Saturday, March 24, 2012

They Draw and Cook


They Draw and Cook is having a contest for Kraft Foods.  Check it out, there are lots of great recipes and illustrations.  It ends tomorrow night at midnight, so you'd better get crackin if you want to do one.  I just entered this recipe.  It was a nice break from the tedious project that I have been working on.  It's an unusual sandwich and my grandson loves it!  But he loves tomatoes and asparagus.  He can't wait for the summer garden and fresh heirloom tomatoes.  He sneaks out and eats the grape tomatoes off the vine.

Sorry I have been so quiet, it's been busy around here, but I'll be back soon.  I hope to start posting new work more often over the summer months.

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  1. LOVE the concept, Karen..the magician's hat! Super clever..I think the Kraft people will love this. How fun to see the ingredients jumping out of the hat to form the sandwich. Great great job! I think this really shows off all of your talents..from concept to execution. it's great to hear about your sweet grandson's tomato-love. :

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  2. Shirley, my friend, you are the best. I can always count on you to brighten my day with your sweet and gracious comments. Hugs...

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  3. OOOOOOOH! Not only is this healthy, but it looks so delicious! And the ART! Very clever, and I love your little tomato sous-chefs! This is one hat I'll be more than happy to eat. FANTASTIC entry!!!

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    1. Bella, I love your comments. Like Shirley, you always make me smile :D I had a strange desire to draw asparagus characters, but I think I like the tomatoes even more.

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  4. I think I'd love this sandwich. Good luck witht the contest! You did a great job with it!

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    1. Thank you Linda! I hope that you are well and that those plumbing problems are under control :)

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  5. Awesome work, Karen! So great to see you submitting this to TDAC...I absolutely love Mr. Asparagus with his very distinguished mustache there. Good luck! :))

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    1. thank you Amalia, Mr. Asparagus thanks you for the complement too:)

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  6. Hey,!! Well I missed this :( Sorry . Well Karen what a great design, how the images and text flow across the page till we get to the 'destructions'. The Rabbit as the magician! heh, superb! And the way you have personified the vegetables- they are so cute and happy and friendly Just what we want! This is a wwonderful extrapolation from some of your other work - I think you can really see how you are putting it all together!

    hugs from oz :)

    I'm sure Kraft will see how Krafty you are!!
    Good luck :)
    Maybe you and Jack and Shirley can share the prize :)

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  7. Thanks for the laugh and the smile Andrew, you made my night, you just have no idea how much I needed this. I was having a really bad night and your comment really brightened it a bit.

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  8. This is a fun recipe I love the tomatoes!

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    1. thanks so much Tamara! I really love your work. Your baked macaroni entry is too cute!

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  9. I comented how much I love this over at TDAC, but just wanted to blog it to you too. I LOVE THIS! Great work Karen. Good luck!

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    1. Thank you so much Jack. Your comment means a lot to me. I love your entries too. Especially the one with the tiki dancers. I don't know why, I just love those little guys.

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  10. Happy Spring, Karen! It's always so good to see your sweet visit at my place - thanks for taking the time! Hope you're doing something fun for yourself and can enjoy the weekend coming up without chores or the to-do list! : )

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    1. I have a to do list, unfortunately, but a lot of it is baking so maybe it won't be too bad :) Just hot...

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  11. Good morning!!! Oh my goodness!!!!!!!!!!! I have been missing. You have been busy, I see. I have been seeing these Draw and Cook illustrations all over and my, I must say, even if I did not cook, I would buy the recipe book! My son loves asparagus and so do my husband and I. We must try your recipe. Wonderful illustration Karen. I love the chef's jacket. The tomatoes are so CUUUUTE!!! Hope you are well. My life has been on a whirlwind.

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    1. Thank you lovely Ces! So glad to "see" you! I hope that things slow down for you soon. The tomatoes were fun to draw, actually it all was :)

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    2. ooooh, and I meant to say thank you for taking time out to visit. I have missed you :)

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  12. Hi Karen!!!!
    i just like magic and this is it!
    looks like the rabbit has some magic asparagus wand, hihi that is so clever, Karen! :D

    xxoo

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    1. Hello lovely Mita! So happy that you stopped by :) I'm glad that you like the magical rabbit; maybe he can go home with you and make you magical sandwiches too, or he can send you a magical asparagus wand of your own ;)

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  13. i love how helpful your tomatoes and asparagus are, a charming piece!

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    1. thank you Tammie Lee, love your photos!

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  14. Oh goodness, I think blogger ate my comment! Happy happy easter weekend, Karen! Wishing you and your whole family a wonderful time together!!

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    1. don't you hate it when that happens ;) hope you have a great weekend too!!!

