I like to finish what I start, even if along the way the end result is not as good as I imagined. At least I can respect my persistence and depend on my word. I’m also encouraged by knowing that sometimes a pig’s ear does turn in to a silk purse along the way!
So, for completeness sake here is my visual diary collage for November 2016. I also like to finish in good time but…
Know a good joke about offal? I’ll accept any old tripe!
Thankfully only two offal recipes for me to illustrate. I couldn’t come up with a way to make liver look attractive so resorted to a more comical style!
Lambs Fry and Bacon
Spicy Chicken Livers
Did you know that England doesn’t have a kidney bank but it does have a Liverpool!
Life for us was like the weather this August in the Perth Hills of Western Australia – oscillating between sunny and gloomy. However only the weather was cold and there were warm times with family and friends and lots of opportunity for making art, as my photo collage for the month demonstrates.
I participated in the 30 Days Creative Lettering with Andrea Joseph Sketchbook Skool klass and duly did my homework each day. Unexpectedly I found lettering creeping into my designs for recipe illustrations!
As well as an increasing interest in hand lettering I’m feeling the pull of lino cutting. I tried cutting a piece of ezy carve printing block and made myself a poinsettia stamp. So many types of art, so little time! I’m hoping I’m not dissipating my energy and that everything will come together one day!
I think my chicken recipe illustrations have done more for vegetarianism than the meat industry! I’m happy this is the last one!
Maybe I’ll spare you the lamb recipe illustrations – maybe not!
PS Our 4 chooks are alive, well & laying. 😉
June is the first month of Australia’s winter season. In the Perth Hills we’ve experienced mornings close to zero degree centigrade and daytime maximums around 18. That is COLD if you get used to summer temperatures more than 20 degrees hotter!
Another month was packed full with family & friends (tragic and happy events), travel along WA’s Wheatbelt Way, art, crochet and more.
We voted in the Australian 2016 Federal Election today, polling is now closed & the results are being televised as I type. I’ve cast my vote and nothing I can do can make any difference now, so I chose to complete my collage for the July entry of my visual diary rather than watch. I really do prefer to watch paint dry!
Chicken in a bath,
Not for the usual reason.
What dish is this one?
The last illustrated dish was ‘Chicken Laksa’. The white letters spell it out when put in the right order. The hibiscus is the national flower of Malaysia so the background gives a hint as to the origin of the dish, which is from the Chinese Malay cuisine of the Peranakan culture. The colours used are common to traditional Peranakan porcelain.
Today’s dish is much simpler!
Maybe not, but I have anyway – and you may spot other clues as to what dish this represents! 😉
The best guess (on Facebook) to date for my last illustration was ‘Chilli Chicken with Geriatric Beans’ although I’ve not heard of geriatric beans before!