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Watercolor Watermelon

Ok, so I like watermelon a lot in theory. It’s the quintessential summer food, right? It’s by far the most superior melon in both appearance (color! Stripes!) and taste (anything is better than cantaloupe, why is it in every single fruit salad), right? It’s even healthy–look at all that Vitamin A and C. So why don’t I buy it more often, I thought to myself last time I was at the grocery.

Well, the thing is, even a small watermelon is a lot of melon to get through with just one or two people eating it. So I thought, I need something specific to do with this and what goes well with watermelon? Gin! I’ll make gin and watermelon drinks! But, a key feature of something that you drink is that it should be at least sort of liquid-y. I don’t own any sort of blending device other than an immersion blender which is usually fine, or maybe a potato masher, which is usually useless. I tried to puree the watermelon. I succeed in making the chunks a bit smaller and mushier before I decided that it was good enough, this was totally a puree, time for the alcohol.

Nope. I don’t think it counts a drink if you have to use a fork.

Here is the other half of the watermelon that I decided to use for art instead of questionable kitchen experiments. This was much more successful.

watermelon
I did eat it after I finished the painting, but in the more traditional fashion.

Also, for fun:
What did watermelons look like sever centuries ago and All the painting of watermelons that you could ever want, they were apparently a popular subject.

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Celia Yost

Celia Yost is a graphic artist and painter by both training and trade. She's also prone to ill-advised craft projects and yelling about politics.

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