A Culinary Dot for International Dot Day

dot_day_2012_v01Every year on September 15th-ish, there is a celebration of creativity and connectivity known as International Dot Day, based on the fabulous picture book by Peter H. Reynolds, THE DOT (see video of the book here) This year, over ONE and a QUARTER MILLION people, mainly children in schools across 82 nations, are participating in Dot Day. Many well-known authors and illustrators have also contributed Dots to the Celebri-dots website.

A week ago I spent a couple of hours trying desperately to create a dot from my picture book, SNOW GAMES, using Microsoft Word, as I do not have MS Publisher or Photoshop etc on my Mac. I became so frustrated at my technologically inept attempts to come up with a basic circular illustration, that I aborted all and went off to the kitchen to chill and cook supper for two dear friends. The kitchen has always been a place of creativity for me and it was there I had my dot brainwave!

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Miss Marple’s Quiche-Dot 2013 ©Joanna Marple

This dot is dedicated to my friend, Anne, whom I love enough to indulge her culinary preferences! Feel free to sign up and join in the connectivity and creativity of this celebration.

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15 Responses to A Culinary Dot for International Dot Day

  1. Joanna — I absolutely LOVE your quiche-dot, and I know Anne would appreciate your care in creating an Anne-section of the quiche. That’s friendship!

    That dot looks good enough to eat! (It had to be said…) 😉

    • Joanna says:

      Thanks, Beth. It was one of those, ‘Dang, I don’t remember if she likes….’ moments.

      • One of my friends, the dear and wonderful Winnifred, used to keep a little book with all her friends’ food likes and dislikes noted. She served individual salads one day, mine sans tomatoes. I said to her, “I like tomatoes now…” and she said, with obvious dismay, “Now I’m going to have to change my book!” (That’s how I learned that there was a book!)

        I don’t know if Anne wants to change her thoughts about tomatoes, but when my cousins were small, their dad (Mum’s brother) told them “It’s National Tomato Week, and everyone has to eat tomatoes once a day.” (He invented National Tomato Week.) By the end of the week, they all liked tomatoes. As an adult, I decided to try it, and lo and behold, it worked for me, too! I now LOVE tomatoes. Disclaimer: This method comes with no guarantee. 😉

        • Joanna says:

          I love the notebook idea!

          I’m kind of weird in that I have taught myself to like a bunch of foods I previously disliked intensely!

          Fortunately Anne does love them in sauce form, if I remember correctly!

  2. Oh my goodness, your culinary dot looks yummy and what a creative idea! We are adding this post to our Dot Day Linky. Love it!
    I hope it is okay to add the link (so you know where it is): http://www.stanleyandkatrina.com/2013/09/international-dot-day-linky-share-your.html

  3. Yum! This is a very creative dot idea. It represents the part of you who loves to cook and entertain! I think it is perfect. Anne will appreciate your dot dedication!

  4. Julie says:

    My stomach likes your brainwaves!

  5. Erik - This Kid Reivews Books says:

    Mmmm quiche! This is the BEST Dot EVER! I love quiche. My mom just showed me how to make one. 🙂 Now I’m hungry…

  6. Tastiest looking Dot I’ve come across! We like to make quiche when we have an excess of eggs, but that’s often in the height of summer’s heat when we don’t want to turn the oven on. :} I love sun-dried tomatoes in my quiches too!

  7. Hannah Holt says:

    Your dot is making me hungry. Tasteful and creative (couldn’t resist). 🙂

  8. Love. This. Dot! Inspired! 🙂

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