So, I am not very “housewifey” – ask my hubby (but he loves that I’m not) – but come February and March I am in full housewife mode!
We have a huge veggie patch & fruit trees, mostly of which the hubby tends to, and then there is a deluge of produce! And the deluge is what I tend with!
It means I don’t get much art done during this period because all I can fit in is teaching my ClayMotion ceramic classes, preserving yummy organic produce and drinking wine!
So far I have made jam, bottled plums and pears, made prunes, apple chutney, spiced plums, squash relish, bottles tomatoes… and there is still more to come – kimchee, pear paste and fermented apples.
But sometimes there is also the inspirational vegetable that calls out to be drawn!
I couldn’t resist the colours of this gorgeous pumpkin … the contrast of the green and orange is so amazing! Not to mention the pumpkin’s beautiful contours!
So I will leave you with some images of my preserving pursuits and the pumpkin sketch.
Just gorgeous, we also have a pumpkin on the bench and I have snapped it a couple times. The light in the morning. They are just so gorgeous, pumpkins, along with your penciled rendering of such!
well that looks pretty housewifey to me! How wonderful to be eating your own produce. Nothing better than home made jam or any other preserve really…
LOL …. yes, it is a bit weird, but its only two month a year, so i can cope with being ‘housewifey’ for that time!! And yes, the produce is fantastic!