Here’s a tiny doodlewash for today of a couple chicken legs for the virtual #DoodlewashDinner. Also, this is my rather unorthodox entry for this month’s Draw A Bird Day which is hosted again by Laura at Create Art Everyday. Both she and Kerfe at Method Two Madness egged me on to join even though I’m in a food theme this month. I still think this might be a marginal entry since I’ve failed to draw the entire bird, even cooked. But I always loved drumsticks when I was a kid, mostly because of the built-in handle. If you’re actually going to eat “meat-on-bone,” which I don’t really like dealing with at all, then this is by far the best way to go!
Being given a drumstick as a kid was like winning a food prize. For me, it was the savory equivalent of an ice cream cone. Not only was it super tasty, but I got to eat without any silverware which always felt kind of naughty and incredibly fun. At least that was the case with the fried chicken in the red and white striped bucket that we would eat. I could never really clean my bone, though, and would always just eat the big bit at the end and move on to the mashed potatoes and gravy which I liked even more. It’s been years now since I’ve actually eaten fried chicken and decades since I’ve tried the kind in a bucket, but I remember how excited I got back then.
There’s so much food today I know to avoid and unfortunately, all of it seems to be from my best childhood memories. Honestly, having chicken in a bucket one day and fried SPAM the next, it’s a wonder I even survived to adulthood, but it all tasted so darn good. Chicken in a bucket was like having a family picnic in your house at night! And time spent as a family was always a wonderful thing. I hope everyone has enjoyed a little family time on this Mother’s Day. Moms are pretty much the most amazing people on the planet. It’s not just the big things they do, but the little ones as well. Sometimes, it’s just that moment where they smile and hand you that wonderful piece of fried chicken with a handle.
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!
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham watercolors: Pyrrol Red, Azo Yellow, Quinacridone Gold, Sap Green, Permanent Green Pale, and Neutral Tint. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon black ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal
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