Watermelon or Winter Veg #AtoZchallenge

I forgot I’d sketched this and decided to write about winter veg. There’s no sketch for winter veg as I’ve already sketched a watermelon. As you do.

Winter veg.. A strange one to come up with in spring but it is beginning to feel a bit like winter. Our diet changes and we want more comforting food. Potatoes, stodge and starch. Parsnips and carrots and swede. I’ve still not worked out the difference between swede and turnip. I’m sure they’re the same but when they’re small I call them turnip and when they’re large and orange I call them swede. I must go try to but a large turnip and see what I come home with.



What’s with the watermelon? I was at a friends sketching as she worked. Trying to get as many of my sketches done as I could in one day I raided her fridge and found enough fruit and veg for my last week or so. W had been eluding me as I stared at the water melon and suddenly realised what it was. Hilarious how often our brains don’t seem to connect things together. It took a while. Her family are so used to me that seeing me wander through the house with half a watermelon, then sitting and sketching it didn’t phase them. Gotta love friends who love watermelons.

My AtoZ Blogging Challenge is all about err, I had every post topic then I changed my mind. It was going to be about Peterborough Cathedral since that’s my current obsession. You’ve got those posts to look forward to. This year my theme became sketching vegetables and sometimes fruit with the occasional randomness..

Even if you’ve not enjoyed reading this post why not see what others are doing too during 2016 AtoZ Blogging challenge. I look forward to seeing you back here tomorrow though I have little idea of what it will say..