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  15. What a fun kind of contest, and this is great. It's bunny-magic that makes yummy food just happen.

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    1. Some nights I wish I had a magic bunny to make yummy food just happen :)

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  16. Love the magic bunny! Thanks so much for your encouraging comments on my blog, Karen :)

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    1. Thank you Paige and you are so welcome :) I love your work!

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  17. Noooooooooooooo! Oh man. That's awful. I am sorry to hear that. I am glad you are better. So am I. Another work week. Take care. Tsup!

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    1. Glad you are better too :) Don't work too hard!

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  18. I love the little tomatoes and the asparagus with a moustache!!

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  19. Oh my word how fantastic! I love it!!! It's beautiful K. Great job you did. It's so whimsical and fun. Hope that you had a wonderful Easter with your family. We did. Thanks so much for stopping by. I heart you!
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    1. Awwww, thanks so much Vee. Ummm, I spent Easter in the ER, unfortunately, but I'm recovering from a nasty allergic reaction to mango chutney. :O Glad you and your family had a good one. I heart you too!

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  20. Waw, it looks so great! I've visited the website earlier and there are lots of excellent entries, this is one of them! It's a fun, interesting and clean design, I love it!

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    1. thanks so much Leen! Good to "see" you :)

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  21. Hi Karen, thank you very much for loving my moons, I love them, but sometimes I think my friends get tired of seeing them.
    My new header is a poor dragonfly who drowned in the glass where I clean my brushes!
    Good week for you!

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  22. Yum, this looks good! I may have to try it! Fun composition, too!

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  23. Hi K.H.! You are invited to join the new Monday's Mail ATC group. Trade your artwork with other talented artists from around the world. Can't wait to see the ATCs you come up with!

    http://mondaysmail.ning.com/?xgi=3akfKwVeSZlQmn

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  24. Thank you my friend, for your sweet visits! I really am grateful for your kind words - from a watercolorist as you, it means a lot! And goodness, I do hope you get to some fun projects for yourself soon!! : ) Hope things are well in your world and that you had a very nice Easter with your family. Have a great rest of the week, Karen!

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  25. Hey Mama! How are you? Hope that you are well. Thanks so much for stopping by. I know it looks like I dropped right of the side of the plant. I have work up to my eyes and I have to work. Sending you hugs my love. Best to for a restful and sweet weekend.

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  26. Ya'll are sweet! I gotta get to work and post something new!!! Thanks, you all are the best.

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  27. Someday, I shall have to make a little hedgehog/porcupine just for Myles. Thanks for your sweet comment Karen..you rock! I hope things are well in your world..can't wait to see your new post! : )

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  28. You are too sweet my friend. I promise something new is coming :D

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  29. Oh noooooooo! Aww, phooey! So sorry to hear about your stolen records. ARGH! How does that happen at a hospital?! They should, like, offer you free elective surgery to make up for it. Free anesthesia for life. Gah!

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    1. yes, free anesthesia, your a hoot Bella!

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  30. OOOh my Dear K, We can have none of this sickness thing! Be healed now in the name of Jesus!! I am so serious. Sometimes we just go and go and go and we do come to the end of ourselves and the body just needs a break. Please rest. Rest from worry and stress cause they totally take a toll on the spirit, soul and body. Sometimes it's all to much! Sending you much prayer today and rest for soul. We'll still be here waiting for you with the lights on. Love you Honey Bunny!
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  31. I love you Vee! Thank you for your sweet thoughts and prayers. It means so much to me. Hugs and kisses!

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  32. : ) Heee heee, thanks Karen for your visit to see the angry forest critters. I'm reading above to see that you've been feeling poorly...I hope you feel better soon! Take good care!!

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  33. I keep thinking of you. I hope you are feeling better and things are easing up a bit. Stay away from mangoes, even though they are my favorite fruits. Sigh. Summer is always busy for work. Take care, sunshine! (I see Sunshine Hill on the side bar directly as I type this comment and I thought of you as the sunshine. Hehehe. Take care Karen! Tsup!

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    1. Thank you for keeping me in your thoughts Ces. I feel better, I am just really tired. I just can't seem to do anything. Having some tests done, I'm sure it's just exhaustion and stress, to which I am sure you can relate ;)

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  34. Oh about those records, they have government regulations to the wazoo but nothing can stop human stupidity. A clinic sent out my laboratory results and history to somebody else and I got theirs! So stupid. I filed a formal complaint with their HIPPA officer.

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    1. They've been great about it. They told us immediately, went to the press, and they even gave us free identity theft watch service for a year. It's just kind of a pain. I feel bad for them. It had to have hit them hard for so many peoples records to have gone missing like that.

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