Day 174: I want to be a part of it New York, New York

I’m an LA baby, but I think I should have been raised in New York.

My dad and grandfather were originally from New York. My grandfather grew up in Brooklyn, and my dad was raised in the South Bronx. So technically I have New York blood running through my veins, but I know it’s just not the same.

But if ever met me in person, you would definitely mistake me for a New Yorker! I’m loud, outgoing, speak my mind, and love life.

I guess I got the best of both worlds, on opposites coasts!

Although I do love New York, my heart is still in LA.

Okay, let me tell you my inspiration for today’s card. I was watching The Next Great Baker (I’m a sucker for a good reality cooking/baking show because yes, I love to cook and bake. I’m a food junkie what can I say?) and the first episode had a new twist from previous seasons. The contestants, in pairs this year, had to travel to a New York destination and find inspiration for their cake challenge. The contestants went to cool places like Bryant Park, Harlem, Central Park, the Bronx, and even Washington Square. Then they had to come back to the bakery and design a cake based on their inspiration.

Now, I’m no professional baker, but some of the cakes had really great design work while others, let just say that they could use some practice and improve their decorating skills. However, each cake design brought out their own perspective on how the designers saw New York from their eyes.

So, today’s card is inspired by New York and is part of the city series I started way back when with Paris.

Maybe tomorrow I’ll have a different New York design, who knows?

Graphic Designer & Production Artist "From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production."

Graphic Designer & Production Artist
“From idea to page – flawless digital/print design & production.”

06.25.14 Inspired NGB, New York challenge © 2014 Stacy Schilling

06.25.14 Inspired NGB, New York challenge
© 2014 Stacy Schilling

 

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Day 7: Found inspiration watching Bakery Boss

I’m a foodie. I love watching cooking and baking shows for recipe ideas of what to cook for myself. There are too many to name, but I’ve probably watched them all.

Anyway, one of my new favorite shows is Bakery Boss staring Buddy Valastro from TLC’s Cake Boss, actually I met him last year (and got his autograph!), where he helps a struggling bakery revamp their image and food.

Buddy and I

Buddy and I

The episode I was watching featured a business in upstate New York called “Baked Euphoria” that has a 1960’s vibe with lots of color and tie-dyed designs on their baked goods.

Taking a cue from the episode and famous artist Andy Warhol, gave me inspiration for today’s image.

01.07.14 Inspired by baked euphoria on an episode of Bakery Boss and Andy Warhol © 2014 Stacy Schilling

01.07.14 Inspired by baked euphoria on an episode of Bakery Boss and Andy Warhol
© 2014 Stacy Schilling