We can all thank the internet for endless sources of entertainment from Netflix to YouTube, from apple music, Spotify. This is where we go to look up the dankest memes and go down strange rabbit holes on Reddit. It’s also a place where we learn by looking stuff up on Wikipedia, watching documentaries and educational videos on YouTube. And for a lot of us, it’s also a place where we work. We write content, film videos and upload them here, find clients and freelance gigs. And we use the internet to find art too. Well, today we thought we’d share with you a little corner of the internet that can provide you with some beautiful and artsy stuff that’s functional too.
Vita from Vitraaze has been lucky enough to find something she loves doing and make that her job. She’s a glass painter from Kyiv, Ukraine and she’s been painting glass mugs and teapots for about 6 years now. She says she stumbled upon this by chance and fell in love with it.
Vita was always a good painter, even though she never took any lessons. I guess you could say she was just gifted. So you’d think that would seamlessly translate to glass painting. Vita thought so too, so the day she read an article about glass painting she went and bought the right kind of paint, took a glass bottle and got to work. The result was not as great as she expected. In fact, she says it wasn’t nice at all. But that just spurred her on to try harder, work on it and get better at it. She’s a bit of a perfectionist, so she always tries to do her best at everything.
It’s been 6 years now and Vita has painted hundreds of cups and teapots and she says she still loves doing it. She prefers painting nature-inspired motifs and floral designs, but occasionally she’ll try something different. She especially loves that her painted mugs and teapots aren’t just a beautiful but they’re also functional. The paint she uses is non-toxic and is set with heat so you can drink out of the cups safely and wash them without worrying that the designs will come off.
Here are just some of her works, but we hope you check out her Etsy shop to see more and find ones that are perfect for you.
Just look at how intricate these vintage-inspired flower designs are. Doesn’t this look like a piece of art you’d see on a stained glass window of an old building or church?
These gorgeous lily of the valley flowers will brighten any tea time for you and your friends.
Clearly, one of the more adventures designs Vita made, probably inspired by Disney’s movie Up.
A perfect gift for mother’s day and a great way to ask your friend to be your maid of honour. Who knew mugs could be so versatile.
Look how beautiful this lavender class cup is. It would make a great gift for your grandmother.
Halloween vibes anyone? I mean we all need mason jars, that’s for sure, but do you have any specifically Halloween themed ones?
Vita also does glass decor and even Christmas ornaments and all these things can be personalized if you wish.