I found these in a fruit bowl around the lake house. I’m pretty sure they are tomatillos, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it. If you’d like to enter for this free postcard art, just comment at the blog (blog.natdickinson.com) and email a delivery address like it says here.
Squash November 21, 2007
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Day 11 (and 8 thru 10)- Architheque November 11, 2007
Time to play catchup.
Trying to make use of everything in my drawing box at least once. Unfortunately, there’s a carton of 4 cheap crayons in my kit (the result of my inability to throw things away). Red, yellow, blue, and green. What to do with them? Well…draw like a child, I guess.
Previous days’ sketches behind the cut, so as not to be a visual hog. When seen altogether, it’s clear I’m a mixed bag when it comes to style.
sweet dumpling squash November 10, 2007
I find quick sketches very satisfying – although I may be developing a false sense of confidence! tah-done
kale November 5, 2007
leftovers November 26, 2006
The elusive pumpernut squash November 23, 2006
I am not a person who thinks fresh pumpkin is better than canned, but I did have this little butternut squash sitting on my counter, so I thought I might as well blend it with the canned pumpkin to make a multisquash pie. The resulting mixture was about 60 percent butternut (I didn’t use the whole can of pumpkin).
I made up a hybrid recipe from Martha Stewart’s Baking Handbook, Baking Illustrated, and the Dessert Bible. Evaporated milk; brandy; hot custard into hot graham cracker crust. It tasted pretty good at dinner, but pumpkin pie needs to mature for several hours, so I won’t know if it’s really good until I try the leftovers. For breakfast, I’m thinkin’.
While the pies were in the oven, I also drew the remaining eggs:
Not enough of a range of shadows. I could probably have fixed this, if I’d been concentrating, but I kept being interrupted by the kitchen timer (the deeper pie was taking its sweet time about setting).