Sunday, March 14, 2010

They Draw and Cook




Hey Family,
I have to tell you all about this wonderful new site called, "Theydrawandcook.com"
It is a most wonderful site! They are looking for artist who can draw and of course cook i.e. the name.
I got a delicious email from Nate Padavick . He and Salli Swindell
of Studiosss.com run the delicious site!
He invited me to do a piece. I did my Geechee girl's Low Country Red Rice Recipe with some illustrations.
I have to tell yall it was fun, fun, fun!!! The most fun I've had in a while. This girl enjoys food and art.
What is more divine than food and art??? I love it! My blogger pal the very talented
and hilarious Michael Robertson of Sambaforrats.blogspot.com
did the most Fabulous work of art that you have got to see!
If you get the chance go and check it out. You won't be sorry!
It's an illustrator's and Foodie's dream come true! he he he he he!!!
Shrimp and grits Yall!

44 comments:

TJ Lubrano said...

Oooh this is simply awesome!! Your illustration is so sweet and it sounds really tasy!

Hmm I love to cook myself...so what recipe could I contribute?! I will ponder about this!! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely Sunday!

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

Come cook for me.......
Please.
PUH--LEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!
You don't even have to draw!!!
I'm going to have to check the recipe....can't get enough Southern Goodness! (not that my waistline hasn't had more than enough...LOL!!)

XXOO!!
Anne

Sarah Zainal Abidin said...

That's such a great idea! I'm following that blog now!

Ellen Byrne said...

Wow - what a terrific idea! And I just love, love, love your entry - everything about it. You are the master!

k.h.whitaker said...

Yummmmm, how delicious and fun. I love to draw and to cook too, so I will definitely be checking this out. Thank you Vanessa. My husband loves Low Country Red Rice. He's an extreme foodie; he takes pictures of everything we cook and posts it on his BBQ forum.

justdoodleit said...

Oooooh! That's some delicious recipe you've whipped up. Nice stuff.

Francisco Martins said...

Hey V.

Aw...this looks so yummyyyyyyy!! I am sooo gunna try your recipy (I love cooking, and surprisingly - I' actually don't suck at it :D))

Your illustration is sooo much fun and vivid!! great job V! I have water in my mouth already hhehe!

Sunday, it's sunny here in a long long time...great new recipe to try... life is beautiful! :)

Kiss

Abz said...

Such a great energy you have. :)

Janine said...

Oh yes Vanessa,this is a felicitous combination indeed, and you made a great job again. I love that illustration and I will try his recipe.
You are so unbelievable talented.
I am truely your fan.
Have a great week
Janine

Susan said...

Oh, ooh la lalicious! What a fun, fun drawing Vee and so yummy! I'll definitely check out this site, what a winning combo indeed!

We're total foodies here too, and once in a while I'll come up with my own recipe. My younger son says "Mom, you should write a family cookbook!", what a sweetie. Well, we've been saying that for a few years, but now you've inspired me to rethink the idea for a family summer project, we'll see!

Thanks for sharing, you renaissance woman you!

Redheaded Stepchild said...

This is great, V! What a great site - it had me salivating over both the art and the recipes!

nina seven said...

fabulous illo and recipe, v! i hope it gets made into a book someday! i want to enter, but i'm not much of a cook....

Mónica said...

Wooo, wonderful cook illustration :) delicious and so cute. Congrats, i like very much the colours of your recipe.
Hugs and kind regards
thanks for share link for visit

Nicola said...

Wow what a cool idea!! Your recipe is great and the illustration is so wonderful, so mucn movement and energy!!!

linda said...

What a cool idea...great illos! Wish I could cook...ahah!

lorenabr said...

Fab idea love it

Laura said...

Hey Vanessa just popping in - this illo is so FABULOUS and the recipe sounds delish!!! Geechee girl sure knows her way around the kitchen! Gotta go check out that site...

Also just caught up on your blog a bit and look at you - congrats on all of your books!!! I need to pick your brain on something so sending you a quick email soon, hope that's ok :) xo

Bella Sinclair said...

Aw MAN, if this isn't all kinds of AWESOME! How FUN! Dang, girl. There's salmon cooking downstairs, and all I want now is some Red Rice! You know what I'll be eating this week!

