Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More Food Themed Drawings

The last 5 sketches in my book have a food theme.

The nudes were done at a Dr Sketchy life drawing event. The reclining model had cupcake pasties and those are blueberries on her apron. I drew them with a ballpoint pen, I think I should have planned my materials better.

Radishes drawn with a micron pen and Prismacolor markers.

Tomatoes drawn with a Micron pen and watercolors

My daughter came in while I was doing this page and remarked it was creepy. I have no idea why I was drawing things that could be dangerous.

I took photos around Minneapolis including the Farmers Market, baked pies and made corned beef with cabbage. The pear blueberry pie was inspired by a bowl of pears no one was eating and the remainder of the blueberries. The ironic part is that the pear/blueberry combination was delicious and was more popular than the blueberry pie.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Day Ending At The Uptown Diner

My family members are good sports about letting me sketch things and while they say don't rush I'm not comfortable making them wait for me. It's good for making me draw quickly but I tend to get a little less detail sometimes than I would have preferred.

I was at Utrecht getting some supplies and spotted this interesting view of the Basilica of Saint Mary behind some other buildings in the alley. I liked the contrast of a very ornate, beautiful building tucked behind plain, serviceable space.

We then went to the Minneapolis Sculpture Garden where I did a sketch of the Spoonbridge and Cherry.

We finished with a trip to the Uptown Diner where I had an excellent club sandwich with a ridiculous amount of hash browns. I managed to eat about half of the hash browns and brought most of the sandwich home. The potatoes never saw a take out container since I had my husband along and well, they are hash browns.

The man in the diner had such interesting hair and a long graceful neck that he required a sketch while we were waiting for the food. I've noticed that even when you try to be subtle, people know when you look at them and looking at them more than once can certainly speed up their dining experience.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Grocery Store Picnic

We revisited a park in Maple Grove, MN that the kids loved when they were younger. We stopped at Trader Joes for snacks before we went.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Pizza Pizza

Little Caesars had their grand opening yesterday. There was a store here previously and they returned after about a 10 years.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Lunch at Fogo de Chao

I can see why so many people rave about this restaurant. The service was excellent and the food, wonderful. I wrote down everything I ate, I would have drawn the dishes at the restaurant but I was too busy eating.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Cabbage Wedge

Cabbage is tasty to snack on and fun to draw, a perfect combo

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

More Food Drawings

I've continued to do food drawings but they've been more like comic strip boxes so I have been rather lax about uploading them.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

May 28 Cabin Trip

I drove up to the cabin again; twice in a week. The menu is drawn laid out on a plaid picnic blanket.

Sunday, May 30, 2010

A Day At The Cabin May 25

The ink and prismacolor marker drawings, thumbnail sketches, included my day and what I ate. The grocery store in Park Rapids, MN has Boston Cream Bismarcks that are so good they may be illegal. I also had beef with artichoke hearts, strawberries, croissants, farmer eggs, pot stickers, swiss cheese with turkey.

Monday, January 25, 2010

Day 146 - Parachuting Elephant with Wine and Chicken

This cute elephant design was originally Alethea's creation and I redrew it here

Breakfast - scrambled eggs with asparagus
Lunch - leftover pancakes
Dinner - broasted chicken and wine to encourage me to do a project I have zero interest in. The wine worked. I played a new Nintendo DS game and successfully ignored the project.
Snack - windmill cookies from Trader Joes

Sunday, January 24, 2010

Day 145 - Banana Bread Muffins

I'm torn which is better, lemon poppy seed bread or warm banana bread. I think my choice is whichever one is in front of me. The secret to my banana bread is orange zest.

Breakfast - muffins
Lunch - more muffins
Dinner - lemon chicken with green beans, wax beans and carrots

Saturday, January 23, 2010

Day 144 - Crazy Cannibal

My daughter looked at today's sketch and said "What the heck is that!" I think I was less than pleased with today's menu choices.

Lunch - cookies and an orange. She said his cookie eyes were a cruel little dash of friendly
Dinner - Italian sausage, french fries and a salad

Thursday, January 21, 2010

Day 143 - Girl Cheese

Breakfast - spam and eggs
Lunch - tuna fish sandwich on toast
Dinner - girl cheese otherwise known as grilled cheese with tomatoes and pastrami
Snack - cookies

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Day 142 - Taco Wednesday

Breakfast - spam and fried eggs
Lunch - brownie thanks to the student senate
Dinner - tacos

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Day 141 - No School

Breakfast - french toast
Dinner - hot italian sausage, salad with cheese and chicken breast
Snack - cookies and an orange

Monday, January 18, 2010

Day 140 - Umm...

