Wednesday, March 05, 2008

EDM Challenge #159 - Draw a Favorite Cooking Tool

The challenge a week or so ago was to draw a favorite cooking tool. I'm not much of a cook. And I don't have alot of tools other than the basics. No fancy gadgets hang out in my kitchen.

I dug out an old, old favorite item. It's a steel, side-crank flour sifter. It's got the turning metal spirals inside and a screen mesh on the bottom. It works great!

About once a year I use it to sift flour for cookies or cake or something.

17 comments:

Alan said...

Like what you have done with this. I can smell the cookies baking already. My daughter works for a small college in Portland.

Your neighbor in Portland, Alan

PamYla said...

Awesome painting of your sifter! I had one like it..this looks really great!

andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Oh, this is great. The colours are fantastic. Ive never seen or heard of one in my life but it looks great.

Sharon said...

Very nice. Great shine on the sifter!

the old bag said...

I'm immediately transported back to the kitchen at 239 and the drawer with the big old flour bin...is this THAT sifter??

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

Omigosh, I've got one of these somewhere! You did a terrific job--love the color!

no way said...

I have one sort of like this too. Great use of color in the reflections.

Scarlett said...

My what a wonderful rendition. I love this. I have one too, and about the only time, I use it is for Holiday baking.

Margaret Ann said...

What a smile this drawing brought to me...so realistic...nice artistic interpretation of the metal! WAy to Go! :)

seesue said...

It's true, rarely used but great to have when the time comes. Love your sketch.

Ann said...

My mom had one of those! I always got to do the sifting when she baked, thought it was so much fun back then. This is lovely - terrific colors - perfect.

Alison said...

You've done a beautiful job on this one. We used to have one but it wasn't really better than an ordinary hand sieve. Not that I bother sieving at all now.

Emma Pod said...

Thanks everyone for visiting and leaving a comment. Good to hear from you. I can't remember when or where I got this sifter. I may have bought it somewhere because it reminded me of the one we had at home - I don't think it's the original!

africantapestry said...

This is beautifully painted Mary! I love it and I have one just like it!
Ronell

Sandy said...

Well that is a beautiful flour sifter.


sandy

caseytoussaint said...

This is gorgeous! I just realized how long it's been since I've been over to your blog - and there's so much nice work here. i must remeber to visit more often...

Rita said...

I love the unexpected colors you used on the sifter. Charming! :)