Cozy Fall Picnic by Annie Parsons

Virginia, US


(Entry for the Let's Have a Picnic! Handpicked Design Challenge)

Even though it will still be summer weather for a long time here in Virginia, I'm looking ahead to picnics in the crisp fall air. Here's my dream menu for a super easy and cozy fall picnic. I tried to structure this piece like a magazine spread, with seasonal flavors like cranberry, squash, and apple, and fun ideas for recyclable packaging and utensil-free eating.

I created this piece in watercolor, ink, and digital media. Special thanks to my mom Shelley, for helping me brainstorm the concept, my sister Katie for writing the snappy magazine-inspired copy, and Nate and Salli for the beautiful Corita font on the dish titles!