Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Day 12 - Pretzels and Mushrooms

sketch of pretzels and mushrooms
sepia pen in cahier pocket sketch book
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

Pretzels and mushrooms, yes I admit it's an odd combination. But there is a method behind my madness. Well, maybe not a method so much...

On Tuesdays I meet with some other ladies to paint. We meet at Dana's house and paint in her basement. We talk about our lives and our art and while we are there, Dana corrupts us with peanut butter filled pretzels. You think I'm kidding!!

She buys these peanut butter filled pretzels and leaves the container of them sitting on a table. We have to walk buy them whenever we enter or leave the room. Or if we need fresh painting water, or a ruler, or to sharpen a pencil, or... well, you get the idea. She leaves the pretzels there so we can help ourselves. And we do, because let me tell you these things are more addictive than crack*.

*Okay, truthfully I'm just assuming they are more addicitive than crack based on what I've heard about crack, because I've (thankfully) never actually tried it. But I've tried the pretzels, and I can tell you they are way addicitive. Like the old potato chip commercial - you can't eat just one!

Anyway, if I ever see these little pretzels anywhere else, I know I will think of our painting group, so I thought they'd make a good sketch for a Tuesday. Unfortunately, the sketch of the three pretzels was a little puny. It didn't feel like it was quite enough to qualify for my sketch of the day. What to do, what to do???

The solution came to me while hubby was cutting up some fresh vegetables for dinner. Add other food to the sketch! I was planning on sketching part of a Bell pepper, but it had already had its meeting with the knife. The mushrooms seemed like the next best choice.

So there you have it, a perfectly logical explanation for my sketch of pretzels and mushrooms. Don't you feel better now? I know I do.


Jennifer Rose said...

i use to love those pretzels! they are very addictive, but you need a glass of water nearby lol

its a perfectly logical explanation :) (and ones that made me want to get pretzels :p)

Mary Jane said...

I have never come across these pretzels and I kind of hope I never do because I know myself well enough to know I'd be a Miss Piggy over them.

Stacy said...

Jennifer, water would only encourage me to eat more of them!

MJ, I've done my public service by warning you away from the peanut butter filled pretzels. I'll consider it my good deed for the day. ;)