Tuesday, May 25, 2010

recipe cards

traditions lost
the theme this week at the three muses is "cards."   at the last minute this afternoon, with no inspiration what so ever with playing cards, i thought of  "recipe cards" (most of my ideas it seems come at the last minute).  many of my mom's and grandma's recipes are written on little recipe cards which are either kept in a little box or tucked randomly in cook books, which is exactly where i found the cards to use for this collage, from a cook book i bought at a garage sale, so i used these old recipe cards as the background for this piece.  i felt a little sad about using these old recipe cards, what if they were some old family favorite?    i know a lot of my grandma's recipes were lost, either thrown away or never written down because she had them memorized.  at family gatherings i've heard many times "remember when grandma used to make........", or "i wish i knew how she made....."

15 comments:

Judy said...

What a fascinating twist on 'cards,' Tammy, very yummy!! Lovely piece!

Janet Ghio said...

She is just darling and the cherries on her apron--perfect!!

Ozstuff said...

I am not an organised person! People give me recipes over the phone which I write on scraps of paper and I lose them. People give me typed sheets with recipes. The recipe sheet fairy comes and takes them away. I wish I had kept cards!! Luckily I have a good memory (so far) and all my favourite recipes reside in my head but cards would be better.
Having said all that, your take on this week's theme is unique and GORGEOUS. Wonderful artwork, great design and fantastic use of "found" pages.

indybev said...

This is absolutely perfect. There's nothing more treasured than recipe cards handed down through generations. Brilliant interpretation of the challenge! Thanks so much.

Hermine said...

Its gorgeous

Lori Saul said...

This is wonderful art and what a great idea for this theme- I love recipe cards but none of them are this pretty!

danit said...

Great take on the subject. I love your naive illustration style.

johanna said...

absolutely beautiful!!

Silvia said...

Fantastic idea making a recipe card.

Taluula said...

Well, don't feel bad my friend, you have given this little card a new lease of life. It's so lovely.

Saskia said...

Very original take on the theme, gorgeous!

tammy said...

thank you everyone for all your kind comments. i myself am not very organized with my recipes. i try to file them into a binder, but there are many that have been lost or i can't remember which magazine i saw something in.

Jen said...

Hi Tammy,
GREAT art- I love what you did with the theme. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog and for commenting. I appreciate it so much!

Super cute kid pics btw. :)

Jackie said...

What a great idea! It's lovely.

Carol said...

Lovely, lovely.
juno
xx
Juno's Place
Cards by Carol

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