While I haven't been to bars lately due to my work schedule, I have been drawing and self-reflecting. And upon reflection, it occurred to me that I don't know how anybody could ever have liked Thomas the Tank Engine.
As part of the new format changes over here at DnD, a lot of my work that really doesn't have a whole lot to do with our favorite activity here, Drinking, is going to exist in the future over at my other blog,
After a lot of discussion amongst our regular authors we have decided to begin altering the content of this collective art blog. Drinking and Drawing has gone through so many vacillations of content since its inception in early 2009 that we've found it hard to promote it to new readers.
To make things a little more open, both to new readers and new authors alike, we're going to start standardizing the schedule by which and the quantity of what we post. You'll still get the same flavor of insane / inane drawings you always have, but hopefully on a more regular schedule and with a greater focus on the drawings themselves.
Many of our regular contributors also have blogs of their own for you to read, such as Liz Diamond's Eating and Drawing, an epically illustrated foodblog, and Rin Ascher's spectacular Supremacy Struggle. You should absolutely click those links.
We will also be easing off of the Facebook end of our community as there are a number of technical difficulties presented by administering blog content on FB which we aren't financially or practically prepared to overcome.
We hope you'll stay with us while our content shifts a bit and one day maybe even post something yourself...
Grocery Comics Part Five. What Happens When You Mix One Girl, One Seriously Broken Heart, A Laptop, A Lack of Money, Shit Ton Of Free Time & A Desire For Company & Adventure & Good Food & Drink. (by request)(for another lovely elizabeth)(happy very almost birthday)
a truly beautiful awe-inspiring moment out of nowhere & one that wasn't so much of anything (vermont vs. greenfield)...
...a really stupid thing to do that turned out ok although not great, & a really sweet meeting of souls...
...incredibly delicious food but at what cost & the beginning of a series of carefully chosen adventures that were & weren't right...
...promises of tv & drinks & snacks get me to leave town for somerville on a whim & I am similarly enticed by offers of cornish game hens & bacony brussel sprouts the day after valentines day...
...a shared home town turns out to not mean that much but it was a nice evening & one of my worse decisions, but at least I got osaka sushi out of it & oh also survived...
...the best one & the most unmemorable...
...sometimes even poetry is boring & coincidence is just that...
& now, I think I'm done with this game. But who won?
my salad (I somehow forgot to eat anything else all day, so this drawing is CRAZY) (eating vs. drawing, when you're starving but the food is beautiful)
what I ordered & I don't know if it's just cause I haven't had food cooked for me in a really long time (I'm always the cook), but this tasted pretty fucking good. it was one of the specials. it worked.
& todd's dinner & I have to say that the tofu & broccoli at paul & elizabeth's is always delicious. & that I kept stealing bites the whole meal.
& the aftermath, random objects left on the table while we were talking after dinner = a knife, a glass of red wine, a candle, & an almost forgotten bowl of brown rice.
Sorry it's been either a restaurant review or an illustrated cookbook 'round here lately. oh wait I'm not sorry. Cooking is awesome & beautiful. & drawing makes it even better.
Saturday started out right by watching Breakfast at Tiffany's well after midnight in my living room, me for the millionth time, & getting to show this utterly fabulous movie (yup, I'm ridiculous) to someone for their first time. (big glamorous sunglasses & croissants & coffee)
& then waking up to a rainy farmer's market morning, & pears picked for me by todd & emaline. (this is one of my most favourite recent drawings)
later, the view from paul & elizabeth's after running there in the rain while it really poured & the wet streets sparkled.
Following dinner, Ben Folds at the Calvin. This was drawn in almost pure dark by the way, but this concert was so excellent, I had to pull my sketchbook onto to my lap & at least attempt draw what I felt, anyway. Totally wonderful show, so grateful that I got to be there.
Good day, yeah. & Part Two: What we actually ate for dinner, coming soon.
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