March 17, 2012


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Finally got a chance to do the Donut Challenge at Daily Paintwork. I don't eat doughnuts, or donuts. Really, I don't. But what a great excuse to...

When I got home I dragged it out of the bag with the flimsy little piece of paper they had at the Krispy Kreme stand at the gas station, and put it on my coffee table. And there it was, looking like one of those Flemmish paintings where ancient royals showed off their new and rare delicacies from the spice trade, such as oranges, pineapples, and the like. I photographed it as a reference, and insurance in case it didn't survive the morning, and this was the way the composition turned out. I liked it, so I went with it. Happy mistakes and all that.

I really don't get the appeal of Krispy Kreme. Doughnuts are a major memory stronghold, and if one is going to risk the calories these days, it's gotta be dynamite, and these are just so-so. This one looked kinda sad and was sticky/slimy, and wasn't any more fun to eat. In fairness, there's no way to know how long it sat there. The good news is that having discovered doughnuts only two blocks away, I pleasantly surprised to find this version not at all tempting.

1 comment:

Marla said...

I'm not a big fan of doughnuts either, Krispy Kreme or otherwise. Which I shouldn't admit to, living in the birthplace of.

I like the way the wrapper came out.

I love how you are weeks behind in the DPW challenges. Every time I look at it I think "Nah, that's too hard."