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Pregnancy & Pickles

Pregnancy & Pickles

Why do pregnant women crave pickles? Increased blood volume during pregnancy raises a pregnant women’s need for sodium, making salty foods, like pickles, a very common craving! Like many pregnant women, Amanda Haigler had been having some serious pickle cravings. Amanda is expecting twins, and she wanted to find a creative way to document this chapter […]

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Pollination & Pickles: A Look into the World of Bees with Jacquelyn Fitzgerald

Pollination & Pickles: A Look into the World of Bees with Jacquelyn Fitzgerald

Did you know… without pollinators such as bees, there would be no pickles?! Jacquelyn Fitzgerald, originally from Winston Salem, NC, is now a PhD student at Northwestern University and the Chicago Botanic Garden in Chicago, IL. After completing her undergraduate degree at NC State, Fitzgerald decided to pursue her PhD in Plant Biology and Conservation. […]

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Artist Spotlight: Claire Kiester's Pickle Screen prints - Ink on muslin

Artist Spotlight: Claire Kiester’s Pickle Screen prints – Ink on muslin

Claire Kiester is an artist from Chapel Hill, NC. Kiester is currently attending the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Chicago, IL.  Her concentrations are in Print media and Fiber and Material Studies. Growing up, