Today was really special to me. I went to Izzy's Coffee Den to see a new art installation. The cafe was full of people talking and working in a great atmosphere. Here's a smudge from the website that made me laugh". Check it out at http://izzyscoffeeden.com
"At Izzy’s all are welcome… Including but not limited to:
Punks, Rockers, Coffee Snobs, Caffeine Junkies, Indierockers, Emo Kids, Shoe Gazers, Gay, Straight, Questioning, Transgender, Macs, PCs, Hippies, Straight Edge, Hipsters, Squares, The Downtrodden, Yappers, Suits, Tourists, Locals, Average, Above Average, Below Average, Jocks, Freshman, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors, Actual Seniors, Babies, Toddlers, Criers, Mumblers, Drinkers, Teetotalers, Artists, Posers, Liars, Dropouts, Lawyers, Brainiacs, Readers, Furries, Donnies, and Maries, Green-Egg Eaters, Possum Droppers, Man-Handers, 80's T's and Seersuckers, Floozies, Losers, Flappers, Bad-Choice-Makers, Deal Breakers…"
Ben, the owner made me the most marvelous cuppa Mexican Mocha. I'm telling you, it was the best ever. He told me that Izzy's make their own chocolate for their beverages. Now Asheville has many chocolate makers, so I believe this speaks highly of Ben's dedication to the perfect libation.
But wait...the point was this new art installation. The artist doesn't use many colors in a piece, which only make the sharp graphics and text stand out. His work is really thought provoking. First you may chuckle....then you definately think. Here's one of my favs:
Okay, the artist is our son Chris May. You never know in which direction a life will take. I never would have guessed Chris would be an artist, not knowing the boy that was. But, I always told the kids to follow their hearts, their passions and creating this art, expressing his thoughts on canvas is one of his.
On another note, one of the movies that has meant a lot to our family is "The Untouchables". The world would surely run smoother if everyone with an idea would ask themselves "what are you prepared to do", IMHO. Chis made this awesome painting for my birthday. I see it every morning, and ask myself just that question!
Stop in to Izzy's, enjoy the great art and have a cuppa!