Creativity: Day 144 of 365

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Creative Practice: Started the background for a DLP challenge. Use a cardboard box in a page. My sister brought me this green tea and chocolates (also in beautiful packaging) from Harrods last time she was in London. I’ve saved the boxes because I love the designs so much and finally have a chance to use them. Not sure how the end product will look yet, but I like the start.

Creativity: Day 141 of 365

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Creative Practice: Worked on some envelopes that are going to be used for happy mail. I tried out my fake gelli plate. I used a sheet of thick foam from the craft store. It was a whole seventy five cents with my coupon. It seemed to work pretty well. I painted the back of one envelope today as well.

Creativity: Day 136 of 365

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Creative Practice: Today at the market, I saw this delicious looking cashew drink. All it had was cashews, dates, cinnamon, and water. It was $8. Even when I had full-time work this would have been ridiculous. On less than half of a teacher’s salary, it would be a huge portion of my very tight food budget. However I had all the ingredients at home. I soaked some cashews and rinsed them. I added the soaked cashews, a few dates, cinnamon, and water to my Nutri-Bullet. It was delicious and cheap. It makes a great filling beverage, and reminded me of horchata, which I haven’t had in decades because of my dairy allergy. Delish!

Creativity: Day 135 of 365

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Creative Practice: I bought some cashew flour from Trader Joe’s awhile ago. I thought I would love it because I love Almond Meal so much. I made these gluten free, dairy free banana donuts. This is the second cashew based bread I made. I am not a fan. It was kind of like banana bread but in a donut pan. So disappointed. There was supposed to be a chocolate drizzle, but I didn’t want to waste my chocolate on a mediocre “donut”.