Thursday, February 26, 2015

Coffee, Tea or Me?

The Grumpy Woman Grumpily Having Her First Cup of Grumpy Coffee. Pigment and India ink on 11"x14" Bristol Board. 

No coffee for me even though it's 1:00AM and I am awake after being paged. I am on call.

I once worked with a nurse who declared that the reason she was grumpy when she woke up in the morning was due to the fact that she has not yet had her first cup of coffee. However, after her first cup followed by several other cups plus smoking cigarettes, she was still grumpy and scowled even more as the day progressed. Coffee had nothing to do with it. It was just a poor excuse for her unpleasant disposition. Maybe she just needed more sleep. Maybe she had too much coffee!

Remember when the government told you that coffee was bad? Well now the latest recommendation is to drink more coffee up to five cups a day, but should you trust the government?

Also in the news: Americans love to drink bad coffee. The best way to drink coffee is still having whole bean coffee freshly ground and brewed in a drip.The reason is cheapness and convenience. Cheap ground coffee pods are the rave today.

I love coffee, my favorite is Kona; but I prefer tea and my favorites are Oolong and Darjeeling.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Farmer's Market Day

Farmer's Market Day. 17"x14" Pen and Ink on Bristol Board. 

This is for 52-Week Illustration Challenge Week 7: Farm. I did not mean to draw something for this prompt as I am trying to finish a drawing project for my husband. Week 7 prompt coincided with the week's first AWAD (A Word A Day) word which was "Farnkenfood". The image shown with the word was an orange peel sutured into a shape of a pear. At that time I was bedridden with the flu and had very high fever. When I did not have the chills, I was left with nothing to do but read. I finally decided to draw something for "Farm", This is my fourth attempt. The first three attempts were on the same concept but I was not pleased with the execution. This is the first time I am leaving white spaces on my drawing since I started drawing little people. Someday I may fill in the white spaces but for now I am satisfied.