Welcome to the first edition of ELANA'S FOOD JOURNAL (did you hear that echo?)!
This is very exciting folks. I'm starting a new series that I hope to keep up, New Year's Resolution-style. No! I actually intend to do it.
This is the place where food and art really collide in a slice (no pun intended even though there is pizza pictured above) of my life, through food.
This journal really exists. It's mine. I record what I eat. But not in the usual way. It's not a laundry list, calorie counting smorgasbord of random things I have eaten throughout the day.
It's just a piece of my day, made memorable (or not) by what I ate. Maybe it was leftover pizza for breakfast, as shown above. Maybe it's going to be coffee and kale chips (bad combo, people...just sayin'). The doodles and art are also real. Done by me, as I see fit to work them around the food.
This journal will reflect:
My relative energy for drawing/creativity.
Sometimes there will be recipes. Sometimes not. Sometimes I might not even say anything (wooohoooo - vacation for you!
You may ask, "What is the dang point, Elana?"
Well, I'll tell you. The point is that I'm constantly trying to think about how to be DIFFERENT with my food art and food stories. This project is an attempt at that. To really THINK about what it means to tell a story with food, using a literal analogy.
And if any of this seems ridiculous, first know that:
1. It is. Hooray!
2. I've had an amazing sinus infection for the past 4 days, so a lot of things seem like a good idea right now.
Finally, I'm posting these on my own little website that is currently under construction, but if you'd like to check that out, click here.