Friday, November 25, 2011

Brewed Awakening

This week's theme at the Butterfly Effect is Coffee or Tea.

I used to hate coffee.  In fact, I didn't drink coffee for 37 years.
All of my caffeine came in a can.
and I had no qualms about cracking open an icy cold diet coke at 7:00 in the morning.

But in 2004 I bought a house 50 miles away from my job and started getting up at 4:30 in the morning and that seemed just a wee bit too early for diet coke, even for me.
I decided to learn to like coffee.

Now I like coffee so much that I sometimes go to bed early just so it will be closer to coffee time.

So in honor of this week's theme, I carved a little coffee mug stamp.  And I painted some water color paper with coffee.  And I enlarged a picture I took of coffee beans.  And I slapped it all together into this.
I feel like I should turn it into a trivet.  If only I used trivets.
I'm also posting this ridiculous little post card I sent to a friend after buying my new coffee machine last year and seeing it's called the "CoffeeTEAM GS" and spending way too much time, in a pre-caffeinated stupor, wondering what "team" has to do with coffee.
"When are the try-outs?"
"Are there Cheerleaders?"
"Can I be the coach?"
"Do they ever play TeaTEAM GS?"
And then, for good measure, I'll repost the index card I made in June.  Because you can never have too much coffee.

9 comments:

  1. At Last, someone with a sensible theme! I NEEd my coffee, my coffee machine and my art, and apart from that I don't need much to see me through life. Good work! Valerie

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  2. A love fest with coffee. Sounds good to me as I sit h.ere drinking my Peet's french roast. All your cuppa's are great. Did the caffiene brong you out of your pie coma? xox Corrine

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  3. I can tell, you really love coffee. :) Wow! You did a great job with the handmade stamp. Love it!

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  4. :)))


    i want to be on the team.
    i don't drink coffee - gives me hives. totally.

    but i hate being left out, so can i at least be the watergirl for the team?

    or, i could wear the mascot suit.

    xxa

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  5. I can be on the team but on the bench, because I dont drink coffee, cant stand the taste of it, drink of choice diet coke any time of day or night but at night I switch to decaffinated, a girl gotta sleep

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  6. If you had bigger coffee cups you would have really great coasters.

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  7. Learn to like it? It seeps into your subconscious and demands that you love it...haha!
    I totally know what you're saying...LOVE the stuff!
    I think that top one wuold, indeed, make an excellent trivet....heehee!

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  8. Haha! Fabulous post :D I can't even begin to wonder how cola at 7 in the morning affects your insides!!! Glad you changed to coffee!!
    The postcards are wonderful...I often get confused by advertising logic....would they play in the Caffeine league cup?
    :D XXX

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  9. I love this coffee theme result. The matting using a photo is genius and I'm so impressed with folks who carve their own stamps. So cool!

    I didn't know about Butterfly Effect so look forward to participating next week - broken pieces sounds intriguing.

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