Welcome to That Cup website
Welcome to That Cup website
                            This is the permanent home for my project CupADay ☕️  a daily creative challenge, which started 1 June 2016. This is a year-long #make365 project, inspired by Noah Scalin's fantastic workbook: 365 A Daily Creativity Journal, which you should definitely check out. Each...
Cuplaborate
Cuplaborate
Cup 352 of 365. 19 May, 2017. Prompt: Collaborate with someone. Cuplaborate, a clumsy word, but that's what this was... I put out an open invitation to the Instagram community to come and collaborate with me on creating...
Winged Cup
Winged Cup
Cup 351 of 365. 18 May, 2017. Prompt: Add wings. "So, are you going to keep up this daily art thing for a whole year then...?" Very close now. Tah-dah! Anything is possible."...
350 Lettered Cup
350 Lettered Cup
Cup 350 of 365. 17 May, 2017. Prompt: another skip. I do tend to play fast and loose with the Make365 prompts and more so as the project came to an end. However, my commitment was to...
Disposable Cup
Disposable Cup
Cup 349 of 365. 16 May, 2017. Prompt: Use a disposable cup. Well. It took almost 350 prompts to get me to one actually related to cups. Would this be the finest cup piece of art? Well,...
Game Face Cup
Game Face Cup
Cup 348 of 365. 15 May, 2017. Prompt: put a face on something. Aaaah, the parallel universe of photos. The command "Smile!" does not seem to do it for me. I'd love to have the ease and relaxed...
Go on! Go on! Go on!  (Guest Cup #14)
Go on! Go on! Go on! (Guest Cup #14)
Cup 347 of 365. 14 May, 2017. Prompt: Sunday Guest Cup Number 14. I was delighted to have fellow #Make365-er @FordoftheKings volunteer to be a guest cupper. Her #Make365 is all about adapting Creative Commons images to...
Least Said Cup
Least Said Cup
Cup 346 of 365. 13 May, 2017. Prompt: I don't know, is it: super lame? I think the actual prompt was paper dollies, but I can only think that I was: incredibly tired after a long week,...
345 Desk Bandits
345 Desk Bandits
Cup 345 of 365. 12 May, 2017. Prompt: made from stuff on my desk. There's precious little else I can add to this description. Here are things that were lying on my desk. Things that are actually...
Deep Spaced Cup
Deep Spaced Cup
Cup 344 of 365. 11 May, 2017. Prompt: inspired by space or stars. This turned into a bit of a surreal flight of fancy. Another day. Another cup. There happens to be a constellation in the Southern Skies called...
Sign Up Cup
Sign Up Cup
Cup 343 of 365. 10 May, 2017. Prompt: Suspense So, in order to create suspense, I'm afraid I resorted to creating some clickbait. I know, very shabby tactics. The idea was to encourage people to come over...
Quitter’s Cup
Quitter’s Cup
Cup 342 of 365. 9 May, 2017. Prompt: Create evidence for an event that DID NOT happen. At the outset of the #Make365 I wasn't sure whether I would have the stamina or the time to make...
Cup Mobile
Cup Mobile
Cup 341 of 365. 8 May, 2017. Prompt: make a functional mobile. Mobiles are fiddly as hell to make, but when you make the effort, they look so beautiful. In fact, I was so taken with this...
340 Guest Cup #13
340 Guest Cup #13
Cup 340 of 365. 7 May, 2017. Prompt: Sunday Guest Cup. The guest cup concept has been one of the most rewarding aspects of the #Make365. Having the additional day of leeway, once a week and also...
Anamorphic Cup
Anamorphic Cup
Cup 339 of 365. 6 May, 2017. Prompt: make an anamophic image The #Make365 allowed me to develop a lot of new skills along the way. So, I taught myself how to make an anamorphic image using...
Five-minute sketch: cups
Five-minute sketch: cups
Cup 338 of 365. 5 May, 2017. Prompt: Spend five minutes sketching one object. Unusually, had a bit of difficulty uploading this video - it could be a size thing. Anyway, it's on Instagram isn't it? I...
Blinded by the Cups
Blinded by the Cups
Cup 337 of 365. 4 May, 2017. Prompt: work with a blindfold. These were cups I drew on a whiteboard without looking. By day 337, if I couldn't manage a decent approximation of a cup-drawing with my...
Censored Cup
Censored Cup
Cup 336 of 365. 3 May, 2017. Prompt: censor something. The prompt also asked you to look out for people's reactions after you shared your censored piece. This was interesting, as I think the pixellation worked as...
Safe Landing Cup
Safe Landing Cup
Cup 335 of 365. 2 May, 2017. Prompt: Design a structure to help a delicate object from a great height. It takes only a rudimentary knowledge of physics to cast some doubt around the potential safe landing...
Barcode Cup
Barcode Cup
Cup 334 of 365. 1 May, 2017. Prompt: Barcodes. With the best will in the world, there is little else in way of a comment on this, except to note that this post marks the start of...
April Montage
April Montage
Ta-dah! It’s the April montage. We started in Paris, we #CreativeSprint -ed, we had some beautiful guests. Feast your eyes on the musical video montage of the penultimate month of this yearlong creative challenge....
End of the April 2017 Creative Sprint
End of the April 2017 Creative Sprint
Cup 333 of 365 Prompt: substituted Today marked the end point of the April 2017 #CreativeSprint, so this was my public celebration.  A King and Queen cup fashioned from two wallpaper-esque cups with golden egg-heads. Of course, a...
Guest Cuplaboration – Guest Cup #12
Guest Cuplaboration – Guest Cup #12
Cup 332 of 365. April 30, 2017 Prompt: Guest Cup Went for an extra and the perfect opportunity to round up all the wonderful collaborations from Collaboration Day on the April #CreativeSprint. I love them all, but...
Wheel chart
Wheel chart
Cup 332 of 365. 29 April, 2017. Prompt: make a wheel chart I had never done this before, but decided to have a bit of fun with the tacit judgments you might make about people's beverage choices...
Flowered Cup
Flowered Cup
Cup 331 of 365. 28 April, 2017. Prompt: Make a flower. The received wisdom about blogging is to aim for 300 words. What can I possibly add to this, other than I made the shape of flower...
330 Extra cup badge
330 Extra cup badge
Cup 330 of 365. 28 April, 2017. Extra cup for the Creative Sprint. The prompt was to make something wearable, so I made a little cup badge. This is me prancing down Anerley Hill wearing it.  ...
330 Green Finger Cup
330 Green Finger Cup
Cup 330 of 365. 27 April, 2017. Prompt: use fingerpaint. Yay! Kindgarten time again and what else but (more…)...
TP Cup
TP Cup
Cup 329 of 365. 26 April, 2017. Prompt: Use toilet paper or tissues. Stay classy #Make365. Aim high. At all times....
CuP
CuP
Cup 326 of 365. 25 April, 2017. Prompt: The periodic table I combined Copper and shimmery Phosphorous to make a CuP. This satisfied my inner-nerd in a very pleasing way. Although I ultimately took a social science...
Alphabet Cup
Alphabet Cup
Cup 327 of 365. 24 April, 2017. Prompt: make an alternative alphabet This has something of the old-school sampler about it. Not quite every cup has an original shape; but everything stops for T t T T.  ...
Loupe Cup, Guest Cup #11
Loupe Cup, Guest Cup #11
Cup 326 of 365. 23 April, 2017. Prompt: Sunday Guest Cup Aaah, another guest cup from Irish artist @dahliadae aka @materializingme. One sweet lady, two lovely whimsical Instagram accounts. Thank you for gifting me a second beautiful cup. I...
325 Wallpaper Cup
325 Wallpaper Cup
Cup 325 of 365. 22 April, 2017. Prompt: wallpaper Every artist has a (plentiful) stash of supplies. These wallpaper-esque cups are from a selection of vintage papers designed by Laura Ashley. The luxurious red-flock at the back...
Melting Cup
Melting Cup
Cup 324 of 365. 21 April, 2017. Prompt: appear as if melting. This was a little attempt at some 3D art. I'm not a fan of Dali style surrealism (too many 1990s student bedsit posters! Not mine,...
Muse-ic Cup
Muse-ic Cup
Cup 323 of 365. 20 April, 2017. Prompt: inspired by musical media. Well this turned out to be an extra guest cup. This wonderful cup was designed and made by artist and designer Dom Richards who for the...
His and Hers
His and Hers
Cup 322 of 365. 19 April, 2017. Prompt: creative restroom signs. Well here we go ladies and gents: some ladies and gents mugs. I cannot vouch for their ergonomic qualities, but there's a glimmer of something quite...
Locked Cup
Locked Cup
Cup 321 of 365. 18 April, 2017. Prompt: a unique lock and key. When you are in the midst of a project like this, you truly start to see cups everywhere in familiar objects. So this was...
320 Murder Mystery Cup
320 Murder Mystery Cup
Cup 320 of 365. 17 April, 2017. Prompt: a 10-word murder mystery. The 10-word story prompts crop up every so often when you do the #Make365 challenge. It's an interesting discipline in being super brief and works...
Egg Cup
Egg Cup
Cup 319 of 365. 16 April, 2017. Prompt: Guest Cup (kinda) ...took a little festive break from the guest cup cycle, as we were away on a family visit. This was Easter Sunday, so there was an...
Mirror writing
Mirror writing
Cup 318 of 365. 15 April, 2017. Prompt: mirror writing This was me playing about with mirror writing and reflections. For a bit of additional layering and context, the drawing is resting on the top of a...
All Shoe Cup Part 2
All Shoe Cup Part 2
Cup 317 of 365. 14 April, 2017. Prompt: inspired by something that covers a foot. I think I must have been eight or so, when I was inspired to make my first pair of cardboard flip flops....
Rice Cup
Rice Cup
Cup 316 of 365. 13 April, 2017. Prompt: Use rice Rice picture, yep easy enough; but how to add a little twist? So, where does rice come from. What first springs to mind is two huge tea-drinking and...
315 – Transparent cup
315 – Transparent cup
315 of 365. 12 April, 2017. Prompt: clear or transparent. While transparent cups do exist. Personally, I view them with intense suspicion*, unless it's for something of beauty, like an unfurling jasmine tea. I took a different...
Matching Cup
Matching Cup
• M a t c h i n g C u p • Day 314 of #make365 and a year of a #CupADay☕️ <<<< pt: Use matches or flame 🔥 I found it! I had completely forgotten about this...
313/314 Black on Black Cup
313/314 Black on Black Cup
Cup 313 and 314 of 365. 10 April, 2017. Prompt: black on black. A couple of bites at this one as (more…)...
