Tuesday, 30 March 2010

★ Today's Awesome Discovery! ★ (Coffee Art!)

I'm not a fan of coffee (they make me sleepy - I am NOT kidding...) but after stumbling into this article about a coffee artist, I just can't help but share it out in my blog with you guys.

So, Today's Awesome Discovery is about Karen Eland, who according to her website:

"has been a creator since childhood, but a portrait class at age 14 unexpectedly propelled her into an art career. Her love for coffee was born in the late Kaldi’s Coffeehouse in New Orleans, where she would go everyday to sketch her fellow French Quarter locals while sipping a black coffee with a dash of nutmeg on top.

After moving back home to Tulsa, Oklahoma, she was introduced to the joys of top-quality espresso at Nordaggio’s Coffee, and finally the link between coffee and art connected when she began painting with it.
Soon she learned the art of espresso itself by becoming a barista, though art is now her full-time job. Painting in coffee is a refreshing break from Karen’s work in oils, watercolor, and pencil."

Below are some of her coffee arts and description taken from her website:
Mona Latte
This was the very first painting in espresso. I wanted to see if espresso would work for a classic work of art, and Mona Latte was the result! This is the painting that launched it all. The image is printed on gorgeous water color paper with hand-torn edges, and each print is sealed in a protective plastic sleeve.

The Last Supper
The original 8 foot mural in espresso resides at Nordaggios Coffee in Tulsa, OK. The image is printed on gorgeous water color paper with hand-torn edges, and each print is sealed in a protective plastic sleeve.

Starry Night
The image is printed on gorgeous water color paper with hand-torn edges, and each print is sealed in a protective plastic sleeve.

Ballet Class
The image is printed on gorgeous water color paper with hand-torn edges, and each print is sealed in a protective plastic sleeve.

Venice
Original design painted in Venice on my travels.
The image is printed on gorgeous water color paper with hand-torn edges, and each print is sealed in a protective plastic sleeve.

(*Images taken from http://coffee-art.com/store/)

3 comments:

Jackie said...

Wow, painting in coffee. Who knew?

My Book Barn said...

Oh cool! How neat! Dropping by from SITS!
~Angela

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Love it!'
Thanks so much for your comments on my blog!!
:0)

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