Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Unexpected Surprise

Sometimes we just don't use up our potatoes soon enough before they start sprouting.  The last bag we purchased all were used but a few and were forgotten about.  Cleaning the shelf we keep them on, we found not only had they sprouted but the potatoes were quite shriveled up.  Rather than tossing in the woods or trash, Terry decided to throw them in a planter not expecting anything to happen.  Especially considering how late he put them out.

Well lo and behold we were quite surprised they grew and actually produced a few meals worth of potatoes for us.  Our favorites being the red fingerling potatoes.

Worked in the Stillman & Birn Beta journal and Platinum Carbon pen with Brown ink.  For the color of the potatoes I mixed Aliz Crimson with Lunar Red.  That mix produced a very close likeness of actual color.


Melody said...

Must be a potato time of year! I just harvested about 5 pounds of potatoes from the "forgottens" that sprouted in my pantry, that I planted in the spring!
Love the drawings, I just took a picture of my harvest, much more fun your way with real art! :)))

Susan Bronsak said...

Melody we definitely know what to do now hoping earlier in the year with our sprouted potates :-)) Thank you for your beautiful comment!

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