Ferments In My Shop Front: Daily Art Practice
We had a few more snowfalls since last week so my children spent a lot of time at home with delays and such. I always love to spend some of the time they are home, baking. It is a great way to spend quality time together as well as get something done at the same time. It is also a great time to catch up on my ferments. My two youngest love helping me bottle Kombucha.
Above is a picture of the ferments that I am recently consuming to help increase my gut health. The jar is the first batch of my homemade Kimchi, recipe from Fermented Vegetables: Creative Recipes for Fermenting 64 Vegetables & Herbs in Krauts, Kimchis, Brined Pickles, Chutneys, Relishes & Pastes. It was quite spicy and I loved it! The best part is that it only needed to ferment for 3 days before it was ready to eat. I made another batch tonight and I am using a slightly different method also in this book. I am going to try a longer fermentation as well.
The kombucha is from a batch of blueberry ginger. It’s delicious!
Lastly, is a probiotic yogurt that I purchased from our local Walmart. I found it on clearance and I only eat 1 Tablespoon a day.
I also have a large batch of Sauerkraut fermenting so once that is complete, I will have one more variety of bacteria to make me healthy!
Watercolor Shop Fronts
Lucien Cafe/Bar is a French bistro, located in New York. The photos from their website look tasty while being a bit expensive. Definitely not a place to take the children but would make the perfect date night. The bright yellow exterior made me choose this shopfront to paint. I also enjoyed the shape of the molding at the top of the building. Reference Photo HERE.
Utopia Apparels in Singapore, merges Batik into modern/classic Asian apparel. I browsed their site and their clothing appeals to me with their colorful prints and unique style. I really enjoyed browsing their site although they are a bit pricey. The Batik prints on the outside of this shopfront and the pastel colors were a refreshing change to paint. Reference photo HERE.
Thank you to all of you that answered my questions from last week. I am still doing a lot of research online and I am hoping to open a shop sometime this year. One thing that I wanted to clarify…digital downloads. Many of you mentioned something about printing from your home printer being a problem. In my experience, most people that buy high resolution downloads do not print from their home printer as a lot of home printers cannot support the size and resolution. They send it to another source such as Shutterfly or a local print shop, to print in high resolution and in the size of their choice. It can be a great way to purchase an image that you might want in different sizes. Once you purchase the image, you can use it more than once. Hope that helps in case you were wondering how digital images work.
I am joining the Tea Day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth. My tea today is Teavana Spiced Apple Cider, Herbal Tea With Cinnamon and Cloves, Caffeine Free . Yum! I have always loved apple cider, spiced with a bit of cinnamon but too much of it irritates my belly. This tea is all the taste, without the irritation! And nothing says coziness during the winter than a spicy, warm drink. Speaking of winter, we are supposed to get more snow tonight. I am expecting a winter wonderland when I awaken.
Happy Tea Day,