Sunday, March 4, 2012

Spinach Contours, Strawberry heads, and Garden Beds

Here is some further work on that Bloomsdale Spinach illustration:
For some reason, when it scanned it came out looking grey. I am hoping when I finished it the real green color will scan as green or else I will have to mess with it on the computer. But I love scanning the illustrations at this stage. It sort of works out so that in the end I get to have two very different works of art. One that is two toned and based only on the line, and another that is lots of colors and more... life-like.
Here is an interesting spinach tidbit from wikipedia: "The cartoon character Popeye the Sailor Man is portrayed as having a strong affinity for spinach, becoming physically stronger after consuming it. The commonly accepted version of events states that this portrayal was based on faulty calculations of the iron content. In the version, German scientist Emil von Wolff misplaced a decimal point in an 1870 measurement of spinach's iron content, leading to an iron value 10 times higher than it should have been, and this faulty measurement was not noticed until the 1930s. This caused the popular misconception that spinach is high in iron that makes the body stronger."
And now, perhaps one reason why people do not eat strawberries out of the dumpster is that they are afraid this might happen to them:
We were just eating strawberries and then Juneau... well, I don't know what happened to him.
But later, he got better and we worked on the raised beds some more until we ran out of screws and Juneau ran out of energy. Juneau, it's not that kind of bed:


Elizabeth said...

Oh my goodness you have me laughing so hard!!!
That strawberry picture is hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!
Love you guys!!!!

Jessie said...