'What' you may ask 'does this picture have to do with coffee pots?'....well....doing something else in Adobe illustrator I had cause to visit one of the areas i pretend doesn't exist as i have no idea how it works or what it does...the 3d extrude and bevel malarkey. So this is my revolved and wireframed coffee pot which looked to me like an old fashioned bird cage. I still don't know how all that 3d stuff works but at least I was brave and clicked on the unknown!!
Saturday, January 30, 2010
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Monday, January 25, 2010
My link to the 'love' theme today is Robbie Burns! He wrote some romantic poetry. I looked him up and to be honest he looks like a bit of a sap (in my opinion) so I have made my coffeepot into a totally cliched bagpipe-playing, ginger, sporran toting, kilt wearing Scots thing with a flock of wild haggis flying past. But I will recite my favourite poem in honour of Burns night....
'There was a man from Huddersfield,
He had a cow that wouldn't yield.
The reason that it wouldn't yield...
It didn't like it's udders feeled'
Sunday, January 24, 2010
Saturday, January 23, 2010
I sometimes do illustrations for children's book author Diane Dickson, including the lovely series of stories about the adventures of Bert the fox. So with permission from the author, Bert and his friend Sid the ox have been let out for the day to have a cup of coffee in the park!
Friday, January 22, 2010
After reading the discussion on the 100 day facebook page about a 'mid-project crisis' I realised I (probably) won't be drawing coffee pots for ever! With that in mind i started to think about the potential inspiration that would be missed later on in the year.....e.g.......hallowe'en coffeepot (and birthday coffeepot, summer holiday coffeepot, bonfire night coffeepot, easter coffeepot....) Guess which one this is!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Amazed to be at day 50 of the 100day project! Only the same to do again!! I have definately learnt things I wouldn't have done otherwise doing this, so hopefully I'm already half the better person I'll be by the end!!
For day 50 here are my instructions for making the perfect cup of coffee.
Monday, January 18, 2010
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Saturday, January 16, 2010
Friday, January 15, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
This week I made some piccalilli and I wanted to make my own labels for the jars. I was looking around on google for inspiration for an Indian type design and came across 'Rangoli'. I'd never heard of them before, they are pictures made on the floor with coloured sand or rice for special occasions and they're really beautiful. So that gave me the idea for todays 'coffee pot rangoli'
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Monday, January 11, 2010
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Saturday, January 9, 2010
Whilst at the hairdressers yesterday I noticed a cup of coffee being served to another customer in a very fancy coffee pot. I am becoming obsessed with coffee pots and notice them all over now, so thought I would do a selection of different types. Had to force myself to stop at nine!!
Friday, January 8, 2010
Thursday, January 7, 2010
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Monday, January 4, 2010
Today I have tried a Chinese style picture. The thing I like best about this pic is the font, it looks like Chinese writing but actually it says coffee pot in English letters made to look Chinese! (apologies to any Chinese people who can see it looks nothing like!) I thought that was great .... I'm a fontaholic!
Anyway, this is a picture of the 'coffee ceremony' - if it existed.
Sunday, January 3, 2010
Went into town today and passed a coffee shop with a sign outside showing a picture of a coffee cup made out of coffee beans....i thought 'i could do that...'
It's a lot harder than you'd think. My first attempt looked awful but in the interests of the project and the idea being to improve over the 100 days I am showing you! The second one wasn't that much better and it was a PAIN, cutting and pasting individual beans in photoshop to try to get it to look right. I pretty much gave up in the end not happy with the result, but glad i tried it out....so i know not to bother trying again!!!
Saturday, January 2, 2010
Today's picture inspired by Mondrian. Clean and simple after the excesses of Christmas. Obviously Mondrian put huge amounts of thought and planning into the composition of his work and aimed to 'create an objective art of discipline whose laws would somehow reflect the order of the universe' ... whereas I have just drawn some red, yellow and blue squares around a picture of a coffee pot!