A blue apple on a jar

So I am learning to oil paint this semester, and it is intense. I have at least two paintings due at the end of each week (which is why my blogging has been lagging lately, every moment of my time is dedicated to trying to learn how to oil paint). My first oil painting was absolutely hideous, I won't even show it to you. Here is the second out-of-class painting I had to do. The critique is on Thursday and I'm sure I will be told a ton of things to do to make it better, especially the bottom of the painting needs some help, but I was kind of proud of myself for managing at least this for my second painting. (Sorry, this picture has pretty bad glare).
My favorite things to draw, though, are unrealistic-looking things, like stylized people and objects, which is one reason I love working for Laura Nash, because it gives me a chance to draw that way. Laura recently designed this very cute and classy skirt that I did an illustration for. I love the style of this skirt! It seems just like something that Audrey Hepburn might wear. In fact, I was so convinced she would wear something like this I googled it and found proof.

Raspberry soup and peanut butter mudslide cake

I work at a cafe at the Museum of Art on BYU campus. It is a super yummy cafe. I know, I work there so maybe I'm biased, but really it is so good! They didn't even pay me to say that. I found some pictures from the MOA cafe website in order to tantalize your taste buds. Two of these pictures are of things we no longer serve there, but their replacements are just as yummy looking, if not yummier.

Teriyaki fruit salad

My favorites: a chilled raspberry soup (many of the employees there rave about this soup, and many customers as well), a turkey harvest croissant sandwich (with thinly sliced apples and a cinnamon, orange cream cheese sauce on it--pure yumminess!) and the peanut butter mudslide cake. The sun dried tomato, basil and cheese panini is pretty fantastic as well! So, if you are ever on campus and wondering where to eat, the MOA cafe is definitely a good option, and I would love to see a familiar face. It is open Monday-Friday 11am-2pm. I am always there during its open hours. One warning: the cafe is on the pricier side, so maybe come by when you have a little extra cash to spend, but it's worth the extra cost if you are looking for fresh and incredibly delicious food!

We don't serve this anymore, but it sure does look good

California citrus salad