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Now that I work in a studio outside of my home (bye bye tiny spare room and sweatpants, hello spacious room and cute top!), I plan ahead a bit on my portable lunch sometimes. I love bringing tasty food with me to enjoy during a break when I’m at the studio.
Whether it’s a peanut butter sandwich I enjoy on a bench in the sun, or some leftovers from last night’s dinner, I just really like my meals and I want to make them count.
But you know, those weeks where the days fly by and you’re left with just some scraps in the fridge? Well, then I just really love to get creative and I kind of giggle to myself when munching on my copious lunch!
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Soup is great in so many ways! It's easy to make, delicious and warming.
And in Autumn pumpkin soup is my 'go-to'. Both for cooking and for drawing.
Yay for pretty, silky, sweet pumpkins!
Tip: to make sure you don't forget about recipes you like or tasty dishes you tried: draw them!
It's a great opportunity to fill a journal page, and to get those measurements and ingredients writen down.
You could even dedicate a special sketchbook, to collect recipes.
I illustrated this recipe during my online art class on drawing food.
It's now published on www.theydrawandcook.com
No I haven't lost my mind. You'll be surprised how much beets and cocoa love each other!
If you don't know what to draw in your art journal: draw what you eat!
It never gets boring and it's always different!
To warm up a little for my online art class "Draw It Like It's Hot", I've been doing these art journal entries of what I ate... I enjoy it so much - I might be hooked!
The online class just started this Monday, so it's not too late to join! Come on in - it's just $69 for 4 weeks full of foodie-art!
Click here to learn more and to sign up!
It’s impossible to NOT get hungry in my online class “Draw It Like It’s Hot!”.
Participants in class share such yummy food drawings and fabulous illustrated recipes!
Because I am so excited that my online class “Draw It Like It’s Hot!” started this week, with a whole new group of fresh foodie-artists, I am sharing 5 mouthwatering illustrated recipes that were published on www.theydrawandcook.com
, and were made during my online class
Today my online class on drawing food and illustrating recipes kicks off! I am so excited to guide a new group of foodie-artists for 4 weeks, making yummy art together!
Sure enough, the people in the "Draw It Like It's Hot" class love the combination of food and art - even though some of them never even cook. You don't need to be a chef to be a foodie-artist!
So even if you're not much f a cook - it's still great to fill your art journal pages with a food drawing every now and then. Just a drawing of your breakfast, your coffee or a snack can be very fun to do.
And you could try and illustrate a simple recipe, like this one below:
And here's a quick recipe on how to make an illustrated recipe:
1. Choose a recipe that's not too complicated
2. Write down all steps / instructions for the recipe
3. Write down all ingredients needed.
4. Draw the ingredients
5. Figure out how you can draw instructiuons, rather than writing them.
6. Add text to your recipe: short instructions, and of course a title.
7. Give it some colour.
8. Feel proud of the result and treat yourself to a snack :)
Of course in my online class, I can tell you so much more, and I give you practival tips and tricks on how to communicate visually. We'll dive into composition and lettering and colours and much, much more.
I'd love you to join class - there are still some seats available in the online class!
Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
You may or may not know that I love drawing food and illustrating recipes. And I love sharing the joy of it! So today we’ll do a super quick illustrated recipe - you can totally make it happen too!
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After seeing 'The Fat Elvis' on the menu in a restaurant (which is a baked pie, inspired Elvis Presley's favourite breakfast -a sandwich with Peanut butter, banana and bacon), I HAD to illustrate this recipe!
Would you like to learn how to illustrate recipes? You can! I can teach you in 4 weeks - join my online worlshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes 'Draw It Like It's Hot!'
It's $69 and starts September 21. Click here to find out more
You can learn how to illustrate recipes, and to draw food in just 4 weeks! Online, from your own lazy chair if you will. My new online boutique workshop 'Draw It Like It's Hot' starts September 21!
Seats are limited, so get your seat today by clicking here
I share my sketchbook pages on this blog. And you are here - thank you for that! - so you're interested to see what's going on. It's because my sketchbook pages tell a story. And we all love stories, don't we?
Your art tells your story. And your story is unique. It's you. That's why you may feel vulnerable if you show your art to others.
Sure, you can keep all of your art hidden in your art journal and under the radar. But when drawing and making art is something you love doing, then why would you hide it? Ask yourself: what is the worst thing that could happen if you open up your art journal for others to see?
Here are 3 reasons why you should share your art:
1. Gain confidence
If you show it to people (and do it with pride!), you will be surprised how great it is to get feedback on your art! Each time you share your art with others, you will gain more confidence about your art.
2. Inspire others
Others can feel totally inspired to try your technique or approach as well. They will most likely share with you what they made - which is very rewarding!
3. Reach out to the world
Would you like to do a show, or get a commissioned job? Don't wait for “IT” to happen. You need to take action. Share your art and brag about it too! Then people will be able to find you and appreciate your art.
