Happy Thursday all ya'll! I have a fun project inspired by the book Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists and a yummy recipe from Going Raw to share with you today. Why both? I'll tell you. Back at the Craftside booth at Maker Faire we had both yummy cook books and crafting books there and let's just say both flew off the shelves! So I had the sneaking suspicion you readers here might like more of the recipes.
Is this true???? Do you? What kind? Please tell and leave a comment on this post!!!!
As my thanks for sharing, one lucky commenter will get a cookbook and a crafting book of their choice from the fabulous Qbookshop.com! It can be Creative Illustration Workshop for Mixed-Media Artists and Going Raw featured here today or any other books in stock!
Leave your thoughts on cooking and crafting in today's post by midnight ET Thursday, June 16th, 2011 and you are in the running.
For the mixed-media art/craft project, I took my inspiration from the book Creative Illustration Workshop.
The quote is "There is no gravity. The world sucks." It is from a Vietnam soldier's lighter featured in this post over at the Etsy blog. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a pessimist, but I love the quote, its origin, and the word play.
This section of Creative Illustration Workshop talks about letting the idea blossom. That's what I did. I painted the mirror frame quite some time back thinking that would be my color family for this piece and I would add all sorts of green bits from my "ephemera box." Well, when I saw this quote, I just knew this was the quote that was going on the frame.
At first I thought about rubber stamping the letters, but then the idea of doing it "ransom letter" style appealed to me more because I would get more range of fonts.
Not only that, I could include a Lisa Engelbrecht original letter she did for me at an event. It is now part of something I will hang on my wall and enjoy seeing every day.
This piece also includes another designer's work which I will share with you in another post!
Next up is a delicious recipe for orange-chocolate mousse parfaits from the new book Going Raw: Everything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home.
Click on these pages from Going Raw: Everything You Need to Start Your Own Raw Food Diet and Lifestyle Revolution at Home to get the recipe for orange-chocolate mousse parfaits. Sound yummy? Want more delectable desserts along with appetizers, main meals and more? Then grab yourself a copy of:
Go raw, get radiant, start a revolution! A raw-food diet is a healthful way to detox, clear up your skin, shed a few pounds, and feel radiant. But who has time to track down hard-to-find ingredients and whip up labor-intensive recipes every day? (Hint: not you!) So what’s the best way to start? This gorgeous guide gives you everything you need to start enjoying the benefits of a raw-food lifestyle. Judita Wignall’s Going Raw combines the flavor of a gourmet cookbook with everyday recipes that are practical for the real-world home chef. With fully illustrated raw-food techniques on the bonus DVD, this book contains more than 100 delicious, fresh, and gourmet food recipes, including smoothies, salads, “burgers,” and beyond!
Judita Wignall discovered the healing power of raw foods after health challenges made her reassess her diet and lifestyle. Her passion for great-tasting food, holistic health, and wellness brought her to Living Light Culinary Arts Institute, where she became a certified raw food chef and instructor. Judita is also a commercial actress, print model, and musician from Los Angeles, California. In between her many projects, she continues to teach classes, coach, and personal chef for clients around the country. Learn more at http://www.rawjudita.com.
And more about:
Whether you have experience drawing or are completely new to it, this exciting workshop-style book provides practical, inspiring, and creative exercises which will expand your drawing skills and provide a framework for integrating illustration with other mixed-media techniques, With a focus on drawing what you love and what is familiar, you will be led through the development of several illustration exercises, which launch from jotted notes and eventually blossom into unique mixed-media creations. You will become familiar with a wide variety of media and approaches to drawing, learn how to work through "creative blocks," and discover ways to scan and layer your illustrations using a computer.
Katherine Dunn lives in Oregon and writes a well-followed blog “Apifera Farm: where animals, art, and lavender collide.” In her fourth year, her blog was named a Blog of Note. She often creates a short story based on characters right outside her window, illustrates it, and posts it on the blog. Katherine’s illustrations have appeared in magazines, theater, and retail outlets. Her clients have included the LA Times, Wall Street Journal, Target, Neiman Marcus, Charles Schwab, Utne Reader, and Hallmark. Her originals are shown in national galleries and are also showcased in Sundance Catalog and have been awarded in Communication Arts, Print, MNAIGA, 3x3 Magazine, and American Illustration. She recently was part of the Society of Illustrator show in NYC. Visit Katherine's Web site at http://katherinedunn.us/.
To see another fun project tutorial from the book, pop on over to this post about making art about your favorite objects.