Our phone and internet died yesterday and won't be back up until who knows when. Good thing about not having internet is lots of time to draw :-) I'm having breakfast at a diner with Manolo and the boys and the four of us are hooked up to a little device. It's ok, we'll have plenty of time to talk and interact at home ;-) Sepia micron pen on paper. 8 x 10 inches.
When TLC Book Tours contacted me to see if I'd be interested in participating in the blog tour of Michael Pollan's fascinating new book "Food Rules: An Eaters Manual" illustrated by the brilliant Maira Kalman I immediately said yes :-) I've been a huge fan of Ms. Kalman's work for years now and I thought it would be nice to share some of my favorite images from her books & a few of my favorite food rules from the book with you:
Rule No.2: Don't Eat Anything Your Great Grandmother Wouldn't Recognize As Food. Rule No.24: When You Eat Real Food You Don't Need Rules. Rule No.56: Eat When You Are Hungry, Not When You Are Bored. Rule No.76: Place A Bouquet Of Flowers On The Table And Everything Will Taste Twice As Good. Rule No.78: Eat With Other People Whenever You Can
It's my beautiful son Daniel's 14th birthday today! We plan to celebrate all day :-) I also wanted to show you the linen sleeve I made for my iPad yesterday using my own hand carved stamps and pigment ink pads. I heat set the ink with a very hot iron. But I wouldn't use this method if it was something that is going to be washed regularly. In that case I'd use ink pads that were made specifically for fabric. Hope you have a lovely weekend!
These are a few corners of our home I rarely get to see. We have a guest bedroom and Manolo's studio downstairs. Back in February I used that space for Angela's ACE Camps workshop, remember? Photos here & here.
Had to paint a lavender plant for a commissioned job this morning. Then I used it to play around in Photoshop to make this digital collage :) The basket drawing is for the same freelance project. I'll tell you more about it once the book is released next Spring.