Saturday, December 11, 2010

leave no track don't look back

The girl who served me at Cafe Nero in Manchester Airport must have thought I was a total pig. I bought three Espressos, Sicilian Lemon cheesecake, these Amaretti biscuits and some hazelnut chocolates in the 15 minutes I had spare before boarding my plane.Of course, what she did not know was that I was only buying these Amarettis to draw. There was no way I could ignore gorgeous packaging like this.

The Aftermath

After I'd finally finished drawing them, earlier today, I decided that the only right and proper thing to do would be to eat them. It would be wrong to let them go to waste. However they had been to France and back in my hand luggage and were pretty much powder and crumbs. Therefore the only thing left to do was to tip my head back and basically pour them down my neck. I am, of course, a total pig.

These drawings are from my travel sketchbook. You can see the other drawings from that book HERE.

Now where are those handmade chocolate Florentines that I bought to draw?

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Blogger MrCachet said...

ROFLMAO. Now that is funny. (Burp).

12:58 AM  
Blogger A Brush with Color said...

That's hilarious--they're beautiful, Andrea!! I'm glad to hear you demolished them with such gusto. You deserved to after creating something this gorgeous.

1:04 AM  
Blogger dthaase said...

ha - what a riot - fabulous post

1:25 AM  
Blogger mo said...

so funny! i mean, really, what else were you so supposed to do with them when they were done posing for you? geesh.

3:46 AM  
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7:49 AM  
Blogger Ruth said...

These biscuits remind me of my childhood... my grandma would always take me to this Italian restaurant in the middle of Glasgow, called the Fiorentina, where they would bring out these with the coffees at the end. The waiter always used to give me at least 3 because I loved them so much :)
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9:41 AM  
Blogger winna said...

I would fall in love with the wrappings, too---but to draw them---wow! what a keen eye and patience you have---plus a boatload of talent.........winna

12:39 PM  
Blogger Rin Ohara said...


8:23 PM  
Blogger Jennifer Lawson said...

Absolutely beautiful drawings!

10:07 PM  
Blogger Bella said...

What a fantastic eye for detail (and steady hand). I love these biscuits too and if I am ever lucky enough to have some more, will think of you, of drawing them, then just eat them.

10:11 PM  
Blogger Somewhere Circus said...

What insane talent!

5:37 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

Before & After drawings? Absolutely fabulous! :)

7:03 AM  
Blogger Ricardo Sérgio said...

genius, great post!

10:52 AM  
Blogger Genine said...

Andrea these are exquisite!

1:15 PM  
Blogger Rachel Hoyt said...

Your tactic here is so freakin smart! I too must find a reason to use chocolate "for my art". :o)

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5:55 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thank you all, folks.
Glad you like these.

10:37 PM  
Anonymous busyok said...

hi andrea,
your works are amazing. you never fail to amaze me with your ballpoint pen artworks.

4:13 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved what you did. You certainly can draw and your layout on each page is so very good.

9:04 PM  

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