And probably my most favorite one is my coffee in the morning. My coffee in the morning is like other people's glass of wine in the evening. First of all, it isn't your grocery store coffee (although they do sell this brand in grocery stores). We're a member of Peet's coffee tour. So if you've never drank Peet's coffee--then don't start, because you'll never drink any other kind of coffee again--yeah, it's that good. But of course it costs way way more than you should be paying for coffee, but it's too late for me.
What their coffee tour means--is that every month they send us a different bag of beans (fresh roasted of course)--and no matter which kind it is--it's delicious. We only brew one pot a day, and that's the only time I drink coffee--so I look forward to this.
So along with my coffee, I have my laptop with me at the kitchen table. Our kitchen is a fairly good size. It has a dining area and the table is right next to the very large window which covers the entire wall--so there is a lot of morning sun (when we have it) that comes in. As a matter of fact, this table was always my studio, until I moved it upstairs. I love the natural light that shines in here all day.
Okay, so you're probably wondering why I'm telling you all of this information that's so trivial. Well, when I was at Darla's blog the week before my birthday, she happened to mention her new prints that she listed in her Etsy shop, and as soon as I saw them, I knew that I was going to treat myself with a birthday present--
Alot of times now, I'll put my elbows up on the table with my cup of coffee in my hands and just hang out with the girls : ) Don't mind me--it's that time of the year when I know it's time to get out of this house more!
And you know when you buy one piece of furniture, and then you want to get more new stuff to go with it? Well, right next to these girls is the corner wall, and they weren't liking what was hanging on that wall.
So I was looking at my own art (imagine that--I actually thought of hanging my own art) And I found these on my computer--
Okay, and next to these 2 pictures is the big window that spans the whole wall. So now I'm looking at the curtains that I've had for a while--Hmmmmmmm....
Another thing that's always with me by my laptop is my little black sketchbook that I bought last month. It comes in handy when I'm on the computer--when I see things on the internet that give me ideas, I'll jot them down. Or if I see things that I want to return to--the same thing. And of course, I like to sketch and doodle. Lately I've been practicing the 3/4 view---it's tricky. I like my latest lady--
I might have to do something with her in my artwork--or journal--or something. I hate the fact that she'll be just shut away in this little black book!