Painting with Pomegranates

Last week Freida and I cut open some pomegranates we picked up at the local Farmer’s Market, took out some seeds to munch on, squeezed out some juice to taste, and went on to break out the paintbrushes and water color paper and surprisingly created some of the most beautiful red-tinged magenta strokes of color. The juice paintings dried so wonderfully – leaving behind a sheer glossy laquer (likely due to the fruit juice’s sugar content), and Freida was totally blown away by the concept of painting with juice. Her vocalized amazement went like this, “I can’t wait to show this art to Daddy! He won’t believe we didn’t use ANY paint to make it!”.

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