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.