Woke up today thinking about waiters, restaurants and cafe’s. So I’m looking back through my sketchbooks for drawings of waiters…. and thinking about designs for new fine art work. One of the sketchbooks I’m looking through is my “Coffee, Table, Book” – which has also become an ebook https://store.bookbaby.com/book/coffee-table-book – along with some other sketchbooks for sketches like this:
I love having a resource collection of sketchbooks to pull from for new artwork ideas!!
I blogged earlier about my café inspired pattern design in the process of being created – https://sueclancy.com/2017/04/25/cafe-art-you-and-me/
The rest of that story is that I’ve turned the “café you and me” design into a scarf and a clutch bag for my signature art apparel collection on VIDA https://shopvida.com/collections/sue-clancy
Now I need more coffee…
I’ve been inspired by all the coffee here in the Pacific Northwest and enjoying going to the cafe’s and coffee shops with my sweetie. And yes, we’ve been buying coffee beans from local roasters and “trying it at home”.
Here’s a café inspired pattern design that I’m in the process of creating using a brush and walnut ink.
As you know I’ve been doing “coffee/tea cup research” lately. Here is a recent fine artwork I just finished titled “Café Paix”. Paix is French for “peace”. I’m sure you’ll notice the cup.
Café Paix by Clancy – hand dyed paper, handmade paste paper and acrylic on cradled board
One day my sweetie and I were on a busy urban street and we ducked into a café for a late brunch. There I was enchanted by the variety of people in the café – as well as outside on the street – and I thought “How wonderful it is to live in a such cosmopolitan region!
In my head I used the word “cosmopolitan” in the sense of “at ease with many different cultures”. That dovetailed with the café menu (in front of me) which featured coffee drinks and foods from many different areas of the world. So I made notes in my pocket sketchbook.
Later when I was back at the studio I did this finished sketch – which was a preliminary study for “Café Paix”:
Pierre by Clancy (ink on handmade paper)
The sketch is currently at Caplan Art Designs http://www.caplanartdesigns.com and “Café Paix” will be there too for future exhibits after it has fully dried.