Yesterday was National Pie Day so I posted a pic of a British Treacle Tart I made with Brazilian acai sauce over on my Listen to Me Pie Lady blog. It's a funny thing though. After I spend time baking and posting my edible creations, I feel guilty about this blog. Not really guilty about the blog, I suppose, but about "cheating" on my artwork with culinary pursuits. Isn't that crazy? I have been baking and cooking since I was 8 years old, I truly have. I moved to San Francisco to be a chef, something I have written about before, so works in the kitchen have been with me for a long time.
But I've noticed a pattern within myself. Too long away from drawing and painting, and I start to feel like I will "lose it." I immediately want to test myself to make sure I still "have it." I'm drawing all the time; post-it notes at work, doodles on the back of grocery receipts. I don't even post all these things. Yet, I needed to reassure myself that I could sit down and create a little line drawing after eating that slice of sweetness.
Here it is: Double-Fisted. Maybe it's my art self telling me to "get back to it" or else. (-;