Wednesday, December 21, 2011

happy holidays!



(our Christmas card....the trees were inspired by the lovely illustrations of
Marc Boutavant. I had to use them!)

...Here's hoping all of you have a wonderful holiday! (and yes...I finally made my card today. So, based on the fact that they won't even arrive from the printers until after the New Year, I should have probably said "Happy Valentine's Day" instead...

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

365 days of LARABARS



...welcome to 365 days of LARABARS.

...a project devoted entirely to the daily documentation of my son's consumption of
peanut butter cookie LARABARS.

..being on the autistic spectrum, our son prefers to eat these particular bars everyday for his morning snack at school. Although each bar is the same every day, the way he tears off each wrapper is completely unique. By photographing each wrapper separately, with the intention on eventually juxtaposing each wrapper, I hope to create a very dynamic and visually striking collection of 365 LARABARS.

...let's begin!

Monday, December 12, 2011

a conversation about Thanksgiving...



...a page from my daily sketches on a recent conversation about food.

...I have a sneaking suspicion we will have a very similar dialogue at Christmas.
(click on image for a better view)

Friday, December 9, 2011

how to gross your friends out...




..a little printout I made to make eating fun. It's quite interesting, as both my boys
love sardines....perhaps it's because they enjoy watching me squirm as I spread the fish on the toast? (I absolutely hate sardines. The smell is enough to make my stomach question it's own stability)

..I find it even more interesting that my child on the spectrum will eat these. He abhors most fruit, vegetables, anything with a mush, all meat, etc....you get the picture. With such a limited palette, I am just currently thankful that he will consume these. (It's also what he chose to eat in lieu of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner). So, the more "grossed out" my preparation performance is, the better my chances of them eating even more.

...perhaps I have recruited some new sardine lovers?

*** note: I wrote this for a child with a gluten and dairy free diet. Simply substitute with your normal foods, and print out this image for some sardine eating fun!

Thursday, December 8, 2011

make your lunch!




...allow me to introduce a new guide to help make lunches a success. Come back every week for some ideas on how to get your kids to take more than one bite out of their school lunches. I will have suggestions for both kids with dietary needs (gluten/dairy/soy) and those without. This should be a fun way for all of us to share our many successes and failures when it comes to preventing those full lunch boxes coming home!