guest artist ~ jennifer cook

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I am pleased to introduce our guest artist to today! Jennifer Cook, the lovely and talented artist behind the “What My Coffee & Tea Says To Me” series! Whimsical, uplifting and inspirational! Welcome, Jennifer!



As a 20 year strategic designer and illustrator I decided that it was time for a creative challenge and thus was launched the series called “What my Coffee says to me.”

On January 1st, 2012, as I stared into my first cup of coffee of the year, I decided that each day must have a special meaning and each day had to be represented creatively. The conversation with my coffee that day was more than just coffee talk. I was infused with a passion to create a caffeinated illustration for every day called “What my Coffee says to me!”




To see the 366 caffeine inspired illustrations please visit my Pinterest link here:


This journey has been an amazing experience for me. On December 31st, 2012, I achieved my goal of 366 caffeinated creations! Each illustration different and each one inspired by a cup of coffee in the morning. Although it was difficult to come up with a different creation every day – my coffee fueled me forward into creativity each day.


A I reflect upon the past year, I must say it has been pretty wonderful. My daily illustrations have attracted new fans and followers from all over the world and I have received many comments such as “what kind of coffee do you drink that causes such creativity”ย  and “could you create a series devoted to Tea”. My work has been liked and shared on a daily basis and this has been thoroughly gratifying.


What my Tea says to me, steeped on July 12, 2012, poured out to social media, with a goal ofย  366 illustrations by July 13, 2013. You can see the visual representations on my Pinterest board here:


Both illustrated series “What my Coffee says to me” and “What my Tea says to me” have filled my being with creative joy and the positive feedback has filled me with love! I have received requests to purchase my creations from people from all over the world who want to adorn their homes, and in some cases coffee houses, with my work.


As of January 6th, 2013, the “What my Coffee says to me” illustrations are available to buy on Redbubble. If you have a favorite illustration and would like to buy it please don’t hesitate to connect with me. Here is the link to Redbubble


“What my Coffee says to me” is also being converted into a Gratitude Journal with 366 illustrated pages for you to write down YOUR grateful thoughts. This coffee infused creative journal will be available soon.



Thank you for sharing your beautiful art with us, Jennifer!


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  11 comments for “guest artist ~ jennifer cook

  1. Danielle
    February 26, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    366 caffeinated illustrations…love it! Her illustrations are bright and lovely. ๐Ÿ™‚ Now I feel I need to go have a cup myself!

    • Melissa
      February 26, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Hello there , Danielle! Yes, her work is truly inspirational! I’ve been sipping tea and toasting her all day! Cheers, and thanks fro dropping by!

    • February 27, 2013 at 10:56 am

      Cheers Danielle, for the lovely compliment of my work. Cheers to you, may your cup always be full ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. February 26, 2013 at 7:32 pm

    love, Love, LOVE Jennifer’s work!!! xoxo

    • Melissa
      February 26, 2013 at 8:47 pm

      Hi there Michele! I love her work too! thanks for visiting! xoxoxo

    • February 27, 2013 at 10:54 am

      Thank you for the lovely comment Michelle. It was lovely to have Melissa feature my creativity ๐Ÿ™‚

      • Melissa
        February 27, 2013 at 12:25 pm

        My pleasure, Jennifer ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. February 27, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Jennifer’s work is truly inspiring!

    • Melissa
      February 27, 2013 at 10:39 am

      I think so too, Benita! thanks so much for stopping by to comment! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • February 27, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Thank you Benita for the lovely compliment ๐Ÿ™‚ Cheers to you ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. April 25, 2013 at 8:00 pm

    First off I want to say excellent blog! I had a quick question in which I’d like to ask if you do not mind. I was curious to know how you center yourself and clear your head prior to writing. I’ve had a difficult time clearing my thoughts in
    getting my thoughts out there. I truly do enjoy writing however
    it just seems like the first 10 to 15 minutes are usually lost
    simply just trying to figure out how to begin. Any suggestions or hints?
    Thank you!

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