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Saturday, March 15, 2014

Kitchen "Cleaners" Lynn Cohen


I started this "Kitchen" theme off by cleaning my kitchen in readiness for drawing it. Now I am ending the two weeks 'in the kitchen' with a recipe I found on line in Sonnet's Kitchen for organic cleaners for the household. I filled a recycled artichoke hearts jar (washed out of course) with peels from oranges and grapefruits. I filled the jar with water after adding some baking soda and Dr. Brommer's Magic Soap. I filled a spray bottle with three cups of hot water, one tablespoon of baking soda and 2 teaspoons of Dr. Brommer's soap for quick cleaning my kitchen sink and counter tops. They sparkle from their cleaning and I trust I have not breathed in or been touched by any harsh chemicals. Thanks to Sonnet for her recipe and tips. Check out her website for lots of fun food recipes too.

Faber-Castell PITT artist's pen black SX
Prismacolor pen black 08
Nature Sketchbook 6 in. x 12 in. 130 lb. paper
Winsor & Newton watercolors

TOMORROW WE BEGIN DRAWING OUR NEXT THEME: PARKS AND GARDENS SUGGESTED BY ANN HYDE! Thank you, Ann.

12 comments:

  1. Nice cleaning sketch. Vinegar and baking soda usually work better than most cleaning products. Maybe you will inspire me to do some spring cleaning...LOL

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    1. I love all this power I'm being given! LOL

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  2. That sounds like a great cleaner. Great sketch Lynn.

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  3. Nicely balanced sketch, I like the colours too. Vinegar is also great for getting rid of limescale in a hard water area like ours.

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    1. Interesting that I happened to put them on the kitchen counter in a "balanced way". And the colors are me drawing what I see. Glad you like it.

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  4. Wonderful sketch! My daughter uses a mixture similar to yours, but with Castile soap. She swears by it! (This after her toddler broke into the childproof locked cabinet and sprayed a Clorox cleaning product in her mouth!!)

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    1. Oh Lisa, I hope no danger came to your grand daughter from the Clorox. How scary!!! Good she is off using any chemicals ever again. Thanks for your compliment about my sketch.

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  5. Thanks for this great sketch and the recipe! I'm going to try this.

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    1. Okay, let me know what you think. And thanks.

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  6. This is not just a beautifully rendered illustration, but it's educational too. Blessings!

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    1. Thanks. Remember I was educated by Sonnet! ;-)

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