Monday, March 28, 2011

Hand Drawn Recipes

I've mentioned to you before that I like to paint and draw.... and you know I also like to cook and bake. After seeing a blog post on Shannon's blog, ** Happiness Is...**, I decided that I'd like to try my hand at doing both! So I submitted my hand drawn and painted recipe to They Draw and Cook's website, and they posted it! I didn't win the contest that I was also entering, for California Fig, but I concede that the submissions which did win were just lovely!

Here was my submission:

My art work, recipe from California Fig
Also, after I posted this on my Facebook, I received a commission to do one for my friend's Mother's Day gift to her mom, of one of her own recipes. So I'm currently working on that project! Very exciting! As I haven't actually painted in a long time, other than abstract backgrounds for my book pages, it was a real change of pace and definitely required a different kind of thinking. I'd forgotten how to look at things with my Artist's Eye. It's taking some getting used to!

So as I do more, and get into the groove of painting again, I'll post my projects for you to see! It was definitely a lot of fun to do. (Of course, I'm dodging cat paws and breaking up the tussles over who gets to sit on the paper most of the time....) It's still a magical process for me!

I hope you're all having a lovely and creative day!



Brandi said...

Oh, Shari, that's SO EXCITING! I saw that site, too, thanks to Shannon, and I was totally charmed. Congratulations!

Terriaw said...

I just recently discovered that site They Cook and Draw through Etsy, and LOVE it! So many cool illustrations and inspiration in there. Definitely going to have to try this one of these days. How fun to learn you submitted an illustrated recipe too. The more I do this, the more I love it and discover what I like and what works, so enjoy your commissioned project!

Anonymous said...

Yeay WTG Shari - love your illustrated recipe and enjoy your commission!

jannek said...

That drawing is soooo cool! Wow, you are very talented. Keep these painting coming please!

shari said...

Thanks, everyone! I will definitely post my drawings/paintings as I do them. It's a lot of fun to do, and to get some feedback on!

Len♥reNeverM♥re said...

Love this Shari!
Please do show more of your works!
~here's to a creative new week!!

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