Saturday, March 29, 2014

Recipe For Two. ATC. Shelby Pizzarro

The weather we are having today makes me want to cook some real "stick to your ribs" food. The rain is constant and streams down the gutters. The temperatures are relatively mild compared to what we have been experiencing. But still, there is a distinct chill to the air that makes you want something warm and comforting for dinner.

Looking through a cook book, I found inspiration not only for a meal, but for an Artist Trading Card as well.  Attached to a fragment of a recipe was a photo of two women. Irony, Synchronicity, or Muse...the recipe was "for two"...and begs the question: "What Is Guacamole?"

I couldn't help but think...isn't everything more intense, more joyful when shared? Problems don't seem quite as unconquerable. Our happiness blossoms. Creativity soars by exchanging new ideas.

The substrate for the ATC is illustration board. I copied the photo of the two women on to newsprint paper. I stained craft paper with tea. The recipe is from a newspaper printed in 1970. Washi tape, sewing pattern paper, and metallic gold acrylic paint complete the card.

Isn't the recipe for a happy life one that includes a mixture of generosity, compassion, and creativity?  We all have the basic ingredients within us. May you find that person who encourages you to explore a delicious life.

Oh, and in the end I decided on slow cooker lasagna.


Sue Marrazzo said...

( : Love the tea stained paper...
A Sweet ATC Collage and story : )

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Thanks! Looks like today is another day of "comfort food"! :-)

Debra Kreiger said...

I needed your wonderful words and actions of inspiration! Thank you.

Shelby Pizzarro said...

Hi Debra.

Thanks for your comment. You went to the York Academy of Arts too?

Have a great rest of the day.