Sunday Guest Cup No. 10
Sunday Guest Cup No. 10
Cup 312 of 365. 9 April, 2017. Prompt: Sunday Guest Cup. One of the nicest things about doing a #Make365 is the background support you get along the way. Mica Scalin in particular was wonderfully supportive to...
Grassed Cup
Grassed Cup
Cup 311 of 365. 8 April, 2017. Prompt: Double! Roll something down a hill and use something sticky. I can't actually remember which one of these was the #Make365 prompt and which one was for the April...
310 Hardware Cup
310 Hardware Cup
Cup 310 of 365. 7th April 2017 Prompt: use items from the hardware store Quite unwittingly it seems I was influenced here by one of my birthday guest cuppers: A.Zankful.t,  who also used some screw bits to...
Herbaceous cups
Herbaceous cups
Cup 309 of 365. 6 April 2017 Prompt: Using shapes from plants. As I felt I had made quite a few cups using natural materials, I opted for a drawing instead for this one. Pen and ink...
Aerial Cups
Aerial Cups
Cup 308 of 365. 5 April 2017 Prompt: Something you can view from a great height. So the Parisien inspiration is very clear on this prompt. During our ascent of the Eiffel Tower and the Tour Montparnasse,...
Sticky Note Cup
Sticky Note Cup
Cup 307 of 365. 4 April 2017  Prompt: Use a sticky note. So, I left this cup, with a Magritte inspired message on my empty coffee cup at the Paris Science Museum. I expect it was immediately cleaned...
Stuck Up Cup
Stuck Up Cup
Cup 306 of 365. 3 April 2017 Prompt: off-piste in Paris. #Invaderwashere. So, the trip to Paris was fertile with many cup-shaped opportunities. This was probably my favourite moment of serendipity. We visited children's museum Musee En...
305 Guest Cup Number 9
305 Guest Cup Number 9
Cup 305 of 365. 2 April 2017 Prompt: Sunday Guest Cup How appropriate that this week's Sunday Guest cup was posted during my visit to Paris and was by French artist and fellow #Make365 all-round lovely person...
Sprint into April Cup
Sprint into April Cup
Cup 304 of 365. 1 April 2017 Prompt: Swapped in for 1st #CreativeSprint prompt, April 2017. As is traditional, the first prompt of all #CreativeSprint's thus far has been to make something in the palm of your...
March Montage
March Montage
We need a little March Madness montage... Hot on the heels of the centennial mega montage. Here we have the merry month of March. ...
Croco Cup
Croco Cup
Day 303 of 365, 31 March 2017. Prompt: Reptiles This was the first day of a trip to Paris and I must admit, I got lucky here. I had been trying to draw a snakeskin cup, but...
Woven Cup
Woven Cup
Day 302 of 365, 30 March 2017. Prompt: use food packaging Made out of cereal packets, mostly. Look closely. I think they are really trying to tell you that they are high in fibre. Offset somewhat by...
301 Historical Cup
301 Historical Cup
Day 301 of 365, 29 March 2017. Prompt: On this day in history And so starts the final furlong of Cups from 301-365. This was made and posted on 29 March. A couple of days before heading off...
300 Chained Cup
300 Chained Cup
Day 300 of 365, 28 March 2017. Prompt: make something that is portable, not portable. It's chained-cup and marks reaching 300 cups on the project. By this stage in the project, I felt I had found a...
Cups 201 to 300 in all their glory
Cups 201 to 300 in all their glory
Drum-roll.... And here it is the third mega montage of cups 201-300. Tea for Two (hundred +) of course. It's a painstaking process putting these together, they are mostly all there, I think. Apologies to any guests...
Furry Cup
Furry Cup
Day 299 of 365, 27 March 2017. Prompt: create something where the sense of touch is important. Improbable and useless faux fur cup. The thing about exploring creativity is that it's very important to push the boundaries...
Sunday Guest Cup #8
Sunday Guest Cup #8
Day 298 of 365, 26 March 2017. Prompt: Guest Cup Kopi. A guest from Singapore. For once, I’m posting about a Sunday Guest Cup on a Sunday. It was fun to be able to present different cups from around...
Hand Tool Cup
Hand Tool Cup
Day 297 of 365, 25 March 2017. Prompt: work where you would not normally and do something creative. Well, not quite following the prompt to the letter, but circumstances dictated and it's all a case of definition. I...
Window Cup
Window Cup
Day 296 of 365, 24 March 2017. Prompt: made of glass or on glass This was my first adventure in window painting. I had to look up the paint recipe online as I recall, and crossed my...
Silver Cup
Silver Cup
Day 295 of 365, 23 March 2017. Prompt: silver on silver. If you complete a project for a whole year on a daily basis, you are bound to encounter days where there is a sad event or...
Salt Cup
Salt Cup
Day 294 of 365, 22 March 2017. Prompt: made from salt. A satisfying texture to work with, with a ghostly ethereal effect. I like the 3D qualities that I managed to capture, almost at random without overworking the...
Square Cup
Square Cup
Day 293 of 365, 21 March 2017. Prompt: use only squares. A short entry for this one: this was put together on the floor, using pre-cut square cardstock. I especially liked the colour combinations and the pixel...
Frog Cup
Frog Cup
Day 292 of 365, 20 March 2017. Prompt: amphibians. Zen frog. Resting. I juggled the prompts in order to be in synch with World Frog Day. Zentangling is so relaxing....
Guest Cup #7
Guest Cup #7
Day 291 of 365, 19 March 2017. Prompt: Guest Cup and friends Here are the fruits of our labour from a bit of Mothers' Day pottery painting en famille. We are fortunate enough to live very close to...
290 Floral Cup
290 Floral Cup
Day 290 of 365, 18 March 2017. Prompt: do someone else's job for the day. I picked the fantasy job of a florist and made some paper blooms on wires. Can you spot the little tankard that...
Make It Work Cup
Make It Work Cup
Day 289 of 365, 17 March 2017. Prompt: inspired by a favourite TV show Here is a tea dress fabric collage based on my not-so-guilty-pleasure favourite TV show 'Project Runway'. While it has been quite difficult to catch...
Anagram Cup
Anagram Cup
Day 288 of 365, 16 March 2017. Prompt: an anagram of your name Things can get a little surreal on the Make 365. When you have a short name like Kate, there's not a lot to work...
Anti Spammer Cup
Anti Spammer Cup
Day 287 of 365, 15 March 2017. Prompt: Use a spam email to make something I have a very effective email spam filter, so am rarely troubled by this sort of thing from the dark ages of...
Shut Cup
Shut Cup
Day 286 of 365, 14 March 2017. Prompt: inspired by silence Shut up and listen.  Another prompt which was a little on the introspective side. For most of February 2017,  I had consciously changed my online behaviour. I...
285 Minty Cup
285 Minty Cup
Day 285 of 365, 13 March 2017. Prompt: work with toothpaste or a toothbrush. Actually, I did both, hence the wobbly qualities and if aromavision were a thing, the fragrant smell. This garnered me quite a lot...
Guest Cup #6
Guest Cup #6
Day 284 of 365, 12 March 2017. Prompt: Guest Cup. Press Play. An impressive and elaborate way of serving tea 🍵 in the Chinese restaurant at the Ritz Carlton in Riyadh. I can only imagine the deep scalds...
Googly Eyed Cup
Googly Eyed Cup
Day 283 of 365, 11 March 2017. Prompt: it was off-piste I can't remember the reason for today's deviation, but a little bit of cute was at the ready to save the day and keep the wheel...
Inside Out Cup
Inside Out Cup
Day 282 of 365, 10 March 2017. Prompt: Inside Out Nature always has the most ingenious design answers. One day, I will make a cup like this. It will be very impractical, but very beautiful....
Monumental Cup
Monumental Cup
Day 281 of 365, 9 March 2017. Prompt: make a monument. Another serendipity strike. The following day was the deadline for designs for Trafalgar Square's Fourth Plinth, one of the world's most famous public art commissioning opportunities....
280 IWD Cup
280 IWD Cup
Day 280 of 365, 8 March 2017. Prompt: celebrating International Women's Day 2017 Deviated from the prompts to mark the occasion and to celebrate amazing females, represented by Amelia Earhart, Coco Chanel and the Suffragettes. The phrase, which...
Spoon Cup
Spoon Cup
Day 279 of 365, 7 March 2017. Prompt: use disposable utensils If a fork blended with a spoon is a spork, what is a cup blended with a spoon? A Spup? When turned upside down this looks like...
All Change Cup
All Change Cup
Day 278 of 365, 6 March 2017. Prompt: use pocket change to make something of greater value. Six months or so on, this has proved a very useful little receptacle for spare Euros and other foreign coins....
Guest Cup #5
Guest Cup #5
Day 277 of 365, 5 March 2017. Prompt: Guest Cup This work of art comes from @100_Cups, who hard carves these rather beautiful designs into polystyrene cups. John hit his target of 100 cups and is now...
Mongolian Tea Cup
Mongolian Tea Cup
Day 276 of 365, 4 March 2017. Prompt: Spin a globe and pick a random location to inspire your art. One of my all-time favourite prompts. Sure enough, a globe was spun... ...and thanks to the power of...
275 Balloon Cups
275 Balloon Cups
Day 275 of 365, 3 March 2017. Prompt: Use balloons The sheer ineptitude of this video and quality of the penmanship still makes me smile. It was fun to make and who can resist the opportunity to tap...
Shocked Cup
Shocked Cup
Day 274 of 365, 2 March 2017. Prompt: Inspired by hands. Having already done cupped hands, I had to look elsewhere for inspiration. Picture the scene: you're watching the news or checking over work emails. This is a cup...
Back from the future
Back from the future
Cup 273 of 365, 1 March 2017 Prompt: Make something that has travelled back from the future. Post-post apocalypse reassurance. Console yourselves. Even the harshest of art can be prettied-up with a bit of washi tape and doodling....
February Montage 2017
February Montage 2017
All the cups from Focused February. No other photos. No other challenges. Proper singular focus and towards the end of the month, I detected a welcome uptick in quality of ideas and execution after what had become...
Tin Cup
Tin Cup
Day 272 of 365, 28 February 2017. Prompt: Work with a tin can I love working with tin cans, but this time, in keeping with the general zeitgeist of early 2017, I decided to pare it right...
Secret Doorway
Secret Doorway
Day 271 of 365, 27 February 2017. Prompt: put a door, where there was no door before. Entering the mysterious world of the mug. It took several attempts to get this right. I tried sticking a door...
270 Guest Cameo Cup #4
270 Guest Cameo Cup #4
Day 270 of 365, 26 February 2017. Prompt: It was Sunday, so time for another guest. This was kindly volunteered by Cup A Day supporter: @materializingme who is completing a daily #Make365 series based on faces. I...
