Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Illustration Friday-Twist

This is my entry for IF's "twist" topic. And you get two for the price of one! Click on the images for a bigger view, and appreciate the textural detail! And maybe smell the cinnamon.

I've been very busy lately. For a bit of the summer I'm feeding 200 boyscouts three meals a day for 6 days a week. It's both back breaking and very rewarding. So far I've managed to make homemade cinnamon rolls and other baked goods for each group. So for the topic of twist, I easily saw the cinnamon twisted into the hundreds and hundreds of rolls that I've made so far. Is there anything better than the smell of fresh baked cinnamon rolls?

I even have a blue ribbon for cinnamon rolls from the Minnesota State Fair, the second largest State Fair. A proud accomplishment. How many little old ladies did I beat out, I wonder! I was about 35 when I did that I suppose.

Because of July 4th I've had a few days off. It's been fun to do some illustration.

Thanks to all who stop by. I won't have time to visit many blogs until after August.

Oh, just posted "camoflage" too. So check that out if you like.



Anonymous hungry, and looking said...

one of my favorite things about winter is baking, and few treats smell better than cinnamon rolls!

i love them with fresh butter melted all over them...oh god, i hate july! hurry up, november!

congratulations on your blue ribbon cooking. are you married?

July 03, 2007 1:13 PM  
Anonymous paula said...

Mmmm--Mm! I love Cinnamon bread/rolls! Excellent way to do "twist" and I'd love to try your state-fair blue ribbon winner buns!

July 03, 2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger Nancy Bea said...

Where's the Mac aroma feature when you need it? Even without it, these smell great, I mean look fabulous! You are a culinary artist as well as a graphic artist! (Can I get your blue ribbon recipe or is it a closely guarded secret?)

July 03, 2007 1:30 PM  
Blogger Janice said...

and the crowd pleads... REcipe... RECipe! *eyes twinkling*

great illo... (both of em) and commendable work that you do with scouts... bet these don't last long.... (the cinnamon buns!)

July 03, 2007 1:42 PM  
Blogger Ginger*:)* said...

Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.... they are wonderful Scott. And the texture, as promised is food for the eyes. The design and the inside view are so well done.

Bless you for your work with the scouts!

July 03, 2007 3:36 PM  
Blogger Tony LaRocca said...

Mmmm... cinnamon... :)

July 03, 2007 4:37 PM  
Blogger md said...

ok my mouth is watering like nancy bea said where is my Iaroma on this computer when i need it. Steve i ask U. great texture and work here and with the scouts see ya in aug

July 03, 2007 5:42 PM  
Blogger Diane Duda said...

Hey! You're back!
And yum!

Enjoy your days off!

July 03, 2007 6:16 PM  
Blogger stangy said...

that's a whole lot o' twisting - and a great take on TWIST!

July 03, 2007 7:26 PM  
Blogger Mac said...

Cool illos. Very Scottish. :) No wait. Very Digital Scottesque. Cool work.

July 03, 2007 7:31 PM  
Blogger Jeannette said...

now im hungry!

July 03, 2007 9:35 PM  
Blogger Linda said...

Scott guess what.. I can smell the cinnamon

July 03, 2007 10:25 PM  
Blogger vaggelis said...

I went through all your illustrations. You have the skill and the technique(s), and I am jealous.

July 03, 2007 10:40 PM  
Blogger Focus_ret said...

You are making me hungry! LOL! It has been too long since I've eaten a cinnamon roll.

July 03, 2007 11:01 PM  
Blogger tt_b said...

Oh, these are really nice, especially the first one. I absolutely adore cinnamon! Well done on your work with the scouts, that must be Really hard work but so rewarding.

July 04, 2007 12:48 AM  
Blogger isay said...

yummy! yes! i like fresh baked cinnamon bread rolls! this is cool scott and you must be having a nice time, too working with those scouts.
all the best.

July 04, 2007 1:28 AM  
Blogger Ellen Byrne said...

Nice twist on twist! And YES(!) I CAN smell the cinnamon! I also really like your entry for camoflage! Very nice work!

July 04, 2007 3:06 AM  
Blogger Vee said...

oh Yum ! So clean and graphic the colors are superb.

July 04, 2007 4:31 AM  
Blogger zime said...

mmm they smell yummy!!!! I love cinnamon and I love those illos!!!

July 04, 2007 5:46 AM  
Anonymous Marion said...

How nice! And nice story behind it:-)

July 04, 2007 7:37 AM  
Blogger aeneadellaluna said...


July 04, 2007 8:17 AM  
Anonymous aynaku said...

eh, eh, 200 boys scouts...i believe you are busy! smart take and nice illo, anyways...I wish I taste one of your cinnamon rolls!!!

