Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Every Day in May—EDM #104 Salt & Pepper shakers

Day 4 of the Every Day in May challenge. Hand crafted salt and pepper grinders filled with sea salt and fresh pepper grounds.

"I'm out here having fun in that warm California sun" and visiting my parents in the house I grew up in the foothills behind Stanford University. After a long snowy winter in Maine with lots of work travel up and down the east coast, it is nice to just stop for awhile and enjoy some time with my family, visit with old friends and sketch and draw again. Hopefully I will shed another layer of sadness.

My mom watching Dancing with the Stars after starting her day at the dog park, an hour at the gym, shoe shopping with me, Jeopardy, dinner and a glass or two of Charles Shaw Chardonnay with my father and I. At $1.99 a bottle it is lovingly known as Two Buck Chuck and they have cases of it stacked up like cord wood in the garage.
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And speaking of the garage. There are shopping bags filled with tennis balls lined up next to the work bench. Seems as though my father takes his walks past the Swim and Tennis Club we belonged to when we were kids. He starting picking up the tennis balls along the way and took them home and tossed them in a bag. Now there are 5 bags!!! I always ask why, we then discuss as to what to do with them and then we all walk away. Must be part of my inheritence. Jerry always said I get my hoarding tendancies from my father...sounds about right.

8 comments:

Sharon said...

Great sketches. Here's to two buck chuck and Trader Joes.Your mom is very energetic and your father sounds like a lot of fun. Enjoy your time with them. I bet they spoil Sophie too! They have a very talented daughter. What more could they want!

Ann said...

You manage to make mundane items like power plugs and salt and pepper shakers look colorful and lively. I am enjoying seeing your sketches again. Good luck with the EDiM challenge !

Kris Wiltse said...

These are beautiful sketches! Delightful and fresh. I'm enjoying your works for the EDM challenge. Thanks!

. said...

Those are great fun salt and pepper shakers, love the shape and colours of them. The story from your trip back home and your parents, sounds so nice and fun. They must be happy to have you there visiting : ) Great sketches, as always!!!

Sasa said...

Gorgeous sketches! I am glad you are back to sketching again.

Revelle said...

I think they saved the tennis balls for you to draw!

sheila j said...

Hi Jennifer:
So good to see you back. Even one sketch a day helps, doesn't it? Your style is so full of life. Thanks for sharing with us.

Arty Velarde said...

THESE are awesome. I love the one of your mom watching dancing with the stars the best