Friends and cups of tea help us rise above life's difficulties. The idea for this painting came when I was reading the instructions on a packet of loose leaf tea while waiting for the water to boil. It said to pour the boiling water and wait for three minutes for the leaves to unfurl. The word "unfurl" jumped out at me and this imagery immediately came to mind. That was my start to this unfurling journey, including the idea to name my blog site: www.theunfurlingartist.wordpress.com and document my journey of unfurling as an artist. The steam ladies were painted with water colour paints mixed with pigmented ink. It was painted on brown coloured water colour paper. This print is not a limited edition.