Speaking of bragging...
A fantastic group of foodie-artists just finished the workshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes "Draw It Like It’s Hot!", and they made awesome art!
Recipe illustrated by Karina Suarez Robertson, participant in "Draw It like It's Hot"
brings you to all published recipes from previous participants of Draw It Like It's Hot. I am impressed with them all. And they are mouthwatering!
I've been getting a lot of requests for the boutique workshop "Draw It Like It’s Hot!", so in September, it will run again. Seats are limited, so secure yours:
Pickling things is so easy to do, and even though the waiting is the hardest part; it's like creating a gift to your near-future-self!
This recipe is published on www.TheyDrawAndCook.com
- where you will find my illustrated recipes and many, many others!
Oh and did you already know that I have a book out with 30 of my illustrated recipes in it? Pretty darn cool!
In Europe? Get your copy by clicking here
In the US? Get your copy by clicking here
Anywhere else? Get your copy by clicking here
You can hardly call it a recipe - because it's so simple. But seriously good!
And healthy too.
Working from home has a lot of benefits. No need to suit up for the home office, and during lunch time, you can quickly dive into the kitchen to prepare some good stuff to energize for the rest of the day. Except for the fried egg sandwich, the recipes above are also suitable to pack for lunch though - it'll make your colleagues jealous. I've done it often in my cubicle-job-time!
These simple recipes are yummy, plus they are easy and fun to illustrate!
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Having an affair with the chocolate.
By: Connie Ngo,
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Silent-screen star ZaSu Pitts is usually remembered for her extraordinary name, her huge eyes, and her fluttering fingers, but not many know that she also put her nimble fingers to confectionery use, crafting elegant candies that were famous on Hollywood sets.
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About a month ago, I shared the exciting news that I will have a book of my very own recipes published by the They Draw And Cook
I asked for your help then, on finding a good title for the book.
The amount of book title suggestions I got over the past weeks has been overwhelming, and it was so much fun to see what people came up with! Just a few examples are "From Palette to Plate", "Eat your Art Out", "Drawn to Cook", "Delicious Doodles", "The Kitchen Drawer", and many, many others.
However, there was one particular title that stood out for me, so that's the one I chose:
And the winner is... Marsha Gulick! She came up with this title, and I picked two second-place winners as well: Birgitte and Payal. They both came up with the title 'Drawn Appetit', which was my second choice.
Congrats to the winners!
And a big thank you to everyone who brainstormed with me. I loved getting all those creative and fun book title suggestions in my email inbox and through social media.
The book will be available on Amazon on May 1st! I'll keep you posted.
Other good stuff:
Now that we're in the flow of foodie-art, you can now join my online workshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes: "Draw It Like It's Hot". The 4-week workshop starts June 1st and costs $69. Get more info and enroll by clicking here.
More great news:
Okay I know, it's just spring since a few days - still I wonder: Is it summer yet? I'm so looking forward to have one of those Shakerato's on a warm day!
This is a perfect recipe for a comforting but quick dinner. I prefer to eat it with a tomato salad or a green salad on the side. I've submitted it to www.theydrawandcook.com
. You can find more of my recipes there by following this link
This week, the participants of my online class on drawing food and illustrating recipes have been working on some wonderful recipes as well, as their final assignment. Would you like to do that too?
During the workshop, I help you through the fun process from doodle to final recipe, and you can submit yours to They Draw And Cook as well! Curious? It's $69 and starts August 18. Find out more here
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I’d been wanting to try these for a long time but never got around to it until last week. There were a few mishaps, but all in all, I was psyched about how they turned out, despite their less-than-photogenic looks. They even got the hubs stamp of approval—-as in, he not only ate them without complaint (he pretty much always does that) but says he’d like me to make them again. He even chose them leftover the next day instead of grilled chicken.
The recipe is adapted from Mark Bittman’s How to Cook Everything Vegetarian. Here’s the original recipe. I’ve cooked a lot, lot, lot from this book. Check out my archives if you want to see more posts about food and cooking.
1 can black beans, drained
1 medium onion, roughly chopped
1/2 cup old-fashioned oats (I used gluten-free)
1 TB chili powder
1 garlic clove
a generous squirt of Sriracha sauce
a nice blob o’ ketchup
3 pickled jalapeno slices
Pulse everything just a little, not a lot, in the food processor. I accidentally left out the egg, but it didn’t seem to matter much, so I doubt I’d add it back in. I also goofed and blended the ingredients too long.
After processing, let it all rest a few minutes.
Form into patties and chill in the fridge for a little while.
Heat a cast-iron skillet to medium, add oil, then brown the patties on one side, then the other.
The next bit was tricky for me. The burgers actually had to be cooked a long, long time to get the right texture. You want the texture to be kind of burger-like. The right kind of chew, not mushy and damp.Maybe I had trouble because I added too much moisture and pulsed the ingredients too long. I don’t know. I may try browning and then baking next time.
