Happy National Donut Day!
For the past few weeks, I have been working with Dunkin’ Donuts to celebrate this annual special occasion by creating this unique oil painting.
Dunkin’ Donuts featured my painting on their Instagram feed and Story.
The painting showcases the new Dunkin’ Donuts Vanilla Cake Batter Donut – with vanilla flavored cake batter filling, chocolate icing and confetti sprinkles – and the popular Strawberry Frosted Donut.
As I was working on this blog, I was surprised to find out that National Donut Day (June 2) has some real history behind it. It began in 1938 as a fundraiser for the Chicago brand of the Salvation Army. The goal was to help people during the Great Depression, to boost awareness of the organization, and to recognize the contributions of the Salvation Army “Lassies”, women who made fresh doughnuts for soldiers to boost morale during World War II.
That’s exactly what we still do today when buy our Dunkin’ Donuts and take that first bite – we raise our spirits – and enjoy ourselves to the max.
And maybe that’s why it was just plain fun for me to collaborate with Dunkin’ Donuts on this painting to celebrate National Donut Day. I was truly inspired.
Now all I need are my donuts – to eat this time, not paint. Enjoy!