(... ≠ Fart, BTW)
Along with cooking, art is one of my biggest passions. In fact, it's probably part of why I like cooking so much – it's a form of art and of making things. IB art is about as stressful and exhausting as a subject can get, but I loved it to bits. Now that I'm free, I get to do art exactly how I want it, experimenting with sizes, media, colours and themes, and I can do it whenever I like, for however long I like. Working with ballpoint pen is one of my favourites (it's a massively underrated medium), and I love making whole pieces only shaded in pen (I'll post some soon). I've recently started simplifying the shading and adding watercolour to my pieces to brighten them up a bit, and what better thing to make than food? It's colourful, it's diverse, and it makes people seriously happy ;)
I'll be doing lots more of these, including any special requests from readers, so be sure to let me know what you think :)
The very first thing I was inspired to make was a giant, soft blueberry muffin. The kinds you get in fun coffee shops, loaded with streusel (I always save the muffin top for last :p), and full of sweet blueberries. Irresistible.
My mum says she might have been French in another life, because she could probably live on croissants (proper, warm, flaky croissants) and coffee for breakfast. The cup is based on a super cute set we have – you'll see it in a blog post soon ;)
The other day, amidst all the weekend work chaos, my dad decided that we absolutely have to bake apple pie. He said that no matter how much work you have, it's important to make time for seemingly pointless stuff, i.e. 'apple pie therapy.' Take it literally or metaphorically. Or both.
My sister adores her heaped bowl of chips, which she happily devours while sitting on the sofa, watching TV or playing on the iPad. She gets lost in her world, her hands get lost in that mound of chips, and she's silent except for the munching and crunching.