Making The Who Ate My Pie Card

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.

Here I drew a little blueberry  pie.
Here I drew a little blueberry pie.
A grid was draw around the pie for creating the checkered table cloth.
A grid was draw around the pie for creating the checkered table cloth.
I colored in alternate squares on the grid to create the checkered table cloth.
I colored in alternate squares on the grid to create the checkered table cloth.
Here I am continuing to color in the alternating squares on the red and white checkered tablecloth.
Here I am continuing to color in the alternating squares on the red and white checkered tablecloth.
The completed blueberry card has a fun expression that I created with bronze colored pencil, and a black marker.  Who ate my dad's pie, he is still wondering all these years later.
The completed blueberry card has a fun expression that I created with bronze colored pencil, and a black marker. Who ate my dad’s pie, he is still wondering all these years later.

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.

2 Replies to “Making The Who Ate My Pie Card”

  1. It’s a nice card and a nice story about your father and the pie.

    Over time as we cut down on desserts, we tend to get nostalgic, not for the food itself, but for the ideas and memories and tasks that went with the food.

    1. I will make apple pies this fall and winter, but I plan on using less sugar than before. I just find the blueberry pie story hilarious because my dad still talks about it today, as if it happened just last Tuesday. My mom always made the best pies, in my opinion anyway, so I did not have the Marie Calendar’s obsession like many people do because he harped on about that piece of pie so many times. Any time he did not get the last piece of something, he trotted out that old pie story.

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