I’ve never done a blog-fest before, so I hope I do this right *crosses fingers*. I want to become a part of a community here on blogger and this seems like a good way to get around and meet people. A friend of mine did this one, and like her coffee is my life force so it seemed like a good way to dive into the world.
I love coffee, tea, hot cocoa, really as long as it is steaming and in a glass I will drink it… that sounded a little like a challenge. Lets just make sure nothing gross makes its way into my mug. Now I own over 30 mugs (yes I know I have a problem, let me direct you to my last post to see a real problem) so narrowing it down to one mug is near impossible!
Do I pick the mug that fits the best in my hand? May favorite coffee mug that always seems to hold the perfect amount of coffee and keep it hot? My favorite cocoa me? My tea mug? The one I painted myself? The one that is my favorite color? The one that’s snarky and crass? The one I got on my surprise birthday trip my dad sent me on to NYC? Can I post the one I painted and feel like I’m not copying my friend Lindz?
As you can see I had a lot of things to ask myself before I could pick something to show you all.
I hemmed and hawed most of the day over it. But then I finally decided. It has to be my fire mug.
I painted this mug at the same time Lindz painted hers; it was such a great time just sitting at the table in this little shop chatting about life while listing to weird x-mas music that we really wanted to turn off. This mug is the representation of the MC from my WIP. Each of my main characters is tied to an element and (I hope) obviously you can tell my MC is fire. The quote on the mug is a quote that pretty much sums up my character (I have picked out famous quotes for all of them) and has become the working title of my story. And besides the personal reasons for loving this mug I also love the shape of this mug, I live mugs to be curvy like women, they fit so nicely in my hand that way. And while this mug is big, it is perfect if I only fill it 75% full and then I get all of the drink I need and don’t feel like I’m going to spill all over during the first few sips.
Also there is a little surprise on the bottom of the mug that just makes me giggle in the way it to pertains to my MC. Also I painstakingly painted the inside as well, so I would have something pretty to look at as I drank.