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I hope this post finds you well and enjoying the Fall. I am here to share a couple things:
2. I wanted to check in and say hello and formally acknowledge that I no longer keep up with this blog. My passion for making art with kids & for kids is stronger than ever. I have been staying busy teaching art at the University School of Nashville– and independently in my home. I’m having tons of fun making animations, movies, music videos, zines, stuffed animals, drawings, paintings, books, and more with the wonderful kids in my community. I intend to make more zines (and possibly books?) to share with families who live all over the place– and the internet does such a great job of connecting us! But for now, my attention is best spent on teaching and collaborating with the kids who are here in front of me.
Thanks to all for your ongoing support, enthusiasm, and commitment to animals!
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