They Draw & Cook - Illustrated Food - Eat The Rainbow - Part 1

The fabulous folks over at ‘They Draw & Cook’ have just created a new design challenge called Hand Picked. They’ve teamed up with six professionals from a variety of creative backgrounds to be guest curators on their website with a theme of their choice.

The first theme is ‘Eat The Rainbow’ chosen by curator Sandra Salamony. Sandra is the Creative Director for Spirituality & Health Magazine.

The idea is to create a recipe around the theme then after the deadline, just 4 recipes will be selected and showcased from March 11th - 25th.

Since I’m really trying to develop and expand my portfolio, it seemed like a perfect opportunity to get involved in and as it turns out, I rather enjoy illustrating fruit and vegetables!

Eat The Rainbow Illustrated Food Watercolour Painting by Susie Batsford

Happy Valentines Day!

I made this design over at SketchbookSkool last November while studying 'Let's Make Greetings Cards' with Salli Swindell of They Draw and Cook.  Salli was inspirational and I came away feeling so creatively nourished. Last September, my eldest son started at his new school and I was completely absorbed with helping him to settle in.  So, this was the first painting I'd done for a while, having had a break for a good couple of months.  It can be hard to get back into your creative groove if you stop for too long, however much you might love it.  This class gave me permission to just create for fun, which was the perfect tonic and I've found it hard to put my brushes down again ever since!