Sunday, July 01, 2007

Monkey nut feast

Robin and the boys have a passion for monkey nuts. I don’t get it – they’re just peanuts in their natural packaging, but I love watching their delight in breaking open the shells and finding the nuts inside – even if I’m less than delighted by the shards and flakes of nuts over the table and floor.
290mm x 200mm pen and ink in sketchbook


Blogger mARTa said...

I like the perspective of this sketch. Monkey nuts huh??? hummm
Your little paintings are lovely, I rather like how much you say with so little.

7/02/2007 8:02 PM  
Blogger Julie Oakley said...

Monkey nuts – that's what they call them in England, but they're just peanuts in shells

7/03/2007 2:03 PM  
Blogger Penny said...

Oh we call monkey nuts the ones that come out of pine cones, very hard to break open the shell but delicious when you can. I planted the trees when we were first married but the cockatoos, white and black get them before we can so now i buy them but not as nice as fresh ones. As children we used to roast them over an open fire.

7/04/2007 12:39 AM  
Blogger Katherine said...

Really nice sketch Julie - I too like the perspective on this one. It feels like it needs to be a painting....

7/04/2007 1:55 PM  

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