Monday, July 25, 2011

back-to-school bento box

I always get excited about the oncoming school year around this time, the last week of July.  School supplies, new sneakers and a new lunchbox are usually at the top of my wish list for fall.  This year, I am going to try something new for lunch - the bento box!  It combines three of my favorite things: Japanese art, food and being creative.  I got the idea while looking for lunchboxes online, and I learned that creating homemade lunches packed artistically in a to-go box is quite a popular thing in Japan.  After looking at examples on my computer, I can't stop creating bento boxes in my mind.  Here are some really fun ones I found, and maybe you want to give it a try this year. The boxes are inexpensive (I found some perfect ones at Super H Mart for only $1.99) and it requires no plastic baggies.  Give it a try... enjoy!

Friday, July 15, 2011

underwater self-portrait

Here's a fun idea for your summer sketchbook - draw your self-portrait in your goggles, diving mask, or scuba gear!  This example came from the very creative Spanish language art class blog Fem Manuals.