Diana Evans said...

oh la la is right!!! this is fantastic Vanessa!! I love it...and I have to work on one too....what fun!!! you are always creating happy and wonderful things!!!!

Hugs
Diana

I have to try that recipe out!!! yummm!!!

Sabbio said...

Beautiful illustration and great idea Vanessa! :)

Tomás said...

The recipe is great (I well know), like your wonderful illustration.

Brad said...

such a great illustration! love the colors and it the whole thing is so much fun!! the recipe sounds delightful as well and I will be trying that out soon!

Tracey said...

Nice illustration! I bookmarked the site too!

Cheryl Lynn said...

OOOOOOOH-WEEEE, Momma! This is some kind of delish! I am going to be a fat, happy, girlie when I finish eating this dish! Your illustration is the BOOOOMB! I will be following this site real close like!

Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving those encouraging words. I will be emailing you real soon.

Love you much!

donny* said...

oh. my. word. this is so flipping amazing. and, y'know, i totally didn't make the connection to michael's illustration when you mentioned the site on my blog. i love his as well. and, i'm totally going to try this and i will add parker into the mix. i fear for how it'll end up, ha!

*fun fact: my 3-year-old's middle name is bird, named after charlie parker. :)*

Krista said...

Hey Vanessa! This rice sounds wonderful, and this site is SO MUCH FUN, no? I submitted mine today!

Tamara Henderson said...

Thanks for sharing the website!!! It's a lot great artist on there...very inspiring!

Victoria Alessandrello said...

I love your illustrations,
They are so sweet!
XOXO,
Victoria.

Abz said...

Wow, you're super nice! hehe-- thanks! I really didnt like it, and I still think I want to delete it, but comments like urs make me think twice. :)

Thanks again!

Indigene said...

Okay, so when do I get my beans and rice? How can you put this on here and not tell us where you are serving it up! I'm tired of your family having it! Hmmmph! lol! I love it, love it! You create on every level! You're a clone, right? Big hugs with a growling tummy! :)

Peter Breese said...

Fantastic V!! Looks tasty... the food I mean! I don't want to imply that I would eat your artwork - I leave that sort of stuff to my 11 month old.

michael robertson said...

wow...I go away for a few days and come back to see this masterpiece! I'm so glad you got involved-you've really added a kick-start to the site! thanks!
your amazing personality and awesome spirit is sure to get many other artists involved and not only will we get to see a lot of great illustrations, but we'll also get to eat lots of delicious food as well!

thanks,for the shout-out too, my friend-it couldn't have come from a better person.

I just got hungry typing that, so if you'll excuse me, I gotta go cook me something good to eat...

Shirley said...

AWESOME, Nester! This rocks..you are so talented beyond words. Love that it's LOW country Rice..coo-ool. Hope you're having a wonderful week so far...look at all of the great pieces you come up with each week..amazing. Still under a pile o' stuff..hope to come out maybe when the Easter bunny shakes his tail. : ) Hugs to you!

Mechelle Harrison said...

What an absolutely cute and yummy looking site for recipes! Thanks for sharing.

DEB said...

I have an art blog and a cooking blog....I suppose I should check this out too, huh?!

roberta baird said...

she cooks, she draws, she sings, she acts, she makes beauty where ever she goes.... Vanessa....

jazzlamb said...

I saw the site and could recognize your work. Refreshing and very very yum indeed!

Lisa M Griffin said...

Wow! How did I miss this? It looks fantastic. Thanks for sharing your talent and yummy edible creation too.
Have a good weekend and thanks for sharing.
Lisa

Kay Aker said...

Red beans and ricely amazing!

Jane said...

I absolutely love this idea!

Jannie aka Chickengirl said...

Just wondered over at They Draw and Cook and saw your piece- LOVEEE! So so gorgeous and magical. Love your work!!!

roz said...

Fabulous! Love your work.

theinvisiblechild said...

this is so cool... I love drawings of food :)

Eve said...

Hi Vanessa,

Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog, I'm truly honored.
I love your creativity, you so inspire me to get drawing again. I'm no where near your level of talent, but not too shabby :)

Your entry in "They draw and cook" is the best one!

You'll be seeing me around your blog a plenty.
All the best
Eve