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[BKARTS] A Call for Entries or Entrees & Tips for “Cooking” Your Own Book - Los Angeles
There's Still Time to Think About Edible Books – A Call for Entries or
Entrees & Tips for “Cooking” Your Own Book
To inspire and help book artists and book lovers who're considering cooking
up a book for the City of West Hollywood and the Los Angeles Book Arts Center’
s annual Edible Book Tea Party on Saturday, April 2, we’re sending out these
weekly updates and tips on creating edible books.
Our purpose is to celebrate books – there is no competition or judging, just
the joy of creating your own book art and taking in the imagination of your
fellow book lovers. Last year, our youngest participant was 5 years old – a
testament to the inspiration that books have on our lives – and if she can do
it, so can you!
TIP FOR WEEK 3
The last few weeks, we got the creative juices flowing by thinking about
favorite books – books that changed your life, characters that inspired you,
scenes that leapt off the pages and into your imagination. We also recommended
taking a tour of your local market to see how those images could be recreated
This week, let’s narrow it down. An edible book is easiest to make when its
focus is manageable – it’s time to choose one book, one scene, one
character, or a theme and the ingredients needed to make it come to life.
So, what’s your favorite book?
Which character or theme do you most identify with?
When you read the book, or think about it, what is the most striking image
that springs to mind when you think about that character or theme?
* Is it a scene – such as Huck and Jim floating down river in “Huckleberry
* Could it be the character’s clothing or belongings – like Sherlock Holmes’
hat and pipe?
* Do you picture a place or setting – Alice’s Wonderland, perhaps? Or, the
fire station from “Farenheit 451”? Maybe even a distant planet as imagined
by Ursula LeGuin, Orson Scott Card or Jules Verne?
* What’s tangible about the theme? What aspects about the theme could be
illustrated? How, specifically, could you show Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy
overcoming their “Pride and Prejudice”? Or, would it be simpler to demonstrate Jane
Austen’s themes of security (as represented by gentlemen with a certain level
of income) and marriage (perhaps indicated by wedding rings)?
Next week, we’ll help you with your trial run – take the character, scene
or theme you’ve chosen and illustrate it in food!
READY TO JOIN US?
Whether you’re thinking about bring an entry, or just want to join the
celebration, here’s more information on the Edible Book Tea Party and a sign-up
form, if you’re planning to bring an entry on April 2.
Remember, it’s FREE to enter and attend, though it will help us to know how
many entries to expect on the day. Thank You!
WHO: YOU & The Los Angeles Book Arts Center
WHAT: The Edible Book Tea Party
WHEN: Saturday, April 2, 2005
WHERE: Plummer Park Recreation Center, 7377 Santa Monica Blvd., West
WHY: To have fun and celebrate the book and book art in all its entertaining
and delicious forms!
EVENT DETAILS: Set-up for participants with edible books NOON – 1:30 p.m
Open to public viewing 2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Tea Party – eat the books! 4:00 – 5:00 p.m.
TO SIGN-UP, PLEASE FILL OUT THE FORM BELOW AND E-MAIL IT TO
(LABAC will not give out your e-mail address or other information)
Title of your entry:
Book & author your entry is based upon:
For more information, or to register your entry via phone, please contact
Lisa Deutsch at 310-657-2616, or LAGourmet@xxxxxxxx
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