Like it or not, winter is coming! For those people that have a birthday in the cold months, we have a new design for you, put together by our clients.
Our Community Planting Project is back! Clients are planting herbs from seed, caring for them, and delivering them to the River Food Pantry on the Northside of Madison. We have been planting basil and other herbs to donate for people to take home and enjoy. So far we have found new homes for 46 of our basil plants and have donated approximately 1 lb of trimmed basil.
We have also planted some basil of our own to enjoy during our cooking class. We have harvested basil for two of our recipes: Tomato Basil Salad and Basil Garlic Yogurt Sauce with Cucumbers and Crackers.
More information about River Food Pantry is available on their website. http://www.riverfoodpantry.org/
In one of our recent art projects at CSN, we decorated some watercolor paper using only tissue paper squares and water. It’s a fun and interesting way to make decorative paper!
Here are the supplies you’ll need: watercolor paper (or another heavyweight paper), tissue paper squares and a spray bottle with water in it.
Step 1: Begin to lay a single color of the tissue squares down on the paper. You can lay them however you want.
Step 2: Add another color of paper. You can overlap or lay them next to each other.
Step 3: Add your final color.
Step 4: Take the spray bottle and saturate the tissue paper with water. This may get a little messy, so make sure you are doing it on a surface you can clean. Let it sit and watch the dye bleed out of the tissue paper and onto the white paper.
Step 5: After the paper has dried completely (this may take nearly 45 minutes), take off the tissue paper.
Step 6: Enjoy your finished project! This decorative paper can be used to make cards, as a background for more art or for writing a letter!