I confess. I am now addicted to art journaling. I love playing with all sorts of materials with no rules and no one to care what my art looks like but me.
Since I had my art supplies out tonight anyway, I decided it was time to experiment with pi in watercolors. I may actually paint pi sometime, but I liked making pi from the tubes for now. I also wanted to capture the creation this time with some of the clutter on my workspace (kitchen table).
Tonight was really a fun night! We made our own sushi. I have only been enjoying sushi for a couple of years and certainly never thought I’d be making my own. We had the choice of salmon, tuna, or steak, cucumbers, sweet potatoes, scallions, carrots, and cream cheese. My sweetheart had made sushi before, but encouraged me to find a video on youtube on how to make it. After just a short tutorial, I was ready to give it a try.
As you can see from the photo above, we all wore rubber gloves for sanitary reasons and to keep the rice from sticking to our hands.
Ready to roll!
We opted to press the rice on the seaweed and flip it over, thus leaving the rice on the outside of the roll. From there, it was a matter of picking a few ingredients, placing them and rolling them up.
My Sushi Pi
I made two rolls – one with tuna, scallions, cucumber and cream cheese and one with salmon, sweet potato, and cream cheese.
From Pi to a Unicorn?
This was one of the most delicious “pi”s I have ever had!
Sometimes life gets in the way of even the best of intentions. I did not manage to post a creation yesterday, not for lack of ideas, but for lack of opportunity. Right after work yesterday, I hit the road to spend the weekend with the love of my life. I didn’t arrive until after 11pm last night and did not manage to post any of my ideas. Am I making an excuse for missing a day? Perhaps. But I promise you, my reader, that I will still complete this daily art challenge. I will end 2012 with 366 incarnations of pi.
I don’t really plan any of my posts in advance. I grab inspiration when it hits me. This morning, it was breakfast. Please enjoy some grape pi!
I’m the type of person who likes to use every crayon in the box. I don’t believe in leaving anyone out. For today’s inspiration, I reached for my box of Sharpie markers and just played with them on a page in my art journal.
As I slipped into my coloring “zen”, I likened my choice of medium to my students. I really do want to include them all. It seems, though, that there’s always a student who is the “white crayon”… you know, the one that won’t show up even if you try to color with it?
Sharpie on a page in my art journal
The choice of making two different SharPIs stems from my desire to use multiple approaches to instruction. If working on the problem on paper doesn’t get through, then I’ll get on floor and use a more visual, more concrete approach.
Every SharPI in the box
I could make a host of other analogies to my classroom experiences and this day’s project, but I have papers to grade. Thanks for stopping by!
Confession: I have a clutter problem. No, I’m not someone you’ll see on the next season of “Hoarders”, but I do tend to leave things out on tables and countertops instead of putting them away. I think this is my form of rebellion against being raised by a neat-freak OCD Super Mom. That being said, I know that my 366 project will need to incorporate as many consumable designs as possible.
Ready to bake the pi...
As I contemplated my project for today, I had the thought that a pi is only as good as its crust. That combined with my need for consumable projects led to the birth of this idea. I modified an old recipe I’d made years ago to accommodate my purpose by just changing the original shape.
The pi is in the oven!
For those that may be interested in the recipe, it’s really simple. In a bowl, mix together 1 can of cream of broccoli soup, 1 can of cream of mushroom (or chicken) soup, and 1 can of chicken breast. Roll out a sheet of crescent dough on a cookie sheet. Spoon the chicken and soup mixture onto the dough near one edge. Roll the dough until all the filling is covered and the edge of the dough is on the bottom. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 15 minutes or until golden brown. Cut into sections and serve.
A piece of pi
The two best parts of today’s incarnation of my project – it was consumable and my boys loved it (as you can see)!