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I went to the Farmers’ Market on Saturday and got an eggplant and an over grown squash (not a good one for eating). The reason I got them was to paint a painting of them.  We got there late so there were no tromboncino squash that I like to get. These are a really twisted shape and fry up great without getting mushy.


It is always fun to go to the Market. It is right in the middle of downtown Phoenix with all kinds of vendors selling a myriad of different items. I always get my bread there and veggies and cool wood necklaces and sticks for my hair. You can pick up olive oil, plants, ceramics, pickles, tortillas … like I said … a lot of different things. And all the people are a pleasure to do business with. It is good to support our local people    .





The purple of the eggplant is beautiful next to the very yellow of the squash. This squash was really difficult to get because of its odd shape. I will keep painting with the oils. It is so different from acrylic and awfully fun.

I sure miss having a garden where I can grow all kinds of cool things. I had a huge one when I lived in Maine in the mid 1980’s to mid 1990’s. And even though it is going to be over 110 degrees tomorrow I would still rather be here seeing the Arizona sky.



“Armed with a paint-box, one cannot be bored, one cannot be left at a loose end, one cannot 'have several days on one's hands.' (Winston Churchill)

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