10-27-2011 I signed up for the AFA God in the Machine swap today. "For this swap you will create cards that prominently feature one or more machines. Technology drives our lives and dominates our time. Honor it by paying attention to all the details. These can be simple machines (a can opener) or complex (the inner workings of a wrist watch) or even something abstract." My daughters and I were baking Pumpkin Spice bread this morning the machines that make our lives easier laid out before us and just like that I knew they needed to be drawn. This is actually the second time I've drawn this coffee maker, big coffee fan right here folks. It's funny the coffee maker was the first item I'd ever sketched standing up if you've never done it you should try. It's an experience I strongly suggest for any serious artist.