Friday, March 30, 2007

EDM challenge (something fresh)

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!

7 comments:

phthaloblu said...

Blurry or not this is a great sketch. I*'m not a coffee person, but I drink teas like some drink coffee and I have had some nasty teas. lol! We all have something that gets us through the day. Well done.

Carole said...

Fresh coffee - what a great idea! I used to have one of these coffee makers. You've sketched it perfectly.

Linda said...

Yummmm ... a coffee tour of Italy! What a great idea!
:-D Wonderful drawings here. I look forward to seeing your travel drawings, too.

caseytoussaint said...

What an excellent idea for this challenge - and you've done a great job on the drawing!

Africantapestry said...

I completely agree with you(I love the French and Italian strong coffees) and am glad to say, while I'm here, admiring your sketch, I am sipping delightfully at my morning "grand creme"! Nice sketch.
Ronell

:) Silvia said...

:-))) funny sketch, Deb! Finally somebody to mention coffee on the fresh-challenge.

Kunya said...

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You asked about a book, well here it is....
http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Zen-Seconds-Eric-Maisel/dp/1402208537/sr=1-25/qid=1167239458/ref=sr_1_25/102-5337867-2282549?ie=UTF8&s=books

There is also a yahoo-group about this (and when you become member you will find lots of content right there - although it's nice to have it in bookform: http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/TZSMindfulness
and a webiste: http://www.tenzenseconds.com/