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Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

Marie de Rabutin-Chantal

“If you are not feeling well, if you have not slept, chocolate will revive you.
But you have no chocolate! I think of that again and again! My dear, how will you ever manage?”
Madame De Sevigne ( Marie de Rabutin-Chantal, Marquise de Sevigne)  French, writer…

via “But you have no chocolate!… My dear, how will you ever manage?” – Art of Quotation

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e309thumbI’m entering another challenge.  Who’d ‘ave thunk it! It’s actually a form of creative procrastination since although I have several pieces in the pipeline on my digital drawing board, as it were, I’m not happy with any of them at the moment. See a sneak peek of one on the right!

The Photo Rehab Cover Makeover is run every week by Desley Jane of Musings of a Frequent Flying Scientist and Lucile of Lucile de Goday. The idea is to re-imagine a new cover for a known work, whether a book, an album, or a movie, by adding your own photo and embellishments. For the latest challenge, we are asked to re-do a bar of chocolate – a particularly uninspiring packaging design as you can see!

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I used a detail from one of my Christmas pieces which had been created using a photograph of a bowl of grapes to which I had added textures as well as leaves with Photoshop brushes. Since the original chocolate bar has the legend ‘Fair Trade, Fair Taste’, it seemed an appropriate detail of that image suggesting, as it does to me, the goodness of unadulterated food.

Original & vintage art © First Night Design [www.firstnightdesign.wordpress.com]

© Sarah Vernon

I took  as my lead the violet and teal hues of this detail to fashion the bands of colour containing the brand name and the type of chocolate. The lemon for the citrus taste is from The Graphics Fairy.

 Click here for instructions if you would like to take part in future challenges.

I suspect that since my adaptation is not obviously photographic, even though it was a photograph originally, it might not qualify for the challenge. But never mind!

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah


I love chocolate and I love pears. Combine the two and I’m in seventh heaven.

food to glow

chocolate and pear quesadilla by food to glowIf you live in the UK it will not have escaped your notice that it is #NationalChocolateWeek. Not that most of us need an excuse, especially considering that we in the UK collectively gorge on 660,900 tonnes of the stuff each year. No doubt this is small beans {cacao beans} compared to the US, what with it apparently snaffling almost half the world’s chocolate supply – at an astonishing rate of 100 pounds a second. That’s a helluva lot of KitKats…

I’m not quite sure why we need a whole week celebrating chocolate, but at least it is a nice distraction and has made social media less about navel-gazing and more about face-stuffing. My Facebook feed is currently one long scroll of chocolate-related links. The added bonus is that pictures of chocolate creations tend to be nicer to look at than those of green smoothies and kale what-not {guilty, m’lud}.

I’m not always one to get on…

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Happy Valentine’s Day!

Yesterday I attempted a new piece for St Valentine. And failed miserably. Instead, I give you this diversion from Drew McKevitt, poet, knitter and illustrator of Pears.

Reblogged from Angry Pear

via Valentine’s Day Chocolate | Angry Pear

Take care and keep laughing!

Sarah

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