July 04, 2007 8:37 AM  
Blogger enigma said...

yum! clever idea!

July 04, 2007 8:47 AM  
Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

Simple and wonderful! Thanks for stopping by...hope to have more time at end of summer myself!

July 04, 2007 8:49 AM  
Blogger ValGalArt said...

So great to hear about your adventures Scott! I knew you must be up to something good! What a wonderful gift you are giving to the Boy Scouts and very fun! I will never forget my times in the Brownies and Girl Scouts it was very meaningful and happy. I love your clever illo and how you tied it into your life. Very cool annd I love your style. Look forward to hearing from you!

July 04, 2007 9:11 AM  
Blogger Martin said...

Good to see more IF work!

I kept checking back but there was none to see until recently.

Haven't got round to posting many myself as I have work, followed by spending more time thinking about what I'm gonna do than actually doing it.

I very much like both your camoflage and twist illos. Make me want to get arting again.

P.s fancy sending me some cinnamon rolls? My address is.... hehe

July 04, 2007 9:25 AM  
Blogger cata said...

Oh! noooo I'm hungry!
I would like a cinnamon roll mmmm!
Really nice illo!

July 04, 2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger buep said...

Ohh!! And I'm so hungry! Lovely illo!

July 04, 2007 10:18 AM  
Blogger cricri said...

yummy ;)

July 04, 2007 10:40 AM  
Blogger AndyDoodler said...

You bake a mean illustration! & Yes - you've made us all hungry!

July 04, 2007 1:55 PM  
Blogger bookbabie said...

ooh yum, I really miss fresh baked cinnamon rolls since going gluten free:( nice illo!

July 04, 2007 5:05 PM  
Blogger HARDWAX said...

Fab taste, texture and aroma. I sampled both and am partial to the cinnemon role, but the raisin bread was excellent to. Beautiful,and I want more!

July 04, 2007 7:18 PM  
Blogger giggles said...

My absolute favorite baked treat! Wonderful job with this prompt! Raisin bread is up there too!!! mmmm ....I need a bun!! haha! Well done!

July 04, 2007 7:20 PM  
Blogger Davipalooza said...


July 04, 2007 11:12 PM  
Blogger Kathleen Rietz said...

These are awesome! Honestly, I can "smell' the warm cinnamon scent rising off my computer screen. I love cinnamon. There is a spice shop in Chicago which sells 3 or 4 varieties....they were all so uniquely different that I gave them as Christmas gifts last year, and bought some for myself. I used a hefty amount in the brownies I baked for my Independence Day festivities today...I think I ate half the batch myself! Hope you thoroughly enjoyed the holiday. I thoroughly enjoyed your post!!! -Kate-

July 04, 2007 11:28 PM  
Blogger Twisselman said...

Welcome back, Scott! I had seen the 'camouflage' illo a few days back, but didn't have time to leave a comment (wonderful blend of dress and background).

Sounds like you've been very busy. Glad you're putting your culinary artistry to good use. The illustrations look tasty in and of themselves. Take care.

July 05, 2007 6:29 AM  
Blogger jim bradshaw said...

Hey Scott. I like all your experimental stuff going on here. Thanks for stopping by.

July 05, 2007 7:01 AM  
Blogger get zapped said...

I really like your illustrations! I love your take on this. And after reading your commentary, I am really moved ;) Your work is excellent!

July 05, 2007 7:54 AM  
Blogger steve said...

very nice!! now i'm hungry for these!

July 05, 2007 11:19 AM  
Blogger Judy Scott said...

I can smell them, very yummy. I love camoflage too ~ really awesome work, Judy x

July 05, 2007 2:26 PM  
Anonymous Patrick said...

And now I'm hungry. Great colors here, and texture too. Amazing you can do that texture digitally - it's almost exactly the same as some of the paper I use. Really nice! I took the book quiz from the next post tho, and it couldn't be more wrong. So wrong, I don't even want to say what book it said I was (the authorities might take interest).

July 05, 2007 6:26 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Great illo! You must be very special (and patient) to work with all those boyscouts and feed them 3 times a day for a week! Bless your heart! Really!

July 05, 2007 7:19 PM  
Blogger scribblesk said...

Very tempting and swirly! Amaing you can cook for so many people!

July 06, 2007 3:02 PM  
Blogger imwithsully said...

Scott, we miss you. But, you have satisfied our appetites for a bit with these delicious morsels! Sweet!!!

July 06, 2007 6:49 PM  
Blogger dintoons said...

yummmm, they look positively delicious!! :D

August 02, 2007 10:34 PM  

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