The La Bou Bakery and Cafe Corner Artist Collective – in Carmichael

My local java joint, La Bou Carmichael, is a real art center! I’ve been hanging out there since we moved to Carmichael, so much so I call it my “office”. And I’m not the only artist there!  Barista Megan designs cards for all occasions and has been doing so for several years – she calls her “company” Anchor Cards, and she now has a collection for sale at La Bou’s front counter – just $5 each.

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My lovely wife Evelyn is drawing and painting coffee sleeves for La Bou  and everyone loves them. Just ask for one when you order your drink!

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Local classical guitarist Sean O’Connor plays La Bou every Saturday from 11 am ’til 1 pm. He’s also the director of the Sacramento Guitar Society Orchestra.

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I’m working on hand-drawn holiday cards – and have even sold a few!

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If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by, say hi, and enjoy the great coffee and tea drinks and the yummy pastries – all baked on premise! Say hi to Lee, the manager, too – she’s great and occasionally does some origami!

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More Coffee Sleeves

Been doing a lot of these at the local java joint (La Bou Carmichael) – my lovely wife has been, too, though hers are much more elegant. If you’re in our area, stop by La Bou and ask the baristas for one – make sure you tip them! 🙂

More Coffee Sleeves

These are the ones I did today – I’m giving them to the baristas and they’re shuffling them into the stack behind the counter. My lovely wife’s done a few, too, but they’re much more elegant – she also paints over them with a sealant so they last!

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Coffee Sleeves

A Facebook friend – cartoonist Jon Murakami – and his friends started drawing on the coffee sleeves at their java joint in Hawaii. Thought I’d give it a shot – here are a few I’ve done. If you stop by La Bou in Carmichael, CA, ask for one when you buy a coffee – and make sure to tip the brew crew!