April 2011 Archives

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Pale green, but intense in flavor.

(Also did some linoleum block printing today - pictures over on my other blog...)
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A few sprigs, given to me this afternoon. 
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One wilted lilac leaf on the stem I brought inside.
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Empire apple - the one I didn't eat at lunch. (I brought two to school with me.)
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Still a few jelly beans left in the house.
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Just before I ate the last strawberry...
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Five cherry tomatoes lined up at the end of the evening.
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Coffee beans dropped on the counter form their own early morning constellation.
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Not handknit, but still cheerful on a rainy evening.
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Also known as Juneberry, and now in bloom.
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Paper crane - origami from a friend.
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The flowers in our own yard have started blooming.
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Soon it will be warm enough for our ficus to be moved outside for the summer. Meanwhile, it stands in a corner of the dining room, more twig than leaf.
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The spoon handle resting on the edge of the bowl reminds me of an indicator needle on some gauge.  Reading "after dinner," perhaps?
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The yellow house up the street, as seen through the tree outside the window. 
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I think of oranges as winter fruit - bright and sweet.

hat

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Belonging to youngest child, who looks pretty good in it. (Not sure why it's on the coffee table, but that was convenient when I sat down to draw...)
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Not local, and only the faint ghost of June about it, but it reminds me that spring is coming.
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More play with materials.  What happens when I start with a brush pen, add a kind of chalk, and then layer gouache on top? Luckily my sketchbook paper (Lenox 100) stands up to lots of working...
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Local. Empire. From the farmers' market, from this fall's crop, and still tasty.
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...which I should probably get around to emptying, one of these days.
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Thinking about warm weather predicted for tomorrow, so I drew some summer coastline from memory. 
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We made this recipe tonight - highly recommended.
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Empty water glass on the table.
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Green candle, somewhat melted.  
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Perpetually knocked askew in the living room, and the shade has seen better days... 
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Almost oval.
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Aloft. And now home again. 
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En route to Bainbridge Island - sun shining, and a beautiful day.
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Well, this is the view in the distance, if I look out over the buildings of downtown Bellevue. Rained all day. Can't wait to see more of this landscape tomorrow.
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