April 15, 2012
Flamingo Latte Art
Or, more accurately, it's steamed milk, deftly flicked on to a bed of crema. But that sounds a bit arrogant, doesn't it?
It's the results of my 10,000 hours, my blood, sweat, and tears, etched in to a bronze plate. Too melodramatic?
Very well then. It's a latte. A pretty one, I think, with my attempt at a bird. The inspiration was this:
Now then, my result is comparably lop-sided, but nonetheless charming. It looks a bit like the bird on Odwalla bars and juices, which my place of business does carry. So perhaps this is brilliant synergy on my part. But there I go again with the hyperbole.
The truth is, this is garden-variety profundity. This is the result of progress and ambition, of inspiration and youtube. This is what happens when you aim higher, and pour better.