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    Oct172006

    Found Art Tuesdays Oct 17-06 COFFEE

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    For Found-Art-Tuesdays today, the topic is "Coffee" I thought about the soul of coffee, how  the aura of coffee would look like, (if it had one) sometimes the most important thing of something is what's happening around it. To drink coffee, for me, is a social thing.

    You go to a coffee shop with friends, and if not there's always people to see there. What are their stories? where are they going? where are they coming from?

    I like sitting down to drink it (I've spilled it in the car many times!) so I like to sit and see people, some of them have places to be and others have more time, there's an old lady there with her granddaughter, two business men talking very fast, using their hands a lot. there's a lady waiting for someone, I can always tell when they're waiting.

    For the past 4 years I've had a sidekick with me and then two, I remember when I had a "real" job, I couldn't stop to buy it, I had to make it at home or at work, but now I have more time, almost always its an excuse to get out of the house, go somewhere with the baby and have coffee, he's had his breakfast and he can have a cookie... or two, maybe I'll have one too.

    I think of the things to get done today, I draw the red trees outside in my sketchbook. I remember my doctor's appointment for tomorrow, I collect my thoughts and pour them in with the sugar. A guy with dark hair comes in, he's the one she was waiting for, her face turns on like she's seen the sun.  Tomorrow a different set of people, maybe I'll try a muffin tomorrow, but I think I'll have the same grande latte.

    See Kathy La Rocco's contribution for Found Art Tuesdays here

    thanks!

    Reader Comments (4)

    I love this work Rosa! Could you post a little about the process itself. What media you used etc... I just love the freedom you use with your work! I have got to try more of that!

    k
    October 17, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKathy L
    Baaah, I am only getting in now at a little bit before 9 p.m. I guess I will have to post my found art tuesday late or wait till next week.
    October 17, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterrobyn
    K, for the tecnique, I used watercolor paper, drew the silouette of the cup with pencil and used a masking fluid for all of the silouette so it would stay white. then I started doing some washes with acrylic and lots of water, so it was like watercolor, I like to do it with acrylics because you can add more paint and make it less transparent if you want it to be. After it dried I started playing with pastel crayons over it, and drew some flowers, swirls, etc... I then added the letters and the lines on top with a black marker, the last thing I added was the human figures. Is it all very confusing? I like working with lots of layers and also I'm trying to use less collage and more drawing, it's my little experiment! I hope it's not too confusing, next time maybe I'll take some pictures of the process too! that'll be fun! also, I have a file you can download from this website where I have done a step by step piece with pictures and all, thanks for the comments and the interest!
    and robyn, post your piece!! we'll love to see it!
    October 17, 2006 | Registered CommenterRosa Murillo
    Thanks Rosa,

    Your process is most interesting. I need to experiment more. Unfortunately my drawing, when I attempt it, is most unsatisfactory to me. I did a little drawing in that found art Sun topic but boy that was a stretch!

    k
    October 18, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKathy L

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