Thursday, March 15, 2012

illustrated recipes

It's the middle of March (already!) so it's time to post about any recent project news that our group has to share.

Have you heard about They Draw and Cook? It's an incredibly awesome site run by the brother and sister design team, Nate Padavick and Salli Swindell, where artists and designers illustrate recipes and post them for downloading or you can just browse through all the fantastic recipes. There's so much more to it, but we won't go into it all here, you'll just have to go check it out for yourself!!

They have contests every once in awhile and the current contest is put on by Kraft Foods. The challenge was to include an illustrated version of the Kraft logo and an illustrated version of one of their products, that was used in the recipe. The recipes were chosen from a list of approved Kraft recipes. Shirley and Nina both entered the contest, so we thought we would share what they did. So much fun!



Thursday, March 1, 2012

March....of the Chinese Zodiac Animals!

Welcome March! We're celebrating the Year of the Dragon, 2012 by illustrating our favorite zodiac animals. The year of the dragon is said to be a very lucky year. We hope that 2012 has been good to you so far..and in celebrating the Chinese thoughts for this year, we hope that it continues to bring peace, health and prosperity to you and yours.

~ Bee, Cally, Nina, Jennifer, Julissa & Shirley

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The animal names in Mandarin:
  1. Shu (rat)
  2. Niu (ox)
  3. Hu (tiger)
  4. Tu (rabbit)
  5. Long (dragon)
  6. She (snake)
  7. Ma (horse)
  8. Yang (sheep)
  9. Hou (monkey)
  10. Ji (rooster)
  11. Gou (dog)
  12. Zhu (boar/pig)

For more information about the special Year of the Dragon, here is a good link
and here is a good link for all of the zodiac animals as well. 
Thank you for stopping by and celebrating illustration with us...
your comments and visits make our day!

December banner art by: Jennifer