Saturday, October 13, 2012

E is for Excedrin, and...

I am not a big taker-of-medicine, but when I have a killer headache, I take these little magical pills. Today I was inspired to draw the little green bottle since it saved my Friday at work by eliminating my raging headache. And no, unfortunately I am not being paid by the makers of Excedrin for this endorsement.

After painting the bottle, I decided to give myself a challenge*. What else could I find in my house that starts with "E", illustrate with pen, and paint all in less than 20 minutes (no pencil or starting over allowed). I actually had a hard time finding things that started with "E", but enjoyed the exercise so might try to make this a Saturday ritual.
*the illustrate-by-letter-in-home scavenger hunt was not my idea but a suggestion from a friend/mentor a few years ago).

Friday, September 28, 2012

Fun News!!

Taking the day off today so thought I would post some fun news. Nate & Salli over at They Draw & Cook have published an e-book and have selected one of my recipes to include! You can download one now - the e-book is available through iTunes for $1.99 and can only be viewed in iBooks 2 on the iPad. Below is more information about the e-book, including the link to it.

They Draw & Cook for Kids contains 20 illustrated recipes that are easy to make and yummy to eat. This book is a very fun way to introduce kids to cooking. They Draw & Cook for Kids is published by Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, the creators of the websites They Draw & Cook and They Draw & Travel. Here is a link: 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

A day at the lake

Recently I was able to get away and spend some time at the lake to get some much needed Vitamin D. There is not much more relaxing than being on a boat on the water in the summer.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Yay - Memories and a win!

I illustrated this recipe for All-American BBQ Bacon Cheeseburgers from Kraft for a recipe illustration contest held by Nate & Salli over at They Draw and Cook.

I had a lot of fun with this one because it brought back so many great memories of growing up. When I was little, my sisters and I would get a slice of Singles Kraft cheese while we watched Saturday morning cartoons, and I would break mine into little shapes like the stars in the illustration. And since I grew up at a camp, during the summer we would have bi-weekly cheeseburger cookouts using these exact ingredients. Our table often looked this way!

I was awarded a second place win which is a huge honor considering there were so many great submissions. Thanks so much to Kraft for all of their wonderful comments and to TDAC. Check it all out here: