1/11/12 Day 4 #doodlediet

1/11/12 Day 4 #doodlediet

1/10/12 Day 3- maybe not enough hiking fuel. #doodlediet

1/10/12 Day 3- maybe not enough hiking fuel. #doodlediet

1/9/12 Day Two in the cabin. #doodlediet

1/9/12 Day Two in the cabin. #doodlediet

1/8/12 into the wild, full on sun and adventure. #doodlediet

1/8/12 into the wild, full on sun and adventure. #doodlediet

1/7/12 migas and buffalo. #doodlediet

1/7/12 migas and buffalo. #doodlediet

1/6/12 meat. #doodlediet

1/6/12 meat. #doodlediet

1/5/12 Husby’s w/ Lagunitas #doodlediet

1/5/12 Husby’s w/ Lagunitas #doodlediet

8/14/11 brekkie for dinner. #doodlediet

8/14/11 brekkie for dinner. #doodlediet

8/13/11 #doodlediet #lagrippe

8/13/11 #doodlediet #lagrippe

I was recently looking at my boring "normal" diet blog. Although it serves it's purpose, it lacks luster. Upon googling different themes, thinking I could at least change it's background, I stumbled across your blog. This is fantastic! What a simple, yet ingenious idea! I have a few questions:

1) How do you make your works of art? They look like you sat down with your medium and just drew them. But they have that "done on the computer" quality to them. If it is done on the computer, what software do you use?

2) Would you be at all offended if I re-did my blog with this concept? As in, sketching what I'm consuming every day. If in fact you're okay with it, the name I drudged up for it is a bit similar, "Dietary Doodling" I don't want to offend a genius such as yourself, so I'm asking before I put anything in the works.

Thanks in advance,
Ashlie

Thanks so much!
I do all my drawings simply on paper in ink and art markers, then scan it or snap a picture of it… I wanted to make it a task to draw my diet; before I ate something I had to understand in my mind that it would have to be drawn later. Is my food beautiful, or ugly, and usually that corresponds on how “healthy” it is, but more importantly how happy I feel eating it. So hopefully it doesn’t fall into guilt or shame, just happiness or disappointed. Like if I have candy (because I have always had a ridiculous sweet tooth) it’s fun to draw, but I definitely don’t eat it as much as I used to. Great thing about sharing your diet, is you develop a sense of responsibility to more than yourself.

And I’m definitely not the first person to do a blog like this, it’s a personal decision and idea that (of course) later I found a bunch of others doing it (sometimes much better than me!) Definitely check out Sarah Becan’s “Sauceome” website, she’s an amazing artist and designer and draws her diet digitally (plus she’s funny and adorable).

Have at it, and I think it’s one of the best ways to watch your diet, and be more mindful. Keep me updated!

8/6/11 avocado & bacon ftw #doodlediet

8/6/11 avocado & bacon ftw #doodlediet

8/5/11 meatballs ala @sarahbecan w/green tomato chutney. #doodlediet

8/5/11 meatballs ala @sarahbecan w/green tomato chutney. #doodlediet

7/23/11 ribs and malt #doodlediet

7/23/11 ribs and malt #doodlediet

7/22/11 fresh strawberries #doodlediet

7/22/11 fresh strawberries #doodlediet

7/21/11 lagunitas Maximus #doodlediet

7/21/11 lagunitas Maximus #doodlediet