Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Its in the mail

Ground cherries
copyright Jeanette Jobson

Or will be in the next day or so.

Tonight I'm finally getting my PIF (Pay It Forward) pieces ready for the mail. Back in November I participated in a PIF by offering pieces of my art to the first three people who responded to me. And now, after holidays and commissions are gone, I can concentrate on getting those pieces out to individuals.

Those receiving art will be:

Shirley - Shiri Me!
Rose - Rose's Art Lines
Connie - ArtFair Calendar

and because of a technicality, a fourth person. One of the individuals sent her response to me on a different post so I couldn't refuse Paulette as the official # 3.

Paulette - Becoming a Renaissance Woman

I hope everyone enjoys the art that I send and that your own PIF ventures are satisfying. I know I have enjoyed the process. I may institute something similar on my birthday in March.

I grew these Ground Cherries last summer. They're unique little plants which are also known as Cape Gooseberries, seem to be almost a weed is some parts of the country. The small fruit is golden when ripe and is encased in a papery skin. The taste has a hint of pineapple to it, sweet and very pleasant. These were my irresistable plants as I seemed to eat them constantly and always searched for the fruit when I was in the garden or greenhouse.

This is an unripe and ripened version. I love how the gold of the fruit shows as a shadow of colour through the creamy paper skin.


~Gina Cuff said...

I love these delicate, little skins! I collect them, never knowing what was once inside them, now I do.


Suzanne said...

This is one of the most incredible drawings I have ever seen.

Jeanette said...

Aren't they amazing Gina. I find they do disintegrate after awhile so don't keep too well unless the fruit dries inside without staining them.

Oh Suzanne, if only I could create something that looked as good as this photo! Unfortunately, the camera takes credit here.