Here are some of the holiday coffee sleeves I did for La Bou Carmichael, my local java joint. If you’re in the Carmichael area, stop by and ask your barista for one! These cover Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, New Year, and “Talk Like a Pirate Day”! I got the idea from fellow cartoonist and Facebook “friend” Jon Murakami, who’s been doing this with his cartooning friends at their local Starbucks in Honolulu. If you make it to Hawaii, stop in at their Honolulu Starbucks – tell them I sent you!
My local java joint, La Bou Carmichael, is a real art center! I’ve been hanging out there since we moved to Carmichael, so much so I call it my “office”. And I’m not the only artist there! Barista Megan designs cards for all occasions and has been doing so for several years – she calls her “company” Anchor Cards, and she now has a collection for sale at La Bou’s front counter – just $5 each.
My lovely wife Evelyn is drawing and painting coffee sleeves for La Bou and everyone loves them. Just ask for one when you order your drink!
Local classical guitarist Sean O’Connor plays La Bou every Saturday from 11 am ’til 1 pm. He’s also the director of the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra.
I’m working on hand-drawn holiday cards – and have even sold a few!
If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by, say hi, and enjoy the great coffee and tea drinks and the yummy pastries – all baked on premise! Say hi to Lee, the manager, too – she’s great and occasionally does some origami!
I’m on a roll! 🙂
These are the ones I did today – I’m giving them to the baristas and they’re shuffling them into the stack behind the counter. My lovely wife’s done a few, too, but they’re much more elegant – she also paints over them with a sealant so they last!