Tigers In Town: Daily Art Practice
Last week was our busiest week of the summer, perhaps the year. Our church had Vacation Bible School every evening, in addition to the various activities we planned. My children attended a few library programs, which have been wonderful this summer. The boys attended the teen Pour’N Paint class and these are their canvases. I love watching demos of this technique online and I am so glad that they got to try it. I was unsure how they would like it since my one son is not very crafty but he really enjoyed it and is proud of his canvas (one on the left). We had a lot of fun but we are excited to have a more restful week.
PaperArtsy Post: Up My Street
I am over at the PA blog sharing a post for the theme: Up My Street. I used a combination of watercolor and PA Chalk Paints. You can check out the post HERE.
Tea and Poetry
Our tea and poetry theme this week was a little bit of a mash-up. My daughter requested tigers and I wanted to tie it in to a country, so we decided on India since the highest concentration of tigers live there.
Here are some of the books that we used.
Tiger Can’t Sleep has nothing to do with this study other than it is about a tiger. My daughter LOVES this book and we have read it so many times. I had to recommend it for those with littles. It is a fun book for all ages!
Indian Rice Pudding (Rice Kheer) was served with pistachios on top. It was creamy and delicious as we made a few modifications using full-fat coconut milk and coconut milk.
Date Sweetened-Avocado Mousse was a vegan friendly recipe that I found on an Indian food blog. I don’t know how traditional it is but it was nice and creamy.
Pakora otherwise known as Indian Vegetable Fritters were really delicious and crispy. I made them using Gluten-free flour. We also had a yogurt-mint-cilantro dip that we made with herbs from the garden.
I am joining the T-day ladies, hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard. This week, our tea was homemade Indian chai tea. It included black tea and a lot of spices: anise seed, black pepper, cardamom pods, cloves and cinnamon.
Happy Tea Day,