Stitched Cup
Stitched Cup
Day 269 of 365, 25 February 2017. Prompt: sewing I had treated myself to a new sewing machine with some Christmas money. What does any owner of a new sewing machine do? Of course, for usually one...
Venn Cup
Venn Cup
Day 268 of 365, 24 February 2017. Prompt: Venn Diagram. Decisions. Decisions. When it boils down to it, it basically comes down to a very simple choice. Strangely enough, a couple of months after this I tried Coffee...
Fine Art Cup
Fine Art Cup
Day 267 of 365, 23 February 2017. Prompt: Recreate a famous work of art. I am so happy whenever this prompt comes around on the #CreativeSprint. It's a little intimidating, but so fun when inspiration strikes. My...
Cardboard Cup Out
Cardboard Cup Out
Day 266 of 365, 22 February 2017. Prompt: Use Corrugated Cardboard ...and on the original post of this, I composed a very, very short poem. It's a comment on modern life and future predictions. Predictive micropoem, 2020 I get my...
265 Lego Cup
265 Lego Cup
Day 265 of 365, 21 February 2017. Prompt: Make something out of Lego. At our house, that it absolutely not a problem. There are large quantities of Lego, kind of, everywhere at the moment. Too much Lego....
Check Cup
Check Cup
Day 264 of 365, 20 February 2017. Prompt: Make a new chess set. Meet the family, the Blanco Family: Roy, Queenie and their two pawns, Peter and Paula. The Make 365 challenge sometimes takes you in the...
Guest Cup No. 3
Guest Cup No. 3
Cup 263 of 365, 19 February 2017. Prompt: 3rd Sunday Guest Cup. Kindly donated by talented art director Simon Nevin, who has a most entertaining sideline in topical cartoons. Go and look at his Instagram feed. An Executive...
Cut Carrot Cup
Cut Carrot Cup
Cup 262 of 365. 18th February, 2017 Prompt: Carve something other than a pumpkin. This is a tall, but small, mug made out of a carrot. The image was wildly (some might say, inexplicably?) popular when I...
It Takes Two Cup
It Takes Two Cup
Day 261 of 365, 17 February 2017. Prompt: Start something for someone else to finish A collaboration. Exquisite corpse-style, John Futz and I cooked up this little brown cup in a gorgeous cafe in El Born in...
Cup 260 A beached cup
Cup 260 A beached cup
Day 260 of 365, 16 February 2017. Prompt: Made of Sand. Well, how convenient that I should be in a position to make this cup while walking on the beach at Barcelona with warm Catalonian sand....
Jet Set Cup
Jet Set Cup
Day 259 of 365, 15 February 2017. Prompt: Make a window This one has a few parts. We were about to embark on a last minute half-term break to Barcelona. This is on the tarmac at Heathrow. And...
Valentine Cup
Valentine Cup
Day 258 of 365, 14 February 2017. Prompt: Brown on brown A little Valentine-worthy decoupage cup made from corrugated cardboard and a sepia pen....
Continuous Sketching Cups
Continuous Sketching Cups
Day 257 of 365, 13 February 2017. Prompt: draw continuously for 30 mins, without breaks or distractions. This is a great prompt that anyone can do. A very mindful exercise. Pick a subject and maybe some stimulus...
Sunday Guest Cup #2
Sunday Guest Cup #2
Day 257 of 365, 12 February 2017. Prompt: my second Sunday guest cup Credit to @365minicollages - another plucky #Make365 friend who I met during several #CreativeSprint runs. Yvonne finished her Make365 of daily collages at the start...
Lucky Welcome Cup
Lucky Welcome Cup
Day 256 of 365, 11 February 2017. Prompt: make a lucky charm. The warm welcoming sign of a cup of tea or coffee to go; or to stay, which I suppose would be more welcoming. Around this time...
Packed Cup
Packed Cup
Day 256 of 365, 10 February 2017.  Prompt: make from packing tape. Another 'ronseal' moment on Cup A Day, which is not really worthy of a long blog-post....
Pet Cup
Pet Cup
Day 255 of 365, 9 February 2017. Prompt: Inspired by a pet. It's a long time since I had a family pet, but I grew up with a constant stream of dogs and cats through my life....
Cup cart
Cup cart
Day 254 of 365, 8 February 2017. Prompt: make an object to transport something across the room. ...for those oh-so-awkward 'can't quite reach my cup' moments....
All Shoe Cup
All Shoe Cup
Day 253 of 365, 7 February 2017. Prompt: make a pair of shoes out of unusual materials. As you can see: these are hand-drawn shoes made out of paper cups and string. Completely unwearable, but quite satisfying....
Good habit cup
Good habit cup
Day 252 of 365, 6 February 2017. Prompt: inspired by a neglected corner in your home. It's good to take stock of ones possessions and how one spends one's time. Looking back, this was, unexpectedly, a pivotal...
Sunday Guest Cup #1
Sunday Guest Cup #1
Day 251 of 365, 5 February 2017. Prompt: off-piste This is where my idea of Guest Cups got off the ground. It can be tough keeping up momentum during the winter months, and I had come to...
Cup 250 Popcorn 🍿
Cup 250 Popcorn 🍿
Day 250 of 365, 4 February 2017. Prompt: popcorn. At the cinema. Further details: In Islington; seeing, I think, Lego Batman. Red pashmina backdrop, which looks suitably plush and cinematic....
Random Drawer Cup
Random Drawer Cup
Day 249 of 365, 3 February 2017. Prompt: use the contents of a random drawer. I picked the drawer where our stash of gift-wrapping paper and supplies lives to make a giant teacup and saucer. The tape at...
Cup Quest
Cup Quest
Day 248 of 365, 2 February 2017. Prompt: Hide and seek I couldn't for the life of me remember the prompt for this. It looks like a bizarre pastiche on a 1930s children's book illustration. The strange...
Topsy Turvy Cup
Topsy Turvy Cup
Day 247 of 365, 1 February 2017. Prompt: ...defy gravity. Look at something upside down. Tea In Our Time. Emblematic of the "interesting" ride that was Winter 2016 / 2017...
January 2017 Montage
January 2017 Montage
Ringing in the new, with a Montage... ...
31 Jan 2017, Extra Cup for Self
31 Jan 2017, Extra Cup for Self
31 January 2017 - a month-end extra cup This was an extra cup I made at the end of January's #64million artists challenge - it was supposed to be a portrait of me in one year's...
Framed for posterity
Framed for posterity
Day 246 of 365, 31 January 2017. Prompt: Make a frame. A cup-shaped frame and its shadow. The object in the frame is significant. The wrapped tin was an object I made on my first Creative Sprint in...
A birthday trophy
A birthday trophy
Day 245 of 365, 30 January 2017. Prompt: This was another skipped one...where IRL, quite rightly, took precedence. It was my son's 5th birthday and we queued outside the fairly newly-opened Leicester Square Lego Store for a...
Stamped Cup
Stamped Cup
Day 244 of 365, 29 January 2017. Prompt: design a postage stamp. Yep...and here it is....
Marker Cup
Marker Cup
Day 243 of 365, 28 January 2017. Prompt: Use markers. Lots of cups, using markers. Some posts require a lot of explanation. Others do not. Pot of Sharpies deployed....
Cup Pong
Cup Pong
Day 242 of 365, 27 January 2017.   Prompt: invent a game. Cup Pong. Can't 100% claim credit for this, but this freelance sport is the perfect cup-based game, when working from home. 30 second how-to video....
Cup On Tour
Cup On Tour
Day 241 of 365, 26 January 2017. Prompt: make something and carry it around with you all day taking photos. * A rather dull January day, in winter working from home mode. I did not dress this one up. My...
Cup 240 Desaturated
Cup 240 Desaturated
Day 240 of 365, 25 January 2017. Prompt: desaturated photo. I used the ColourPop App to selectively recolour a black and white photo (of a cup promoting my blog)....
Bookmark & Cup
Bookmark & Cup
Day 239 of 365, 24 January 2017. Prompt: design and hide a bookmark. I left this wintry design in a returned book at our local library. It was still there the following week, but a few weeks...
Keep it Frosty Cup
Keep it Frosty Cup
Day 238 of 365, 23 January 2017. Prompt: temporary graffiti. My go-to temporary graffiti technique is to make a painting with water from a watering can. However, in the chilly January weather this was not possible. So...
Chopstick Cup
Chopstick Cup
Day 237 of 365, 22 January 2017.​ Prompt: Use chopsticks. I love the way the #Make365 takes you on unexpected adventures in search of source material. This prompt gave me the perfect excuse for a lunchtime visit...
Cup the Wall
Cup the Wall
Day 236 of 365, 21 January 2017.Prompt: a mural.A couple of versions, one (on left) created a few months earlier when we were redecorating our living room. As our garden is communal, I had to...
Body Cup
Body Cup
Day 235 of 365, 20 January 2017.Prompt: Use the human body.A fairly literal take on this by using my silhouettes to build a cup.I'm a (little) teacup. ...
Launch of That Cup Website, 19 Jan 2017
Launch of That Cup Website, 19 Jan 2017
www.thatcup.website became a thing. I didn't start blogging immediately when I started this daily creative project, so by the time I was ready to launch a dedicated site in January 2017, I was six-months into...
Cup label
Cup label
Day 234 of 365, 19 January 2017.Prompt: create alternative product labels in a public setting.This is a bit of a mash-up. It's a latte at Caffe Nero, with a Waterstone's (the bookseller) style review propped...
Portmanteau Cup
Portmanteau Cup
Day 233 of 365, 18 January 2017.Prompt: make a portmanteau word - i.e. combine two words to make something new.It's good to start a new month with an invention.  For this challenge, I went for...
Clouds in my coffee
Clouds in my coffee
Day 232 of 365, 17 January 2017.Prompt: Clouds.The cup parade is back.We are cloudy with a chance of teacups. ...
Another little hiatus
Another little hiatus
I completed the original #CupADay☕️ project non-stop for 365 days without breaks. I'm not sticking to this same /relentless/ schedule for the recap. I shall be taking a little time offline this month. Keep an...
Caped Cup
Caped Cup
Day 231 of 365, 16 January 2017.Prompt: superheroes.Deep down, every cup has the capacity to be a hero. Cape up.  ...
Day 230 Cup FM
Day 230 Cup FM
Day 230 of 365, 15 January 2017.Prompt: skipped. Made a playlist instead.If I'm not wrong, this was a Sunday. Something I observed during the #make365 challenge is that it was so much easier to create...
