Our Portland Vacation via COOKIES
I painted cookies for the first time! I purchased a set of food-safe paintbrushes awhile back and have been looking forward to painting on bakes for a long time. I'm no Arty McGoo but I'm quite proud of my first attempt :) I don't think I have painted anything since grade school.
For my first painting project, I decided to paint our latest vacation. We recently went on a one week road trip to Portland, Oregon. It was our first time there and it was as lovely as I had imagined it would be. Before even going, I knew we were going to see some pretty amazing things so I already starting planning the art project. Yeah, I like to plan things :) I thought it was a cool idea but I had no idea how challenging it would be, given that I'm not a painter or anything. I decided to go with watercolor-type paintings because they didn't seem too hard.
Yesterday, I painted 14 cookies. That's 14 different images! It was so much work, I actually felt nauseous afterwards:( It took several hours and I messed up on a few colors since I couldn't mix very well without white. I tried to use the existing white on the cookie canvas for areas that were whiter. I think for future projects I will have to track down some white food coloring to make my life easier. In the end, I only ended up using a bit of food coloring for all the paintings. I also found that it was not necessary to add water to the food coloring gel or liquid beforehand. I was constantly dipping my paintbrush in water and that water was added to the food coloring, diluting it each time. I only squeezed one drop of gel into each palette on my tray but that was WAY too much. Next time, I'll just use a bit of gel from a toothpick. I probably could have painted another 50 cookies with the food coloring I had left, assuming I had the energy to do so. I'm so glad it's done but boy was it a lot of work!
|Cannon Beach, north view|
|Haystack at Cannon Beach|
|Coffee/pastry break at St. Honoré Boulangerie|
|Spring flowers by the Columbia Gorge/River|
|View of Columbia Gorge/River by Vista House|
|Lan Su Classical Chinese Gardens|
|Goldfish at Lan Su Gardens|
|Snow-tubing on Mt. Hood|