October 31, 2005

crumpled wrapper


Necco wafer wrapper - crumpled. One of many crumpled wrappers about the house tonight. I am probably one of about two dozen people in the world who still like Necco wafers. They taste like childhood treats, dusty with sugar and unexpected flavors, and they also remind me of walking the back streets of Cambridge, near Kendall Square, after college. When the wind was right, you could smell the candy being made at the New England Confectionery Company. When the wind was wrong, it was mostly the Charles, with overtones of the Red Line and just a hint of the Dudley bus.

Posted by EGP at October 31, 2005 11:51 PM

As always, I LOVE the random items you draw :-) A crumpled wrapper has such humor and the shadow makes it!

The pumpkin is lovely!

Posted by: nita at November 1, 2005 9:09 AM

You're making me homesick! I worked at MIT for ten years before moving to California. Walked by the candy factory twice a day, and practically got cavities from the air itself. A lot of memory in this bitty drawing. It is pen/ink?

Posted by: kamuelacarol at November 1, 2005 5:29 PM

It's fountain pen (with black Noodler's ink - my new favorite) and a little bit of watercolor crayon.

Posted by: Elizabeth at November 1, 2005 6:21 PM