Cup Cycle
Cup Cycle
Day 229 of 365, 14 January 2017.Prompt: bicycle parts.I've seen many clever Creative Sprinters make wonderful art out of mechanical pieces and I'm in awe. I lack the mechanical chops, tools and spare parts to...
Balanced Cup
Balanced Cup
Day 228 of 365, 13 January 2017.Prompt: balance. Modified tree-pose, with cup. Om....
Transformative Cup
Transformative Cup
Day 227 of 365, 11 January 2017.Prompt: transform a room.It would have required a minor miracle to comply fully with this challenge on this day, so I downscaled and made a mindful corner instead.What do...
Players Cup
Players Cup
Day 226 of 365, 11 January 2017.Prompt: playing card.If I were ever to take a left-turn and follow in my family's footsteps by opening a café, I would call it the Ace of Cups, with...
Bird House in My Cup
Bird House in My Cup
Day 225 of 365, 10 January 2017.Prompt: make a bird house.A reminder of earworm Bird House in Your Soul, is a welcome addition to a slightly dismal and gloomy January day. Here's a birdhouse for...
Mud Cup
Mud Cup
Day 224 of 365, 9 January 2017.Prompt: mud.What more is there to say? Earthenware. Glorious Mud....
What Would Bowie Do?
What Would Bowie Do?
Day 223 of 365, 8 January 2017.Extra cup.Prompt: extra.This was a prompt from the January #64millionartists challenge.I ended up using this image later in the cycle when the prompt was music related.This is not my...
Mad Lib Cup
Mad Lib Cup
Day 223 of 365, 8 January 2017.Prompt: mad-lib-esque.The Fabled Chalice of Underwater Ballot fame.  I remember this prompt being a bit of a complicated head-scratcher, around getting help with substituting nouns and adverbs in an...
Fixer Cupper
Fixer Cupper
Day 222 of 365, 7 January 2017.​ Prompt: Fixer-Upper. Upcycle an item. A charity shop find. A rather bashed-up, unloved and (more…)...
Sheepish Cup
Sheepish Cup
Day 221 of 365, 6 January 2017.​ Prompt: sheep! A sheep cup. Not a lot else to say about this, other than it really amused my then 4 year old son. A frothy cappuccino would work quite well...
Day 220 Mosaic Cup
Day 220 Mosaic Cup
Day 220 of 365, 5 January 2017.​ Prompt: Mosaic. This was a fairly hasty Make. I love mosaics, but they require a lot of time and patience to do well. A few weeks later, I visited Barcelona...
Little Cup Blue
Little Cup Blue
Day 219 of 365, 4 January 2017.​ Prompt: blue on blue. Cutouts stuck down on electric blue backing.  ...
Measuring Cup
Measuring Cup
Day 218 of 365, 3 January 2017.​ Prompt: Measurement. In tribute to all partially abandoned hot drinks and that tricky issue of getting the temperature 'just right'. Of all the cups I created during the #Make365, this...
Flip cup
Flip cup
Day 217 of 365, 2 January 2017.​ Prompt: make a flip-book. Not really a flip-book in the traditional sense. This is a busk through my first 100 cups (again!). It's made using Fliptastic. New apps come on...
First Cup of 2017
First Cup of 2017
Day 216 of 365, 1 January 2017. Prompt: Use toothpicks. Happy New Year. Actually, the festive season had wrought havoc on our domestic supplies of cocktail sticks, so New Years Day included a trip to Ryness in...
December 2016 Montage 
December 2016 Montage 
That was six-months of cups done and this is the December 2016 montage... ​​ ...and that's all for #ChristmasinJuly ...
Illuminating 2017
Illuminating 2017
Day 215 of 365, 31 December 2016. Prompt: Shine a light. The last cup of 2016. How appropriate for 31 December 2016. After the darkness: light. Pin pricks of hope for the coming year. [I made it by...
First Aid Cup
First Aid Cup
Day 214 of 365, 30 December 2016 Prompt: Use items from a first-aid kit. At the end of the year one tends to get reflective. This image encapsulates a lot of how I responded, eventually, to 2016...
Mercup
Mercup
Day 213 of 365, 29 December 2016. Prompt: ...inspired by fish. Fish tales from under the sea. I give you the MerCup: half cup, half fish....
ExMas Cup of Cheer
ExMas Cup of Cheer
Day 212 of 365, 28 December 2016. Prompt: invent a new festival. This follows on all too neatly from Cup 211. Timing is everything, right? When you're hosting family Christmas, there's that moment when (more…)...
In a bottle
In a bottle
Day 211 of 365, 27 December 2016. Prompt: in a bottle. Self-explanatory. Tea party for one. Anti-social much? (more…)...
Day 210 Ink blot cups
Day 210 Ink blot cups
Day 210 of 365, 26 December 2016. Prompt: Inkblots Small espresso cups. I made a mirror-painting with blue ink to mimic a Rorschach test. On the bottom version you can see the traced-through cup outline....
Wrapped Cup
Wrapped Cup
Day 209 of 365, 25 December 2016. Prompt: wrapped up. IT'S CHRISTMAS (in July)! Incredibly, without any fixing or jiggery-pokery beyond the days that I missed or circumvented prompts, this real prompt from the Make 365 book...
Sew Cup
Sew Cup
Day 208 of 365, 24 December 2016. Prompt: sewing. So, a needle pulling thread through paper, for the Night Before Christmas....
Travellers’ Cup
Travellers’ Cup
Day 207 of 365, 23 December 2016. Prompt: from a friend. ...in a manner of speaking. At the time, I had just heard from a dear friend from university in Singapore that he was doing a whistle-stop...
Mapped Cup
Mapped Cup
Day 206 of 365, 22 December 2016. Prompt: make a map. I was delighted when this came up. When I was younger I was always a fan of children's books with maps in the front and I...
Winter Sundowner
Winter Sundowner
Day 205 of 365, 21 December 2016. Prompt: take a picture of the sky at sundown. As this was the 21 December in the UK, (more…)...
Eye glasses
Eye glasses
Day 204 of 365, 20 December 2016. Prompt: make a pair of eye glasses. Aren't visual puns just the best?...
Cup-trospective
Cup-trospective
Day 203 of 365, 19 December 2016. Prompt: more off-piste, pre-Christmas latitude required to keep to the daily deadlines! This was an extra birthday gift from my lovely husband. He selected a few images from earlier in...
Pin Cup
Pin Cup
Day 202 of 365, 18 December 2016. Prompt: another silly-season free pass. Raided from a bag of party favours and prizes. This cup certainly made an impression. Next! [Edit: After I posted this I realised I did not...
201 Birthday Cups
201 Birthday Cups
Day 201 of 365, 17 December 2016. Prompt:...No prompt. I opted to celebrate my birthday instead. Thank you to these generous and supportive IGers for getting involved in my birthday IG challenge, by contributing an original cup....
101-200 Montage 
101-200 Montage 
Just one post today. This is the whole sequence from 101-200 and a few out takes, made in Flipagram. ​​ Tomorrow I get to recelebrate my birthday 🎉....
Day 200 Bicentennial Cup
Day 200 Bicentennial Cup
Day 200 of 365, 16 December 2016 Prompt: skipped it to commemorate a momentous milestone instead.    ...
White flag cup
White flag cup
Day 199 of 365, 15 December 2016. Prompt: make a flag. Relentless December had the better of me. Again. Declaration of surrender. Looking at what's to come over the next few days of cups, my adherence to...
Tanzen Cup
Tanzen Cup
Day 198 of 365, 14 December 2016 Prompt: invent a dance. This one is pretty easy, even for the leftiest of feet. It's even easier to perfect with a warming mug of mulled wine....
Read My Cups
Read My Cups
Day 197 of 365, 13 December 2016 Prompt: make something to cover your mouth. This may have actually been my first (partial) selfie on the #Make365. The Manamanah Muppet mask doesn't count. Here's my perspective on selfies, whether...
196 Fantasy Cup
196 Fantasy Cup
Day 196 of 365, 12 December 2016 Prompt: a ten-word fantasy story. These types of prompt crop up every so often on the #Make365 prompt list. Genre-fiction is not really my thing. Fantasy fiction is probably my...
194 & 195 This is what we call the Cuppet Show
194 & 195 This is what we call the Cuppet Show
Day 194 & 195 of 365, 11 December 2016 Prompts: make a puppet, make a new monster. This is the only time I believe I pulled off a two-fer in the whole 365 challenge. The December train...
Underfoot cup
Underfoot cup
Day 193 of 365, 10 December 2016. Prompt: make something to walk on. One of the things I loved about doing the Make365 was being able to use lateral thinking to solve some of the prompts which...
A Rogue Request
A Rogue Request
Day 192 of 365, 9 December 2016 Prompt: by-passed. The December Birthday, for someone who prefers to be spontaneous, not plan social things months in advance and not be some kind of date-saving über Control Freak about...
Shielded Cup
Shielded Cup
Day 191 of 365, 8 December 2016 Prompt: make a family coat of arms. I gave no explanation for this at the time, but it's actually fairly easy to work out. Going from top left, then clockwise. It's...
Day 190 Another Cup of Sugar
Day 190 Another Cup of Sugar
Day 190 of 365, 7 December 2016. Prompt: a drawing with sugar. I remember making this very clearly. I had driven through crawling South London traffic to Morden Hall Park to track down a tasteful Christmas present...
Warning! Fake News! Cup
Warning! Fake News! Cup
Day 189 of 365, 6 December 2016 Prompt: make the biggest thing you can with a newspaper. So, as a special tribute to all things 2016, I decided to compose a big (fake) news story. I put...
Poetic Cup
Poetic Cup
Day 188 of 365, 5 December 2016. Prompt: write a funny poem about where you live. So, confession: I didn't actually write the poem, but I did help with the layout, construction and glueing. These are the words selected by...
Brown Bag Cup
Brown Bag Cup
Day 187 of 365, 4 December 2016 Prompt: make something with a paper bag. Yes. I made this. Cups are my bag.  Next....
All is calm cup
All is calm cup
Day 186 of 365, 3 December 2016 Prompt: make something quiet today. This was an unusual and welcome moment of December calm. Both of the boys (tall and small) were out at a wintry football practice session; my 9-year...
Yellow Cupmarine
Yellow Cupmarine
Day 185 of 365, 2 December 2016 Prompt: Yellow on Yellow. I can never knowingly miss out on a good pun opportunity. Altogether now: We all live in a ... ...
City Cupscape
City Cupscape
Day 184 of 365, 1 December 2016 Prompt: use a skyline as your inspiration today. So here it is... A city skyline made of cups. Straightforward black and white pen and ink job. As mentioned, for the December sequence,...
