Coffee stains – I “create” one coffee stain… every morning

27-09-2016 Coffee stains – I “create” one coffee stain… every morning
Coffee stains

Since I am quite messy in the morning, I have been creating coffee stains for a long time. However, it wasn’t until a few months back, that I started making this mess on purpose.

On the 24th of May (2016), the day after I gave the table a good clean, I bumped over my first attempt at making my morning coffee. Since I was still in a hurry back then (a different story) I did not have make time to clean it all up. The bottom of my second attempt was drained in coffee. Since I had just cleaned the table and lacking a coaster, I used a little sketch book to place the cup on.

My first “real” coffee stain was born!

I continued my morning, took a seat at the table, drank my coffee, and listened to the music playing on my record player. Having not much better to do, I stared at the coffee stain, slowly drying up. The way the paper slowly absorbed the coffee and the way the water dried and left the coffee pattern  was quite relaxing.

I have been creating coffee stains, in sketch books, almost ever morning since that day. Creating a little mess (on purpose) to start my day has been amazing. Every time, I still love the way the stains form on the paper. I also notice that the coffee stains stimulate kick start my “creativity”. I like to just stare and see little images rise from the stains. They actually caused me to start sketching again.

About a month ago, I started collecting in my second book. I never would have thought, that a thing, as simple as a coffee stain, could become such an amazing addition to my morning ritual, my burnout recovery, and to my life in general. They create a little rest in my head and stimulate my creativity. Last month, I even got one of my stains tattooed on my arm.

In the gallery, you will find some random coffee stain related images, including “my first”, “the books”, “the tattoo”, and “a wedding card that I created using coffee stains”.


I hope that you will all find your “coffee stains” in life.


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