Whelp, that calls for a special kind of drink: Coffee!
I have to admit, I'm a little bit of a coffee...snob? I only buy whole beans, grind them one serving at a time, and brew my java in a french press. But really, I'm not that much of a coffee snob; I drink way more tea ( and Wine ) than coffee <3 Enjoy out this post about coffee and coffee art, and feel free to click on any of the photos to view them bigger.
The Place: The Wet Stain Studio, Chicago IL
The Art: Coffee Stain, Copic Caoi Markers, Micron Sepia .05pt fine liner, Hot Press Watercolor paper, craft paper.
Yup, you read that right! Coffee stain is a legit part of the piece I created for this fun experiment. Coffee art is a fun thing done among a handful of experimental artists, ranging from tattoo artists to fine artists a like. As a lover of the wet ring that forms around the base of an over full cup, I used that shape when developing my logo. This time, I decided to just let the coffee cup to its work. With a little cream and a half cap-full of caramel syrup, I brought a full cup of coffee over to my watercolor paper and let it do its thing as I put it down.
I was really pleased with the wet stain garnered by giving an overly full cup a slight jostling, so I left it alone to dry and enjoyed my coffee. While some consider it blaspheme to add things to a good brew, my go to is vanilla soy or almond milk, and caramel, gingerbread, or cinnamon flavored syrups~
The finished piece, a Great Horned Owl on twisting branches, double mounted on craft paper, is now available in my Etsy shop! Coffee beans not included, I guess -- Unless you really really want them! I hope you enjoyed adventuring through my coffeeland, and at the very least you now know how I like my coffee ;)
See ya tomorrow! I'm thinking Friday might call for something a little stronger than coffee or tea . . .
The Wet Stain