Ladies Drawing Night

A surefire way to warm the house on an icy winter’s night is with the hotness of ladies drawing night.
 
The clock strikes 6 (or at least that’s what the mobile phone reads, as far as I know clocks aren’t striking much anymore, in this digital age of ours). Soup cups are lined up on the table and a scrumptious carrot, cumin and red lentil soup is bubbling away on the stovetop.
 
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Coloured pencils are waiting patiently under a branch of happy winter blooms and a spicy coriander chilli pesto also waits, to be the crowning glory of the soup cup, or at least to try compete with some roughly crushed toasted cashews.
 
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Feta & spring onion bouikos (otherwise known as crumbly cheesy, buttery triangles) are pulled from the oven, their edges all golden and crispy.
 
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One by one, the ladies themselves arrive, happily hopping in from the cold and leaving a long days work in the office behind. With soup going down, everyone catches up on what has been a very short week so far but a busy month since the last meeting.
 
Once hunger is gone it’s straight down to business with drawing pads out and creative ideas bouncing around.
 
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And then the magic happens. A group of people who’ve come together to be creative, are! Everyone works busily on their own little project and the hum of productivity is totally infectious. Hours go by with a musical backdrop and at the end of the evening there are beautiful things emerging from a once blank page.
 
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Talk of the Frida Kahlo exhibition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales prompts a 5 minute Frida sketch. I couldn’t resist sharing the monobrowed beauties here.
 
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A fabulous night that always ends on a sweet note. This time it was oatmeal raisin cookies with choc chips and candied orange peel, a recipe I’ve been developing which will feature on the blog very soon.
 
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If you would like to join our ladies drawing night please send me an email and I’ll add you to our group list: varina@blighstbistro.com
 
xxBlighStBistro

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