032917 – Orange doodle

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I was having problems staying focus and was working in the dark all day – since the auto lights keep shutting off and the sensor doesn’t see me (hoping they fix this) I have an idea in my head but having problems getting it together – I just wanted to do something fun and loose that would make me smile. So this is what I came up with – did some doodling and I liked it a lot.

The work itself is  roughly 4.5″ x 4.5″  | $35 unframed/ $50 framed (+tax and shipping)

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032817-Abstracted Mai Tai

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So this is the final artwork for a potential design for a glassware design. Well I do not think this is going to turn into glassware – since the design of the event has changed – but who knows!

It doesn’t really matter – b/c I LOVE this!

The work itself is  roughly 5″ x 11.5″

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032517- Mai tai abstracted glassware design

So I finished up this today. I was not happy with it until I turned it vertically and now I love the way it looks. I also replaced the orange ‘sugar’ with the white sugar squares and now I LOVE it!! I likely won’t get this scanned until tomorrow or Monday. I need to get this scanned so I can show it off as well as to get it vectorized to try and turn it into actual glassware artwork. Though honestly I am not sure it will actually get into production.

031217 – Mai Tai glassware status

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So made a little progress on this today. I kinda like this layout – but it does need a little tweaking. I still have the sugar to add. If this layout stays close to this – I am leaning towards making the sugar the same color as the background shapes (the rum). I am toying with a different sugar shape as well…. We will see if I can get back into the studio around some appointments and upcoming snow.

030617 – Jasper’s Rum Punch

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{click for larger version} Wow – it has been awhile since I have made a cocktail artwork. So I was thinking I wanted to drink a really good rum punch, so I started looking for recipes. Well I made one last night and it was OK. I like this artwork better than the drink I made. This is a simple recipe – Ice, rum, simple syrup, and lime juice with 2 dashes of bitters and grated nutmeg and some beautiful mint for garnish. I saw several recipes that had touch of grenadine and some with a splash of orange juice too. When I made me drink last night I added a bit of blood orange and it was pretty good!!

The work itself is  roughly 5″ x 7″

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l-r : Jasper’s Rum Punch, Chartreuse Swizzle, 151 Swizzle, Shruken Skull, Daiquiri, Mojito, Zombie, Navy Grog, Mai Tai (my drink menu continues to expand)

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030517 – Rum Punch Status

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I started to think about cocktails I wanted to drink this weekend and I thought I want a really basic rum punch. This can be a very complicated cocktail – but it can be a pretty simple one too. I have seen 2 variants I am most interested in

1 of sour                1 sweet
2 of sweet            2 sour
3 of strong           3 of strong
4 of weak             4 of weak

I will just need to taste test both!!! The week in both recipes is ice/water. This can be a pretty deceptively strong drink!!

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