After watching a video in English about a man who lived by himself creating trinkets of all types and sizes, I was inspired to also create things just for the sake of creating. The video reminded me of my childhood, of how I used to create crafts with my siblings for fun. The nostalgia spurred me to relive my past by making crafts once again, which is why I decided to create the online DIY tutorial website, Live How.The Tumblr site covers step-by-step instructions and pictures of household crafts and toys made from materials from around the house. Please check it out: livehow.tumblr.com/ !
It was the third time my AP Japanese teacher had assigned us a sushi cooking project. Wanting to try something new, I decided to make cute Elmo and Cookie Monster sushi (see picture at the bottom). In order to make Elmo red and Cookie Monster blue, I started looking into different ways of dyeing rice. There were some that used food coloring (all artificial, yuck!), and others who bought colored rice from the store. Then, I stumbled on some Asian site that introduced to me the magic of all-natural, non-artificial red cabbage which allowed me to remix prior knowledge with creativity.