I painted Kale. Why not? I am always eating it these days so I can be extra healthy and super trendy. It’s the one fad I discovered in a timely manner and managed to grasp onto. Trust me, I am clinging to it like only my inner unpopular girl knows how. Eating kale is the only proof I have of being a little bit cool. I mean, I could be the poster child for crunchy, homesteading moms everywhere if the kale industry ever discovered how much I have been eating it. I’d even crown myself the “Kale Queen” if I thought anybody would notice.
I put Kale in smoothies. I eat it with quinoa. I eat it in salad. I eat it with eggs. I’ve never made kale chips though because making them sounds like too much work. I am totally a lazy kale enthusiast. If I ever see them in the chip aisle I might buy them so I can try them, but actually turning on the oven to bake something that doesn’t have chocolate in it just doesn’t seem worth the effort.
I haven’t grown kale in my garden either because something always eats it before it gets very big. Sometimes I think my garden is just for wildlife consumption. Sadly, the kale I get at the grocery store does not look this beautiful. It’s mostly limp and green and hiding on the produce shelf. I have a feeling it’s not super popular with the locals. I was kind of shocked to see that some kale has pink parts. It’s making me think I should probably start trying harder to grow my own. The super market is robbing me of whatever vitamins come in pink foods. I am pretty sure I need more of those. Maybe pink foods are what make your eyes sparkle. I need more sparkle! Until I get my kale garden going I suppose I’ll just have to eat more cotton candy.
I can’t blame people for not liking kale. It is certainly not for everyone. It tastes like the color green to me. If I had to describe color through taste I’d say, “Want to know what the color green tastes like? Eat some kale.” I keep hoping that comes up in a conversation one day, but so far it hasn’t.
I got so ambitious I even made a movie so you can watch me paint with alcohol inks. There seems to be some video footage missing in the middle, but it’s mostly a beginning to end painting process video.
This is day 11 of the #30in30 painting challenge. My theme is “In the Garden.”