Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I'm back :)

Hi everyone! I just got back from a much needed mini vacation to Vegas. I met up with my hubby who was already there on a business trip and had an awesome time! I even managed to squeeze in lots of spa time. Yay for me hehe :)

This is the only picture I took in Vegas. I know shame on me but I was too busy enjoying myself and didn't want to bother with the camera. :P We ate a couples of times at this Thai restaurant called Thai Style Noodle House that I strongly recommend. The place has amazing vegan food and the prices are reasonable, which could be a challenge to find in Vegas. We ordered the N.H. Style Pot Stickers (we had to get seconds hehehe) from the appetizer menu and OMG it was sooooo delicious! I love food pr0n, so I thought I'd share some with you. ;)

Can you believe it's already August? What happen to July?? This is an illo I did for my illustration group over at www.welovetoillustrate.com. Every month we upload a new post and for this month's challenge we all illustrated to Dog Days. Btw, it's open to all artists, so come on over and share your dog days illo.

That's it for me! Hope you are all staying cool and wearing lots of sunblock this summer. Oh yeah and please enjoy a tall cold glass of tea on me hehe ;)

Cheers!

10 comments:

Moira Millman said...

wow! vegas, lucky you, I would love to go one day... glad you enjoyed the trip - lovely work as always x

Tamara Henderson said...

Hi Julissa! Welcome back! Your trip to Vegas sound really fun and relaxing! The food looks delicious and making me hungry. Love the color choices you used in your illustration there very eye catching! I wish I had that hammock and a little bird friend! I'm definitely trying to stay cool because it has been a lot of hot hot hot days and iced green tea is very refreshing on these days. You have a good one!

Julissa said...

Thanks Moira and Tamara! Vegas was definitely a fun trip! It was my first time there and I have to say the hotel made the trip so if you ever get a chance to go splurge a little on a nice hotel - it's worth it! :)

I tried to use a lot of saturated colors for this piece to capture the HOT summer feeling. Glad you like it Tamara :D

Jennifer A. Bell said...

Glad you had a nice trip! Love your illustration as always and I agree with Tamara about your color choices.. very fun!

bee said...

Welcome back Julissa - so glad your Vegas trip was awesome! Hehe food porn! I LOVE food too, those pot stickers look SO amazing... oooh I could eat some right now YUM. Love your dog days illo, I agree with Tamara - the colours really capture that Summer vibe :) Love the texture in the palm leaves too - ace!

Abz said...

Welcomeeeeee backkk..omg, that picture looks delicious!! Keep posting!

Cally Johnson-Isaacs said...

She's back!! :)
Oh i want to eat that right now, looks yummy! Glad Vegas was great!
Love your dog days illo. Perfect for the theme and you've definitely captured the hot atmosphere, brilliant :)

Shirley said...

Heee heee! Thanks for stopping by to see the cheesemaker! : ) Your visit makes me smile. Hope you're enjoying a lovely Thursday!

m a r i e l a said...

that picture is so beautiful

Megan Coyle said...

Sounds like you had a lot of fun in Vegas :)and I love the expression of the bird and girl in your illustration. The colors and subject make it feel just like summer :)