Sweet treats, today’s prompt, are at the top of my list when it comes to life’s little pleasures. As many of you know who see my doodlewashes and read my rambles, I’m rather fond of desserts of any kind. And doughnuts are a definite favorite, so that’s where I ended up for today’s entry. It’s rather rare for me to actually have a doughnut so it’s certainly a treat when it happens. In truth, when you deep fry something, it rather certain to taste delicious. After I sketched fries yesterday, I managed to talked Philippe into making them tonight, so I’ll be enjoying a little deep-fried snack shortly. I love when my sketches can conjure up the actual thing, so who knows. Perhaps tomorrow, a I’ll be enjoying a doughnut, but more likely not, after the fries. Everything in moderation, as they say, though I’m not sure who they are and I’m equally certain they weren’t sitting in front of a dozen doughnuts when they said it.
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As for edible treats, it’s been so warm here that Philippe and I picked up some frozen treats at the store this afternoon. I wanted the all-fruit lemon popsicles and Philippe opted for dark chocolate covered frozen bananas. As fast as I typically paint, it’s not quite fast enough to render frozen treats before they melt, and truly, just staring at dessert rather than eating it seems crazy to me. Even when I have one available to sketch, I snap a photo and hide it, otherwise I would be too distracted to paint. Yes, I’ll happily admit to still just being a big kid. I’ve considered growing up, but could never quite understand what benefits that would bring. People often mention, including myself, listening to your inner child, but I think it’s equally wonderful to wear your childlike tendencies on the surface, where everyone can see and enjoy them with you. Life is just way more fun when lived with all the happy abandon of a kid. Whether it’s splashing around paint without any fear or hesitancy at all, or taking a moment out of the day to greedily and unapologetically enjoy some sweet treats!
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