Monday, May 29, 2006

Illustration Friday:
Layered Cake

I really shouldn't play with my food...


Anonymous said...

This is so brash and fun! What a great idea!

° said...

so is that wht they call american food cake. nice idea

Khristina said...

Hello Lori!

I am delighted! You picked one of my paintings. I lived in Latvia for a year and the winter was truly endless. That's my pale underexposed hand reaching out of the frozen earth. The painting is about seven feet tall.

You asked about the images: it's a mix. Some of them are mine, some of them I received from friends, and some are images that I carry around in my head, such as Jawlensky's painting. If it doesn't have a name on it, it's mine or unidentifiably from within my family of phototakers.

It's so nice to meet you. Those cupcakes looks a wee bit toxic in terms of the color scheme. Right up there with Kraft mac and cheese nuclear orange!

Looking foward to more blog exchanges.

About Michael's woodwork: check out the entries under Table Lawn. You can see the table Michaelmade for me in those.

Good night!

Karen McL said...

Yummie...a Triple Decker!

Your photo Looks good enough to *eat*.


Dave MacIntyre said...

YUMMY!! That looks so good!

penelope said...

Please post only illustrations to illustration friday! Thanks!


Lori Witzel said...

Well, I was very much surprised by Penelope's comment.

So surprised, I decided to email her, and at the same time get input from two IlloFriday people whose opinions I value.

Here's an abridged version of what I sent:

...Although it is your site, and you can define what is posted as you will, I felt strongly enough about not being able to play with the Illustration Friday community to write, and to copy two people whose work I respect in order to get their perspective.

Since I thought perhaps I was mistaken in thinking that illustration extended past “things drawn/painted/collaged” I Googled “define:illustration” and I found most major sites do include photography in their definition.

The medium is not important – the response to a topic, and the use of static visual media, are what defines an illustration.

...I hope you will reconsider conceptual photography as a legitimate medium for illustration.

tiffini elektra x said...

Agreed. I love your illustration. Great colors and I think it definitely fits the topic as well as would be defined as an illustration. It is not just a picture of a cupcake it is a conceptual illustration in my definition. [ =

carla said...

I think this is great! I always enjoy your photographic illustrations of the topics... This is one is fun and delicious looking. I guess if you played with your food, you gotta eat all three!

CarolineJarvis said...

Beautiful photos... really dig the colours!
Thanks for checkin out my blog..... Great Willy Nelson story!!


Katarina said...

great, now i want cake... ;)

Tricky Trev said...

That's so sweet of you to bake cupcakes for the birth of lil Shiloh Jolie-Pitt.

The Pitt side thanks you. ;)

Rikki said...

Stick it to the man Lori, I love your pics, they're a damn lot better than many of the crappy illustrations (i.e. a photo with a photoshop filter run over it) that are allowed in illustration friday!

Anonymous said...

Love this. Great texture!