Apparently November is Pomegranate Month so it’s fitting that this prompt occurred early so we all have a chance to celebrate properly. I’m not entirely sure what one does in honor of such an occasion, but I assume it involves lots of pomegranate consumption. As fruits go, I love the interesting look of these, but I’ve never really craved them when it comes to eating. Its name comes from Latin and basically means “seeded apple” which is a fairly good description. The thing that makes it odd is that, unlike other fruits, the seeds are all that’s on offer. There’s literally nothing else inside worth talking about. I asked Philippe if he liked them and he said, “Yes” and then clarified further by saying, “well, I’m not a fan, but they’re not offensive.” That’s probably a very accurate description as to how I feel about them as well. So it’s entirely likely I’m be celebrating this month with just this quick little doodlewash and leave the actual eating of this fruit to those who appreciate it much more.
This is also another of those foods that I didn’t have a chance to even try until I was an adult. They still never managed to seduce me, but the sight of them is a true signal of the holiday season and for that alone, they are a welcome sight. I should mention that they are labeled as a “super food” for the antioxidants they contain and their ability to keep fat from building up around one’s arteries. Thankfully, the juice version works as well, so if crunching seeds isn’t your thing then that’s also a perfectly healthy option. Instead of this super food this evening, we just had a snack of cheese and bread. It is Friday, after all, and one should have a bit of luxury. The cheese was a French artisan cheese made right here in Missouri, which was kind of cool. It’s a goat cheese that was insanely good and we paired it with an artisan rosemary olive bread from the local bakery. A decadent experience that was a wonderful way to cap off the week.
Dinner is about to come next, so my time is running short to complete this post. If you’re new to this blog, my watercolor time is my “happy hour” and I have to complete my little doodlewash and this post before dinner. If you’re one of my friends thinking I’m such a jerk for always turning down invites to an actual happy hour, then my apologies, but let’s do lunch sometime! I’d love to catch up! It’s true, watercolor has captured my heart and it makes me happy to take that tiny of bit time each day to make a little something new. In the process, I hope to illustrate to you that daily painting is entirely possible and you don’t have to wait until there’s “time” to do so. And yeah, I still have my glass of wine, so it’s totally like that other happy hour as well. I’ve no idea if painting daily will happen forever, but now it’s so much of a habit, that I don’t think I could avoid it if I tried! And why would I want to? While others are out spending money on fancy drinks in loud bars, I’m sitting quietly at my kitchen counter, paintbrush in hand, happily pondering pomegranates.
About the Doodlewash
Da Vinci Paint Co.: Yellow Ochre, Quinacridone Red, Red Rose Deep, and Cobalt Blue. Lamy Al-Star Safari Fountain Pen with sepia ink in an A5 Hahnemühle Watercolour Book.