Spending time in the kitchen baking up something yummy just got a whole lot more fun if you’re wearing this hand painted Baking Therapy apron by Kudos Kitchen Paints.
It was right before Christmas 2014 when I got one of the biggest compliments from a friend that I’ve ever received. She said something to the effect of being in awe of me in the way I keep reinventing myself. I was a little taken aback at such a compliment because I’d never looked at it that way before.
The way I’d always looked at it was that I had a short attention span, and because my boredom always gets the best of me I needed to change things up often to keep my interest up. Maybe what I thought about myself was not really true after all.
Maybe all the time I was only searching for the thing that felt “right.” The thing that would allow me to truly expand my passion for painting while still incorporating my love of creating yummy food in the kitchen.
Since I’m a self-taught artist, cook, and baker, I’m quite driven to improve, and I’ve always been self-motivated to push myself in the areas that interest me the most. Other areas…not so much. LOL
Who knew that every step I’d taken of “reinventing myself” over the past 30 years (jewelry artist, glassware artist, cookie artist, and again glassware artist) was leading me to this place of fabric artist?
Maybe it’s presumptuous of me to call myself an “artist” but I finally feel secure enough in my own talent to feel comfortable in that title. It is with this new fabric painting place where I fall into a zen state. The place where time passes so quickly that I hardly even realize that the hours had ticked rapidly away. The place I feel I’m finally meant to be. The place where food and art truly collide.
Since I’m debuting my new line of hand painted aprons, I feel it only fitting that I do a giveaway (details on how to enter is coming up) here on my food blog for this Baking Therapy apron. This design has attracted a lot of attention on my Facebook page, my Instagram, Twitter and hopefully soon on Pinterest, which is why it’s the one I’ve chosen this design to giveaway to one lucky winner.
I’ve taken a bunch of step-by-step photos during the process of painting this apron. I hope you’ll enjoy seeing the details and how it went from a plain white apron to a bright, colorful, and whimsical apron that you’ll enjoy wearing while you’re creating deliciousness in your own home kitchen.
The aprons I paint on are of the highest quality, and ones that I myself choose to wear. They’re 65% polyester and 35% cotton. These aprons are treated with stain-release from the manufacturer, have extra long ties so you can wrap them around your waist if you choose, and have adjustable neck straps. But to me, the most important feature of all is that they have two large pockets, right in front. Priceless. They measure a full 34″ in length by 24″ in width, so one size will work for just about everyone.
I wash each apron before I start painting on them with bright, vibrant paint made specifically for fabric. After completion, I heat set each design with an iron making them durable enough to go through the cold wash cycle, and dryer. Please though, never use fabric softener.