What I ended up doing was just turning the heat down to low and cooking them forever very slowly so as not to burn them. I was afraid the whole experiment would be a wash, but lo and behold, they turned out very well in the end.
I didn’t think they were more than mildly spicy, but my daughter (who likes to remind me that children have more taste buds) said the spice factor was too much for her. I hadn’t expected the kids to flock toward bean burgers anyway and had made them turkey burgers instead.
You could totally crank the spice factor up or down. These are definitely going into the rotation.
If you want more detail about all kinds of tips and variations, do check out the original recipe.
I’ve been reading Jennifer Worth’s memoir, Call the Midwife, since I love the show so much. I was surprised that the show actually follows the memoir fairly closely. I’ve been watching old episodes of Foyle’s War, a British WWII detective show. Also tried Outlander (no, I’ve never read the books) and The Knick. I’m definitely on a mostly British historical kick. Not sure what I think of those shows yet. You?
Also doing some patchwork, some of which I hope to show you soon.
Welcome to Draw Tip Tuesday!
Today we're doing a quick food illustration - Sunny side up, or any way you like it.
Don't forget to sign up for my online workshop on drawing food and illustrating recipes today!Draw It Like It's Hot
starts this Monday. It's $69 and will run for 4 weeks, in which you draw your way towards an illustrated recipe, to be published on www.theydrawandcook, for the world to see!
For more info follow this link
Yesterday, I posted that road trip drawing I did in Switzerland. Here is a bunch of other drawings I did during my stay in Switzerland in October:
|Out for lunch in St. Gallen on a rainy day. The women who owned the place saw what I was doing, and she kept grabbed my Sketchbook (while I was drawing!), bringing it to the back of the restaurant to show her employees. It was very funny and it was lovely to see how impressed she was with this mediocre sketch.|
|The longer I looked at this church, the stranger I found its architecture, with unexpected corners everywhere.|
|My husband's feet and a pot of tea back home.|
How many hats do you get to wear?
I know I need more shelves to fit all the hats on, that I get to wear throughout the day. On the first page of my brand new sketchbook, I drew just a selection of all the hats that fit me. If I could have fit more on the page, I could've gone on for quite a while.
You probably have many roles in life too; you're an artist, someone's child, maybe you are a caretaker, a friend, a colleague, you may be a parent... and since we're all still learning in life, you're a student too.
Sometimes life is overwhelming, at least that's how I feel.
Life can get so crazy and busy, that there's hardly any time to live it.
Still, we need to stay focused on what's really important in life, and on doing what we love.
That's how I managed to illustrate the recipe below, by just making use of small pockets of time throughout the week. 15 minutes here, 20 minutes there, and by the end of the week I was happy with the result. And what a treat to test the recipe, to make sure the measurements were right!
So here you go, the recipe for a sweet and comforting choc-o-holic treat. (No sugar added, so it's good for you too!) If you have time to try it: enjoy.
|The recipe is published on www.theydrawandcook.com|
Even with the busy holiday season coming up, whatever you do, you can always find time to Make Awesome Art.
Finally I planned and scheduled the new classes for 2015. So if you have any new year's resolutions for a year full of creativity; I'll be happy to help you to get you going and to keep you going!
You know I love drawing food and illustrating recipes. I was thrilled to see the hundreds (yes, really!) of fantastic recipes that Sketchbook Skool students shared in the 'Storytelling' kourse, when they were doing the homework I gave them.
This kind of art just has to be shared, so we collected and bundled 18 of those recipes from our Storytelling students around the world.
And made an Ebook. It's free!
Get your copy of this free ebook by clicking the button below.
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Many people have asked me when I will finally publish a book with my illustrated recipes. And I've often asked this question myself as well.
Publishing a book has been on my wish list for years, but I never got round to plan and do it.
Well... it's happening!
Salli Swindell and Nate Padavick, founders of TheyDrawAndCook
, have asked if I would be interested to have a book of my very own recipes published by them. Of course I said yes
Brainstorm with me
Now, there's work to do, and I could use some help.
I need to come up with a short and fun title for the book
, that fits my drawing style and recipes.
Have a look at my illustrated recipes by clicking here
, and if you have any ideas for a short title, simply enter it in a comment below this post.
What's in it for you?
Amongst everyone who sends me ideas, I will pick 3 winners:
1. First place winner: If you come up with a title that is perfect for the book, you will win a copy of the book once it's published, and free entrance to the next round of my online workshop 'Draw It Like It's Hot', which is all about drawing food and illustrating recipes.
2. Second place winner: you will win free entrance to the next round of my online workshop 'Draw It Like It's Hot', which is all about drawing food and illustrating recipes.
3. Third place winner: you will win a copy of the book once it's published.
I am looking forward to this brainstorm together.
You can find a collection of my illustrated recipes by clicking here
, and if you have an idea for a short title that fits, please enter it in a comment below this post.