This is a bigger deal than you might think, as I have the total opposite of a green thumb. Despite this, I keep trying to grow vegetables — a triumph of hope over experience, I guess. It paid off this time, as I managed (mostly by keeping far away from the plant!) to harvest a truly gorgeous eggplant. I almost couldn’t bear to cook it, but I finally gave in, after painting this. The picture’s ink, watercolor, and colored pencil. As for the eggplant, it became Pad Ma Kua, a Thai stir fry dish. Yum.