Friday, August 30, 2013

Coffee hand dyed TAGS

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Had some fun yesterday getting my TAGS dyed in this amazing "secret" recipe of coffee dye. My house still smells amazing.

TAGS are great fun and can be used in so many ways. You can decorate your house, use them as gift tags, scrapbooking, art journaling, book mark... list goes on and on......

 Find these TAGS in my online store

Jeanette's FOLK ART

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Monday, August 19, 2013

Cup Cake Art for kids

Good Enough To Eat

This is a great art lessons for kids in all Elementary school grades. I am a huge fan of Wayne Thiebaud and always make sure to let the students know about his work. Make sure to show your students/kids how he loves to paint "goodies".

I used model magic for this lesson (see picture) but know it can be expensive and since I am all for affordable art lessons you can just as well use clay, play dough, make your own.... 

We then created ice cream sundaes with toppings galore. 

Putting the art in a plastic cup when finished and writing the name of the student on the cup made it easy for the art work to find its owner  when dry and for the art to not topple over.

We talked about how colors can represent flavors, we talked about the shape that can represent foods, we talked about texture and of course color until we all turned blue ;). 

Wonder how many of us had "real" ice cram sundaes later that day? I did...


Monday, August 12, 2013

Making it healthy

I never in my wildest dreams thought kale chips would pass my lips and be chewed with a smile on my face. Today the miracle happened.

Shopping at whole pay check (Whole Foods) in the chips section I was amazed at the $5 price tag on the tiny small bags of kale chips. Having read about this new "thing" I wanted to try eating like a rabbit. Walked off to the produce section and for $3 I got 2 big bunches of kale.

Once back home I googled "Hot to make kale chips" and was told by Mr Google to start with clean dry kale torn into small pieces. Toss these in a bag with some olive oil, salt and balsamic vinegar. Sounds disgusting but just you wait.

Spread the shaken kale onto a cookie sheet and bake 20 min at 300f. You will for sure wonder if you are doing it right since these kale pieces turn a funny color. Open the oven after 15in and find a piece that looks dry. HEAVEN!!! These chips melt in your mouth, don't taste like kale and you can't get enough. After eating half of what I made I realized I had just consumed half a bunch of kale :-0

I am still in shock and have to seal the rest of my chips in an air tight container so I don't eat them all. Can't wait to see what the family thinks ;)