The beauty of art is it takes many forms.
There are no limits or restrictions on what one can create. “Art” is what the artist believes it to be.
It’s a way to connect people.
For Nathan Shields, his art form is pancakes. Yes, you read that right.
Talk about the best of two worlds: art and food. Actually, it’s the best of all worlds since it’s art, food and football.
Edible breakfast art is the new rage.
What started as apes and insects, Shields now does pop culture icons like Walter White, “Stars Wars” characters and The Beatles.
Now, he’s moved onto NFL logos of all 32 teams. How does he do it? Here’s a video of how Shields created the logos of the teams in the AFC West, including the Denver Broncos.
Since Broncos Country knows the Broncos are “America’s Team,” vote in our poll to make them the best of the NFL flapjacks masterpieces. When you see it, there’s no doubt that Denver’s is the best.
The beauty of art is that people try to mimic the great ones. So try it. As the old adage goes, “Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.”
Here’s what you need:
- 12-ounce wide-mouth squeeze bottles. Shields prefers ones with caps. He also uses an extra-wide spatula. He cooks his pancakes on a 12.75-inch nonstick pan heated to 46o degrees.
As for his batter recipe:
- 3 c flour
- 2 tbsp baking powder
- 2 tsp salt
- 2 tbsp sugar
- 1/2 c applesauce
- 3 tbsp melted butter or substitute
- 2 3/4 c soymilk
As is the case with things such as this, Shields just happened upon his art. As another famous artist would say, it’s “A happy accident.”
“It started almost three years ago when we were living in Saipan,” Shields told ABC News. “I was put in charge of the kids and one day I thought we’d have some fun making breakfast. The next time, I tried a little harder and people liked the photos on Facebook. It’s been exciting reading the comments and reactions on social media.”
Now in Port Angeles, Wash. with his wife and two kids, the stay-at-home dad and part-time illustrator told the news network it’s become a weekly tradition. Shields said even his kids want to get in on the fun.
“It’s about sharing something special with my kids,” he said. “It’s a fun experience we can do together.”
That’s the beauty of art.