Since vegetables are pretty much all I eat, I couldn’t really decide on a true favorite. In the end, I just went with one of my favorites I enjoy more in the hot summer months and did a quick doodlewash of a sliced cucumber for today. The phrase “cool as cucumber” comes from the this little vegetable’s unique ability to cool the temperature of your blood. This little trick also works topically which is why you often see cucumber slices slapped on the faces of people getting a facial. I’ve never tried putting food on my face, but I do love a salad of thinly sliced cucumber in the hotter months. As a kid, though, I would only tolerate them once they’d been transformed into pickles.
I don’t have much time today to ramble on about whatever comes out when I type. It’s been a lovely weekend and I hope each of you are enjoying the same. I’m enjoying a glass of wine right now and feeling relaxed. In all the fabulous festivities of World Watercolor Month and the subsequent formation of World Watercolor Group things have been rather busy lately. So, I’m going to take a little break this evening and keep this post short. For all my WordPress friends, I’ll be back to see what fabulous things you’ve posted, but I’m taking a little break this weekend. Thanks to all of you fabulous people who’ve made blogging a truly special thing. I really can’t thank you enough for your love and support. And above all else, thanks for inspiring me. I don’t think I could doodlewash daily if it weren’t for your fabulous art that you post. Just knowing you’re out there making beautiful things each day makes me feel… well… cool as a cucumber.
About the Doodlewash
M. Graham Watercolors: Permanent Green Pale, Gamboge, Burnt Sienna, and Ultramarine Blue. Lamy Safari Al Star pen with Platinum Carbon sepia ink in a 5″ x 8″ 140 lb. (300 gsm) Pentalic Aqua Journal.
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