When I think of birthday cake, I think of a rich sweet taste, creamy textured, and a vanilla colour with so many beautiful multi-coloured sprinkles. My cup of joe is Coldstone Creamery Birthday Cake Remix. Inside my mug, the deep brown java has a reddish tint where it meets the side of the mug. It smells like a typical coffee. There might be faint notes of vanilla. The brewed beverage from my Keurig is not chocolaty, flowery, or fruity. It is a mellow coffee, a soft bitterness if that makes sense. It lacks that whimsical feel of other birthday cake themed items. It can’t be the rainbow-coloured beauty of sprinkles or the surprise pops of a cake or ice cream.
If we were having coffee, I would start by sharing my picture contribution to the Photographing Public Art Challenge (PPAC). The PPAC is a fun addition to our beloved Weekend Coffee Share. This piece of artwork is marked as for sale or lease from Grant Berg Gallery. It is in the lobby of one of the buildings downtown and it fascinates me.
If we were having coffee, I would share another image with you. This was my grandmother’s sewing basket; she was a seamstress by trade. When she passed, my dad inherited it and I believe he kept it for sentimental value. When he passes last year, I inherited it. It was still full of grandma’s sewing stuff. I cleaned it out this week, slowly sifting through sewing machine feet and needles. There were some items in there in their original packs that appeared to be from her very early years of sewing. I donated a few things and kept stuff I could use. I repurposed the basket for my writing stuff: pens, highlighters, pencils, sticky notes, thumb drives . . . It’s now in the writing space that I am setting up.
If we were having coffee, I would invite you to click on the Writing Sparkle Books coffee-stained ink quill image in the side bar (if you are on a laptop) or at the bottom if you are on a phone or I-pad. That will take you to my new author page that I created this week. I’m happy with how it turned out. You can also click here, Writing Sparkle Books.
If we were having coffee, I would sigh and pass you the coffee pot as I settle back into my chair, put my feet up, and turn my ear to you.
By Shari Marshall – 2022
Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Natalie the Explorer. I hope you have a chance to join us for a virtual cup. Coffee share #96 or week 46 of 54.