Today I began this illustration of Florence Fennel:
Something I have recently realized is that it is better for me to not stock up on lots of paint to use at much later dates because paints just don't last a long time. They change. They dry out. The oil separates. The caps get stuck on them. It just makes more sense to buy a little bit at a time and use it up before it becomes unusable. A good lesson for me.
As for the fennel, I never knew what fennel was until working at the Dartmouth Organic Farm. It is a very unique looking vegetable that I know lots of people love, and that I love to look at. I can't say it is my favorite veggie to eat with its licorice-y flavor, but its pretty good on the grill if I am going to be eating it.