I Painted the Barista at Pacha’s Coffee

Barristra in Longjohns at Pacha's

Barista in Skeleton Longjohns at Pacha's

I painted the barista  at Pacha’s Coffee.  I have never painted here before, although Pacha’s is in walking distance from my home.  He had on thermal longjohns with an elaborate silk-screened skeleton that he had printed on himself.  It was the same skeletal image in black, green, and red – so he had to run the underwear through the screen three times.  I am very impressed by any artist that chooses printmaking as their medium, because the process is so crucial.  If they make a mistake along the way, their work is not easily remedied.  They are very smart people.

I hope that everyone out there in the BLOGUS is doing their best, and working towards treating everyone with goodwill.   In the words of my friend, Owen, “Thrive!”


  1. Posted January 4, 2009 at 3:34 am | Permalink

    printmaking, boy with beard and coffee. Im loving it♥
    **happy new year** lavanna!!! wish you the best in 2009 and looking forward to see more of your wonderful paintings!

  2. Posted January 4, 2009 at 6:45 pm | Permalink

    Hi, Meli.

    Thank you so much – you are such a fine artist, that I am really flattered. May your year in the Bay be wonderful.


  3. Posted January 4, 2009 at 10:05 pm | Permalink

    This is wonderful, Lavanna. I love it when people wear interesting outfits like he was doing and it’s great that you were there to capture the moment. I can’t wait to watch you paint next week.

    Did he know you were painting him? I know they usually don’t, but I’m curious about him specifically.


    • Posted January 4, 2009 at 10:11 pm | Permalink

      Hey, Wesley.

      I think that he knew, but he didn’t venture over to peek (that’s the way that I prefer it).

      Yeah, I’m excited, also. I get to hang out with a famous director! I should paint you, too!

      For those of you who might read this, (Wesley won the high school division of SXSW film shorts last year).

  4. Posted April 9, 2009 at 3:00 pm | Permalink

    good works

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