For today, I’m bringing something rather meager to the #DoodlewashDinner in this single pink glazed donut. Entirely sure it’s not enough to feed a group of people, but simply imagine several more sitting on a plate to create the proper offering. I did a quick pencil contour with this one and jumped right in with watercolor to try something a little different. I’d love to say this was an inspired choice, but I was sitting outside and was too lazy to walk back in and get my Lamy pen that I’d forgotten. Something about Saturdays make me lazy in that wonderful way that comes with no regrets.
When I was a kid, there was a little donut shop that my mother would take me to on Saturdays. Unlike many of the chain donut shops today, this one was tiny and run by a single person who would get up at an ungodly hour each day to prepare them. Though baking solo, the selection was incredible. Even with all the choices, I would always chose the same thing. A little pink donut and a chocolate Long John. Though I’ve been able to find a comparable Long John, filled with an insanely white “fluff” that seems as if it were imported from another planet, the little pink donut remains elusive.
Every time I’m visiting various cities and pass a donut shop I usually duck inside to see if they might have something like that pink donut. But sadly, I’ve never found one that was exactly the same. Maybe I’m remembering it wrong as memories have a way of turning into dreams over the years. But I’d rather believe that what I remember in that amazing treat was real and it’s still out there. Somewhere, in some little bake shop, a person is waking up way to early to lovingly create fresh donuts. And one day, we’ll meet. Until then, I’ll hang on to my childhood memories and keep the search alive. Each day, one hopeful step closer to that little pink donut.
You’re all invited to a Doodlewash Dinner Party during the month of May! Just tag your food or drink image #doodlewashdinner and I’ll feature you and your culinary creations in a delicious Doodlewash Gallery at the end of the month!
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M. Graham watercolors: Quinacridone Gold, Burnt Sienna, Ultramarine Blue and Neutral Tint with Sennelier: Opera Rose in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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