Monday, February 11, 2013

Illustration Friday - Storm (in a teacup)



Tempest in a teapot

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Tempest in a teapot (American English), or storm in a teacup (British English), is an idiom meaning a small event that has been exaggerated out of proportion. There are also lesser known or earlier variants, such as tempest in a teacup, storm in a cream bowl, tempest in a glass of water, storm in a wash-hand basin, and storm in a glass of water.


  1. I hope those guys can swim in the tea..nothing worse than a stormy cuppa.

  2. beautiful work, as always, Claire. Here we say: "una tormenta en un vaso de agua" which means: a storm in a glass of water.
    Very good idea since you made the theme of the week!!!! :)

  3. Oooh neat, I like the torn paper clouds. Great idea for the topic! I don't know if I'm going to come up with something, arrgh!

  4. How interesting ... a storm in a glass of water sounds very different from a storm in a teacup, and a storm in a cream bowl just sounds messy! I really like your assemblage. Happy Valentine's Day!

  5. Very cool perspective and use of different textures on the collage :)