Alimentum : : Drawing About Food

Last week in the mail I received the finished version of some work I did back in the fall, and I wanted to share it with you! Last summer a wonderful literary journal called Alimentum: The Literature of Food asked me if I would like to do illustrations for their upcoming Winter 2011 issue. Peter Selgin, one of their art directors, had seen my drawings on Etsy and thought my work would be a good fit for the journal, that {as you might have guessed from the title} is all about food.

Of course, since food, cooking, and eating is one of my great loves in life, I jumped at the chance. Each issue they ask an artist to do a handful of food-related illustrations to liven up the pages. I ended up doing around 16 little drawings. What fun it was! And now the journal is out at stores. In fact, I saw it the other day at Newsbeat, my local news/magazine store, and I felt like quite a celebrity to find my little drawings out in public in this way! Here are some glimpses:

If you’d like to grab yourself a copy of this celebration of food, check your local independent magazine store, or you can subscribe on the Alimentum website! Lots of good reading to be had! Happy day!


7 Responses to “Alimentum : : Drawing About Food”

  1. 1 Kerri January 31, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    WHAT?! Why didn’t you tell me before! That’s so amazing! Congratulations! How wonderful to be in a real book! That’s a lot of exclamation points isn’t it? I’m so happy for you!

  2. 2 Erica January 31, 2011 at 8:09 pm

    Congrats Nicole! I can’t wait to go buy myself a copy!

  3. 3 Amy February 1, 2011 at 9:52 pm

    Ooh! I can’t wait to see this in real life! Yay Nicole!

  4. 4 jaja February 7, 2011 at 3:45 pm

    yesssssssssssssssssssssss!! those are so perfect and adorable!!! congratulations! what an amazing idea for a magazine too…

  5. 5 Geoff M. Pope February 9, 2011 at 9:54 am

    conGreatYoulayums! I especially like your Arborio risotto box and mushrooms on page 115, with that story ending “Then, when he got what he wanted, I would begin to let him go.”


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Hello there! My name is Nicole K. Docimo, and I am an artist and writer from the U.S.A. but currently residing in Zurich, Switzerand. Thank you for visiting my blog!

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