Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: Extremes




The topic this week for Illustration Friday ("Extremes") was a bit of a tough one in my opinion - but I finally struck upon an idea that seemed to fit: the seemingly never-ending struggle to achieve balance with food. My tendencies in the past were to go from one extreme (eating just about anything) to the other (starving myself). Neither extreme is healthy. So, for me, balance is the key to healthy eating. Crazy diets and deprivation tactics may score some quick results, but are not sustainable long-term. So, what I'm striving for is to hold the line on the eating extremes and make healthier choices one day at a time. It's tough, but it is doable with God's help...


Well, all this drawing and writing about food has made me hungry - I'm thinking pizza and a cupcake are sounding pretty good right about now - HELP!!


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"I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength."

Philippians 4:11-13 (NLT)


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And just for grins.....


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“A balanced diet is a cookie in each hand”

Anonymous

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"Probably nothing in the world arouses more false hopes than the first four hours of a diet.”

Dan Bennett


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“Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread, and pumpkin pie.”

Jim Davis


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“The second day of a diet is always easier than the first. By the second day you're off it.”

Jackie Gleason


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"The only time to eat diet food is while you're waiting for the steak to cook”

Julia Child

21 comments:

  1. You came up with a good take on this week's theme. And you make it all look so tasty! :-)

    Your illustrations are always so colorful, with beautiful backgrounds and full of detail. And I really appreciate the quotes you add, always inspiring and fun.

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  2. Excellent! And an illo with a great moral, too! Nice work!!!

    Julia Child is my favorite dietician. :)

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  3. :) great idea and lovely done!

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  4. Your work and your words always make me smile! You must eat to stay in shape...round is a shape, isn't it???

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  5. very well put and cute illustration!

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  6. Yep.. One day at a time! Really well done.

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  7. Holy cow. Viewing your post makes me feel lazy by comparison. And hungry. Great job.

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  8. why do i suddenly want carrot cake?

    nice illustration, becky!

    teri

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  9. I love your illo and that it is making people think. But I have found that God has made so many good and tasty and interesting foods...I LOVE to eat and explore new tastes. You're right, it is a challenge with all of the hype out there, but you are what you eat! I think most of us struggle with these food issues. Great illo and commentary!

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  10. great idea and message...your style is lovely!

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  11. Love your style and really LOVE the inspirational messages and links on your blog. Amazing take on the theme! Thanks for brightening my day :) BTW...I am a Jelly Bean Addict. Was thinking about starting a 12 step program....nah...

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  12. mmm yummy illo. love the idea, very original...! you have a sweet style.

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  13. I love you illos. The colors are wonderful and your take on the topic was great.

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  14. that food does look really delicious somehow :)
    great idea for extremes...actually every facet of life can be taken to the extreme. almost nothing is good unless done in moderation.
    the black background is fitting too.

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  15. Excellent illio idea! I find it especially hard to keep the balance when coworkers bring in such tasty sugar-filled treats. Your character looks like she's got her jogging shoes on so at least she can burn off the junk food she's got her eyes on.

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  16. Great job on the illustration- such frustrating struggle to balance with all the choices available!!
    blessings,
    kari & kijsa

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  17. I love your style, and I always enjoy your messages. This one is great, and certainly something so many cna relate to! Yes, balance is important, not just in food, but in other areas of our lives. Good job!

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  18. a great reminder with a wonderful illustration. I love the bright colors and warmth of your style. You're awesome.

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  19. Great illo. The message is wonderful. With our busy schedule, it seems like we're doing the burger and dough nut extreme more often than we should.
    Love the quotes also.

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  20. What a fresh take on this topic! I love it! Great detail!

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  21. Great idea and you did a beautiful job on this!

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