If you like coffee as much as I do and you're looking for something fun to do in May this year, why not visit the UK's first ever coffee festival, held in Bath on 15th/16th May.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Day 62

'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

Day 61

I am getting so desperate for new ideas that I am now taking requests! Thanks for today's, Mum!

Friday, January 29, 2010

Day 60

Finding myself a bit strapped for time at the moment so the coffee pots are quickies. Playing around in illustrator this time.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Day 59

some stylish vector people having coffee

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Day 58

Bit lacking in creative energy this morning so i just had a play in photoshop. This is Cupid on his coffee break.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Day 57

Still with the love theme and trying out a different style, here is a romantic breakfast-in-bed picture done in a kind of retro 70s style.

Monday, January 25, 2010

day 56

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

Day 55

joining in with the love theme .. i'd like to introduce...Mr and Mrs coffeepot

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 54

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

Day 53

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

Day 52

coffee pot as Madonna circa 1984

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 51

The ideas may start to become a little bit tenuous now as I scrape around in the barrel bottom of my brain! This is my coffee pot as a lighthouse, just because I wanted to draw a lighthouse picture (lighthouses are one of my favourite things)

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 50


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

Day 49

Apparantly today is the most depressing day of the year! So here is a cheery-uppy cuddly furry coffee pot :)

Sunday, January 17, 2010

Day 48

Todays pic is dedicated to my lovely nephews Oliver and Charlie. I bet you didn't know coffee pots can be like transformers!!

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 47

coffee pot gets adopted, and someone's not happy about it.

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 46

Many thanks to Paul for letting me tattoo his arm for todays pic. I did sterilise that needle, honest!

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Day 45

some digital patchwork quilting

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 44

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

Day 43

I didn't go out and spray paint a local wall, I know that's naughty. This was done in photoshop from the comfort of my cosy room!

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 42

One of the things I do is logo design, so i thought i would design myself one for my bit of the hundred days project.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 41

A Sundayish theme if you're that way inclined! Although I haven't been to church since school (apart from the odd wedding) I religiously partake in the morning coffee ritual.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 40

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

Day 39

Todays picture very tenuously inspired by Elvis' 75th birthday (the King, Casinos, Las Vegas .... ok I know it's a long shot)
Done all in illustrator with a bit of texture added to the green in photoshop.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 38

This picture inspired by Lowry, the dreary time of year and 'Where's Wally' (find the coffee pot!)
Drawn straight into illustrator then some texture and shading added in photoshop.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 37 ii

Frosty the snowman is partial to a nice warming cup of coffee!!

Day 37

A new technique for me, this one, but thought i would make the most of the tools to hand!!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Day 36

Something glittery and shiny was the here is the coffee pot I will have when I'm rich and famous!!

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 35

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

Day 34

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 i know not to bother trying again!!!

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 33

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!

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 32

Happy New Year 2010

The first cup of coffee of the year should be a special one!

Day 31

Did most of this yesterday but had to finish it off this morning when the sight of a champagne glass is slightly less appealing!