Archive for May, 2010

Collage

It’s already been a week since my last post! I am bursting with ideas, and have started on a few but haven’t completed any illustrations yet that are ready to post. So instead of food art, I’ve got a collage to show you.  Whenever I’m uninspired, or not sure where to start, a quick collage gets me feeling creative and energized.

The collage and drawing are from a calendar I created for myself  last year after a fruitless search for a nice store-bought one. Since we are on the cusp of Memorial Day weekend, here is a May collage and a Shel Silverstein-inspired June drawing to celebrate the holiday!

Perhaps this next drawing could be considered food art- for the little birdy!

May 27, 2010 at 12:38 pm Leave a comment

Stamps

Sometimes it’s fun to play with art materials without rhyme or reason. During the past spring, I began carving my own stamps. Here are some playful test prints.

May 20, 2010 at 12:41 pm Leave a comment

What I Ate Today

May 18, 2010 at 6:37 pm Leave a comment

Chili Peppers

I adore spicy, peppery food. Blame it on being born in San Antonio, TX and a mother who equally adores Tex-Mex. She makes a mean guacamole and her salsa rivals any I’ve ever had at a Mexican restaurant. Despite her Celtic British genes, that woman knows her way around chili peppers.  No joke.

May 17, 2010 at 12:43 pm 2 comments

Non-Eats Art

It’s true; I actually do create artwork about objects and thoughts unrelated to food. This orchid though is just about pretty enough to eat.

For this painting, I wanted to play with a more fluid, watery look.  One of the many appeals of watercolor is its ability to create a range of textures. I can add salt to dry up bits of liquid and create a sandy look, or use minute amounts of water for a saturated deep color. It’s a joy to get to experiment with this medium! And as you might have noticed, watercolor is my preferred medium despite it being the only type of art material I’ve never had professional instruction. Perhaps that’s part of it’s appeal too!

Spring is here. The flowers are blooming! Irises are my mother’s favorite flower and the deep plums and brilliant violets of this orchid remind me of her irises.

May 13, 2010 at 5:08 pm Leave a comment

An apple a day keeps the doctor away

I truly adore apples. They are my go-to fruit. Apples are wonderful bitten straight from the core, sliced with a nut butter smothered on top or cooked into a simple caramely, crusty pie.

May 12, 2010 at 2:06 pm Leave a comment

Here are a few of my favorite things

This weekend I’m planning a sneak attack on my dad and baking a vegan lemon-coconut cake for him. While he’s been totally supportive of my 15+ year identity as a vegetarian, I’ve yet to tell him of my transition to veganism, and I’m not too sure his Southern background will take to well to my veganizing his favorite dessert foods. But what he doesn’t know can’t hurt him… right?

May 10, 2010 at 6:26 pm 3 comments

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