élena Nazzaro is an illustrator and watercolorist. Her work has been featured in Artist's Sketchbook magazine, Kiwi, and Building Letters, a design magazine which raises money for charity projects. She most recently was able to combine her love of cooking with illustrated full-color spreads in a Craft: Magazine feature "The Art of Cooking." By day she is the art director at Publishing Resources, Inc. She is illustrating a series of piano books with her husband Paul. Their finest collaborations are named Sophia, Peter and Angela.

little known facts: Signed all papers and notes "Elena the Great" when she was 10; has sung onstage in New York nightclubs and on CDs; secret ambition is to be a Muppeteer; knows just about every Beatles song by heart; and yes, she does, frequently, wear her hair in braids.

To reach the french toast girl herself, just click here and say hello!

so what's with the toast?
The basic philosophy of the french toast girl site is this: life (like french toast) is made up of simple ingredients that combine to make up a marvelous concoction we often take for granted. It's time to relish all the wonderful flavors in your life. And by the way, if you aren't crazy about the way your life tastes, remember: you're the one who controls how much sweetness goes on top, or if it's soggy and underdone.

So savor the simplicity and the magic that is french toast. Order some at a diner at 3am. Order some for someone who looks as if he could use it. And don't just eat it, put strawberries on your french toast, make a pot of Earl Grey tea, and have it outside on the porch listening to the birds in the morning. And before this gets too deep, have some fun and play around with the site, okay?

I also just really like french toast; a great recipe is here.

Want to be notified of all the latest updates to the site or be in the know about upcoming projects and artwork for sale? Subscribe to the site! (Note: this does not include the journal.) Your name will be kept completely private. Promise.

Powered by

A note about the images: every piece of artwork on this website is original artwork and not to be used as clip art or as decoration for anyone else's web page without my permission. I mean it. If you are interested in using, purchasing, or licensing any of this artwork, please contact me at the above link.

All artwork and content of this site copyright © Élena Nazzaro 1993-2010. Support your favorite artists and don't steal!