that it’s a thoughtful process that can help a gal to get back in touch with her true self.


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 11:01 pm

I definitely get that…I have never done one! Maybe I should try, no? Send me what you come up with, Christie, I wanna see it!


bianca of terri planty April 26, 2011 at 12:14 pm

so excited to see sarah up here!


lizzie & isaiah April 26, 2011 at 11:03 pm

I know! I saw you on her blog and was all – triangle love fest style.


Sarah from Raining Tea and Biscuits April 27, 2011 at 9:23 am

You guys are all so sweet!
Thank you for the lovely comments concerning my work, it’s really encouraging!


Sarah from Raining Tea and Biscuits April 27, 2011 at 9:24 am

ps. Lizzie, loving the crazy lil icons besides each comment…did you design them??


lizzie & isaiah April 27, 2011 at 9:39 am

Ha! No, it’s just a setting, we haven’t had the chance to design custom ones. They’re funny for some folks and a little scary for others…Nikki calls hers STD Mouth.


Sarah from Raining Tea and Biscuits April 27, 2011 at 11:51 am

haha! i can see why!


Jo April 27, 2011 at 3:38 pm

How neat!!


lizzie & isaiah April 27, 2011 at 3:46 pm

Thanks, Jo! She’s awesome and you should definitely check out her blog!


Nikki Joy May 4, 2011 at 2:29 pm

Oh! Well this here is my beautiful talented little friend!
I love this girl’s style, good to know other people love her too =) x


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