Tuesday, March 31, 2009

New runners

Purchased yesterday, for a Memorial Day 5k I am preparing for.

"I'm slow, but I'll finish," is something Dan's grandmother, who was 100 years old when she passed away, used to say. I am not an especially speedy runner (10 minute miles) but I run regardless. It feels wonderful, and I get it done, even if I am far from the head of the pack.

Thursday, March 26, 2009


An avocado, with its' pit intact.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Well, turn it up!

A little turnip, purchased for artistic purchases, as opposed to nutritional. Now that it's been drawn, I think I'll find out how to prepare it. My mother-in-law is from Ireland, and she makes these for holiday dinners. I'll call her and find out how to convert it from a drawing subject to part of a meal.

PS-the title line is from an '80's commercial for a set of cassette tapes (!) called "Freedom Rock." It was the first thing I thought about when I typed the word "turnip." Why can't my brain retain information on something like the history of the Civil War, or chemistry equations? Instead, I'm stuck with knowledge of infomercials from my childhood. Drat!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Little green bag

As if I didn't love the Chicago Public Library enough for their online book ordering system, they now offer a reusable bag to carry your books in for the low price of $1. Since we usually walk to the library, this bag is an absolute necessity.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009


An assortment of interesting organic shapes found while preparing meals.

This is on a scrap of gray mat board, hence the texture-y background.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

Scraps, so far.

This is just a bit of the food scraps I drew last night. Since this scan, I added another orange rind, part of an apple core, and the top of a pepper (it's on a long scrap of mat board.) I missed colored pencil, so I capped up the Pitt pens and broke out the Prismacolors. To be continued...

Monday, March 2, 2009

Pretzels at Target

The colors aren't exactly accurate, but the red and purple combo makes the Target Cafe look a little more exotic than it actually is.