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Drawing Poem of the Day – Princess and the Pea

My Drawing Poem of the day

Thoughts can be overwhelming and at times so confusing you do not know what is true or not. This is the time to sit up, be still and listen to your inner self. And asking be it in the form of prayer or just asking asking to yourself can help answer your questions. If these thoughts are a way of reaching your dreams, don’t have them sleep away.


With TLC,

Fall into your Call Poem


Mixed media by Elisa Prell

This drawing was made from my very own front yard leaves that inspired me to write a short and sweet poem. As we enter fall, the leaves changing into fall colors, I look around my surroundings questioning what I should let fall away. They say once you let go of something you then have room for something better to come into your life. I have decided to make a small list of what I will have fall away to make room for my art.

  1. Fall away from the demand of others. To be able to create more of my art, I need to say no to more of my outings/invitations. I feel at times I make myself so busy with events because unconsciously I try to avoid change due to fear. And fear that I will let others down or that they will no longer invite me out at all. I need to have faith that my true friends will understand.
  2. Fall away materials that are no longer needed. My work space is filled with a stack of papers/objects that I haven’t used in months. With a cleaner space I feel I will have a cleaner mind ready with new ideas. I stash away items that I create a mental attachment to but its so hidden that in reality I don’t ever see or use. Like the old saying, messy bed is a messy head!
  3. Fall away from T.V. I have started a pattern in which as soon as I get home I turn on the T.V. only to plop on the couch for the rest of my evening. I am so drained from work that I think the only way to re-cooperate is from lounging about. But once I get into my drawings I rejuvenate in a whole new way that makes me see the next day in a better view.  Don’t get me wrong there are times where all you need is T.V. just to take a break from it all. So I will not get rid of it entirely but will limit to watching the most an hour a work day.
  4. Fall away the pounds. As I notice the pattern of laying on the couch each day I find my body becoming even more tired. I don’t really love gyms but do enjoy outdoor activities. I have a buddy that I join for outside yoga and another to walk around downtown. My dog is also a great workout buddy that has me taking her out on these long walks, I can’t say no to her sad puppy dog eyes! So find a buddy for they will help push you when you don’t have it in you to go yourself.

I made the list small because I feel it’s more attainable. If this falling process goes successfully I will add more to my fall away into something new list! Make a falling list of your own and see where it takes you 🙂


With TLC,







InspireShot #5 – You’re Butter Half

Mix media by Elisa Prell

Mix media by Elisa Prell

I pass this mural every day and each time I stare at it in awe as if it’s my first time to see it. The message surrounded by the bright old fashion images just makes me happy. It’s as if I have had breakfast to energize me for the day ahead in cubicle life.

Instead of capturing people against this mural I decided to draw Julia Child and her husband, Paul as if they are posing against this backdrop that defined them. She was one of the first women to make a mark in the culinary world. Her husband helped her see what was there all along in herself, a chef. Julia Child hadn’t realized her full passion until she started cooking for the first time for her husband. He was there, every step of the way in helping his love achieve her dream, even created a kitchen for her as the vessel that would take them on the journey of food.

Food is vital to us living, brings people closer together than anything else can. Just the act of creating a meal for someone can bring pure joy. The drawing I did of Julia and Paul shows one of their traditions they did on Valentines day. They would cut out paper hearts to wear as they hosted a dinner party. I decided to do something similar but with actual food. Below is a piece I made with reused eggs that spell out the word, love. Break yourself open to spill the love over unto others.


Mixed media piece by Elisa Prell

Society still places a stigma that we need to get married at a certain age or we’ll be old spinster maids. She met him at age 31 and didn’t start her full blown chef dream until she was in her 40’s. See it is never too late to find the love of your life and the love for yourself.  Take each moment as a precious gift for you to use the best way you can. Why not take the risk of finding our-self, our butter half into achieving our dreams because what’s the worse that can happen?

I have always loved food, all and any kinds of food. Most of my baby pics are of me stuffing my face with food in pure happiness. Food is a key ingredient in our lives. If we enjoy and appreciate each bite then food will be our friend who in turns makes our soul and body healthy. Just being conscious by listening to what our body needs as fuel will take us to the right direction in finding the best food for us.

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Me as a baby stuffing my face in pure joy!

Bread has been a key ingredient since the beginning of time. Just look to the bible and you will find verses about bread;
Matthew 26:26 – And as they were eating, Jesus took bread, and blessed [it], and brake [it], and gave [it] to the disciples, and said, Take, eat; this is my body.

1 Corinthians 10:17 – For we [being] many are one bread, [and] one body: for we are all partakers of that one bread.

I end with a couple of quotes from Julia and Paul Child and a Smithsonian article that sums up what love is when finding your butter half. Also can’t end without mentioning the Julie & Julia movie along with a love song! There are so many love songs containing lyrics about food but I think The Four Tops – I Can’t Help Myself, song wraps it up the best! Sugar Pie Honey Bunch….I can’t help myself…I love you and nobody else!


“For us the kitchen is the soul of our house,” Julia Child

“We had a happy marriage because we were together all the time. We were friends as well as husband and wife. We just had a good time.” — Julia Child

“How fortunate we are at this moment in our lives! Each doing what he most wants, in a marvelously adapted place, close to each other, superbly fed and housed, with excellent health, and few interruptions.”Paul Child

The movie, Julie and Julia starring Meryl Streep as Julia Child did a good job of depicting her aspiring life along with the love she and Paul had for each other. I love Meryl Streep! Should definitely check it out if you haven’t already 🙂


A Poem about a Rose




Poem by Elisa Prell

These roses were a valentine gift from my man and couldn’t bear to toss them away. I love to recycle/reuse items so thought this would be a great creative project to tackle. My first poem drawing about growing throughout life, loving you and loving someone else represented by rose petals and the stems. My hope is to continue this poem drawing recycling project weekly.  🙂


With TLC,

Elisa Prell