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Apr 9, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

A family cookbook is a good thing. My dad and I collaborated on a cookbook a while back -- he gathered the recipes and I did illustrations -- and it couldn’t be more loved by family and friends. Especially now that both of my parents are gone. The grandkids have mastered many of the recipes and we get them out for gatherings and holidays.

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What an amazing project!! Clearly, that hand-painted treasure found its way into exactly the right hands :)

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I agree! I was emotional when I read the story! ❤️

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Apr 10, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

Your last bit gave me a good laugh — “so my religion is mini-eggs.” I’m Filipina-American, an immigrant (American food like Kraft Mac n Cheese was astonishing), and raised in TN (soul food is life!). I grew up Latter-day Saint but was introduced to that food as a young adult when I went out to the Mountain West for the first time. So much Jell-o concoctions and potato dishes sitting side-by-side on dinner plates. Food stories are my favorite kind of stories. I’m excited to read and see everyone’s work!

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Apr 10, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

Wow! What serendipity you were in the right place at the right time! The Cipe PIneles book is among my favorites -- and exudes the love and care that brought it to all of us! Thank you!

Now I have to get drawing...

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Apr 9, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

What a beautiful story! I anticipate lots of emotional recipes this week.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

I am in awe of Cipe Pineles book 💛 How amazing you found the book with the original paintings ✨ Beautiful illustrations and so interesting how she uses the type in the drawings, like the way “Soup” is made from the steam, or the way Karaway shows through the plastic handle.

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Apr 12, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

I love this week’s gut SO VERY MUCH for so many reasons. One is this, from you Wendy; I am currently at work on a K-12 curriculum unit on “the art of noticing” in nature, and how drawing enables our attention and care, and THIS sums it up the best I’ve ever seen:

“As artists, much of our job is noticing things other people overlook, and making the time and energy to share what we see with the world. Drawing is a vehicle for doing that. It’s our vehicle for noticing. This is what we artists do. We look. When we see something, we stop. We pay attention. And then we share it.”

Brilliants. ...Sums up my life, I feel. And THEN there is the illustrated recipes to boot--can’t wait. One of my favorite illustrators, Felicita Sala, does wonderful illustrated recipes, def worth checking out her site if anyone loves them too!

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Apr 9, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

Really excited for this one. The cookbook project sounds so meaningful. The book made me think of Venice and Food by Sally Spector, another hand-written, illustrated, beautiful book.

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Apr 11, 2023Liked by Wendy MacNaughton

What a find! What a story! What a life! Great project.

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I’m a new subscriber. I’ve been lurking on your posts here and Instagram for a while. I’m currently in all too familiar who-am-I-kidding-I’m-not-an-artist-so-why-bother rut. I came across your post and the artist submissions for the previous assignment and began bubbling with excitement- I am finally a paid subscriber to the GUT! I’m using the app and I don’t see the overlapping bubbles at the bottom in my screen. Help!

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