Art Journaling Connection: Cup Of Joe

Found this “cup of joe” image from an old Somerset publication that was already cut out so I can’t even tell you where it might be from, but it prompted me to think of sweet, rich, creamy coffee, talk and how so much of our friendship’s conversations are over coffee or tea.

Coffee rings on the counter, smoky brown and lots of layers, like the layers of conversation that wend there way with serendipity as we relax and drink our favorite brew.

Circles of connection, some obvious, some not, that take us to wandering in our paths and in our dreams.

Circles of community, intertwined with richness and a feeling of belonging.

Circles of hope for what we believe might be possible in the future, might be connected to each other. Jeez, and all that from the image of a cup of joe.  Might have to re-think coffee and it’s powers from now on.

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13 Responses to “Art Journaling Connection: Cup Of Joe”

  1. Sue May 8, 2012 at 9:03 am #

    Lovely work Corrine.

  2. Dianne Nunn May 8, 2012 at 9:08 am #

    Corrine, what a thoughtful post and exciting work.

    I spend a lot of time alone so it is lovely to make a cuppa at breakfast time and sit down and read some blogs and emails.

  3. lyle baxter May 8, 2012 at 10:41 am #

    we’re back! pics to follow! meanwhile love the latest post! I see you’ve caught the circle bug too! fun, isnt it?

  4. Bleubeard and ELizabeth May 8, 2012 at 12:23 pm #

    You never have to convince me of the power of coffee, since I drink it 2/47, except for on hour each Tuesday. And all these ideas that came into your head as a result of seeing that image, shows the power of your mind (probably on coffee) and your imagination. Of course, just reading your blog is a treat, and I’ll enjoy it even more with coffee.

  5. Anne Lockard May 8, 2012 at 12:31 pm #

    I love this post! (of course, I love coffee, and getting to share it with a friend is even better….♥)
    I think one of the most exciting things about art is finding one little starting point and seeing how it expands out into something totally different….amazing.
    Cheers, w/cream and sugar!


  6. Lisa Graham May 8, 2012 at 1:59 pm #

    A friend of mine recently gave me a ton (and they feel as though they weigh a ton) of restaurant dishes. I have cups and saucers galore which have added immensely to my cup of joe experience every morning. The dishes are so pretty that I have been taking photos of them and tweeting and facebooking and flickring them. And I’ve been toying with the idea to somehow print them out and add them to art work just like you have done here. Maybe I could buy some card stock and print them out on those??? I don’t know what kind of paper would hold up to the paint.

    I love your cup of joe art work! Have a happy Tuesday Corrine!

  7. Terrie -Creative Explorer May 8, 2012 at 5:00 pm #

    I’m probably one of the few people in the world that drinks neither coffer nor tea, however, I can certainly appreciate the connectivity that you’re talking about. I see it often because all my friends drink that stuff. Isn’t it amazing how one little thing can spark a thought that circles around and becomes insight!

    I love the layers, layers, layers in those pieces and, of course, who doesn’t love a good circle pattern?!

  8. Kim Andersen May 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm #

    Love all the layers of colors – and the layers of circles!
    Your words entwine with your art so beautifully – a complete picture!

  9. Denise May 9, 2012 at 12:27 am #

    I love “Cup O Joe” the painting and the real thing. Reminds me of one time, when Starbucks first opened. I took my sister there only to be horrified when I asked her what she wanted and she said “Tea”. I said “YOU CAN’T ORDER TEA HERE, IT’S A COFFEE PLACE!” She confidently walked up to the counter and ordered her tea, much to my embarrassment. I don’t know why I was so adamant about it. I must have needed my coffee fix.

    Your art looks lovely!

  10. Emma May 9, 2012 at 10:53 am #

    That is some cup of coffee, I’ll take some, please 😉

  11. Carolyn Dube May 9, 2012 at 6:56 pm #

    I love how you used the circles- they are such a great shape- especially the perfectly imperfect impressions!

  12. Dorthe May 9, 2012 at 8:13 pm #

    Oh Corrine, I so love this , your coffee talk- your rings of community, your gorgeous colours used, especially in your :cup of Joe!
    I love that stuff, but can`t drink it- so I`m a TEA LADY 😉
    Hugs to you dear friend of beautiful paintings and colours.

  13. Kim Mailhot May 9, 2012 at 11:02 pm #

    Love those connecting circles that bring us together.
    Happy Wednesday, Beautiful Artist !

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