#MsBookworm Review: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman

March 27, 2017

#MsBookworm Review: Make Good Art by Neil Gaiman


This book is short, extremely short, but it packs a punch. It's like a shot of positivity. In the time it take your Dad to down a cup of java and feel energized, you've gotten a healthy dose of inspiration for the day -- both visually and narratively. "Make Good Art" is a stylized, book-bound version of Neil Gaiman's -- renowned author for children and adults (Coraline anyone?) -- speech he gave to the 2012 graduating class at the University of the Arts. Incredibly honest and to the point, the cute graphic design seem to make the words fly off the pages and straight into soul, where hopefully his key pieces of advice with germinate and bloom like seeds. And at the end of this short read, I'm sure you'll be well on your way to making good art and being an artsy (or art-filled) life as well.

Fave Quote: “Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here.” 


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Ce livre est court, très court, mais ce qu'il manque en longueur, il en a double en caractère. "Make Good Art" nous offre une grande dose de positivité en montrant le texte dans un format très stylé et dynamique. On dirait que les mots de Neil Gaiman sautent de la page et directement dans nos cœurs, nous instillant la même dose d'inspiration et d'imagination qu'il a donné aux gradués de 2012 à l'Université des Arts. Sincère, émouvant et épatant, le mariage de l'esthétique et ses paroles font en sorte que le vrai message soit bien reçu. Puis tu finis son discours prêt à t'exprimer et a créer ton propre art -- que ce soit capturer grâce a la photographie ou la peinture.






For the Sweet Tooth: PB&B

March 20, 2017
A great alternative to the regular Peanut Butter and Jelly, introducing the Peanut Butter and Banana Open Sandwich. Whether your like the crusts on, or off, this take on the classic is great for breakfast, snacks or for those times when you just really want something savory and sweet to munch on. Enjoy! Click here to read more or pin and save for later.


I don't know about you, but in my house, it seems that as soon as bananas cross the threshold they suddenly become even too ripe for monkeys to properly enjoy. We soon face the dilemma of how to consume several bananas in a short amount of time, when only two of the four house residents actually like eating them. As you can imagine, peeling and eating them raw can get pretty old pretty fast, and so I've been forced to become crafty with how I sneak bananas into my diet. The result? A combination of my two favorite things, grilled bananas, and peanut butter. So, enjoy these Peanut Butter and Banana (PB&B) Open Sandwiches.

A great alternative to the regular Peanut Butter and Jelly, introducing the Peanut Butter and Banana Open Sandwich. Whether your like the crusts on, or off, this take on the classic is great for breakfast, snacks or for those times when you just really want something savory and sweet to munch on. Enjoy! Click here to read more or pin and save for later.

Ingredients:


  • Peanut Butter
  • 2 slices of bread
  • 1 whole banana
  • 2 tbsps of butter

A great alternative to the regular Peanut Butter and Jelly, introducing the Peanut Butter and Banana Open Sandwich. Whether your like the crusts on, or off, this take on the classic is great for breakfast, snacks or for those times when you just really want something savory and sweet to munch on. Enjoy! Click here to read more or pin and save for later.

Steps:


  • Toast to pieces of bread, spread some peanut butter onto them and then set aside.
  • Use a knife to split a banana into four slices (slice it down the middle lengthwise and then again width-wise).
  • Put the pan on medium heat, melt the butter and once it starts to bubble a little bit, place the bananas flat side down.
  • Grill each side for 2 minutes, adding butter if they begin to stick and flipping when each side becomes golden. 
  • Using a spatula, place two slices per piece of toast and enjoy!

~Alexandra


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