Happy Monday dear friends! Do you remember last week when a new friend gave me cucumbers from her garden? It only gets better.
She gave me tomatoes!
I am astounded by her generosity. She says, "We have so much, I can't let them go to waste." I am also astounded that I was the chosen recipient.
I heart tomatoes.
How lucky was I that I didn't have to forage for food or scramble to the supermarket in order to put dinner on the table that evening. With a few pantry staples, here's what I made:
A Caprese salad -- a humble composition of the beautiful tomatoes, mozzarella cheese, pesto, all seasoned with salt and pepper.
But before this meal happened, I made a painting for posterity:
It started with a sketch.
Then I filled in with color.
I added some details and highlights.
Inside, I wrote a note. I tucked the card into an envelope and handed it to her the next time I saw her. I hope she was pleased with the tomato family portrait.
I'm now inspired to make these into a series of note cards.
For good measure, I made another version, still using watercolor this time on darker paper.
And that's this week's blah to TADA!