Yesterday and today’s inktobers…

I spaced out on posting yesterday’s inktober on here… I was the closing shift at work and just felt rushed and unmotivated for inktober once I got home, so, it’s a bit uninspired and lazy, but I drew something.

As for today… well, I just didn’t know what to draw, and this is what came out… it too feels a bit lazy…

a coffee run in the rain

I got lot’s to do today. Day job work sentence, babysitting puppies time, and cleaning house duties; you know… lots and lots of fun (ugh). Now, don’t get me wrong… puppy sitting is mostly fun, but still lots of shit. So, I thought if I was ever going to post something today and not three years hence; I best be doing it now.

Day 2. September 2nd 2016:

So, I made a coffee run this morning, cause, duh, coffee and mornings go best together. And it’s a rainy type of day, fall has certainly arrived early this year up in the Colorado Rockies. But, to the point… I drew what I might have looked like to the raindrops falling on my head as I bustled down the rain strewn brick streets of a somewhat bustling city with a coffee cup clutched in my hand.

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It was a good exercise in perspective anyways, plus, I totally used the new Copic colors I got! New art supplies are just such a squeeeeeeeee good feeling thing.

Dare I say: “See you tomorrow!” EEEEK!!!!  I might just make a habit of this.

3 Marker Challenge

So, I decided to do that thing I’ve seen lots of on the old YouTube… The THREE MARKER CHALLENGE!

I promise that I drew the picture first, and the markers I picked were thrown into a bag and chosen with my eyes closed. If you can’t believe that, then, okay, but it’s the truth. The picture I drew is not complex, but I thought it’d be good with whatever I might pick as colors, plus I LOVE coffee and drawing coffee cups, so this was a win win for me. Bit cheaty I suppose since it is such a simple piece, but there’s nothing wrong with simplicity.

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Let’s all be honest, I totally lucked out with the colors, what a BEAUTIFUL color scheme! They are all pretty and they all work together and YAAASSSSSS! The colors I chose are…

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I’m now going to want to use these three colors in everything!  I also want to do more random color choosing, I love the idea of discovering some more (hopefully) beautiful color combos.

 

But first, coffee

Happy belated Mother’s Day to the mother’s out there, hope you celebrated with nice time spent with your moms and such. My mom was actually in town, so I was able to spend it with her. A mother of a Migraine was in town too, sadly, and so my head was not supporting me in a joyous day. I had a post planned to get up but I couldn’t quite manage to function well enough to get it done and post it… sad day.

But, as for this Monday, howdy hey world. It hasn’t been bad, but all I really want is coffee, coffee, and more coffee.

My heads still a bit blah, so nothing exciting today, just some coffee cups…

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I used the stuff in my May Sketchbox… woo hoo.

 

Turkish Coffee Yum Yum

Didn’t have to get going early this morning so I made myself a little something something… some Turkish Coffee, which, if you’ve ever had it, you know is way better then regular coffee. The sludge in the bottom of my tiny cup is like a welcomed friend.

Turkish coffee is a must try if you are a fan of the bean… it’s aromatic and thick. Unlike most brew types, its unfiltered and the grounds are allowed to settle to the bottom of the cup. It’s brewed over a flame (or on the stove top) in a little copper pot and served in a dainty little cup.

Sitting down to enjoy a cup of Turkish coffee is a fancy feeling moment, and it should be done once every so often by one and all. One sip and it comes in with a punch and a bit of sweet, and holds your hand as you make your first steps into the day. It might be my favorite way to consume a coffee bean.

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Coffee, Coffee, Coffee, Cake!!

This is an adaptation from The Pioneer Woman’s recipe for Coffee Cake, Literally! (original recipe here.) I love this stuff, and it’s full of caffeine… YAY!!!!!!!

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The original recipe includes a coffee icing. I’m not giddy over icing, never have been, probably never will be; and I find the cake quite sweet enough without. So I left it out, because really, it’s better this way in my humble opinion.

I made this photo-infographic quite a while ago whilst taking a photography class… so… excuse the layout, it’s before I had the foresight to actually think about the layout of the photograph in terms of the recipe… sometimes when you’re making things you get excited, the light is starting to fade outside, so you set everything out, make it look balanced as a photograph and totally blank on the fact that perhaps things should have been laid out a bit different to actually follow the recipe in a more coherent manner. Oh, how stupid one feels when something so obvious escapes the mental facilities all together. Ce la vie is all I can say.

I used to make this cake and then bring it into work. It always gave everyone a good caffeine jolt to start the day and some sweetness too, and everyone liked me just that bit more because I baked them treats from time to time. So, make this cake, eat it, share it with others, because its super yum. Food is love after all.