Friday, March 09, 2007

Illustration Friday: Wired

Like most Americans, I am not good in the morning until I've had a little coffee. Not that I ever drink enough to get truly wired. Leaving a bit of a dull edge can certainly have its advantages. Americans, Baby Boomers specifically, seem to have an uncontrollable need to be enormously busy, multitasking themselves through every waking hour. I am a Boomer, so why don't I feel like that? Perhaps it is time for a serious confession.
I have never been to a Starbucks. *
Now, I know that is hard to believe. I looked into one from inside a bookstore recently, but I couldn't make heads of tails of how to order, so I decided not to go in. Since I have no shortage of humbling experiences these days, I figured it was best not to invite shame and humiliation by stuttering through some incomprehensible order while the people in line behind me speculate as to which planet I had just fallen from. I think I will stick to McDonalds. There, I can ask for coffee, and be reasonably assured that what I get will be close to what I want.
Good thing my standards aren't too high. *

14 comments:

claudine hellmuth said...

love this! the text in the background id great!

mcaplan said...

Very cool!

Leigh Anne McConnaughey said...

the big red eye cracks me up

Detlef said...

Disconcerting facial features....mind you that doesn't trouble me in the slightest.

rusz said...

really funky

Michelle Lana said...

Great take and style!

Perriette said...

I gave up on multi-tasking along time ago. And I've never been a coffee drinker. I'm just a freak. Speaking of freaks - I often make one eye much larger in my artwork. What does this mean...hmmmmmm...I fear to ask.

Fabian Lemey said...

Beautiful piece!

mike said...

This is fun and funny, nice work....

harmoniousjosh said...

I worked at a Starbucks when I was a wee lad. I wasn't very good at it. Ever since, I drink coffee at home.

Brine Blank said...

nice substrate and effects with the eyes...here is to all of us that have never had starbucks corrupting our systems (sweet tea only in this household)...

neilornstein said...

I live in Starbucks. If you ever find yourself in Toronto you can send me in to get you tall non-fat extra hot cappuccino ether wet or dry. I am beyond humiliation such is the nature of my addiction. Oh and fine Saul Steinbergian work this week.

neilornstein said...

Oh and by the way you should listen to "Stress" by Jim's Big Ego.

neilornstein said...

here is the link:
http://bigego.com/index.php?page=video&display=693