i was looking through that list of challenges while i was drinking coffee one night. I have a habit of leaving the spoon in my coffee cup/mug (don't ask me why - I just do). I started looking at the spoon and recalled buying this set of cutlery when i first moved into my own place many moons ago. In my single days - yes that's a long time ago.
I think i bought the set at the Monkey Wards (Montgomery Wards for those of you who don't remember it - here's a Wiki link - Montgomery Ward ). I certainly didn't have a lot of money back then and couldn't be too choosey about things like my everyday fork knives and spoons. Things like that don't wear out too easily, and me, being one who doesn't throw useful things away, i still have them. They're functional.
So i was looking at the spoon and thinking I should draw this spoon and then i thought i must be crazy because the decoration on it was a little intricate. Then i thought - well of course i'll draw this spoon. You see - for all the simple stuff (design/art wise) i find myself doing - i really love intricate pattern. It was a little challenge i couldn't resist. After i'd finished it using an HB pencil i thought it might be fun to give a fork a go - but this time no intricate pattern. I did the flip side of a fork thinking that might not be so hard. Using a pen and crosshatching - well, it was quite difficult. Harder than the pattern. GO FIG