|One design in a fabric collection for Free Spirit Fabrics|
|Another fabric design - I made myself a quilt out of it! It also appeared on a cookbook cover.|
Here in Vermont it is close to the end of Ramp Season. Ramps are wild leeks that grow from South Carolina up to Canada in the spring. They are the sweetest allium (onion family) that I have ever eaten. [Chop bulbs and greens separately; saute bulbs in olive oil with salt til slightly browned, then add chopped greens and cook until wilted. Y U M!!! ] They are abundant around here, so we eat them almost every day during the season, and I freeze some as well.
|ramps growing on the forest floor|
|single ramp, washed, with roots removed|
|ramps ready for cooking or blanching and freezing|
So, what better subject for our Fruit And Vegetable theme? I started by painting several versions of a single ramp. Here are two of them:
|Inktense watercolor pencils|
And then I decided to try using the ramp colors in some scribble paintings. Here are a couple of those.
For more on Scribble Painting see my blog post.