Daily Astrology-Inspired Meditation with Karen Parkman

Thank you to Karen Parkman, WBCA’s evening and weekend receptionist, for sharing her passion for astrology and mindfulness practices with the community through the Mindfulness Moments attached to recent virtual creative care packages.    Meditation is an incredible tool for staying grounded and centered throughout the day. Meditation can help…

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Bon Sommerville’s very own Lazy Day Guacamole Dip

Thank you to Board Member Bon Sommerville for this recipe, perfect for the start of summer weather. You can find Bon’s husband Craig featured in the 2020 Heart4Art@Home video.  Mash up however many avocados you desire (skins off).  Add Wishbone Italian Dressing to desired consistency.    Not so Lazy Day Dip: …

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Swedish Rusks from Sue Ahlcrona

Sue Ahlcrona is a WBCA champion and emeritus Board member. This recipe for Swedish Rusks was her mother Ruth’s. Paired with it are two Swedish artworks: a painting by Carl Larssen, and a heart-filled tapestry (artist unknown) picturing a couple on horseback.    Ruth’s Swedish Rusks 1/2 cup butterI cup…

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Galloway Culinary

You are going to want to do more than just look at what Ken Galloway has been making.  Ken’s Galloway Culinary Facebook page is full of recipes, videos, and new ideas for your taste buds. Below are pictures he shared of past work and the story behind each:

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Gina Giambruno’s Mango Coconut Tofu Bowl

You can find step by step photo instructions here for this recipe.  Thanks again to WBCA’s Program Director Gina Giambruno for sharing this recipe!   INGREDIENTS SAVORY COCONUT RICE 1.5 cups uncooked jasmine or basmati rice ($0.66) 1 clove garlic, minced ($0.08) 3/4 tsp salt ($0.03) 1 13.5oz. can coconut milk ($1.50) 1 cup water ($0.00) HONEY LIME GLAZE 1 lime ($0.25) 1/4 cup honey ($0.48) 1/2 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.03) 1 tsp corn starch ($0.04) PAN…

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Meditation in Motion: Drawing & Walking a Finger Labyrinth

With Mary Silvaroli Daul, WBCA Instructor Small labyrinths, called finger labyrinths, are designed to be walked by tracing the path with one finger to the center and back out on same path. These smallest of  labyrinths share many of the benefits as much larger and more visible walkable ones, like the…

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Draw a Labyrinth in 5 Steps!

With WBCA Instructor Mary Silvaroli Daul Drawing labyrinths is fun and easy when you have the right tools. To get started, all you need is a pencil and paper along with the “seed pattern” for drawing a simple Classical type labyrinth. Once you complete your drawing, you will be ready…

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Lori Swanson’s Chicken Pot Pie

Thank you to Lori Swanson, WBCA’s Development Coordinator, for sharing this tasty, classic recipe. Enjoy it paired with The Blue House by Maurice de Vlaminck (viewable online alongside thousands of artworks at the Minneapolis Institute of Art).  Chicken Pot Pie 1 roasted chicken, white and dark meat, chopped1/3 C. butter1…

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Art Making Activity: Create a Shadowbox

This activity was published by NOMA, the New Orleans Museum of Art, and can be found here on their website.   Joseph Cornell loved to visit New York and collect items he found on the streets and in secondhand stores and bookstores.  He built quite a collection and created his own system…

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