December 2016 Montage
December 2016 Montage
December 2016  Montage.  Welcome back! So, how do we feel about Christmas in July? December Montage Video ​​ I'm picking up where we left off. I've greatly enjoyed a month off and here's the deal... I'm disinclined to string out...
The cups are back in town
The cups are back in town
It's been a good and constructive break from blogging about the 365 project. I feel re-energised, so I'm going to recap the December 2016 cups at pace this July, because: It's going to be July. Some...
Recharging / renewing
Recharging / renewing
London, June 2017.  I've reached over the half-way point on recapping my Cup A Day recap and I finished the entire project on 1st June 2017.   I shall continue the blog, but while I ADORED making the original art...
November 2016 montage
November 2016 montage
The gang's all here again, with the usual video. November 2016 Cups video montage. ​​ Half-time break. There will be a hiatus on the blog posts.  The main live CupADay☕️ project is finishing imminently and the recap will probably...
Eve of Advent Cup
Eve of Advent Cup
Day 183 of 365, 30 November 2016 Prompt: Make a hat. Here marks the end of Cupvember and the eve of the Festive Cup season of Cupcember. This little felt cup hat was (more…)...
Half way milestone
Half way milestone
Worth celebrating... ...
Handmade
Handmade
Day 182 of 365, 29 November 2016 Prompt: Use your hands. I suppose this is the world's first cup. Hands, models own. Sensitively rendered in black and white....
Bone China
Bone China
Day 181 of 365, 28 November 2016 Prompt: use bones. Funky Foam is a marvellously versatile medium. Here are some hand-cut pirate bones. Everyone say 'Arrrrrrrr'....
180 Unseasonal Cup
180 Unseasonal Cup
Day 180 of 365, 27 November 2016 Prompt: make something unseasonal. This was unseasonal for November. Tea with a cocktail umbrella....
Growth Cup
Growth Cup
Day 179 of 365, 26 November 2016 Prompt: Grow something from a seed. Out of growing season, as this was, your options are a bit limited; so this was a digitally sketched lifecycle illustration....
Cups on a wire
Cups on a wire
Day 178 of 365, 25 November 2016 Prompt: use the world of birds as your inspiration. Finding my feet with digital sketching, using a tablet and stylus. Where I live in Crystal Palace, London, (more…)...
Robocup Too
Robocup Too
Day 177 of 365, 24 November 2016 Prompt: everyday robot. There are so many talented artists out there who make wonderful robots out of bits of metal, it's a little intimidating to compete with their level of skill and tool-wielding...
She Sells Sea Shells
She Sells Sea Shells
Day 176 of 365, 23 November 2016 Prompt: Bring the outdoors, indoors Indoor rock-pool with cup and beach treasures collected on a far, far, sunnier day than 23 November in London offered....
Mini Cup
Mini Cup
Day 175 of 365, 22 November 2016 Prompt: Miniaturise. In some browser views, it's only peeping up on tiptoes in preview mode.  Click through to see it properly. I was really quite pleased with this little design and how it...
Cutting Edge Cup
Cutting Edge Cup
Day 174 of 365, 21 November 2016 Prompt: use only kitchen tools today. Here are some kitchen knives. What a cold and threatening image this is. Has a certain hard-edge style, but not really my usual tempo....
Roadworks ahead
Roadworks ahead
Day 173 of 365, 20 November 2016 Prompt: Make a roadsign. When I started Cup A Day, I committed also to creating a blog as a repository for the 365 days' work. However, the practicalities of making this happen were...
Book of Cups
Book of Cups
Day 172 of 365, 19 November 2016 ​ ​​ Flip book video Prompt: Make a book. The thing about fuzzy felt, is that it's pretty irresistible to work with.  So after yesterday's monochrome felt effort, one thing led to another and I ended...
Black and White Cup
Black and White Cup
Day 171 of 365, 18 November 2016 Prompt: work only in black and white. Well, what is there to say about this? It's black, it's white, it's fuzzy felt. Yeah. Yeah. Yeah....
170 Bright + Breezy Cup
170 Bright + Breezy Cup
Day 170 of 365, 17 November 2016 Prompt: make something wind-powered. As I recall, it was a day of shocking November bluster and grey. So this was a strictly indoor pin-wheel....
Gimme Shelter
Gimme Shelter
Day 169 of 365, 16 November 2016 Prompt: Make a shelter. Odd couple. Very odd. These guys again. I'd forgotten that I had made two in a row with the Flying Tiger mugs. They have proven to be very useful...
Horrific Cup
Horrific Cup
Day 168 of 365, 15 November 2016 Prompt: a 10-word horror movie. Be afraid. Very afraid 😳. Take care when you open the cupboard ......
Pencil Cup
Pencil Cup
Day 167 of 365, 14 November 2016 Prompt: Use a pencil or pencils. What? I followed the instructions to the letter....
Cold Cup
Cold Cup
Day 166 of 365, 13 November 2016 Prompt: from the fridge. When life gives you lemons and other assorted fruit, which may also include an elderly tangerine that's seen better days, make a cup with it. Also a clear...
Cup of Dates
Cup of Dates
Day 165 of 365, 12 November 2016 Prompt: adapt a calendar. "It's Spooky how Epic Cups Can Be..." It gave a me an unseemly amount of pleasure to be extremely childish and deface this eyesore of a £2 calendar and decorate it with (even...
Norman Cupquest
Norman Cupquest
Day 164 of 365, 11 November 2016 Prompt: make a piece of armour. A chivalrous cup of course. Following the prompt diligently with my (more…)...
Chaise Cup
Chaise Cup
Day 163 of 365, 10 November 2016 Prompt: transform a piece of furniture. I must admit, figuring out how I might tackle this and incorporate a cup was initially something of a head scratcher. In those situations, it's best to suspend...
Remember, Remember 9 November
Remember, Remember 9 November
Day 162 of 365, 9 November 2016 Prompt: off piste with prompts here, responding to that day's event. The second unwelcome political bombshell of 2016. I decided to create a cup series based on stages of grief and how to...
Trap Cup
Trap Cup
Day 161 of 365, 8 November 2016 Prompt: Make a trap. You've gotta catch those wilful escaping teabags....
160 Hug & Mug in a Box
160 Hug & Mug in a Box
Day 160 of 365, 7 November 2016 Prompt: make up a kit for a task that doesn't normally need one. Au contraire Make365. I maintain that an afternoon tea-themed care (more…)...
Cup & Make Up
Cup & Make Up
Day 159 of 365, 6 November 2016 Prompt: use make up as an art material. I actually wear very little make-up, but a few years ago I bought a big palette of eye shadows, which although now past their...
Homonym Cup
Homonym Cup
Day 158 of 365, 5 November 2016 Prompt: Use a homonym. Yeah. Had to go bilingual to accomplish this one. It's a fairly deranged illustration, but in a good way. Inanimate objects on human or animal legs are always...
Balanced & Supportive
Balanced & Supportive
Day 157 of 365, 4 November 2016 Prompt: make something that will support your weight. Time for a workaround. There probably is (more…)...
Flushed Away
Flushed Away
Day 156 of 365, 3 November 2016 Prompt: use only toilet paper tubes. Here is my oh-so-sophisticated coffee set. This one really surprised (more…)...
Hirameki Cup
Hirameki Cup
Day 155 of 365, 2 November 2016                           Prompt: was actually use fingerprints, but I had a sudden pang of Internet Security paranoia about sharing fingerprints online. Anyway, modern problems aside, Hirameki was featured in one of the...
Exquisite Cupz
Exquisite Cupz
Day 154 of 365, 1 November 2016 Prompt: invent a game for two players. First of a new month. As a family, we love board games and tabletop games. I maintain that there surely should be a game which...
October Monthly Montage
October Monthly Montage
Well there goes another month on the retrospective cup journey. Here are 31 days of cups in about one minute. Which ones floated your boat? ​​ ​​​ ​...
Solid Gold Cup
Solid Gold Cup
Day 153 of 365, 31 October 2016 Prompt: make a light item seem heavy. As today (30th April) is Creative Sprint Trophy day, I thought that this was an appropriate way to wrap up this month. This is a spray painted party...
Waterfall Cup
Waterfall Cup
Day 152 of 365, 30 October 2016 Prompt: falling over. (more…)...
Crayon cup
Crayon cup
Day 151 of 365, 29 October 2016 Prompt: use crayons. The preview pic might be askew. File under: weird internet stuff. Click through for normal version. Buoyed by seeing someone create something lovely by melting crayons on last  October's Creative...
Nose Cone
Nose Cone
Day 150 of 365, 28 October 2016 Prompt: Something to fit over your nose. Mana-manah! Video    ...
Utensil Cup
Utensil Cup
Day 149 of 365, 27 October 2016 Prompt: use every utensil you own. Absolutely impossible!!! I own a lot of utensils, this is a mere subset of kitchen utensils and it's already quite a lot of utensils....
Purple Cup
Purple Cup
Day 148 of 365, 26 October 2016 Prompt: purple on purple. This is pretty straightforward. No whistles, no bells.  Just purple Sharpie meets purple card and shaky calligraphy....
Disaster Cup
Disaster Cup
Day 147 of 365, 25 October 2016   Prompt: based on your favourite movie. The Cassandra Crossing is one of the great 1970s disaster movies. I was too young to see (more…)...
Dystopian Cup
Dystopian Cup
Day 146 of 365, 24 October 2016 Prompt: pick a word at random. The randomly picked word was 'urbicide' destruction of the City. Wow. Bleak indeed. I drew this up at the Roasted Bean which is a very fine...
Cup of the unexpected
Cup of the unexpected
Day 145 of 365, 23 October 2016 Prompt: make an object out of incongruous materials. (more…)...
Foot Cup
Foot Cup
Day 144 of 365, 22 October 2016 Prompt: use your feet as hands. (more…)...
Clever Pantone Cup
Clever Pantone Cup
Day 143 of 365, 21 October 2016 Prompt: make something where taste is the main component. What a very helpful mug for making the perfect cup of tea. Is there anything worse than an overly weak tea?...
Black Out Cup
Black Out Cup
Day 142 of 365, 20 October 2016 Prompt: newspaper cut-out/black out. I've seen a lot of black out poems, but never tried one. Hats off to those who do it more often, it's pretty challenging. I felt particularly constrained...
Emergency Cup 
Emergency Cup 
Day 141 of 365, 19 October 2016 Prompt: create a pop-up. Quite simply, everyone needs one of these. For those moments. Pop it in your handbag, wallet (with a teabag, of course) and you always have the...
