Sunday, March 20, 2005

Strawberries and Sugar

We got the first good strawberries of the season today. While cutting them up (then coating them in sugar and swirling in whipped cream ... yum!) I just had to leave a couple to do a little WC sketch of them. DH walks by and looks disapprovingly at the three strawberries still on the plate:

DH: Are you eating those?
Linda: No, I'm drawing them.
DH: What if I want to eat them?
Linda: You can eat them later.
DH: What if I want to eat them now?
Linda: Did you already eat all the ones I cut up?
DH: No, but I might.
Linda: Well, you can have these then.
DH: Seems like a waste of good strawberries.

I decide that he has a point, and eat them myself before I finish drawing the seeds. Sometimes a girl has to do what a girl has to do.

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Jim said...

Lovely sketches! Where do you live to get strawberries already? (My four year old grandson calls them "sta-boodies." We live in Washington state and sta-boody season is weeks and weeks away yet.

Linda said...

I live in the southeast, so things happen a little earlier here than where you are. And let me tell you, these strawberries were suh-weet! :-)

Maggie said...

Yum yum! Envy envy! Lovely drawing, I like the "wonky bottle" in your star magnolia drawing too. Doesn't look terribly wonky to me - but then everything I draw looks wonky. :-)

Patty said...

really nice post, just lovely!

Jim said...

Linda, I just realized you have TWO of my blogs linked on yours. Well, I just added yours to mine as well. Thanks, I really do enjoy your work!

Robyn said...

Yummy ... both the strawberries AND the sketches.

Your journal page has a lovely rustic feel to it. The watercolour works well for your style. What is the surface that you are using?

Scratches & Scribbles Journal

Linda said...

Thanks to all for the kind comments! Jim, thanks for the point -- the more the merrier! Robyn, I use a Canson watercolor journal that measures 9"x12" for watercolor "stuff" and a Canson drawing journal of the same size for pencil and ink "stuff". I have a smaller version of the drawing paper book to use for travel. All the books have good strong spiral bindings and black covers. They are the most versatile journals I've found so far (for my style, as you say!) although they aren't the papers I would choose to do more detailed work on. For daily practice and just fun, though, they are perfect for me!

u l a n said...

Mmmm! That's a fine reward for some wonderful sketching!

Janey said...

Lovely sketches. Your work is beautiful.

Nancy said...

What luscious drawings, and what a beautiful page! I just bought some strawberries yesterday -- they're very rare and expensive in India. I should get my money's worth by painting them.

Shelly McC said...

Gorgeous sketches

Janey said...

Hey it's me again. Thank you very much for your comment on my blog. Between you, Jim and Steve I'm alittle in awe of the talent. Oh, and I'm going to add a link from my blog if that's ok.

Janey said...

Thanks again for your comments. Yes, chatting about "shopping for art supplies" sounds good to me. Can you send me you email addy?

Liz said...

mmm... an inspiring subject. I drew strawberries about a week later. With a similar conversation between self and family. And the berries were delicious. But not local - we'll have to wait until May or June here for those.