I did the drawings without lifting my pen. I was going to add color but I like the scribbly look.

Breakfast - scrambled eggs with asparagus and cheese
Mid-morning snack - the dogs and I shared 2 hotdogs with a bun
Lunch - chicken breast with onion and green pepper.
Dinner - 2 slices of pepperoni pizza
Snack - an orange and a handful of walnuts

Day 139 - Bananas Foster

I'm cheating a bit since this is an artsy Photoshop of last night's desert. I love flaming deserts and I put the recipe on my recipe blog.

Breakfast - french toast
Lunch - chicken tortilla soup
Dinner - grilled chicken fajitas and banana foster

Saturday, January 16, 2010

Day 138 - Italian Water

I kept the label from this S.Pellegrino water bottle to remind me of a pleasant day spent with my daughters. The labels have been moved around on my desk long enough so I put them in my journal.

Breakfast - french toast
Lunch - chili con caso
Dinner - 2 oranges and some rice cakes

Friday, January 15, 2010

Day 137 - I Don't Make A Very Good Hippie Anymore

I just noticed that my peace sign is the Mercedes emblem.

Breakfast - scrambled eggs with asparagus, cheese and sausage
Lunch - a fond memory
Dinner - finished off the leftover roast beef with roasted carrots
Snack - double cheese and an orange

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 136 - Orange you glad you brought lunch

I looked at the orange peel inside my zip lock bag and thought that looks interesting.

Breakfast - french toast
Lunch - orange and rice cakes
Dinner - steak and brussel sprouts

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Day 135 - Lunch Buffet

My fortune was you are headed in the right direction. Trust your instincts. Good to know.

Breakfast - cranberry scone
Second breakfast - roast beef
Lunch - Chinese buffet, egg foo young, stir fry, almond thumbprint cookies, chicken wings, egg roll
Snack - ice cream and an orange

Monday, January 11, 2010

Day 134 - Green Food (coloring)

Breakfast - cranberry scone
2nd Breakfast - cinnamon raisin bagel
Late Lunch - orange and hot Italian sausage
Dinner - a dreadful dry pot roast with carrots
Snack - peach cobbler ice cream and conversation hearts

Sunday, January 10, 2010

Day 133 - Hmm, Nothing Green

Breakfast - eggs and spam
Lunch - hot Italian sausage
Dinner - hot Italian sausage
Snack - Cheetos, fudge, scones

Saturday, January 9, 2010

Day 132 - Carmen Miranda Going Bananas

This marker drawing was inspired by the old movies with Carmen Miranda wearing a giant fruit headdress. She actually looks a bit like the women you would find in Mad magazine; that makes sense since I used to redraw many of the characters in Mad magazine as a child. The bananas are from a Printer's Pantone advertisement.

Breakfast - chicken and cole slaw
Lunch - salad
Dinner - impossible cheeseburger pie from the Bisquick box and corn

Friday, January 8, 2010

Day 131 - The Twine Ball Apple

Minnesota is home to the biggest ball of twine, there is even a song about it which plays at the twine ball museum.

Breakfast - Spam and eggs
Lunch - lasagna
Dinner - chicken with cole slaw

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Day 130 - Ten Minute

A restaurant we used to order Chinese Food would always say 10 minute after we placed the order.

Now when we want Chinese we say 10 minute.

Breakfast - pancakes
Lunch - roast beef rolled with ketchup
Dinner - I made egg foo yong, sweet and sour chicken, pork fried rice.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Day 129 - Blingo at TGIF

Breakfast - scrambled eggs with asparagus, cheese and sausage

Lunch - salad

Dinner - Jack Daniels burger and sweet potato fries

Monday, January 4, 2010

Day 128 - Happy Hour at Sonic

I love the diet cherry limeades at Sonic Drive-In and the roller skating carhops are just plain fun.

Brunch - buttermilk pancakes

Dinner - roast beef sandwich, salad

Saturday, January 2, 2010

Day 127 - The Minneapple

Brunch - cobb salad
Dinner - pork chop, banana, and 2 sugar fudge bars

Friday, January 1, 2010

Day 126 - New Years Day

I know lobster is traditional for New Years but we had something a little more midwestern.

I'm such a party animal I was in bed by 10:30 which helps when you get up at 4:30. I need to get on a better sleep schedule.

The lobster was cut out of a printer's catalog and I drew the remainder.

Breakfast - pork chop and 2 fried eggs
Dinner - pork roast, baked potato, brussel sprouts
Snack - yogurt, and an orange