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Food Friday: Vegan Black Bean & Corn Enchilada Casserole

Now that Food Friday is a thing here at Mad Art Lab, get ready to learn all about Tex-Mex. Great Tex-Mex doesn’t happen easily, and great vegan Tex-Mex is sometimes even harder. While I’m not vegan anymore, I do still enjoy veganizing my dishes from time to time, and this dish …

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Tomatoes? Tomatoes!

Tomatoes are one of my all-times favorite foods–as long as they’re not rotten or growing mold there isn’t much you can do to them that will make me not eat them. My mother used to grow them in her garden, and getting to eat fresh tomatoes was one of the …

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Eggplant! Painting and Recipe

At some point–I’m not sure when, I didn’t eat it much growing up–eggplant became one of my favorite vegetables. They’re also one of the more photogenic vegetables, so here’s a watercolor painting I did of one before I slayed it for my dinner. This a recipe I came up with …

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Mad Art Cast: Lady Viagra Quickie

Recently, something the media is calling “Viagra for women” was in the news, and is on it’s way to being approved by the FDA for use. This week’s quickie episode has us (well, mostly A) all ranty about it. No, seriously, this is your fair warning — A uses the f-word a lot. …

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Women Painting Themselves: pt 9

Lilly Martin Spencer* 1822-1902 Lilly Martin Spencer was born in Europe but she spent most of her life in America, specifically Ohio, New York City, and New Jersey. Her parents were very encouraging of her artistic studies, and her husband let his career take second place to supporting hers while …

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Mad Art Cast Episode #6 – Whiplash!

w00t! Here’s Episode #6 – Whiplash! This week our hosts (Amy Davis Roth, Brian George, Ashley Hamer and A Kovacs) discuss (WITH SPOILERS!) the Oscar winning moving Whiplash. We also discuss, art fair burn-out, music for cats, #SciArt and the follow up on its impact. If you like our ‘cast …

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Landscape Painting: Fancy Hats Optional

Hey so I finished an oil painting this weekend! Although I like oils a lot, it’s been a while since I last broke them out. This was painted on top of a different painting that I started this summer and then decided that I hated. A couple of things set …

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Show Us Your Ugly Things: Lacemaking Edition

Every so often, I will forget that I am not someone who enjoys crafts. I’ll think to myself ‘sure, refinishing that cabinet will be fun!’ or ‘sewing is such a useful skill!’ and then hours of melodramatic cursing later remember that the type of patience required for tedious fiddly tasks …

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