Since starting this blog in March, one of my favorite byproducts has been all the different people I’ve connected with in the process. Food has always been something that has brought people together, but social media and the internet has made that exponentially so. I love that I have “friends” and followers from places like Sweden, Egypt, and Indonesia, and that on my Instagram feed, I get breakfast ideas from bloggers in Australia who are already starting the next day as I’m turning in for the night. Those acai bowls get me every time.
And I’ve been extra delighted by the people I’ve discovered that are indirectly related to food—I have a really fun collaboration coming up in September with a company whose products immediately made me want to have a party the second I saw them. I don’t want to give too much away, but my goal with this project will be to inspire you to gather your favorite people together and find something to celebrate. So be on the lookout for that!
Probably the most unexpected example of these types of connections was an alert I got on Instagram last week—ooh, someone had tagged me picture! I love it when that happens!
When I got to the image, I saw that it was a watercolor version of my Monster S’more Cake. I was so tickled and completely flattered that someone had been inspired to create art from a photo of one of my recipes. It’s such a great example of the positive things that can come from the often overwhelming giantness of the digital world.
And, I must say, the timing was perfect—someone creates a painting of my Monster S’more Cake just days before National S’mores Day?! What serendipity! Couldn’t have planned that better if I’d tried.
Anyway, I just wanted to share this sweet piece of art from Instagram’s @beingsketchy. She was generous enough to send me the file so I could post it here. Please give her a follow…she creates the cutest little pictures—of lots of different things—food and beyond.
Happy National S’mores Day!