Cup 140: Inspect My Rebus
Cup 140: Inspect My Rebus
Day 140 of 365, 18 October 2016 Prompt: ...make a rebus. Say what you see. Well this was fun....
Cold As Ice
Cold As Ice
Day 139 of 365, 17 October 2016 ​ ​ Prompt: record something decaying. Two cup-themed posts today, one for the #CreativeSprint and one for #Make365. Stop. Collaborate and Listen. The need for speed prompted me to use ice. It took 2 hours to melt,...
Green Tea
Green Tea
Day 139 of 365, 17 October 2016 I made this for Day 17 of the October 2016 Creative Sprint. I don't actually remember what the prompt was for this, but I had just started to learn to crochet...
The Great Cups-by
The Great Cups-by
Day 138 of 365, 16 October 2016 Prompt: ...inspired by a fictional character. "Cup of tea, old sport?" One of my favourite books since my teens is The Great Gatsby. I've never been particularly happy with any of the...
A drop of golden sun
A drop of golden sun
Day 137 of 365, 15 October 2016 Prompt: inspired by the morning sky. This morning was one of those bright sky, crisp Autumn mornings that I'd like to bottle for the next 5 wintry months. I was out early...
That Cup Lady
That Cup Lady
Day 136 of 365, 14 October 2016 Prompt: create a life size person. This was quite a lot of fun to put together. If you are in the UK and I say "Heather from EastEnders", you will find...
Rub a dub cup
Rub a dub cup
Day 135 of 365, 13 October 2016 Prompt: do a rubbing. This was a creative low point in my project. I tried lots of different surfaces: tote bag, cardboard, paving stones, house bricks and carpet. Not so pleased with how...
Ink Cup
Ink Cup
Day 134 of 365, 12 October 2016 Challenge: make something inspired by a favourite childhood story. This was my take on "The Great Blueness" by Arnold Lobel. This book is out of print but is a stone-cold classic.  Highly...
Robocup
Robocup
Day 133 of 365, 11 October 2016 Challenge: make something surreal. A remote controlled apple cup, with a distinctly 70s Atari vibe....
Tee Cup
Tee Cup
Day 132 of 365, 10 October 2016 Challenge: t-shirt. Sometimes prompts crop up where you have very elaborate intentions about making something really cool. I'd love to make a fun cup motif on a t-shirt. (more…)...
Autumn Leaf Cup
Autumn Leaf Cup
Day 131 of 365, 9 October 2016 Prompt: Make words with objects you find. Made this on a weekend walk around one of our local parks. Obviously had to be quick about it, as Autumn being Autumn, it...
Cup 130: Dolly Cup
Cup 130: Dolly Cup
Day 130 of 365, 8 October 2016 Prompt: Make something inspired by a piece of music you love or hate. Love it, of course!  I certainly agree with the empowering sentiment!  The quintessential 80s sing-along and guilty pleasure Karaoke...
Anniversary Cup
Anniversary Cup
Day 129 of 365, 7 October 2016 •   A n n i v e r s a r y  C u p  • On special occasions, I've given myself permission to take the day off my 365...
Autobiographical Cup
Autobiographical Cup
Day 128 of 365, 6 October 2016 Prompt: Write a 10-word autobiography. The challenging thing about the Make365 programme is that every so often you are invited to reveal a bit more about yourself than you may be...
Cups in the Mail
Cups in the Mail
Day 127 of 365, 5 October 2016 Challenge: Mail art. Alter an existing postcard and send anonymously to a friend. I have a collection of postcards from various trips overseas. This was purchased a few years ago in...
Cup in Flight
Cup in Flight
​​​​Day 126 of 365, 4 October 2016 Prompt: make something that can fly and test it out. Woah. Having already mocked-up a hot air balloon cup earlier in the challenge, something original was needed here. Luckily my husband likes...
Triangular Cup
Triangular Cup
Day 125 of 365, 3 October 2016 Prompt: make something using only triangles. I really like how this turned out. Always been a fan of geometry. This teacup was constructed from six triangles. This entire cup project was inspired...
Cup The Wall
Cup The Wall
Day 124 of 365, 2 October 2016 Prompt: make something appear like it is passing through a wall. A ghostly apparition of a cup. This was made from white funky foam and attached to our reasonably freshly painted kitchen...
Egg Cup
Egg Cup
Day 123 of 365, 1 October 2016 365 Challenge prompt: make something using an eggshell. Creative Sprint prompt: make something that fits in palm of your hand... Celebrating Day One of the October 2016 Creative Sprint with a  #2for1 #combo. It's...
Super September ’16 montage
Super September ’16 montage
The fourth month concludes with the by-now traditional montage, with tune, to accompany the one-minute slideshow. This was the month where I broke the 100 Cup barrier. ​ ​ The upcoming month: October 2016, was a Creative Sprint* month, so...
MaraCup
MaraCup
Day 122 of 365, 30 September 2016 ​ Prompt: make a musical instrument.   When you do a challenge like this, you find yourself acquiring a few different props and items, that you convince yourself will ‘come in’ along...
Tin Foil Cup
Tin Foil Cup
Day 121 of 365, 29 September 2016 Prompt: do something only with tin foil. A wrapped-up cup, duplicated.  That is apart from one rebel cup. What can it mean?...
#Makesomething365 Interview with Kate
#Makesomething365 Interview with Kate
I'm super proud to be featured on the Make 365 blog this March, talking about the CupADay☕️ project. Thanks to Noah and Mica Scalin for their warmth, encouragement and generosity. You can read the full interview...
Cup in a box
Cup in a box
Day 120 of 365, 28 September 2016 Prompt: make something in a box. …or out of a box? (more…)...
Mythical Cup
Mythical Cup
Day 119 of 365, 27 September 2016 Prompt: make a fictional animal. This was my attempt at making some kind of mythical firebird, but still incorporating the all important cup (and a gardening glove, and an elf-hat)....
Cup of Twigs
Cup of Twigs
Day 118 of 365, 26 September 2016 Prompt: made of wood. …and following yesterday’s Oxford post, this was a twiggy cup made on the walk by the river at Port Meadow....
300 cups and counting!
300 cups and counting!
Fast forward alert! This site is a retrospective look back at the cups I have been making over the last 12 months. I'm gradually catching up with the real ongoing challenge. I've deliberately not put the...
Cupola Day
Cupola Day
Day 117 of 365, 25 September 2016 Prompt: go somewhere you normally don’t go and make something inspired by the surroundings (reprise).   I had pre-empted this prompt earlier in the month; but the day it fell coincided...
Mapped Cup
Mapped Cup
Day 116 of 365, 24 September 2016 Prompt: Use a map. This was a Ordnance Survey walking map selected at random. Hailsham is a town in East Sussex, mentioned in the Domesday Book, that I do not...
Kit Cup
Kit Cup
Day 115 of 365, 23 September 2016 Prompt: throw away the instructions to a kit and make something else.   Felt I should have gone a bit more radical with this prompt. It still ended up being a...
Cup of Toast
Cup of Toast
Day 114 of 365, 22 September 2016 Prompt: make something out of bread or toast. Hey! Hey! Hey! Hey! I give you: The Breakfast Cup. When you are tired of puns, you are tired of life....
Red Cup
Red Cup
Day 113 of 365, 21 September 2016 Prompt: Red on Red   Pretty simple cut-out with some added razzle-dazzle sparkleboard....
Swatch Cup
Swatch Cup
Day 112 of 365, 20 September 2016 Prompt: work with paint swatches.   I really enjoyed doing this one and it’s a technique I must use again. Green has consistently been my favourite colour....
Pepper Cup
Pepper Cup
Day 111 of 365, 19 September 2016 Prompt: work with a spillage   A deliberate scattering of black peppercorns to Spice Cup Your Life <groan>....
Firework Cup
Firework Cup
Day 110 0f 365, 18 September 2016 Prompt: play around with long exposure. This was fun. Messing around in the dark with some mini Sparklers. Obviously, don’t mess about in the dark with mini sparklers unless you...
Greek Column Cup
Greek Column Cup
Day 109 0f 365, 17 September 2016 Prompt: take a random book, flip to a random page, pick a random sentence and create something based on this.   I used the very charming “A Little History of the...
Illusion Cup
Illusion Cup
Day 108 0f 365, 16 September 2016 Prompt: create an optical illusion.   I drew this on a train up to Manchester on the way to my cousin's wedding. This is the Rubin Vase reimagined as a trophy....
Tea-Shirt Cup
Tea-Shirt Cup
Day 107 0f 365, 15 September 2016   Prompt: make something from an old t-shirt.   Ha! This was a disaster! Slightly underestimated the stretch-effect when I made the cut-out. Bonus points surely for the valiant attempt and the...
Cup of Crayons
Cup of Crayons
Day 106 0f 365, 14 September 2016 Prompt: Regress and work as if you were a young child. Out with the Crayolas and I also asked my two kids to help out for an added game of...
Napkin Cup
Napkin Cup
Day 105 0f 365, 13 September 2016 Prompt: create something with a mealtime napkin. Back down to earth. Not extreme and intrepid like the previous cup, just a bit of lunchtime origami....
Cup at the O2
Cup at the O2
Day 104 0f 365, 12 September 2016 Prompt: travel somewhere you normally wouldn’t to create your art today.   With both kids back and installed at school after the Summer holidays, my husband John and I decided to...
Palindrome Puc
Palindrome Puc
Day 103 0f 365, 11 September 2016 Prompt: a palindrome. Tricky. Tricky. When it involves the word: cup. Keurig to the rescue with this illustration of an adapted capsule. Reminiscent of the ‘branding’ module on my marketing masters...
Piñata Cup
Piñata Cup
Day 102 0f 365, 10 September 2016 Prompt: Make a piñata.   Fiesta Time.  It's That (papier mache) Cup Again. This cup was last seen in green. The green papier mache former planet finally gets its moment of...
Arachno Cup
Arachno Cup
Day 101 0f 365, 9 September 2016 Prompt: inspired by the world of insects. Hey! What's an extra two legs amongst understanding friends? Cup 101 = Room 101?  ...
Are you Reading?
Are you Reading?
An extra.  Not an official Cup A Day, just something I used in another challenge.  However, I think this is (more…)...
100 Cups Montage 
100 Cups Montage 
That was the first 100 cups from this project. Are you ready for this? ​​ ​ I think I need to set myself a creative objective to improve my video-making and editing ambitions. ...
Cup 100: Cool as …
Cup 100: Cool as …
Day 100 of 365, 8 September 2016 Prompt: I crowdsourced this one via followers of my Instagram account. I had a lot of generous input from people, which (more…)...
…from the fridge
…from the fridge
Day 99 of 365, 7 September 2016 Prompt: make something with something from the fridge. Approaching the turn of the cup century, (more…)...
