What happens when you slow down before you eat?
One exercise that I practice a lot as a Food Illustrator is, well, drawing food. This started as a personal practice during a time when I felt very disconnected from my body and my plate. I was looking for something to help me feel grounded and centered during a time when I was experiencing a lot of stress and worry.
The solution that popped into my head on a particularly challenging day was,
So I started to draw an ear of corn. With each kernel, my stress subsided, and I was brought back into the beauty of the present moment.
Now, I want to share the power of this practice with you! Drawing your food will spark a whole new appreciation and sense of connection to your plate while also helping you feel more grounded and at peace.
Learn how this process works in my class, "How to Draw: Learning Line." In this class, you will learn the fundamentals of line drawing to create your very own illustrated recipe cards inspired by an old family dish or your current favorite meal.
My recipe of choice? The classic breakfast sandwich: quick, easy, and scrumptious. Plus, fresh, local spinach is one of the main ingredients, and it is just so dang beautiful I have to use it as inspiration.
Check out this free excerpt lesson, "Blind Contour," from this class to get a taste (see what I did there?) of the full content.
See you in the studio/kitchen, friend 💙