It was with a bit of relief that I greeted this week's challenge to draw a sponge. While I loved drawing the birds, it was nice to put the sponge on the table and have it sit still. This my ScotchBrite sponge. The handle is hollow and the end screws off so you can fill it with detergent. That's handy if you want to scrub the counters or stove top. When Natalie the Niece was about 9 or 10 she came over for Thanksgiving dinner. Her mom had said that Natalie was old enought to start helping. When she saw this sponge, she was so entranced that she insisted on doing the dishes. Being the indulgent aunt that I am, how could I say no? In fact she was disappointed when I finally had to tell her that there simply were no more dishes that needed to be washed.
This little poem says it all, and makes me count my blessings.
"Thank God for dirty dishes,
they have a tale to tell;
while others may go hungry,
we're eating very well."
This was done with watercolor and a Pigma pen in the Aquabee sketchbook. I have been trying to make my colors bolder and darker and I think I achieved that here, especially with the shadow which frequently gives me trouble.