Edible Art at the Library!

This morning, Melissa and I had got to share an edible craft snack time at the Longmont Public Library!

The caterpillar becomes a butterfly.

Today was a fun and exciting opportunity in so many ways:

1) We got to support LiveWell Longmont, who graciously supported us, purchasing copies of Plot to Plate as giveaways for parents signing up to be part of Kaiser Permanente’s Weigh and Win program, which offers cash incentives and prizes to participants for working towards and maintaining a healthy weight, and is Live Well sponsored.  LiveWell Longmont worked tirelessly and enthusiastically to bring the new Weigh and Win kiosk to the library, and it was a real honor to be able to share this launch event. The LWL mission is to make Longmont the healthiest city in the healthiest state in the nation, and the organization is composed of fabulous, driven people who can certainly accomplish their goals!

2) It was a nudge to us to be bolder in building some local exposure for our book.

3) Best of all for me, what a chance for me to spend time with my dear friend and co-author, Melissa, not just one morning, but two in a row (we shopped for supplies yesterday), and also her darling, amazing, gorgeous daughters, who were the crucial key to drawing in kid interest with their dazzling smiles and cool factor.

And as if the above weren’t enough, we got to visit with some wonderful friends and community members who stopped by with their families. Check out some of these creative plates kids produced!

Scene by Adelaide


Chipmunk by Anna


Scene by Ben


Daniel's 3-D island


Elizabeth's face



Face by Finnian


Design by Melissa


Oliver's face


Richie's horse


Rory's scene


Spencer's caterpillar


Sreya's scene


Stella's scene


Tom's design


William's face


Thank you for all the fun! Kids, your creativity is beautiful!

  1. Melissa Real
    June 22, 2012

    It IS FUN to play with our food! It was energizing to watch the kids as they enjoyed creating, and consuming, their works of art! I love hearing the stories behind the artwork- such wonderful young minds!

  2. Peg
    July 12, 2012

    What a wonderful activity to do with kids – especially during the summer when parents are looking for family fun activities. The authors should do more of these presentations.
    Good luck!

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