Last night, while making dinner for the family, I couldn’t help but grab my watercolour pad, pencil, pen and paints when I saw these items on my kitchen counter – garlic, chillis, and lime. I just finished making the chilli, lime, and garlic sauce that goes so well with the Chicken Rice meal I was preparing, and I felt compelled to sketch while I waited for the rest of the dinner to be ready.
I only really wanted to sketch what I saw and play with my new set of Peerless Transparent Watercolours. After I was done with my sketch, I thought I’d give the sketch a title. Then, before I knew it, I was writing a simplified version of my recipe for the sauce on the paper.
So, without planning to, I ended up with my first illustrated recipe. Simple, but fun.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.