Welcoming 2022 and all it brings

Happy new year! It’s 2022 and I am feeling refreshed after a few weeks of cozy at-home time to begin the year.  I am not sure what 2022 will hold but I look forward to chocolate and art journeys as the year progresses. 2021 was an odd year.  The first year I worked just fromContinue reading “Welcoming 2022 and all it brings”

Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments

These cacao pods made an appearance earlier this week as one of the items in the Happy Mail for Chocolate Lovers envelopes, but you can make them easily at home! Materials needed: Cardstock or a chocolate bar wrapper A needle Embroidery Floss Scissors A small hole punch or an awl and a hammer (and maybeContinue reading “Sewn Cacao Pod Gift Tag or Ornaments”

3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament

These paper cacao pod ornaments are a fun and bright addition to any holiday decor. Hang them on your Christmas tree or along your mantle. Bundle a few together in a bunch to hang in a archway. They are simple and easy to make, let the kids help! Materials Needed: Printable sheet for template PaperContinue reading “3D Paper Cacao Pod Ornament”

Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!

Last year I did a series of DIY blog posts about making ornaments and holiday decorations from reused and upcycled chocolate bar wrappers. I know that I have a ton of chocolate bar wrappers sitting around my office.  Some of them are just so beautiful and I wanted to find a way to use them,Continue reading “Tis the season… for making fun Christmas ornaments!”

How much chocolate do you eat?

This is almost always the first question I get when someone finds out that I do all sorts of things with chocolate. It is closely followed by do you make chocolate? And, where can I buy your chocolate? Because everyone loves chocolate! So today I am going to answer those questions for you, because IContinue reading “How much chocolate do you eat?”

I was interviewed.

Watch me on YouTube! Creativity lives in my blood and I call myself an artist.  On Monday I chatted on Instagram Live with Sanna Forslund in Sweden about all things art and chocolate. Here is the link to watch the interview on Sanna’s YouTube Channel where you can see our whole conversation. You can alsoContinue reading “I was interviewed.”

100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

Hard to believe we are up to 50 items in my goal to highlight 10 holiday gift ideas each week for the next 6 weeks that you and your chocolate loving friends will enjoy.  There are so many great gift ideas for anyone who enjoys chocolate, here are ten more ideas. 41 Social Enterprise EastContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”

Art and Chocolate

There are so many ways to combine art with anything, and chocolate is no exception.  Be it making art with chocolate, chocolate bar wrappers or creating art themed around chocolate, it can be such fun. Lately I have been enthralled with cacao flowers.  Their shape, their size, did you know they are teeny tiny?  LikeContinue reading “Art and Chocolate”

100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers

As mentioned before, my goal is to highlight ten holiday gift ideas each week for the next 7 weeks that your chocolate loving friends will like. I hope you are enjoying these ideas and that you will share with others. Continuing on the last weeks’ posts, here are ten more gifts that are great forContinue reading “100 Gifts for Chocolate Lovers”

Art is all about choices

When I have an idea, it take a bit of time and experimentation to create something from it. Sometimes it takes a lot of time to make a dream in my mind become a physical item.  Then once it is a physical item it can take time for it to become a version that IContinue reading “Art is all about choices”