It doesn't tell the whole story... or give an accurate picture.
Granted I don't have a passion for cooking, but I DO have a passion for eating healthy, eating fresh and most of all... eating safe!
Cooking gives me that So I am quite happy to cook. It gives me peace of mind to know it's safe, to choose what goes in, to know what I am putting in my body - and into my family.
And sometimes - it is fun!
So why 'reluctant'?
Because pretty much any day of the week I would rather be making art... drawing, painting, sketching. Or playing with daughter. Or painting, crafting and sketching with her!
My solution.... keeping a small sketchbook handy in the kitchen. So I can sketch between chopping, or while I am waiting between food prep steps. Ideas come while I handle the vegetables, herbs and spices... or while I daydream looking out the kitchen window.
Dinner gets made, and dinner gets drawn. All of the art in this post was conceived in my kitchen sketchbook.
In fact, this piece became this page in Simply Gluten Free Magazine's Sept/Oct 2015 issue.
So it is a win-win situation.
And it is why I have started working on a kitchen coloring book for adults... more to come on that!
If you enjoy my work you can see more at Erin Go Paint