Tuesday, October 30, 2012

My very own Tim Burton prop...

I do not grow tomatoes...yet. 

Maybe next year, with some gardening advice from Bushman, the best gardener out in Bloggerville, I just might give it a go.

However, for now I buy tomatoes still attached to the vine. Someone said they’re better that way - what do I know! 

I usually buy them a little on the firm side (but not too firm) and put them on my kitchen windowsill. Makes me feel like I have a green thumb; I’m such a wannabe gardener.

Anyway, I take one tomato off at a time, leaving the rest still attached to the vine part. And, trying to be the good "gardener" that I think I am (or could be) I leave the vine bit attached to the very end!

Here is what I saw when I finally looked over at the windowsill.

My very own Tim Burton prop...cool, eh! Check out the vine bit - I think it will make a great drawing...off I go, pencil in hand!




Happy Halloween from me and my "scary" tomato!

Do you grow your own tomatoes? 
What’s the secret, or is there one, to growing succulent tomatoes?

Cheers, Jenny

18 comments:

  1. This is actually great Jenny, with those effects added it really does come across as being in Tim Burton's style! I don't grow tomatoes personally but my grandma used to grow tomatoes in her greenhouse that were apparently pretty good. I say apparently because for some reason I hated them, I'm very picky with tomatoes!

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    1. Over the last couple of weeks, with Halloween and all, I've watched Tim Burton's short, called Vincent, and then I watched The Corpse Bride, so when I saw how the ends of the vine curled around it made me thing of Tim Burton's artistic style.

      I grew up not liking (okay, hating) tomatoes - but that's because I was given a rotten one to eat as a kid. As the years drifted by I got to enjoy them, and in fact now I have tomatoes almost everyday. Funny how these things work out.

      So...I'm off to Miss CP's for some drawing time, maybe I'll start in on that tomato while I'm at it!

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  2. You're right. It's very scary! :)

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    1. I chuckled when I saw how the vine had "aged" - couldn't resist posting about it given the time of year - plus I've been on a bit of a Tim Burton binge lately. :)

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  3. I've grown my own tomatoes, and plan to container-grow them next year on our deck. Several neighbors did this year. In the ground they seem to get a blight.

    I buy vine-ripened, too, they're the closest thing to fresh. I love seeing tomatoes in the window. Perhaps your sense of the creative is heightened by the classes you're taking.

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    1. Hey DG - that's what I'm thinking of doing...the container bit! I need to find out what size of pots and what kind of tomatoes to plant. If you figure it out, let me know. :)

      And you're right, since taking my drawing classes I see the world in a different light (and dark)!!

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  4. Very cool and creepy tomato.
    I bet it tasted delicious too
    Now to see the art :)

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    1. Yup...cool and creepy! I use tomatoes in my morning omelette, and I make my own pasta sauce - these were pretty yummy. :)

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  5. That is one cool looking tomato. I think it makes an excellent Burton-esque accessory. You have such an amazing artist's eye for having seen that on the window sill. Have a great day!

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    1. After using the last tomato I have decided to keep the vine and see what happens as if dries out even further.

      As, DG Hudson seems to think - these art classes may have heightened my creativity so that I see things a little differently.

      You have a great day too - thanks for visiting! :)

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  6. I'm a wanna be gardner too. My dogs would eat anything I planted..or pee on it. =P

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    1. Hahaha - I suspect my wee dog would do the same. I've managed to get the flower portion of my yard looking decent, now it's time to think of growing my own veggies. You know, with all this talk of earthquake in my neck of the woods I'm starting to think that having my own source of veggies might be useful.

      Plus, lately, when I've been given tomatoes (or any vegetables for that matter) that have been home grown you can really taste the difference.

      Well, maybe gardening will be next on my list of thing to tackle.

      See, while others have really cool things on their Bucket List (you know, seeing the Pyramids, jumping out of a plane, etc) I want to accomplish some of the simples things: draw well, write a book (getting there), grow a vegetable garden...just the basics but quite meaningful to me. :)

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  7. Thanks for the shout Jenny! I love gardening. Next years garden is going to be an entire ew adventure for me. This year was a good tomato year at 50 or so quarts canned but next year I am going more on the artistic side with sculpture, color, movement. I want it to be a place to sit and relax not a place to have to go weed all the time. Stay Tuned. Yes the Tim Burton thing is totally there. Nice find!
    -Bushman

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    1. You're welcome. It's true though, you are "The Gardener" on the Blog! I love reading about your planning, planting, tending and harvesting which all culminates with canning and eating! Yum!

      I only wished I lived closer so I could get some hands-on lessons. You know I'm going to start picking your brain as to what to do about starting small, with tomatoes! :)

      After finishing that last tomato I decided to keep the vine bit as it may be fun to draw...I already see some interesting characters residing in its shape.

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  8. Hmmm..... "The Nightmare Before Spaghetti?" (grin)
    "The Corpse BLT?"

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    1. AHHHH - I knew you'd see it like I do! *grin*
      Now when I make my sauce I'm going to to have "Nightmares...", (giggle) and my BLT will never look the same - although it does have a tendency to look a little dead to begin with!! :P

      Thanks for checking my funny vine out...cool, eh!!

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  9. Hi Jenny - love the B & W .. yet the tomato looks very alive in the next phot - suspect it might be guzzled by now! Did you draw it ..?

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. I'm smiling as I read your comment - yes, that tomato is long gone, and it was good!

      I still have the vine, sitting on my window sill; after I finish a portrait project I'm knee deep in I will tackle the vine. I see a few Tim Burton style characters lurking in the shadows...should be fun and I'm curious to see what I come up with! Hahaha!

      Always great to see you here, Hilary - thank you! Hugs, Jenny

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Thanks for dropping by and sharing your thoughts.

I'd give you a penny for them, but alas we just snuffed it out. Yup...gone!
It's all about the nickel now...so at this rate you can leave 5 thoughts!

Cheers, Jenny

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