Filed under: Happy Thanksliving! coloring zine
My last post was MAY 9th!? Whoa. I spent my summer teaching lots of fun art camps for kids, and have otherwise been caught up in life away from the computer. A few folks have written and asked if Happy Thanksliving! (a vegan Thanksgiving coloring zine) is still available this year, and the answer is yes! It is available here at ThoraThinks and here at Microcosm.
…and if you’re looking for turkey-honoring coloring sheets for your kiddos, look no further!
Hello hello! Want to color for your mama?
Cheers to the mamas!
Filed under: SALE
Happy May! Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice is on sale!
My love of chocolate making has been reignited this year, and I especially enjoy making special treats to share with friends. This week I made a box of chocolates for my friend Mary’s birthday. After witnessing her excitement (who wouldn’t be thrilled to receive a colorful box of rich, sweet, vegan bites?) I decided to share the process here. This project is suitable for kids or adults. It’s fun, and it reuses materials. If you’d like to give a box of chocolates to a friend, all you have to do is:
*Find a small, cardboard box that you don’t need anymore. A tea box works beautifully.
*Recycle scraps of old wrapping paper, pages, photos, etc. by gluing them all over the box. Collage, draw, write. Make it clean, make it messy. Make it beautiful.
*Cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the box. You can glue it down as lining, or just stick it in there like tissue paper.
*Make chocolates! The box I made for Mary was all raw– turtle shells, chocolate-lavender bars, cinnamon-cayenne chocolates, and mint chocolates. For some wonderful raw chocolate recipes, check out Ani’s Raw Food Desserts. Or just browse around online and explore the endless recipes! No matter what kind you make, it’s worth researching your cacao provider before purchasing. For organic and fair trade cacao, I recommend Mountain Rose Herbs.
*Keep chocolates in the freezer until ready to gift. Assemble box, and adorn with a bow or flower.
*Give box of chocolates to your friend, and watch as their love for you grows.
On another note, would you like to color something Springy? I drew this for my young friends at the University School of Nashville, and thought you might like it too!
…here’s another Springy coloring sheet from last year.
Nashville is blooming and the sun is shining. I’ve been gardening, dancing, and juggling various projects (which include a new coloring zine, delicious recipes, and a fun collaboration with Vegan Cuts). Last week I taught a spring break animation camp and had SO MUCH FUN working with 5 imaginative, clever, kind, talented kids. Each day of the week one child got to act as director. The director dictated the story, materials, soundtrack, etc. Check out our videos here:
I can’t believe it’s been over a month since my last post– winter is flying by! I’ve been sleeping a little later, moving a little slower, eating a little heartier, dancing, drawing, reading, and doing some big-time snuggling. Letting winter be winter.
Foodscaping my backyard with my sweet, sweet friend Jeremy:
Can’t wait for the next batch!
And now, what you came for: coloring! Hope you enjoy these little veggie valentines. Color, cut, and share with your dearest.
Happy February, friends! xo
After enjoying a holiday internet break, I return with fun things to share. I had such a blast teaching another stop motion camp this winter. Making stuff is the best. Kids are the best, too.
Check out these super-fun videos!
I’m still taking requests for veg/winter themed coloring sheets. Let me know what you’d like to color!
Lastly, the limited edition Garlic-Onion-Beet-Spinach-Mango-Carrot-Grapefruit Juice character dolls will no longer be available in 2012. These snuggly friends have had a good run, but the time has come to start making new things (more zines!). Thora, Aksel, Krog, and the Tweeters will be available in the ThoraThinks store until the end of this week.