It's GTS time again!! The assignment for Lilla Rogers' Global Talent Search this year was to design a teacup, saucer and paper napkin for a pastry shop. I thought it would be fun and novel to read your tea leaves after enjoying a cuppa. I did a lot of research on tasseography/tasseomancy and the different types of cups that are offered on the market. I found several listed as fortune telling cups or cups of destiny... There are lots of cool vintage versions available out there. I came across some with patterns on the inside but it would require a book or at least a language heavy napkin to go along with it. My solution was to create this hybrid that had two symbols per prophecy and that all the info needed to read your future was in the cup itself.
I believe there are around 1,000 contestants. The top 50 artists will be announced this coming Friday, August 19th. They will be given a second assignment at that point. The competition is stiff to say the least. The talent pool is bananas!
Good luck to all!