Sunday, May 16, 2010

Fake Journal - Page Seven


I know Fake Journal Month is gone (and I only did six pages for it) but I've decided to keep it going and when I see or think of something fake I will add it to my collection. This drawing shows something so very fake it is hideous.

Now mind you, I am not slamming all TV dinners. I love the Marie Callender meals and both are made by Con Agra but some like this Bangquet are simply trash. Reading the ingredients the chicken patties are made of chicken, soy and lots of other stuff. I don't mind soy. I eat it in my Jack-in-the-Box tacos I think but here it does not taste good and if you look at what you get nutritionally you'll find it quite dismal. Many of the calories come from fat. By the way, the veggies they show on the cover are MORE than what I found in the dinner. I tasted it and threw it away. Really. Marie Callender dinners have lots of real potatoes/rice and vegetables with a small amount of real meat. They are very different items and I was shocked to see they were both made by the same company. Worse, I go to the store and see some old men (they are older than me so they are OLD) buying huge stacks of the Banquet dinners when they go on sale. Can't beat 88 cents can you? Well maybe if you want some food....

This time I used a dark brown Pitt pen and watercolors to paint in my drawing. I didn't think the watercolor would work so well on the inked background but it turned out fine.

Note: If you'd like to be able to draw and paint like this and better then look at my previous post about a class on journaling here.

3 comments:

Janet Ghio said...

Timaree-I love your fake journal entries. They are so interesting and TV dinners UGH!!

Arteefaque: (är'tə-fākt') * said...

I love this!! :-) TV dinners? They were here in the 60's through to 80's but no longer sold here. I ahd them once or twice and they were OK actually as they were more 'Australian' if thats the right thing to say...but still fairly yucko! LOL

Barbara said...

I only did TWO fake journal pages!