Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Food makes a good subject for envelope illustrations, and Postcrossers often express an interest in the card sender's local cuisine. Here are some food-themed illustrations:

Mailed Dec. 11, 2011

Mailed June 14, 2012

A pen pal wrote to me about a cooking class she had taken with a local catering business.
Included with her letter was an advertising postcard from the caterer depicting their gourmet
box lunches. I decided to mimic the postcard with this illustration showing only the remnants of
the lunch. Mailed Sept. 27, 2012

Gotta have my coffee! Mailed Feb. 18, 2014

Memphis-style baby back ribs on the grill! Mailed July 28, 2014

Christmas cookies. Mailed Dec. 13, 2014

An illustrated recipe. Postcrossing postcard mailed to
the Netherlands on May 4, 2015


Anonymous said...

What a wonderful way to illustrate a recipe. I love your work!


Mike Szwarc said...

Thanks! I learned to illustrate recipes from Koosje Koene. Check out her blog for more illustrated recipes: