When I saw this challenge on Every Day Matters it took me most of the week to think of something to draw. Then one day while brewing one of many cups for the day, I thought that this must be one of my most favourite smells ever. I am one of those people who would sell their own mother for a strong coffee first thing in the morning. I really enjoyed drawing this, but then I thought I really have not done justice to such a wondrous thing as good coffee. Now I'm filled with inspiration to research and draw a homage to this heavenly stuff. Which is fortunate, because next week we have a few days in Paris. I've been once before a couple of years ago, we dragged the kids into cafes every couple of hours to have a fix of Espresso and when we got back to Melbourne, I remember it took 2 months to get over the disappointment of not being able to find coffee of French quality.
Now I'm pretty excited because when my husband's contract is up in June we're going travelling and I'm strongly pushing for a trip to Italy, first for the Espresso then for the art. I'm currently reading 'A year in the world' by Frances Mayes. She describes the disappointment on her husband's face each time he experiences a coffee that is below par. I know that feeling of being short changed so well. If anyone knows of great cafes in Paris or Napoli let me know!
BTW I am sorry about the slightly blurry quality of these photos, I have no access to a tripod while I'm on the road. First thing when we get home, I'm buying a scanner!