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KALE February 2, 2008

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I made two things yesterday for the first day of Thing-a-Day 2008:

1. Sautéed kale with garlic and white wine
2. A drawing of the kale’s twist tie


I’m not planning to draw for my “thing” every day this month, but when I do draw, I’ll cross-post it here.

Is anybody else Thing-ing?


Just doing my job December 13, 2007

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Ice cream eaters - sketch 1 - cropped

Because I am a lousy art director, I had to do a couple of drawings for work this weekend. I’m not happy with them, but I certainly did draw them. Over and over and over . . .

The final version of the one above is at Flickr, along with two intermediate steps and another lousy piece.

It’s much easier to just hire someone else to do it. I wish I could remember that for more than five minutes.


Jacqui 11/26 – Starbucks November 26, 2007

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I love the Christmas flavors at Starbucks. Today was a gingerbread soy latte, no foam, thank you very much.


Two Chicks

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This one’s probably my favorite of the month thusfar. These chicks were lying out on the counter at the lake house Saturday night before our big barbecue. If you’d like a shot at this free postcard, comment at the blog and email a delivery address like it says here.

Two Chicks


Key Lime Pie November 25, 2007

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It’s an all pie weekend, and this Key Lime Pie has been present throughout. If you’d like to receive this free postcard drawing, just comment at the blog and email your delivery address, like it says here.

Key Lime Pie


Drawing #15: Pecans November 21, 2007

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Pecans, originally uploaded by cynthiacloskey.



Bourbon & Bob

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bourbon toddy
The second hot toddy I’ve applied to my current rhinovirus. I ordered this one at a bar near my office, where I go because they have really good food. The bartender had never made a hot toddy before, however, and although he was game, this was not a very good one. Especially since even though I thought I shouted "Scotch!" quite loud enough over the Rolling Stones (which is what he plays, 90 percent of the time), in the event, he made my drink with bourbon, which I don’t like. Also, not enough lemon, and not enough honey. Or, to look at it another way, too much water. Your choice.

And, as a dubious bonus drawing for yesterday, there’s this:


I try not to make a habit of this, but I needed some artwork to illustrate a story about that new Bob Dylan movie, and I didn’t want to use a typical stock photo. I’d tried half-assedly to hire an illustrator for it last week, but he was busy. So, with apologies to both Milton Glaser and Aubrey Beardsley (what a combo!), I drew my own. The final version is in the story: The Wandering Kind.



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More Cake November 19, 2007

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Chocolate Cake

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Medicine November 18, 2007

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I’ve caught a cold, probably from those germy tango people, so I made a hot toddy: cognac, honey, lemon juice, hot water, a cinnamon stick, and three cloves.

Because I felt like a wet rag today, I went outside only to get chicken soup and more tissues. Sitting in the cold to draw did not seem like a good idea. This, therefore, is the first day of DrawMo! 2007 that I drew inside my apartment. So I tried to make it up to the world by making the process really, really tedious, using the very thin pens that I don’t have in brown. It’s hard to draw cognac, gold leaf, and wood without a brown pen.

It took me so long to draw this that by the time I was done and could pick up the glass, my drink was cold. I reheated it (in a different glass—can’t microwave gold leaf) in the microwave.