Inktober 12, Denny Pat’s Spice Rack

I keep working on various things that came from my mom’s house.
I am amazed this spice rack made it through 60 years intact.
*okay, i notice some glued bits*

I can imagine my brother
as a little kid buying this
for my mom…
*that’s him on the floor
holding the dog*

I wonder who took him shopping — one of my brothers?  They’d have had to
walk up to Wilshire Blvd
to a department store,
unless my grandma took
him shopping in the Valley.

Mitchell said his mom
had one as well,
a little different.

The plywood was coming undone, and Mitchell glued that for me.
Because it is kind of a mess, I decided to give it new life in Monterey colors.
It is now a lovely Spanish Green.
We won’t use it for spices but for bits of this and that,
which is how my mom used it.

The sketch was created with Super5
Australia ink, right, in a Conklin Pen with a
Goulet 1.1 stub nib (hate the Conklin nib.
My Monterey Da Vinci Trio colors work wonderfully with this purply-brown ink!

The colors had to be taken to their palest
or to their densest in some places to
achieve close to the right color!
That pull of lessening pigment is seen bottom.

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hollywood baby turned beach gurl turned steel&glass city gurl turned cowgurl turned herb gurl turned green city gurl. . . artist writer photographer. . . cat lover but misses our big dogs, gone to heaven. . . buddhist and interested in the study of spiritual traditions. . . foodie, organic, lover of all things mik, partner in conservation business mpfconservation, consummate blogger, making a dream happen, insomniac who is either reading buddhist teachings or not-so-bloody mysteries or autobio journal thangs early in the morning when i can't sleep
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10 Responses to Inktober 12, Denny Pat’s Spice Rack

  1. Heide says:

    What lovely new life you’ve breathed into the old spice rack! Your mom would be so pleased …


  2. I love little drawers and these look super.


  3. Beth says:

    What a wonderful post. I am SO in love with this month’s artwork. You are not only a talented storyteller, but your artwork fills my eyes–which is the greatest compliment I can give. 😀


  4. Tracey says:

    What a marvellous spice rack and a wonderful memory to have captured with ink. Stunning in everyway. Thank you so much for sharing and giving us an insight into it’s being. I adore it.
    Happy PPF Tracey.


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