10/26/10

Peppers

Peppers
  The market is full of beautiful, colorful peppers this time of year, and I always get some just to watch their color change.  I really don't know how to cook with these  -  I don't even know what they are, but I just love the way they sit there on the kitchen counter for a few days changing from dark green, to orange, to brilliant red.    I think they cost something like 6 for $1.  That's pretty darn cheap entertainment.

14 comments:

plaid petunia said...

Cath, These make me smile. They are so happy. I think they would be good in chili. Just chop, simmer and toss in. Some can be hot, some can be sweet, but they all taste good in chili. I have been looking for you everyday. So glad to see your back. Cathy

Oma3 said...

Oh kindred souls, I bring things home to paint and not necessarily eat... I don't do too much cooking these days. Love these colors!

Scrappy Cat said...

I love this sketch! I don't know how to cook with peppers either - and I don't like hot foods - but these make me want to buy some peppers just to sketch them.

Claire M said...

I LOVE these lively peppers!!

Vaishnavi said...

Those peppers look tasty on paper :) They are actually lovely to eat, you can put them in any number of sauces; they really add some zing. Looking forward to more pictures :)

Vicki Holdwick said...

I found you through Cathy Johnson's newsletter. Lovely art you have here.

I'm a Fenlon from St. Ignace. Are you a native of the Petoskey area?

xoxo

Diana said...

I have added your blog to my blog list.. I love the peppers. the colors are so much fun. Diana

Anonymous said...

Catherine, I love your book and blog. Do you ever teach a week-long workshop so that people can come from out-of-town? Or do you teach anywhere on the west coast? Your work is very inspiring and wonderful to behold. Kay

Anonymous said...

Catherine, I forgot to ask what size your lovely hand- bound sketchbooks are and do you sell kits with directions for making them? I love making books and I particularly like the looks of your books. Please let me know. Thanks a lot, Kay

Catherine said...

But, Cathy, How do I know how hot they are without taking a bite of one? I'm a chicken!

Oma3 - buying fruits and vegetables can be like buying fresh flowers, can't it - just for the joy of the colors and shapes.

Scrappy Cat - Thanks. I did these looking down on them, but a little foreshortening challenge is always fun.

Thanks Claire!

Vaishnavi - I'm a little afraid of TOO much zing :)

Hi Vicki - How nice of Cathy Johnson to mention me! I feel very honored. Do you still live in St. Ignace? We have lived in Petoskey about 20 years.

Diana - Thank you!

Kay - Thanks! In the summer I do some short workshops (2-day) and I do a series of four consecutive afternoons. I haven't done a five-day workshop in awhile, but that doesn't mean I won't :) I have never taught a class on the west coast, but I do visit there often, in the Bay Area of CA. I think your questions regarding the size of,and instructions for, the books might deserve a post of its own. I will take some group pics of the journals I have made and "talk" a little about them.

Marj said...

Love your peppers! In ans. to Anon.Kay--Bookbinding is quite fun and satisfying. I made one in C & C's Class--and then made one on my own, and have another in the "planning" stages--and it's so tempting (& addicting) because I only live 45 minutes from the Bookbinding Store where you get all the supplies :-)

Anonymous said...

Thank you. I will look forward to the post about the handmade journals and check back with you about next year's workshops. Kay

Helen said...

Hi Catherine! I,too,found you via Cathy Johnson. I absolutely love your journals! We live in the mountains of western NC. If you ever want to come down and paint with us, we would love to have you. We are in the same community with John C. Campbell Folkschool. I'm a fledgling watercolorist but am addicted to it! Why did it take me so long to discover something I love so much? Ahhh... yes, work took all my time! The joys of retirement - getting to do what you love!

Catherine said...

Marj - you are so lucky to live so close to the book binding store. We are at least four hours away, but maybe that is a good thing :)

Helen - thanks! Your part of the country sounds like a wonderful place to paint.