Oil on Canvas, Pen and Ink text.

There was a wonderful little coffe shop/cafe in the town where I teach. The owner of the store and I had a lot in common—we were both Registered Nurses who’d gone back to college, and/or decided on different careers. I had become an art teacher, while she’d opened a coffee shop. My Wonderland hubby and I frequented the shop. Her brand of coffee was called “Wild Horses”, so I depicted two rearing horses in the steam.

She and I became friends. Then another change happened—she is now teaching health classes while getting her teaching degree, and works at the same school as me!

I did this painting for her a few years ago, which hung in the Off Center Cafe. I included the quotes:

“I never drink coffee for lunch…I find it keeps me awake for the afternoon.”—Ronald Reagan.

“I believe humans get a lot done, not because we’re smart, but because we have thumbs so we can make coffee—Flash Rosenburg.

She sold the cafe last year, and I asked her to take the painting with her. The cafe’s just not the same, but I am glad to see her at school every day.


oil, coffee, quotes

Nature soothes and heals me. Any time I get to spend outdoors enjoying any kind of weather, and any experience communing with the earth, I consider therapeutic.

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  • Karri Klawiter
    Karri Klawiterover 5 years ago

    Very nice!

  • midzing
    midzingover 5 years ago

    awesome work,,, well done

  • Linda Bennett
    Linda Bennettover 5 years ago

    Lovely piece of artwork…nice job!!!

  • tonyanicole
    tonyanicoleover 5 years ago

    mmm now i want something mocha.
    i never knew you painted this brownie, but saw it many many times hanging up at my favorite coffee shop. I have many memories there. :)

  • I used to love stopping there on the way to school and chatting with Cheri. I couldn’t believe how much we had in common. I was shocked when I found out she married Chris Laughbaum—I played his wife in a play years ago called “Baby with the Bathwater”. He’s a hoot!

    – lindybird

  • amarica
    amaricaover 5 years ago

    Nice work!

  • tonyanicole
    tonyanicoleover 5 years ago

    haha that’s funny. we use to go there for lunch everyday, back when we had freedom. haha. that place means alot to me!

  • zangi12
    zangi12over 5 years ago

    great art work I can smell the coffee aroma.
    Ijyst love it Dear Lindy.

  • Thank you! The coffee WAS heavenly there!

    – lindybird

  • mrscboretti
    mrscborettiover 5 years ago

    Love it!

  • Carrie Jackson
    Carrie Jacksonover 5 years ago

    Beautiful story and painting. I really love the look and feel of it and boy I’m glad there is coffee too! ;D Excellent work!

  • Thanks, Carrie! I had fun painting it, because it was for a friend, and I knew she’d love it. Also, thanks for the comments, and the fav on this! I’ll check out your work, too!

    – lindybird

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensover 5 years ago

    Great work,
    and loved the story behind it too.

  • Thanks, very much! I really miss that little cafe.

    – lindybird

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