For the first time in a long, long, long time I entered a contest! A real, live contest! With cash prizes! It’s probably been since the Lake Oswego Festival of the Arts that I have entered anything creative (how’s that for a memory jog, Oregonian friends!?).
My friend, Mrs. Mustard over at Notabilia found the coolest website ever: They Draw and Cook, and pointed out their holiday contest. Then Lauren at Fizgiggery helped me format my artwork when I was in electronic-file-twilight-zone.
I’m hoping They Draw and Cook will post my art. I keep checking every day (which I would do anyway because there are so many mouth-watering pieces of eye candy over there. And I much prefer Sacher Torte eye candy to George Clooney eye candy). But why wait any longer? I’m posting its miniature version here!
We always have bagels and lox at my mom’s house for Christmas morning, and I recently found a great lox terrine recipe that is perfect to pull out for the 25th.
I discovered it was quite hard to draw a lox terrine that looked appetizing. Smoked salmon and cream cheese don’t translate so well, particularly if the goal is to make people want to make the recipe. So I ended up with a collage-like party of oil pastels and watercolor pencils. If you are not convinced, here is a photo of the real thing to whet your appetite.
If this doesn’t look appetizing, then you probably don’t like bagels and lox, which is your loss, but I respect your independence.
I hope it gets posted on They Draw and Cook!