My dad often recounts a story about how no one saved the last piece of blueberry pie for him, but there is just one problem, that was a pie was purchased from Marie Calendar’s back in 1973, and he has been mentioning it ever since. Of course I was born a few years later, so my entire life I remember hearing about this story. I never even understood what the allure was about Marie Calendar’s pies anyway, especially since I feel like my mom makes the best pies in the world.
I also enjoy making pies, so I do not feel I have to buy one from a store or restaurant. Lately I have been making fewer pies because I am just not eating baked goods like I used to, but I still have a penchant for talking about pie from time to time. There is something very therapeutic and soothing about making a pie crust from scratch, and crimping the dough around the edges once you place it in the pan. The act of cutting slits in the crust so the fruit filling can bubble through as it bakes is divine. My favorite type of pie is appe, but my dad’s obsession with the blueberry pie from 1973 has inspired my latest handmade card. The photos below illustrate how I created this card from start to finish.
This video documents how I created the blueberry pie card illustration from start to finish.
Do you adore this blueberry pie card, and think the story my dad tells about pie is hilarious. If so, then you can purchase the card I created with my artwork over on Zazzle.