Tonight, (Thursday, September 19), I'll be live painting outside of Cafe 13 in downtown Golden. This event is part of Cafe 13's "Thoughtful Thursdays", where they benefit a local non-profit with 10% of their earnings from 3 to 10pm. When I knew that I would be painting there, the very next question was, "What do I paint?"
If you haven't visited Cafe 13 in Golden, you ought to. It's a charming restaurant and coffee shop in the very heart of our beautiful city. The inside has been renovated with a kitsch pattern of teal, brown and black and the cool tile and classy desserts inside the glass cases immediately help make you feel like you are "uptown" in a little town.
Inside, they have a little room entitled "Flo's Room", and being a person who asks these kinds of questions, I immediately wondered, "Who's Flo?" I even tried asking the internet this question, but couldn't come up with the answer. So, being an artist, I started to reimagine who "Flo" might be. I was in a humorous mood. I wanted to paint something that would me chuckle. So, all of a sudden this cat began to hang out in my mind's eye. She's quirky with a touch of country as she holds her cup of delicious Cafe 13 coffee. I'm partway through the painting, and I'll be working on it tonight. Life, at Cafe 13. Come by, check out Flo, and support an amazing little school, Welchester Elementary!