A James Beard Moment

A James Beard Moment

My daughter's spouse was just announced as a semifinalist in the James Beard annual Food and Media Awards, often referred to as the “Oscars of Food.” Since Harana Market, which they own, is right down the road from my other daughter and her family, they all rushed over for lunch. The James-Beard-Nominated-Chef shouted out loud that Elliott was their favorite customer. We'll know if Chris advances to the next round in April. Fingers seriously crossed, but even the nomination is an awesome honor. (And yes, Elliott is sporting a hand-knit-by-me scrappy jacket.)

This Enigma template layout took on a bit of a life of its own in terms of colors and textures. As I always do, I tweaked the template somewhat, making the photos as large as possible since I print at 8x8. I turned off all the artistry layers and then placed the WordART Cluster and then wrote my journaling, jiggling it to fit with the cluster. I also had to sub out the top frame because the rounded corners didn't work with the close crop on the nomination announcement. Once this was all done, I added a solid background from Enigma, and proceeded to turn on the template layers one at a time, choosing what to keep, alter, or discard. And then I added the purple brushes--a circle stain to the list of nominees and a recipe card to define the doorway.
Saw this news on Instagram - what an incredible honor and accomplishment! Great sweater and extraction as well! (Bombas socks?) What a perfect title and nice overall page as well!
Congrats to Chris! Excellent use of the template, great extraction and the sweater is so cute.
Love the texture and how it encircles the ground you are walking on! The story is beautiful too - I love how you journal!
Congrats, your page has been featured on today's Gallery Standouts blog!
Congratulations to Harana Market and the prestigious nomination! Keep us posted. Love how Elliot gets special service, but then he is adorable! Great page and documentation, congrats on the GSO, too!
Congratulations on the nomination of your daughter-in-law. This is something very special and extraordinary.
Congratulations also on the GSO and for the beautiful cardigan, which would also deserve an award.
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