“Chocolate with Sprinkles” was hung last week in the new exhibit at the Conscious Bean coffee shop on Colvin Run Road. The challenge this time for my fellow artists from Great Falls Studios was to come up with an interior or exterior scene of a coffee shop in a format no larger than 16″x20″. It’s exciting to see all the different interpretations of the theme from painters, photographers, a potter and a sculptor in addition to my fiber piece. If you get a chance, it’s definitely worth a visit to the Conscious Bean to have a cup of coffee and see which interpretation is your favorite!
This piece was fun for me to do because it’s such a departure from my usual abstract work. The coffee cup and the cupcake are hand appliqued and the sprinkles on the cupcake are hand beaded. I machine quilted dimensional lines into the applique and wrote the names of popular coffee drinks in the background, like cappuchino, latte, mocha and expresso. Then I used a piece of hand dyed fabric that I made many years ago as a background to stretch the whole piece over an artist’s canvas. The final dimension is 11″x14.”