Through the looking glass
Through the looking glass
Day 98 of 365, 6 September 2016  Prompt: work in front of a mirror, looking only at the image in the mirror as you work. Mind. Blown.  (more…)...
…requests the pleasure of your company
…requests the pleasure of your company
Day 97 of 365, 5 September 2016     Prompt: create an invitation to an event that would not normally need one. Make one of the more boring tasks of parenting a whole lot more more social. Does this...
Orange Cup
Orange Cup
Day 96 of 365, 4 September 2016  Prompt: Orange on Orange (more…)...
Cup of Coffee
Cup of Coffee
Day 95 of 365, 3 September 2016 Prompt: Use coffee or coffee grounds. Now and again a (more…)...
Cup of nuts
Cup of nuts
Day 94 of 365, 2 September 2016 Prompt: use a small pack of screws or nuts and bolts to make something. Artfully done and (more…)...
…look to the future
…look to the future
Day 93 of 365, 1 September 2016 Prompt: Write a letter to yourself at another time in your life (past or future). A great prompt to start up a new month and usher-in the closing three months of...
End of Q1
End of Q1
End of August 2016 This was not actually part of the Make 365 challenge, but was a prompt from a different month-long daily challenge that I completed, in August 2016, with an Australian organisation called “Create...
End of August 2016 Montage
End of August 2016 Montage
The recap (recup!) of month three of my Make 365 daily art project#CupADay☕️ ends.  By now, you should know what to expect.  It is of course, the monthly montage. A one-minute flip through all the cups...
Wooden Cup
Wooden Cup
Day 92 of 365, 31 August 2016 Prompt: Made of wood This was from a huddle of carvings on South London’s Green Chain Walk, which is a pathway which connects together many of the parks in the...
Floating Cup
Floating Cup
Day 91 of 365, 30 August 2016 Prompt: make something that floats. Occasionally I need to deviate from the order of the prompts in the Make 365 book.  This was one that I was not able to...
Day 90: Pop Art 
Day 90: Pop Art 
Day 90 of 365, 30 August 2016 Prompt: use bubble wrap. I could have gone different routes on this - a 3D sculpture, wrapping a cup; but decided to go with a little visual pun instead and...
Office Cup
Office Cup
Day 89 of 365, 29 August 2016 Prompt: use things found in the office. I have a home office, and there’s no shortage of stationery to play around with in my desk drawer. Jump back to Home Page. ...
Candlelit Cup
Candlelit Cup
Day 88 of 365, 27 August 2016 ​​ Prompt: use a candle. I had a few different attempts at this challenge.  The first ones involved dripping wax in the shape of a cup, which was okay, but didn’t...
Cup Cake
Cup Cake
Day 87 of 365, 26 August 2016 Prompt: make a cake. What else but a cupcake, would do?  It was a very hot day when I made this and the icing refused to behave itself.  Cakes need...
Graffiti Cup
Graffiti Cup
Day 86 of 365, 25 August 2016 Prompt: …off piste / serendipity strikes. On this day, we were painting our living room.  The wall behind the sofa got the green feature treatment. But before we went completely...
Word Cup (everybody says…)
Word Cup (everybody says…)
Day 85 of 365, 24 August 2016 Prompt: use words. These were all cut out from an interview in a Time Out magazine. Made me reflect on the "risks" of undertaking a long-running art project and investing...
Cup of Sugar
Cup of Sugar
Day 84 of 365, 23 August 2016 Prompt: make a visual pun. Pretty keen on the puns, but more verbal ones. This is one of my more down-to-earth ones.  Cup of sugar, borrowed from the Olympics piece....
Shredded Cup
Shredded Cup
Day 83 of 365, 22 August 2016 Prompt: make something with shredded paper. Every time I look back at this, it reminds me of the Facebook logo.   Do you remember when all printed documents had little tear away...
Soap It Cup
Soap It Cup
Day 82 of 365, 21 August 2016 Prompt: carve a bar of soap. This was surprisingly difficult to do. It was a very crumbly bar of soap.  It was, of course, snaffled and brought home from our hotel...
Souvenir Cup
Souvenir Cup
Day 81 of 365, 20 August 2016 Prompt: allowing myself a little bit of holiday rogue-ness. The behaviour of a rascal? This was the last day of our family summer holiday on the Isle of Wight. A...
Day 80: Back story
Day 80: Back story
Day 80 of 365, 19 August 2016 Prompt: Pick a stranger today and tell their (fictional) back story. Doing this felt a bit sneaky and (more…)...
Eraser Cup
Eraser Cup
Day 79 of 365, 18 August, 2016 Prompt: use erasers. This is one of my favourites. If there's (more…)...
Tyre Cup
Tyre Cup
Day 78 of 365, 17 August 2016 Prompt: holiday rogue. When you are travelling, it can be a lot harder to follow the prompts, but I love it when (more…)...
Head Cups
Head Cups
Day 77 of 365, 16 August 2016 Prompt: Make something to fit over an ear or ears. Cans (for cup-lovers). Jump back to Home Page. ...
Cold Cup
Cold Cup
Day 76 of 365, 15  August 2016 Prompt: use steam / something cold This was drawn on the outside of a glass, containing a well-earned Gin and Tonic, after a long, hot day of coastal walking.  Cheers! Jump back to...
Clifftop Cup
Clifftop Cup
Day 75 of 365, 14 August 2016 Prompt: Use pavement chalk... So, as we were then away on holiday in a beauty spot, defacing (more…)...
House at Cup Corner
House at Cup Corner
Day 74 of 365, 13 August 2016 Prompt: a rare pull on the Cup A Day emergency ripcord. Travel logistics and packing stood in the way of creating on this day, last August. So I pulled one...
Tea-on-Sea
Tea-on-Sea
Day 73 of 365, 12 August 2016 Prompt: make something with sand, rock or gravel. I'd looked ahead and knew this prompt was coming up, but was going to arrive before (more…)...
Cup of Shoes
Cup of Shoes
Day 72 of 365, 13 August 2016 Prompt: Get out all your shoes and make something.  Whaaat? All the shoes? (more…)...
 Time Traveller’s Cup
 Time Traveller’s Cup
Day 71 of 365, 10 August 2016 Prompt: make something from a different era. I didn't travel back far for this one. Circa 1997 to be exact.  The height of original Brit Pop and the 90s mod fashion...
Day 70: Numerical Cup
Day 70: Numerical Cup
Day 70 of 365, 9 August 2016 Prompt: Use Numbers. I made this one while away on a short break in Norfolk, in my little travel notebook.  Alas, the march of progress and digital design has seen off old-school Letraset...
Jigsaw Cup
Jigsaw Cup
Day 69 of 365, 8 August 2016 Prompt: Make a Jigsaw I made this using a kit from a kids bumper craft (more…)...
Papier-mâché Cup
Papier-mâché Cup
Day 68 of 365, 7 August 2016 And relax. Prompt: Use papier-mâché This papier-mâché model has seen some action. It was originally lovingly-made as a sphere (planet) for my (more…)...
Space Cup
Space Cup
Day 67 of 365, 6 August 2016 Prompt: write a 10-word sci-fi story. Oh God. I can't lie. I'm no fan of Sci-Fi. It's a personal opinion.  Some friends, who happen to be Sci-Fi fans, assure me...
Grocery Cup
Grocery Cup
Day 66 of 365, 5 August 2016 Prompt: use groceries. Happy co-incidence. It was the opening day of the 2016 Rio Olympics.  What better (more…)...
Tangram Cup
Tangram Cup
Day 65 of 365, 4 August 2016 Prompt: Use a Tangram. I love tangrams. So it was nice (more…)...
Cup of the Yard
Cup of the Yard
Day 64 of 365, 3 August 2016 Prompt: put yourself in the picture. Another day, another camera-dodge. Ably-assisted by (more…)...
Masked Cups
Masked Cups
Day 63 of 365, 2 August 2016 Prompt: make and model a mask. I'm very camera-shy at the best of times.   So, (more…)...
Spaghetti Cup Incident?
Spaghetti Cup Incident?
Day 62 of 365, 1 August 2016 A new month and reliving the third month of my Creative #Make365 project... Prompt: Make something with dinner, before eating. This was the first couple of strands of a serving of spaghetti.     Jump back...
July 2016 Monthly Montage
July 2016 Monthly Montage
The second month, July 2016, concludes and it's time for another roll-call of cups... Click to play. ​​ Did you know? You can now scroll backwards and forwards on these blog posts.  Look out for the floating black arrows...
Loofah Cup
Loofah Cup
31 July 2016. Day 61 of 365 Prompt: Use only items from the bathroom. All things considered, this is pretty damned tasteful. Artist emerges from bathroom-themed challenge with dignity in tact.  Result. Did you know? You can now scroll...
Day 60: Shadow Cup
Day 60: Shadow Cup
30 July 2016. Day 60 of 365 Prompt: work with shadows. There's not a lot else to say here, other than this is a shadow of me holding a cup; with added politeness finger. Pretty colour.     Jump back to...
Incongruity
Incongruity
29 July 2016. Day 59 of 365 Prompt: work with things that don't normally go together. Say what you see... Actually someone who saw this the Instagram post the first time round, found extra meaning around the...
Large as Life
Large as Life
28 July 2016. Day 58 of 365 Prompt: life-size Somewhat eerie crime-scene feel to this.  Goodness knows what our many over-looking neighbours thought.  The body was a chalk-drawing around my daughter and the cup-shape from masking tape.   She...
Plastic Bag
Plastic Bag
27 July 2016. Day 57 of 365 Prompt: use a plastic bag. Had a couple of attempts at this one.  The wrapped cup, using a plastic bag from our local pharmacy didn't quite satisfy me, by itself....
Lighter than air
Lighter than air
26 July 2016. Day 56 of 365 Prompt: Make something heavy seem light. I'm sure I could have come up with something more creative, but this is one of those incidents where having the cup subject held...
Jingle Cup 
Jingle Cup 
25 July 2016.  Day 55 of 365 Prompt: write an advertising jingle for something in nature. I went the whole hog with a poster and a (more…)...
Dot Cup
Dot Cup
24 July 2016. Day 54 of 365  Prompt: make something only using dots. I made a teacup and saucer outline from sticky jewels to create something "Like a Rhinestone Tea Cup". Der-duh! Jump to the Cup Gallery...
Aroma Cup
Aroma Cup
23 July 2016. Day 53 of 365 Prompt: make something where the sense of smell is important. These were all gathered in my back garden (rose petals, sprigs of lavender and rosemary) and left overnight in the kitchen....
