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Friday, March 15, 2013

March 2013 ALREADY MB Challenge

Note to self: Do NOT choose challenge for the month after an adult beverage of choice!!!!!

Or at least, take more than a few minutes to spout whatever comes into your brain...if you have a WickiBrain, that is. I chose "Ides of March" since it is for March 15. Sounds easy, doesn't it? Well, it wasn't. Our chief Poo-Bah, Diana jumped right in and got hers done early so she could go to Italy...bummer, right?

SO, here it is. A Caesar or Bloody Caesar is a cocktail created and primarily consumed in Canada. It typically contains vodka, Clamato (a proprietary blend of tomato juice and clam broth), hot sauce and Worcestershire sauce, and is served with ice in a large, celery salt-rimmed glass, typically garnished with a stalk of celery and wedge of lime.

It was invented in Calgary, Alberta in 1969 by restaurateur Walter Chell to celebrate the opening of a new Italian restaurant in the city. It quickly became a popular mixed drink within Canada where over 350 million Caesars are consumed annually and it has inspired numerous variants. However, the drink remains virtually unknown outside the country. (From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia)

"Bloody Caesar"
16 x 12" Pastel on sanded board

"Ides of March of the Penguins" 
Pastel on Canson 9"x12"

Storm's Comin'
18x18" oil on canvas
©Suzanne Berry


Diana Moses Botkin said...

You've composed such a lovely piece for this one, Vicki! Kudos!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Thanks so much, Diana! It was fun to execute. I did hours and hours of research on Ides of March before I just said DO SOMETHING ALREADY :) This might become part of a series...

suzanneberry said...

LOVE this solution vicki! beautifully painted as well.

Julie Ford Oliver said...

Hi Vicky - I love what you did for this challenge. The colors are great and the angle of the celery adds so much. Love what you wrote about what sounds like a "better" Bloody Mary and we are going to try it.
We will toast your blog!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Suzanne, I really studied to come up with something good. Learned a lot of history as a side result!

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Julie, we've used clamato a lot...ever tried it in beer? Thanks for liking my advertising design roots show in this one

Shirley Fachilla said...

Great little still life... hmmm, I think we have some clamato around here somewhere...

vickiandrandyrossart said...

Dammit! Knew I should have bought some clamato stock! Thanks, Shirley.