Thursday, November 19, 2009

Illustration Friday: Unbalanced


I totally avoided doing anything on this topic until the last minute this week. Why? Because the theme hit too close to home. It has been a nutty past week or so - illnesses, deadlines, and just generally a feeling of too much to do. I'm forgetting things, double scheduling myself and feeling generally glazed over. So, yeah - to illustrate something about 'unbalanced' earlier in the week just made me cringe. Until I though of this...

When I lived in Holland I picked up the habit of eating delicious chocolate sprinkles on freshly toasted bead each and every morning. And these aren't just your run of the mill - bakery aisle fake chocolate sprinkles. No sir. These are actual mini pieces of chocolate bliss, staring at you first thing in the morning, melting on bread. Needless to say, when I came back to the states I had a few of these boxes of sprinkels, or "chocolate hagel" (literally chocolate HAIL) in my suitcase.

I've continued the tradition for about 17 years now. As I was enjoying my toast this morning I was thinking about how such an 'unbalanced breakfast' literally gives me a small taste of balance on mornings when my to do list is running off the page, and the clock is ticking away.

Oh, and if you want to try Hagel on your bread? You can order it here!

5 comments:

philbrownillustration said...

lovely, simple image. I like it, plus anything to do with breads and pastries for breakfast and I am there!

Pencil Pocket said...

Oh wow- that looks totally yum. I need to try this out! Super image as well. I love the style. Great job.

Amy Bleasby said...

your pictures make me very happy! so cute

Crafty Jenny said...

Love it! I want to eat it. Right. Now.

michele said...

Believe in the power of the chocolate!