Friday, January 01, 2010

illustration challenge # 4

I don't have a lot of information on this business,
but ran across
this, and sounded a bit like
Algonquin Round Table in NY also.


Sounds like it was an interesting place to hang out.

ArtSpark had another challenge,
and, I can never seem
to fill in the blank:

"Confetti?" scoffed Grandpa.
"Why, when I was a boy
we celebrated The New Year properly,
with the time-honored tradition.......

She'll have links up to other
later today.

Cheers, ya'll!


Anonymous said...

I've heard of the company but only in passing. Way cool on the illos :) And I really should finish mine!

tut-tut said...

Happy New Year, CM!

Candie said...

Nice piece of work!Happy New Year!All the best!

tony said...

Coffee , Have A Fine New Year.Regards T.

ArtSparker said...

Visits to other lands by way of the land of counterpane? There's some Little Nemo in these, but without the dangers. Thanks for joining in again - I always look forward to seeing what you come up with.

California Girl said...

i like your interpretations, particularly the bay scene.

Happy New Year, CM!!

Jonny Gray said...

Beautiful. The collage gives an interesting tweak to the nostalgia.

Happy New Year.

Lisa Nanette Allender said...

Love the collage. nice to be back, visiting.
I missed you, Coffee Messiah!
"Friend" me on Facebook, if u wish.
use "Lisa Nanette Allender".

Dominic Rivron said...

Delightfully surreal. That caption is a toughie. Roll on the next ArtSpark challenge!

Coffee Messiah said...

subT: You'll do one when U R ready.

t & T: Thanks and same for you and your family.

candie: Thanks and our best 2 U 2.

tony: Let's hope 4 all of us!

artS: Hey Thanks, it is always interesting.

cg: Thanks, and that bay happens to be Canne ; )

bungy: Thanks and 2 U!

lisa: Thanks and sorry about FB, this takes more time than I ever anticipate, but thanks 4 the invite!

dominic: Thanks for stopping by!

lettuce said...


I just saw that I left a comment at ArtSparkers saying that I had an idea for this challenge and intended to do it.... i didn't make the time and have entirely forgotten the idea.

these are both great

Merle Sneed said...

Happy New Year, my friend!

Sam Juliano said...

The old parchment illustrations are wonderful, and they really add to the entire "coffee" experience. The collage is particularly striking.

A very Happy New Year to you and Yours, Coffee Messiah!

Sorry that AVATAR didn't overwhelm you, but I know that one can divide in an artsitic sense. Look forward to more sharing of our experience, my friend.

Ténèbres à la lumière... said...

Hi! C.M. and Sam Juliano,
Nice images...
Nice quote...
by G.K. Chesterton,and most
Thanks, for the links.
Happy New Year! (A new soul?!?)
to you and all of your readers.
DeeDee ;-D

Coffee Messiah said...

lettuce: Hello and Thanks. Don't worry, it's not like U R in school.
My best to you and yours also!

merle: Thanks and to you and yours also.

sam: If it were one of the first films I had seen as a child, it just might have. No matter, it was done well, and maybe reminded me too much of gw and bunch the previous 8 yrs.

dd: Hi there and Thanks for stopping by.

Totalfeckineejit said...

Totally weird and equally wonderful!

Coffee Messiah said...

tfi: Thanks 4 that.