Friday, June 15, 2007

Headed Out (EDM #37)

This morning I'm headed out of town, for my annual solo journey up to Algoma to see my aunt, attend a doll and teddy bear show, and tour the art galleries of Door County. The pen and ink drawing is of my key ring, complete with Bucky Badger. I love this yearly journey, a chance to savor the beauty of Wisconsin, from rolling farmland to the sparkle of Lake Michigan. My aunt, whom I have always loved, is my surrogate mom now that Mother has passed away. A former phy-ed teacher, she knows everyone, still loves to do water aerobics, and is perfectly willing to sit up late to talk and join me in an old-fashioned (recipe follows), and a snack of crackers and cheese. She always bakes brownies for the doll show, which is fund raiser for her church. I have bought lots of old Barbies, Kens and Skippers from her basement, the ones my cousins left with her, and no longer have any interest in. Even though I am trimming my own collection these days, I wouldn't miss the chance to visit, talk dolls and family, and sip a summer cocktail.

Aunt Ellen's Old Fashioned Cocktail

Take a bottle of bitters, and shake enough in to cover the bottom of a tumbler.
Fill the glass with ice.
Add a shot of brandy.
Top off with diet Sprite.
Garnish with an orange slice and a cherry.


SCquiltaddict said...

Beautiful job...such precision!

Calamity reads said...

your anut sounds like one in a million. i wish i had a nice anut, but i don't. Lucky you.

Anonymous said...

I agree with maggie--precision is the word I was reaching for!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Another great drawing.

Serena said...

Great job and attention to detail, Sherry! You're very lucky to be so close to your Aunt. I've never really had the chance to bond with my Aunts. I must try the cocktail recipe...sounds delicious ~ ;)

Teri C said...

Great Bucky!! and keys. I understand exactly what you are talking about when you want to enjoy the beauty of Wisconsin.

phthaloblu said...

Great work! All that detail, perfectly done.