CANDY CORN DAY

TL 10-30 CANDY CORN DAY

 

10-30 THE TOO SWEET TREAT

Today we celebrate CANDY CORN!  The makers of this ultra-sweet treat will market the fact that it is fat-free, but make no mistake it is not healthy.

The belly rules the mind.  – Spanish Proverb

If you decide to eat it, make sure it is in small portions, especially if you are diabetic.  Here is how a nutrition label reads on a package of Brach’s candy corn:

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 19 pieces (39 g)
Per Serving % Daily Value*

Calories 140

Calories from Fat 0

Total Fat 0g 0%

Sodium 70mg 3%

Carbohydrates 36g 12%

Sugars 32g

Protein 0g

For only 19 pieces you get a whopping 36g of carbohydrates and 32g of sugars, including corn syrup, honey and granulated sugar.  That is literally a sweet treat to be sure!  If you are passing a bowl that happens to have some candy corn in it, it’s fine to take a few in your hand, but if you are contemplating the purchase of an entire package, well, there are more healthy candy choices.

I do, however, suggest that diabetics and others who are counting carbohydrates have fun with the candy corn colors in other ways that will not play havoc on our health!  Take a look at this:

Isn’t that cool?  No weight gain and you can still make a fashion statement!

So you can have the nails and the make-up!  You can become a candy corn instead of consuming them!  How fun is that?

Now here’s a cute idea!  Let’s make a few of these (and you can shoot rubber bands at people in the process – that’s a win/win).  So now we can wear the nails, make-up and put a charm in our hair – well there ya go!  Now we’re cookin’ with grease!  OH…  I found a candy corn bracelet!

If you are artistically inclined, this is a great challenge!  I would be interested to see more candy corn sculptures like this.  It’s interesting that it’s made with one serving of candy corn = 20 pieces (well, 19 + 1).

You get the idea – let’s take our minds off the eating of candy corn and put them on the fun colors and BE the candy corn!  Just have fun with it.  😀

 

 

 

 

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY

TL 10-25 INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY

Today is INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DAY.  Art impacts all of us every day in one form or another.  It encompasses painting, sculpture, writing and music.  We draw beauty, grace and humanity from the timeless gifts that artists give us.

Use this day as the opportunity to take an artist to lunch, buy that painting that’s been haunting you for months, visit a gallery,  go to the symphony or take part in something creative that is “outside the box” of your day-to-day life.

Lucinda Berry Hill wrote a poem about THE Masterpiece:

A MASTERPIECE

Artist & Founder

Chris, a Canadian Romantic Realist Artist in White Rock, BC, is always looking for that authentic gesture or moment in everything. His paintings express his “Romantic Realist” view of life, not crafty nor painterly.  Chris started I.A.D. to have a special day for the world to recognize and celebrate all the contributions artists have given to society.

The International Artist Day Festival in White Rock, B.C. will take place on October 24-26.  For more information, visit their website at www.IADFestival.com 

Enjoy live performances and so much more. This is a chance to meet and get to know the creative talent in your own backyard!

Some scenes from last year’s festival.  Looks like fun, doesn’t it?

I enjoy the arts because it is not set in stone.  There is no right or wrong when it comes to creating.   God will draw others to our art that need to be encouraged and uplifted.  We don’t know the far-reaching effect of the art God calls us to create.

If you’re like me, you won’t be celebrating the day in Canada (although it sounds lovely).  We have a fantastic art museum.  I might persuade my husband to take me to the Wichita Art Museum for lunch.  Then we can take a look around the art gallery.  We can spend the day just appreciating art!  😉