W&N watercolour on Bockingford 300gsm

An aroma that fills the room with warmth brewing gently, steady and
Two friends together in stolen moments sharing soul, heart, life.
Weaving through the years
like a fine delicate lace.
The design unravels details,
simplicity, sometimes flaws.
And even still, meshing together
bonded by each cup.
The tenderness of solitude
occasionally with a good book.
As I take the first sip
of the first cup
I realize again that I am blessed.
To share this cup with such a friend,
sometimes it being only me.
So much more than flavour, roast or blend…
A way of life.

By Karie Lesly

  1. 30th July 2012 – FEATURED in All Things Coffee


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I am a watercolorist living on my little piece of African soil in Tarlton, Gauteng, South Africa. The inspiration for my art is the wonderfully rich variety of Fauna and Flora to be found throughout this beautiful country.
“There is a fine line between dreams and reality; it’s up to you to draw it.”

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  • Sally Griffin
    Sally Griffinalmost 3 years ago

    beautiful watercolor….and adore the quote….very nice! how a best friend and coffee can warm you heart………

  • Thanks for the lovely comment and the fav Sally, much appreciated!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Jessica Mullins-Hunter
    Jessica Mullin...almost 3 years ago

    I love your paintings :) They are so well composed and always interesting! Beautiful work by the way!

  • How nice of you to say so Jessica, thank you, I appreciate that!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Elizabeth Kendall
    Elizabeth Kendallalmost 3 years ago

    Weer eens een van daardie uiters oorspronklikes! Pragtig Maree!

  • Dankie Liz! Sonder sy bril het Dave gedog dis bacon en eiers! hie hie!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Hege Nolan
    Hege Nolanalmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations, you have been featured in the “All Things Coffee Group”
    30 July, 2012 – painted edition
    check it out here!

  • This is so great Hege! Thank you for the feature, a lovely honour!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • JolanteHesse
    JolanteHessealmost 2 years ago

    I love the perspective and the minimalist feel of this painting Maree!

  • Thank you Jolante!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful watercolor and poem! Congrats on the recent feature!

  • Thank you very much Angie, and thanks for adding it to your favs!

    – Maree Clarkson

  • Tatjana Larina
    Tatjana Larinaalmost 2 years ago

    Love it!

  • Thank you very much Tatjana, appreciate that fav!

    – Maree Clarkson

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