Archive | October 2017

Inktober 27-31, 2017

This is the end for this year.  I am happy to have done 31 works with ink of varied subjects and using different techniques.

Inktober 22-26, 2017

Inktober 16-21

Quince in Ink, Pie and Jelly

This year our quince tree bore fruit, lovely golden fuzzy globes.  It is not a very common fruit.  People often make a fruit leather with them, but I don’t care for that.  They also make jelly, which is what my husband did.  A study filled the need for an Inktober entry and jelly jar labels.

There were still three left so after perusing recipes, I made a sort of Tarte Tatin.  I simmered the quartered and peeled fruit in a fair amount of butter, then added brown sugar, star anise and cardamom.  I used a skillet that could go in the oven.  Then I made half of the Joy of Cooking recipe for rolled biscuits, adding a soup-spoonful of sugar.  I placed the dough over the fruit which I had arranged with an eye towards backwards (upside down) and then baked until browned.  Taking it out of the oven I covered with a plate and flipped, leaving the skillet on top for a few minutes in case any juices were flowing.

As luck would have it, there was some crème fraîche in the fridge.

Inktober 8-14, 2017

Another week’s work (play…)

Inktober 1-7, 2017

Here is what I have done so far for the Inktober challenge, a drawing in ink each day of October.     *