For The Love Of Morning Coffee!
January 15, 2011
COFFEE, gotta have it, can’t start the day without it! Are you, like me, a non-morning person? Then you know coffee is the one major food group that allows us to function before 10:00 am.
My current sculpture reflects this influence. I have depicted a loving, cheerful couple…well, that’s how they will appear, after their morning coffee. For the moment, they are still waiting for their coffee to brew. Not much conversation while they wait.
Until they have their coffee not even a smile is possible. Thank goodness their pets are available to lighten the mood until that coffee is ready. You can see that each of the pets has an expression reflecting their basic personality. The dog is absurdly cheerful and energetic, the bird seems to be considering his next comment, and the cat is patiently waiting to see if anyone spills the cream. If you look closely, you can see the texture in the coffee cup itself.
My inspiration for this sculpture is based on our love of coffee and the ever-growing number of coffee shops popping up. From the upscale cozy building, the tiny roadside drive-thru or our familiar kitchen table, we gotta have our coffee. And many of us just don’t want to talk until then…
So next time you and your spouse are shuffling around in bathrobes and pajamas, morning hair and all, take time to acknowledge the house pets. Our pets are on duty every morning, purring and wagging their tails simply because they love us–even before coffee is ready.
We’re still deciding on a name for this piece. Have any suggestions? This design will be available in late spring. Do you like this post? If you do, please share it with your family and friends.