Upside Down Cup 
Upside Down Cup 
22 July 2016. Day 52 of 365 Prompt: do something upside down. Cheap gag.  With apologies to Australian friends....
Cute Cup
Cute Cup
21 July 2016. Day 51 of 365 Prompt: Turn something (ordinary) into something cute. Summer Holidays 2016, at the start of the Pokemon Go craze.  We had a little Mummy Daughter trip out, involving Build a Bear...
Day 50: White on White
Day 50: White on White
20 July 2016. Cup 50 of 365 Prompt: Make something white on white. A fairly straightforward black and white photo. It does challenge you to think about the sheer diversity of shades of white....
Cup of Cloth (clutter)
Cup of Cloth (clutter)
19 July 2016. Cup 49 of 365 Prompt:  ...quantity vs. quality.  Get out and display everything you own from one category of object, no editing. A rather daunting one this... in fact, I really didn't want to...
The Cup Tower
The Cup Tower
18 July 2016. Day 48 of 365   Prompt: make the tallest free standing tower you can... ...with all the cups available to me / and not in dishwasher. This was pretty precarious.  We have a very unforgiving tiled kitchen...
Flower Cup
Flower Cup
17 July 2016. Day 47 of 365 Prompt: make something out of flowers. I was really looking forward to having a go at this prompt.  Having decided (more…)...
Happy Face
Happy Face
16 July 2016. Cup 46 of 365 Prompt: Make a Face.  Instead, serendipity struck and I found a cheery face cup in Canvas & Cream in Forest Hill. When I started this project, I had half a mind...
Masking tape
Masking tape
15 July 2016. Cup 45 of 365 Prompt: Make something with masking tape and leave it for someone to find. You may recognise the washi tape that I used for my first Cup A Day challenge.  I installed...
Lit Cup
Lit Cup
14 July 2016. Cup 44 of 365 Prompt: make something that lights up. A very simple one today.  This was a cut-out silhouette of a cup, on a Post-it note, spliced with a second Post-it and fashioned...
Teaching vector
Teaching vector
13 July 2016. Cup 43 of 365 Prompt: Ask someone else to teach you something... My husband very kindly offered to teach me how to make a simple  vector-graphic, just using PowerPoint, rather than something very fancy.  This...
Junk Mail Cups
Junk Mail Cups
12 July 2016. Cup 42 of 365 Prompt: Make something from junk mail. I found this interesting, so pardon me if I take a brief stroll into some light semiotics and cultural analysis, which is much closer to my...
Giant Cup
Giant Cup
11 July 2016. Cup 41 of 365 Prompt: make something on a large scale. An enormous chalked cup in the back garden. Why? (more…)...
Day 40: Woven Cup
Day 40: Woven Cup
The retrospective continues... 10 July, 2016. Day 40 of 365 Prompt: make a weaving.   What an appropriate coincidence that pink yarn puts in an appearance today. I had never tried anything like this before. A very pleasing activity...
Penguin Haiku
Penguin Haiku
9 July, 2016. Day 39 of 365 Prompt: write a Haiku We all know haikus, right? Three rows: 5/7/5 syllables? This was mine, based on the image on one of my favourite mugs. Hard white spirals coil. Penguins shuffle up...
Tea for two (Robofish)
Tea for two (Robofish)
8 July, 2016. Day 38 of 365 Prompt: make something underwater I decided to make a tea-party for a pair of Robo Fish.  A lot of thought went into this, as you can see. See how I even...
Staple Cup.  We have lift off!
Staple Cup. We have lift off!
Looking back to: 7 July 2016. Day 37 of 365 Prompt: make something out of staples This is one of my favourite creations and I have chosen it to be the Cup that officially launches my new site...
Hipster Cup
Hipster Cup
6 July 2016. Day 36 of 365 Prompt: make something old look new. Depending on where you live in the world, you may have a passing or intimate knowledge of a craze for using quirky items, which...
Instructor Cup
Instructor Cup
5 July 2016. Day 35 of 365 Prompt: make some instructions for someone to follow. So, sometimes the prompt invites a very literal interpretation and it's hard to jump away from it. I wish I had made a...
Van Cup
Van Cup
4 July 2016. Day 34 of 365 Prompt: work with wire. This was a manipulated coat hanger from the laundrette. The question is: latte cup, or one-eared chap with a long face?...
Cup of Pens
Cup of Pens
3 July 2016. Day 33 of 365 Task: use pens as your medium today. I love using Sharpies. Before I started #CreativeSprinting they were my go-to medium for all manner of doodling. I've found doing projects like...
Foaming Cup 
Foaming Cup 
2 July 2016. Day 32 of 365 ​​ ​Task: make something that disappears. Video seemed like the best way to represent this challenge.  I used the stop motion slideshow app: Flipagram to create a 10-second video, with a...
July 2016: Rogue One. A Cup Half Full
July 2016: Rogue One. A Cup Half Full
1 July 2016. Day 31 of 365 Prompt: went rogue for the first time!! One month complete and real-life went and got in the way.  You've got to approach these things with a Cup Half Full Attitude.  When...
First Monthly Montage, June 2016
First Monthly Montage, June 2016
End of the month = Montage Time... (more…)...
Day 30: Just kidding cup
Day 30: Just kidding cup
30 June 2016, London. Day 30 of 365. Prompt: make something with children's toys. (more…)...
In Cup Nito
In Cup Nito
29 June 2016. Day 29 of 365 Prompt: make a disguise (more…)...
Back to School Cup
Back to School Cup
28 June 2016. Day 28 of 365 Prompt: use classroom materials. I made this with A4 lined notepaper.  Almost the end of my first month of this project. All things considered, the month was ending very differently to...
Cup of Dreams
Cup of Dreams
27 June 2016. Day 27 of 365 (more…)...
Up, Cup and Away
Up, Cup and Away
26 June 2016, London. Day 26 of 365. Prompt: Make something portable, that normally isn't. (more…)...
Cup A Day Extra
Cup A Day Extra
25 June 2016. Day 25 of 365 Behind the curtain.  Not all the cups I find or create make it to #CupADay status.  (more…)...
Morning After Cup
Morning After Cup
24 June 2016, London. Day 24 and 25 of 365. Task:  Use natural materials / Make something Green on Green (with a little anger management). This was not (more…)...
First Cup of the Apocalypse
First Cup of the Apocalypse
23 June 2016, London. Day 23 of 365. Task: make something out of the recycling bin. ♻️ (more…)...
Bridge of Cups
Bridge of Cups
22 June 2016, London. Day 22 of 365. Todays task: create a bridge. This creation... (more…)...
Cup of Love
Cup of Love
21 June 2016, London. Day 21 of 365. Prompt: write a 10-word love story. (more…)...
Day 20: Cup of Dough
Day 20: Cup of Dough
20 June 2016, London. Day 20 of 365. Prompt: buy or make clay or substitute and make something. (more…)...
Daddy Cup
Daddy Cup
19 June 2016, London. Day 19 of 365. Looking back to Father's Day in the UK in June 2016.  Took a day off from the 365 prompts. (more…)...
Car Boot Cup
Car Boot Cup
18 June 2016, London. Day 18 of 365. Make something only using items found in your car. (more…)...
Tea Goggles
Tea Goggles
17 June 2016, London. Day 17 of 365. The prompt was to make something to cover the eyes. Now, if you look at my Instagram feed, you will have to work hard to find a selfie. (more…)...
Potato Cups
Potato Cups
Happy New Year to one and all! This creative project has another 5 months to run. You can find the latest posts on my Instagram feed.   Meanwhile: back to the flashback: 16 June 2016, London....
Cup Economica
Cup Economica
15 June 2016, London. Day 15 of 365. The task: make something using paper currency. Hmmm, quite a lot to unpack on this one. These are the currencies of the world's largest economies (US, the Eurozone and...
Micro Cup
Micro Cup
14 June 2016, London. Day 14 of 365. Today's challenge was to make something on microscopic scale. I had never used Sugru before. The packet is tiny (half the size of a cafe sugar packet) and Sugru...
A Cup of Tea
A Cup of Tea
13 June 2016, London. Day 13 of 365. Using tea. An especially great prompt for my project. This is a technique I've used before on a Creative Sprint, essentially using dry loose tea leaves like glitter. Looking...
Camouflaged Cup
Camouflaged Cup
12 June 2016, London. Day 12 of 365. Barely there and blending in. The prompt was to try to create or alter something to make it disappear. This was a black and white picture of a cup of white...
Non Dom Cup
Non Dom Cup
11 June 2016, London. Day 11 of 365 A very wobbly pencil drawing of a cup. Task: draw something with your non-dominant hand. I enjoy trying this exercise (in my case left-handed drawing) from time to time....
Day 10: Cup of Water
Day 10: Cup of Water
10 June 2016, London. Day 10 of 365. Use water as your medium. Today was a very pleasing, splashy task out in the garden. Released my inner, but more restrained, Jackson Pollock. Fun to work on...
The Breakfast Cup
The Breakfast Cup
9 June 2016, London. Day 9 of 365. The first of many titular puns. The task today was to use breakfast items to make a project. (more…)...
Novel combination
Novel combination
8 June 2016, London. Day 8 of 365. The prompt: use a book to make something. Normally I would not approve of  book destruction, but this was a leftover potboiler at (more…)...
Stencils not pencils
Stencils not pencils
7 June 2016, London. Day 7 of 365. One of the great things about following external prompts is the encouragement to try different and untried artistic techniques. I had never (more…)...
Vitamin C-up
Vitamin C-up
6 June 2016, London. Day 6 of 365. According to my Instagram post on this day, I had woken up with a sore throat. So the task of making (more…)...
A storm of mugs and cups
A storm of mugs and cups
5 June 2016, London. Day 5 of 365. The prompt was to work with a collection, which was very appropriate. It had been a while since (more…)...
Random walk
Random walk
4 June 2016, Mudchute, London. Day 4 of 365. The prompt today was to take a 5-minute walk and then make something with found  (more…)...
Wonky origami
Wonky origami
3 June 2016, London. Day 3 of 365. Today's challenge was to use a piece of paper only (no pens, pencils, glue, scissors etc) to build something. This origami-ish cup was (more…)...
A favourite animal
A favourite animal
2 June 2016, London. Day 2 of 365. The prompt was to take inspiration from a favourite animal. This year, we took out a family membership for ZSL London Zoo. By far, my favourite place is ...
Day One: Where it all started…
Day One: Where it all started…
1st June 2016, Tonbridge. Day 1 of 365. I was away with the family for half-term holidays. After a couple of months of dabbling with 30-day creative projects such as #CreativeSprint and FMS Photoaday, I had a...