Artist Maria Aristidou didn't shed a tear when she spilled her latte over a watercolor piece she'd been working on. Instead, she used the accident as her chance to take a new approach to her artwork: painting mostly pop culture images with coffee.
And Maria isn't alone when it comes to using coffee as a tool for art. After much experimentation, husband and wife team Angel Sarkela-Saur and Andy Saur rely on a simple combination of water and steeped coffee ground for their scenic paintings, while Giulia Bernardelli plays up the accidental spilled coffee, creating intricate images on blank paper or the inside of the coffee cup itself.
Spilled coffee no longer seems like such a bad thing anymore.
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