Tuesday, July 4, 2017

SCRIBBLE PICNIC ~ WATERMELON

The theme this week is "WATERMELON"  I love this theme as I have loved watermelon since my youth.  We lived in an agricultural area and watermelons were a plenty!!! The above is a sketch with colored pencils of a little gal sitting on the back of a pick up truck. She's having a nice slice before helping her father deliver them to market.

This watercolor I did several years ago after taking my grandson to a Watermelon Festival.  He won the watermelon seed spitting contest with a seed that went 16 feet!


As you can see, my canisters are watermelons.  There are four but only three got in this picture with my Banana Crunch loaves.  I bought these about 20 years ago at a little boutique for $20 for the set.  I love them today as much as the day I bought them.

To see all the other "Watermelon" entries, just click on the Scribble Picnic at the top of my sidebar.

Think I'll go have a slice of watermelon!

25 comments:

  1. Love the pictures, particularly the boy spitting the seed. Use to do that until they finally developed seedless watermelon.

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    1. HaHa...so much for watermelon seed spitting! I must say I do like the seedless for eating.

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  2. Yummm, I do love watermelon. I love your watercolors and the one of your grandson spitting is terrific.
    I'm not going to stop my blog but just ABC Wednesday...at least for a while. I think I got burned out and not very creative towards the end. The blog will remain more or less as my journal of life as it flows on and on.

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    1. I saw that many of your followers were afraid you were giving up blogging...not us..haha ~ we are diehards. I will look forward to your life journey on your blog.

      I had so much fun with Jon that day. I just noticed the date on the painting was 2011. He is all grown up now.

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  3. Oh I do love your little girl eating watermelon. She looks so mischievous. Spitting watermelon seeds sounds soooo fun. Glad your grandson won. And those banana breads are to die for.

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    1. Growing up in the San Joaquin Valley in Central CA....we grew and ate watermelon a lot. She looks like a farm gal, doesn't she. Love Banana Bread and adding a crumble top is an extra sweet treat.

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  4. These are delightful sketches, Wanda. You have such a talent. I really like your watermelon canisters. The banana crunch loaf looks Yummy. My son-in-law bakes us banana bread with chocolate chips every year at Christmas. It's so moist and delicious.

    ~Sheri

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    1. Hi There! Thanks for the visit. My Canisters are the most special thing in my kitchen. I add chocolate chips to banana bread too. Sometimes I just make them into muffins and freeze half.

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  5. Lovely watermelon art and post Wanda, now I feel like having watermelon.

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    1. Thanks Christine ~ This was a fun one. Wonder what Michael has up his sleeve for next week?????

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  6. The little girl eating watermelon is delightful. Wonderful piece! It brings back memories of my childhood and how messy we would get because we were given such big quarters. Mum rarely brought watermelon home so it was a real treat when she did. Nowadays, I slice it up into thin, small pieces or I dice it...less messy that way. The seedless variety does make it more enjoyable to eat.

    Well done to your Grandson on winning the seed-spitting contest. He must have been very proud of himself at the time. Nice painting of him.

    You have some lovely decorative pieces around your home, Wanda. I love bananas fresh but, for some reason, I don't like cooked banana in any form, however, your banana loaves certainly do look tempting. I love apple cake/loaf made with a crunchy top.

    Have a beautiful week.

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    1. Thanks so much. Apple cake loaf is really good too, and I like the crumble topping on most of my baking recipes.

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  7. Love both your sketch with pencils - cutest girl - and the watercolor of your grandson spitting the seed so far!
    Your canisters are fabulous - bet they could tell some interesting kitchen stories about all that tasty baking going on there!

    Happy day dear Wanda!

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    1. Thank you Mary. She is cute isn't she. Loves her watermelon. HaHa.

      The boy in the painting is not my grandson, but taken from a photo of a boy spitting a seed. I saw the photo after our day at the festival and wanted to put it into watercolor to remember the day.

      My kitchen is my favorite room, and yes, I have many stories that have happened there.

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  8. I think these are marvelous renditions for the theme. The second one I do recall and the first really shows her tucking in. The way you did that watermelon and hands are excellent too. Inviting and talk about thirst quenching- I get the feel from here. Thank you so much, Wanda. And there I was assuming you'd detect a still life of one with the vine or soemthing! You yourself surprised me again.

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    1. Thanks Michael. You have a good memory. That painting of the little boy was 2011. My grandson inspired the painting after our trip to the Festival, but the painting was done from a photo I saw of a boy spitting a seed. My grandson Jon, had very black hair and dark brown eyes. But the painting is a reminder of the day.

      The little girl reminds me of ME as I was a helper for my Dad when I was a little girl and he had a huge garden filled with all kinds of fruits and veggies. What do you have up your sleeve for next week...tba...hahaha.

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  9. cute drawing & watercolor. isn't it funny how cute kids are when they eat watermelons or is that just me? great takes on the theme.

    watermelons canisters - have not seen those before, those are kind of odd but kind of cute too.

    have a lovely day.

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    1. Thank you Lissa. Kids eating watermelon is always cute. I think I was remembering helping my dad with his garden, and when I saw a photo of a little girl eating watermelon on a pick up truck, I knew that's what I wanted to do.

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  10. I can certainly see that you have a love of watermelon and the memories that it brings up. We used to float the watermelon in a pool to keep it cool before it was cut up and then it didn't take long to eat it all up with our family. Love those canisters too!

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    1. Yes, lots of memories. That was a cool idea. We did the same at the lake. Thanks for stopping by.

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  11. I can feel the taste of it from that first picture :)

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    1. She sure is enjoying it. I should have put juice running down to her elbows..HaHa Thanks for the visit.

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  12. Such a big slice
    For such a wee girl
    She's making a dint
    Giving it a whirl

    Sweet sketch and reminds me of my Mom and Dad having seed-spitting contests.

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  13. looks like a tasty slice! I like how you made the line patterns on the watermelons.

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  14. What a huge slice of watermelon for the girl! She sure is enjoying it! I had many watermelon seed spitting contests as a girl, but somehow my older brothers always won!

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