Café Crem

Art, Music and Words around The Coffee Table

Space Food

Space Food, by Nicole and Shelley

Starting on my trip
In my new white spaceship,
I thought I would cry
When I hit a blueberry pie.
Certainly this would stain!
Who knew it would rain
Bananas, oranges and kiwi
So dense I could hardly see?
I heard tomatoes splat,
And when I thought that was that,
Space coffee flew past.
I had to think fast.
I filled my cup, grabbed a cake,
And landed for a coffee break.

July 19, 2010 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, food, Nicole, poetry, Shelley's Creations, The MiniBar | , , | 9 Comments

Coffee Love

Happy Valentine’s Day!

February 13, 2010 Posted by | Art, coffee, drawing, love, photography, Shelley's Creations, Valentines | , , | 3 Comments

Empress Coffee Break

Happy New Year!

January 2, 2010 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, drawing, Shelley's Creations | , , | 10 Comments

Night Coffee

Hello everyone! I wanted to share my latest coffee cup art with you. I wish I had time to write more about how I really want to have a cup of coffee this evening, even though it would keep me up when I really need some sleep, but my kids just ran out of toothpaste, and I seem to be the only one in the house who can find some new toothpaste for them.

December 21, 2009 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, children, coffee, drawing, Shelley's Creations | , , , | 5 Comments

Grotesque Café Art

Cafe Sketch, by Miki

Cafe Sketch, by Miki

One of my recent sketches at cafe Masko.

I was not in my best mood that day

I explained why here

and I tended to see the world in a quite  grotesque way, as you can see …

Some people try to invade everybody’s space, don’t they?


April 18, 2009 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, drawing, life, Miki's Paintings | , , , , , | 7 Comments

Coffee Love 300

Do you measure time by how much coffee is left in your cup? Do you know it’s time to eat something after you’ve had your 3rd cup of coffee?

It seems like it’s been 300 cups of coffee since I’ve chatted with my friends here at Cafe Crem, but the coffee love is still strong!

Coffee hugs all around!

April 2, 2009 Posted by | Art, coffee, drawing, friends, love, Shelley's Creations | , , , | 6 Comments

Coffee Love

An early Valentine for my friends at Cafe Crem!

Hugs and kisses 🙂


February 13, 2009 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, drawing, friends, love, Shelley's Creations, Valentines | , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Michael Po’Coffee

Just a bit of fun as I was sifting through photos from our very own Michael Pokocky for our next video project – I know, like us, he’s never far from a cup of coffee when he’s working, so I sketched him as his alter ego – Michael Po’Coffee!


Drawing by Kev Moore

February 10, 2009 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, drawing, friends, fun, illustrations, Kev Moore's Cartoons, random | , , , | 7 Comments

Ugly Mug


Finally I have managed to get something coffee related into cafe crem! The mug in the picture was my star creation at age 13/14 after a few weeks doing pottery at my secondary school. The teacher told various other members of staff about it that it was the best she’d seen any pupil produce, and this little dewdrop filtered back to me in the time honoured tradition. The photo alas is not so good but I am still getting the hang of the new camera even though I stil have no software; this was uploaded by the simple(haha!) expedient of putting the camera SD card into my new EEpc laptop and getting my husband to figure the rest out….It was then all transferred onto what we like to call a “remembering twig” and thus onto my PC.

If you’re wondering how a single mug has survived almost thirty years of use and about ten house moves, then blame my teacher. For some reason a tiny area inside the mug didn’t take the glaze and so the resulting mug has never held liquid of any sort and therefore only qualifies as a coffee cup from wistful thinking. It annoyed me at the time that all my work at the potter’s wheel getting the basic vessel right, then the sculpting of the face and the handle all went for nothing because a dip in the glaze missed a tiny portion of biscuit-fired clay, but now I am glad because I am sure that it would have been broken beyond repair by now otherwise.

Sometimes a mistake proves to be a blessing.

by Viv

January 10, 2009 Posted by | Art, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, fun, personal, photography, school, Viv's Art | , , , , , | 2 Comments

Cozy coffee art for cold, cold days



It’s not just the gray sky, the forecast of freezing rain. People are worried this season, chilled by a steady diet of bad news. So here’s a gentle reminder to notice the hundred small pleasures  that punctuate your day: your favorite song on the radio, a smile from a stranger, a laughing baby… a friendly cat, a hot cup of coffee.



December 11, 2008 Posted by | animals, Cafe L'Arte, coffee, life, painting, Val's Paintings | , , | 5 Comments