Art Journal — Drink Coffee, Drink Life

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Busy life, drinking a full cup and then some.  With all that is going on with the new house rehab, and work, family and just plain old life, I am really enjoying participating in Mix-It-Monthly’s coffee theme and Art-Journal-journey’s circles theme.  They are the creative prompts needed to keep me going when a quick 10 minutes in the journal is all I can spare at one time.  No thinking, just doing, process, process, process.

Today was a typical Monday.  Quiet morning, then hurry up I needed it last Thursday kind of afternoon.  Dogs in, dogs out, the revolving canine dance.  Sun, clouds, wind, clouds, hot, cool…even the weather was wacky.  So a cup of coffee and some time in the art journal was my take on drinking life…

Join the fun at both challenges, I know I look forward to seeing all the new work each day, and they are up all of May so don’t be shy.  Drink Life and by all means make it light and sweet.

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  1. NancyLee says:

    This is great. Love the collage base and “stringy steam”. Beautiful job!!
    Yay coffee!!

  2. What a pretty mug, I want one like that. It’s a very nice tablecloth too.

  3. Ummm, coffee. Ummm, Life. Yeah, good.

  4. Really like this one Corrine! Perhaps because i LOVE me a cup of coffee. 🙂 Hugs! deb

  5. Nothing is real until we have our coffee each day. Love this and especially your table. Are those just collage scraps?

  6. Ooh, I love it!

  7. Love your collage and I can’t think of a better twosome than coffee and life! xo

  8. I love coffee – and miss it terribly right now as I am caffeine free – long story

    Enjoyed your story about the “e” shortage and making do with “c’s” / necessity is the mother of invention 🙂

    Cheers, kimmie (art in red)

  9. Another wonderful and sunny piece with a great message! My coffee piece is almost ready, I think it will be done for tomorrow! Hugs, Valerie

  10. A BIG Jay for “Drink Life and by all means make it light and sweet.” and your funny and wise posts! and then look at that lushious coffee and the table is filled with possibilities! Thank you for your happy swirly coffee adding here on Mix It Monthly ♥ Conny

  11. A great post again my dear friend! What a fab cup of coffee – wished to drink it with you together!
    Thank you for the circles too Corinne!
    Love to visit you and your art!

  12. Lovely coloured page with fabulous ideas. Really love it.

  13. A nice cuppa is perfect for a Monday full of “which way do I go”!! Your collage works perfect for the wackiness and the yellow for the sereneness you feel when drinking it all in! (at least thats how I see it! heehee) xo

  14. Love the description of your “quiet life ” Corrine, Your 10 minutes in the journal is gorgeous ,love your saying (even tea is my favorite :-)) )

  15. Love your cuppa, Corrine! I find that stopping, sometimes just long enough to drink a cup of coffee, gives you the ability to get back to work with renewed energy! OK, sometimes not! I liked starting my Tuesday morning with your art and my own cuppa! Thanks for that! Have a good one,my friend!

  16. I love everything about this. color texture theme.

    that dog in and out thing can be…

  17. Great drawing! And amazing that you can find even 10 minutes to make art in all that’s going on. I try to make something every day, but sometimes it’s just TOO much! You keep me inspired…….

  18. Gorgeous page Corrine, love the cup and steam hee hee. Lol I DO NOT FUNCTION until I have had at least 2 cups in the morning, even my little ones laugh at me and understand my pre-coffee grunting ha ha ha. Huge hugs x x x x

  19. Corrine this one is a favorite, I love it!! Full of your sparkle and brightness, great! Keep taking those exquisite times out!

  20. Two great challenge blogs indeed with so much creativity and inspiration month after month!
    This piece is super Corrine…quite an accomplishment in ten minutes! great steam too!

  21. Love the coffee break ! Squeezing in that creative time is a must, I have found, no matter what else needs to wait a little.
    Aren’t we wise ?
    Enjoy the flow, Lady !

  22. Love the coffee break ! Squeezing in a little creative time is a must, I have found, no matter what else has to wait a little.
    Aren’t we wise to have figured that out ?
    Enjoy the flow, Lady !

  23. heart this! hope your bruise is healing!! and you are slowing down a bit!! xo

  24. Love this! If a steaming cup can look harried…. this is IT! The steam squiggles have so much character… hugs to you, and happy weekend wishes.

  25. I love the steam rising from your cup … there’s something festive about it. Great image *and* words. Drink up!

  26. That’s fab….I’d love a mug like that! 🙂

  27. I love the warmth of your painting, as well as the truthful statement. Blessings!

  28. Love your beautiful dreamy cup and that quilted collage tablecloth!

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