Today's assignment from our teacher, Koosje, was to find a simple item and draw it fairly realistically with colored pencils. It's been many years since I've used plain colored pencils that aren't water-soluble, but I began my search for just the right item. I'm sure anything would've worked, as other students were posting tomato drawings that made your mouth water, translucent lemons, kid's toys, onions, eggs, etc.
My "simple" subject matter popped up this evening just before the sun went down, and I'd about given up finding something worth drawing with colored pencils. An antique sugar spoon... or is it a jelly spoon?...glinted in the last rays of the sun from the window.