Bette - We started doing these ingredient shots and my writing has evolved within the shot with each photo. This one is written in chalk directly on the slate. Naturally, when I write with my left hand, it inevitably smudges. This is true with ballpoint, pencil and particularly chalk and charcoal. I don’t clean it up because even though it is unplanned, I think it creates an image of casualness, something that I strive for in these ingredient photographs.