Here are some suggestions for writers:
- Write about your most memorable meals.
- Create meals for your characters, and have those meals become a catalyst in the story.
- Research different types of foods and then incorporate that knowledge into your work.
- Look into the history of food and see if that leads you to discover any story lines or characters that could accentuate your work.
|Asparagus with Fixins' c. 2015, Stephanie Rose Bird|
And, here are a few suggestions for visual artists:
- Collect food wrappers and packaging; use these materials to create fiber art, collage or assemblage.
- Paint different types of foods with textures, colors and shapes that are interesting.
- Study old still life works and consider some ways you could make contemporary statements with this age-old art form.
- Learn to extract dyes from different types of vegetables and fruits and use those in your work as ink or water-based paint.
Finally, invite your critique group to bring kitchen creations to share with the group and see how those goodies enrich the conversation about all of your creative works.