Inspired by the super amazing Lisa Congdon (artist, illustrator and teacher from Oakland CA), I've taken on a self-imposed challenge of making a sketch everyday for the next YEAR. I spend more time than I'd like to in my kitchen. Yes, the kitchen is a place to gather and feast; for family and love and friends. And all that is great! It is also the place for crumbs on the floor, spills on the table, sticky pans and things that do not belong in the kitchen (read: soccer balls and dirty socks). But, I digress...as I spend much time in our home's kitchen and as I do love food and kitchen tools, I thought it the perfect place to find the objects for my daily sketch. Today is day one, and I think nothing would be more appropriate for the first sketch as a cup of coffee. Here she is.