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Coffee Drawings: Vessels

So, today, I spent a while at Pappacino’s  in the Woodstock neighborhood of SE Portland, drawing these vintage vessels from Pinterest. Yes, I am getting a lot of my inspiration from that addictive, gorgeous site lately. 🙂  Here they are, vases and bowls….





Shrinky Dink Art Drives Me CRAZY!

But it was worth it! After about 10 completely failed attempts, I finally got the hang of cooking this plastic menace! And figured out enough to do a little art project with colored pencils and sharpies. It’s not quite like I saw on Pinterest, but I am happy enough now to turn off the oven and forget the whole thing. For now…hahahaha.

Also, please apologize to your loved ones, because I know you will be sucked into Pinterest after reading this. 🙂



The finished Shrunken Product


As they each come out of the oven, shrunk!


Four slices of discontent


The entire 8.5×11 drawing, ready to be sliced

A Lesson In Neutrals Leads to Change

I changed up these two paintings quite a bit because I felt that adding neutral colors would make them look more “professional.” Have a look. 🙂 



Image and mImage


Holiday Colored Mischief

Holiday Colored Mischief

I don’t know why I even buy paint brushes! I had so much fun with palette knives, super-cheap sponge brushes, and paper towel making these papers today.

An Urban Garden


Maybe it’s because I grew up in the ’80s, but I LOVE bright orange and green together right now. This one reminds me of, yet again, San Francisco’s Yerba Buena Gardens, mainly for the beautiful flowers surrounded by enormous grey buildings. Also, it’s Spring! 

The “City Scene”


This one reminds me of city scenes, with their densely packed buildings, signs and ads of many colors. I must be honest, I haven’t had my coffee yet, so I can’t really think of much more to say. But if do, I’ll update this post. 🙂 


Usually, I’m mot the first fan of green river water, but when I saw a famous bridge in Rome, I thought the colors of the water, bridge and buildings were quite beautiful together. Here is what I came up with … Continue reading