Senses working overtime…

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Composition

… is one of my favorite songs from the 80s. XTC really had something, and loved the odd juxtapositions of lyrics and verse. Sense Working Overtime really captured my eclectic mood today. Plus, I got down, dirty and sketched with abandon (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=07Fp-omNXCw).

Look deeply…

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Steam Crave

…into my coffee, the hundred-morning count, bottom-swirled beauty.

Deep breathing exercises for 20 inhalations.

Count down. Fire. I crave your steam, all black and hot.

Mr. Coffeehands

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coffeehands

Couldn’t resist painting with coffee while waiting for Kathy yesterday. Figuring what could go wrong, I started dipping my brush in my cup and well… coffeehands.

This may not be my best drawing, but it certainly was fun. Plus, I got to keep drinking my paint.

 

Pleasure center

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kojirushi

This is my Zojirushi coffee maker. It is slow and it makes my morning cup very much like a pour over. The big difference is that it warms the water.

I don’t.

There is something about the perfect cup of coffee any time of the day. It is the embodiment of good memories, a comfortable mind and all that is well.

After the line

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retouch me

… came the form, came the thrill, came the life.

Colorblind rouge

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rouge

No matter how much I squinted and pressed my senses, warmth flowed fast. No other color spoke, except for the ones who felt like being burned.

At this coin de la rue, good manners dictate who wants it most.

However, I think it may be time to move on, change the rhythm and explore something new.

Chairs for ashley scarlett

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chairs

Ashley Scarlett (https://syncopatedeyeball.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/cold-comfort/) posted a beautiful image of a sofa and office chair the other day. It had all the ingredients and essence of office cool and scent. I could even detect someone’s cigarettes in the fabric.

I don’t prefer sitting in offices, nor typical office furniture. However, I am always amused that designers took the time to create such schlock.

Thank you Ashley for inspiring me to go out and illustrate some “kafé Kool”. Not so much for the hipster next to me. He was quite full of himself, plus his black rimmed glasses were obnoxious. I don’t like hipsters.

 

Almond croissant and coffee

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almond croissant

What can you say about the perfect breakfast at any time of the day. Complement with black, organic coffee and perfection erupts.

Loving my Dr. Ph. Martin watercolors.

A little java and a lot of coffee

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Café

I spent a lovely afternoon with my friend Kathy; sketching and being quiet. Nothing could have been more perfect. You see, friends don’t necessarily have to speak to enjoy a common experience.

Sometimes, a real friend sits, listens and nods. That’s all it takes.

We met at Java, a local coffee shop near my house. Even the real name is something newer, I hold fast to the old and refuse to give it up. It is a neighborhood coffee shop that rarely entertains hipsters. That’s a good thing in itself. What is does promote is excellent organic coffees and superior music. Leonard Cohen was playing when I looked up, then The Zombies. I was on fire.

A perfect day to start conversation without words.

Mono café

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java

Today I shared lunch,

a circle of coffee…

both share le noir,

poison secrets,

a tool for conversation,

she is hot additive,

savage colosseum,

the scent; spirit fume.

both are simmered, and full-bodied.

2010 Barry Comer – Illustration 2015