These are two of my friends who "reside' at the Steep & Brew coffee shop on Odana Road. Flora, who is also an artist,paints murals and scene sets. Saad (right) is the big Kahuna who runs the place. It's a rather small space – which is what makes it a fun place to hang out.
Often there will be an openconversation in which you can insert your two cents if you choose. It wasn't until after I learned the original Steep & Brew started in a living room, with volunteers to serve coffee drinks, that I realized how much nicer it is to have a few of my paintings hanging on their walls. Two of the paitning are part of my "Cowboy Colors" series – and the third is a play on words, made just for coffee shop people. It's called "Coffee Beens w Raspberry" – inspired by the collection of coffees I have enjoyed there in the past.
You never knowwho you will meet up with there.