Our friend Myca came over for dinner tonight. We had watermelon cucumber salad (yup, still making that pretty regularly since my food month), pan-fried ginger+sesame+garlic chicken thighs, a quick Napa cabbage stir-fry, and Myca's fresh raspberry lime popsicles. And a bottle of white wine. Yum yum.
We did not have Tom Collins (plural?), but I asked Myca if she had any suggestions for my cocktail month and this was one of them!
I'm having quite a lot of fun with these.... pretty sure this will end up being my favorite month so far. It's definitely a different process from my previous months:I'm using nicer paper (one 6x6" sheet per day), I'm trying to be more consistent with my final photo output, and I'm making it more of a cohesive series. Also... illustration + watercolor. So many new things!
Watercolor is a particularly new challenge for me, as I've never worked much with it and I basically have one brush that I've been using and a pretty standard paint palette. But so far I'm feeling fairly okay with the results? Today I tried doing some blue ombre thing in the Tom Collins part. Also, I am not sure how to paint clear-ish drinks.
In other news, St. Germain's official Instagram account left the sweetest comment on my St. Germain Gin & Tonic post! It's like the alcoholic equivalent of Taylor Swift commenting on a cover I did of "You Belong With Me" (sadly, that never happened -- the commenting I mean). The honor! The fan girl-ing!
Social media is weird.