Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Aroma Therapy

"Aroma Therapy", 10x8", oil on gessobord
"Do Lipton employees take coffee breaks?"
— Steven Wright
 Hmm...good question, Steven? In my opinion, unless you are Brittish, tea breaks would be just plain wrong!  

Call it addiction, but I can't function without multiple breaks for cup after cup of rich strong aromatic Hazelnut or creamy French Vanilla. Lewis Black sums it up best, I like coffee because it gives me the illusion that I might be awake. I get up at 4:15 a.m. to walk my dog and swim, I'll take all the life-giving, ground from beans, rich dark liquid gold you can throw at me to keep my illusion going.

                  BOOK COVER NEWS

In my 9-5 business as a graphic designer, I am blessed to design a lot of book covers for a University Press. Today's painting is the cover of an upcoming novel of short stories by author Michael Lieberman. How fun it is to be able to paint illustrations for book covers here and there, especially when it features brimming cups of hot coffee. Mmm, can you smell the aroma?

                    ART SHOW NEWS
More good news! Last weekend I was awarded a 2nd Place Ribbon Professional Oil Division in the Conroe Art League's Spring Show for my painting "Home is Where Your Hat Lies." Bottoms up!

Thanks for breaking with me today, even if you're a tea bagger...tea-hee-hee.  : O

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  1. Your use of green and orange is outstanding. Lovely for sure.

  2. Thank you, Helen. I am glad to hear you liked it. I appreciate your comment.