Above pictures from my first art exhibition in the local cafe
All over a cup of coffee!
Coffee strengths and flavours are obviously very personal and vary from person to person. Some like it black; some with milk and sugar or even cream. My dad prefers coffee served with the substitute powder, I think it’s called ‘Coffee Mate’. I’ve decided after a week at work that the coffee machine serves revolting coffee and will have to make do with taking a flask in or my own stash of teabags.
So, what’s the story behind this little motif, the coffee cup and bean in my 39 squares project?
1- I gave up tea and coffee when my children were small, thinking that caffeine was the cause of my migraines. Had I known it was the colour white and chrome and flashing lights that caused them, I would have been enjoying my brew instead of sipping boiled water for FOUR years!
2- in 2006 I was invited to join a small group of university students in a small cafe called Reg’s. Nice view of the swans, if I remember rightly. The cafe sadly closed down and we changed venue to a cafe further up the street which actually sold health foods.
3 – my first art exhibition took place in a local cafe (there were more than two pictures, but the photos didn’t come out too well!
and I’ve painted in coffee, as has my daughter; loves painting giraffes in coffee (she takes commissions and you can see some more of her amazing art work on her page:
There was a second exhibition which meant I could display my pictures next to my daughter’s 🙂
4- every three weeks or so, I meet with a friend I’ve known for 20 years and we head out to a cafe several miles out of town so she can have her favourite gingerbread latte. Sometimes we’ve been known to make those drinks (usually a pot of tea too) last three hours!
5-I’ve been known to doodle the pattern on the bottom of my cup when there is just a little coffee left in the bottom
6 – my daughter and I have been to a coffee exhibition