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Jackson Pollock for art bento lunch

Jackson Pollock is what Miss A’s class is talking about today in art appreciation week.  I can’t think of a more perfect artist for toddlers to learn about an emulate.  There are no clean lines or precise patterns to Pollock’s art.  His paintings were drip paintings and splatters.  He was part of the abstract expressionist movement.  Not unlike, van Gogh from yesterday’s post, Pollock quickly gained fame and recognition for his contributions in the art world but struggled his entire life with his demons and mental issues.  He came from an alcoholic family and had volitile behavior which made him a controversial character even in his high school days.  He died at the age of 44 in 1956 from an alcohol related car accident.  He will always be remembered for his multi-dimensional, heavily textured, colorful drip paintings.

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I tried to replicate the fun colors of his work above by doing my own sandwich art.  I knew it couldn’t ever be identical, but I also didn’t anticipate the colors bleeding into one another and being absorbed so quickly by the bread!  So, I had to take my photos quickly this morning before the art disappeared into the sandwich.   You get the idea anyway.

Bentoriffic's Jackson Pollock bentoHer lunch today is packed in an Easy Lunchboxes container.  She has 4 mini sandwiches used as the canvas for today’s “painting”.  I used powdered sugar and almond milk with a dab of food coloring to create my food paints.  I took a straw and a small spoon to make the dabs and lines in my own sandwich drip painting.  In the top, I tried to create another Pollock looking fruit painting with tiny circles I cut from kiwi, pineapples, strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and blueberries mixed together for the fruit portion of her bento box.

Bentoriffic Jackson Pollock's close upYou can try this at home with your toddler as a fun art project too.  Take small bowls of paint and straw.  Place dabs of paint on the paper, and let your kids blow through the straw to create their own Pollock-like paintings.  It will make gorgeous, homemade art your can even hang in their rooms.

Happy lunch packing!

New nesting dolls bento and fruit & veggie wraps

We are big fans of matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) here.  I think I was more excited than my girls to have found this 2 tiered bento box on line. Little Miss 4 year old had her new bento box today full of fresh fruits and vegetables.  On the left are pineapple chunks and red Continue Reading

New nesting dolls bento and fruit & veggie wraps

We are big fans of matryoshka dolls (Russian nesting dolls) here.  I think I was more excited than my girls to have found this 2 tiered bento box on line. Little Miss 4 year old had her new bento box today full of fresh fruits and vegetables.  On the left are pineapple chunks and red Continue Reading

W is for Wednesday

Miss G’s preschool is reviewing day in English this week, next week in Spanish.  Wednesday’s lunch is leftover dinner.  We had homemade fusilli pasta from Peperonata Pasta, a local company here in Sarasota that makes delicious homemade vegan pasta.  I mixed in butter beans and edamame, vegan pesto and organic cherry tomatoes in the shape Continue Reading

Tortilla roll ups

I ran out of creative steam last night so I decided to sleep on it.  I woke up a bit fresher this morning, and thought Pinwheels!  I haven’t done those in a long time.  I usually do a sloppy job of making them.  This time I didn’t put as much filling in them and loaded Continue Reading