I was thinking of coffee, no doubt, when I came across this map of Seattle in my fave vintage book, Great Cities of the World. Not only am I fond of this city, I loved the color of the map. Quickly, I needed some papers to fill up this board. I wasn't in the mood to think and paint and wait, so I found papers that had already been painted.
Good combo of city and coffee colors, I thought. And that blue! Almost matches the color of the Caffe Nero cup that I brought come from London a while back. Now what? Words. Words about coffee should be added. And maybe some houses.
I once saw a photograph of an intersection in Seattle. On each corner was a coffee shop. This is my idea of heaven. Imagine the smell! Fragrant of memory and of promise. A brew of stories. Caffeine!I actually saw the "photograph" on Google Maps. How I love cruising through cities on google maps. But now that the words are down, I'm not happy. They should have been written in black. So, I'll just have to write over them in black and see if I can deal with the result.
Now, I was supposed to stop and take more photos as the work progressed. I must have been caught up in the moment and forgot. So this is how it looks.
I'm not quite sure what the red "lady" figures mean. I think the blue one must be me. I carry around my house in my soul, but I'm always wanting to move on. Yearning for that place with coffee shops. Perhaps I'm that red bird flying off. And that "you are here" target -- that's just where I want to be right now. With a steaming cup of coffee in front of me.