And the winner is…. COFFEE. I’ve been studying this carefully, and I have to go with coffee. Why? Well, it’s more ubiquitous that booze, the runner-up. You can always get coffee in a bar, but except for maybe, say, 75% of the diners and coffee shops in New York, you’d be hard-pressed to find beer in a typical java joint.
Also, caffeine is more benevolent than alcohol. Beyond killing a good night’s sleep, very little bad arises from coffee use. In fact, since the Sons of Liberty dumped the tea in the harbour back in 1773, it’s widely been our upper of choice. It keeps us working like good little bees. It’s the All-American drug, folks, and I’m “using” right now.
I’m doing a painting each day this month. 30 paintings in 30 days. Being November, the Month of the Feast, the theme is Things We Love to Eat and Drink.
A painting a day, and yes, they’re for sale. And they’re affordable: $99, which includes free first-class shipping. You can order on my Etsy store by clicking here. Check this blog every day (or the Etsy store) to see the new painting du jour. Each one will be 5″ by 7″ on sturdy illustration board, and made with watercolors, gouache paint and ink.
I’ll need some content, folks, so if you have any suggestions for good subjects, leave a comment or write to me at firstname.lastname@example.org. What goodies would you like to see memorialized as art? What’s your favorite comfort food? Your most-loved childhood treat? If you moved away tomorrow, what local specialty would you miss the most? And, looking ahead, what other themes would you suggest?
Tomorrow’s painting: The Ocean State’s favorite cooler.
Yesterday’s painting: “Pop Corn.”