Thursday, July 31, 2008

Illustration Friday--"Canned"

"It is a thrill to possess shelves well stocked with home-canned food.
In fact, you will find their inspection--often surreptitious--and the
pleasure of serving the fruits of your labor comparable only to a
clear conscience or a very becoming hat." ~Joy of Cooking 1931

I have always loved this passage from my favorite cookbook. I thought of it immediately, but had a hard time finding a reference for the hat. This is just the glorified sketch from my sketchbook, but I hope to do something with it---maybe watercolor.

7 comments:

Curious Art said...

Well that's a wonderful quote all right. I'm a hat nut so I hope you work this into a painting!

Is this your very first post? Welcome to IF!

Gai said...

I love the colour and concept of canned and your thoughts of creativity. look forward to viewing some more of your work

Bee said...

Great sketch, like the profile of your iconic lady :)

Solvere volo said...

Wow, what a nice quote! A lovely sensitive illo. Can't wait to see the color version!

Shani said...

Great sketch, I'm sure whatever else you do with it will be great too. Btw, you're a former neighbor, I'm originally from Arkansas, now muddling along with the French this side of the pond for the last 8 years.

margothere said...

I don't know how I missed this "canned"! - my post was jarred canning as well :). This is really beautiful. It reminds me at bit of Carl Larsson's work - the lovely lines and domestic theme. Very beautiful.

adrienne trafford said...

you really should - it's an exquisite drawing!