Sunday, January 01, 2006

Illustration Friday: Flavor

"There's nothing like unrequited love to take all the flavor out of a peanut butter sandwich."
-Charles Schulz

This 'flavor' subject has so many possibilities, it was hard for me to narrow the choices down: summertime strawberries from the Salinas Valley, a good glass of pinot noir, any of the famous 31 ice cream flavors. When I have trouble choosing just one, I start searching the quotation sites. Found some good quotes, but this one from a Peanuts strip especially touched me. Not that I'm suffering from unrequited love... at least I don't think so... we'd have to ask my wife. No, I'm particularly fond of peanut butter. I could probably live off the stuff. I can't imagine it losing its flavor. Life would be hard.

35 comments:

The Unknown said...

Nice.
love

vfm4 said...

great! love it!

(though i could live very well without peanut butter...)

Sea Angel said...

I understand your concern, a lot of people depend on peanut butter. =)

(Love the illustration)

Doug said...

great job... you can't loose with a quote from ol' Sparky!

Holly said...

Great charlie quote. Peanut butter is a definite must-especially with jam! Well done.

Ellen said...

This is sooooo true! For the past ten years or so music has lost all it's "flavour" for me. I guess it will never come back.
Fantastic illo!

Joy Eliz said...

Love the illo.
Mmmmm, p'nut butter....

kg said...

sounds like charlie brown's pining over the red-headed girl. love the quote - love the illo.

rubio2d said...

Great Illo! I'm hungry now!
Very nice work, love the back light in the illo.

andrea said...

Don't know how I missed your previous Illustration Friday posts (blame the season) but I'm happy to see them now. You have such a great perspectve (and I don't mean the drawing kind). And I, too, would've been tempted to "do peanut butter" if I'd done something for the topic. Great work!

andrea said...

Now I know how I missed them -- yo don't publish an RSS feed. Shame on you. :)

modroom said...

Shame your dog ate the miraculous image of itself, but the world probably is'nt ready for that yet. For me it was either pancakes or a foodfight for this. Your image is a homage to your craving. Knife left in a jar of peanut butter, like Excalibur waiting to be drawn forth once again to weald peanuts and butter stealthily onto another and another and another big wedge. Chunky and charming.....::::-)

Tiffy said...

Great illo! I like the colors!

Alexa Brett said...

I didn't grow up with peanut butter, but I am a convert...Great illo as usual. It is always fun to see what you come up with.

Tony Sarrecchia said...

MMMMM peanut butter.

Great illo.

ValGalArt said...

this is so great! i always love what you come up with and this is no exception! the quote is charming, the flavour is sublime! peanut butter = love

Anonymous said...

Another peanut butter kid! Join the club :) It's ban from schools in Australia because of some having serious allergies so we have peanut butter sandwiches every afternoon. I'm ignoring the quote because can't see beyond the scrumptious ooze of your image - minus the writing which does however ooze itself. Looks edible!

Lukas said...
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Lukas said...

Great Job! That Peanut Butter sandwitch looks yummy.

carla said...

What a great illo (I love that font) and a really cool quote! Yes, peanut butter is the best, but second to almond butter in my book.

Alina Chau said...

yummy sandwich!! I am hungry now!!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

And just think of how horrible life would have to be if NUTELLA lost its appeal. Quotes can trigger ideas, can't they? Thanks for finding this one!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

And just think of how horrible life would have to be if NUTELLA lost its appeal. Quotes can trigger ideas, can't they? Thanks for finding this one!

Ricardo Laventill said...

I like the colours you've used and the way they were applied.

Kelly said...

love the quote, illo, and pb...
thanks for the visit, and nice comments...
enjoy your coffee!

Marion said...

Great style!

Jaimie said...

this is outstanding. I wonder what medium you used. watercolor?
I agree with Mmmmm peanutbutter!

madretz said...

This is great, the illo and the quote!!! You are very talented!

My hub feels the same about peanut butter, same brand you drew, too. But chunky. Me...I'm happy with one pb sani a year or so. But for him, I have to shop at Costco for it.

But ya got me thinking about those Salinas Strawberries...

angela said...

Your illo is terrific, I love your previous work as well. Awesome stuff! I genuinely appreciate the nice comment you left for me. I'm glad to discover your blog too!

Janet said...

MMMM, I love peanut butter, too. My favorite thing is peanut butter fudge. I don't make it too often, because I can't stop at one piece.

ratlion said...

Love the illo and the quote :)

Maria said...

Vow. This is perfect. And the taste of pb is definitely unique.

PaulSketch said...

I love this illustration!!! Fun style - mmmmm skippy penut butter sandwich, thats my lunch today for school!! Yay, now im excited :D

Don said...

Skippy... that's our brand, too. WOuldn't be if the flavor was gone, though. Nice quote and better illo.

nienke said...

haha, i was going for this quote, but chose another =)) great job!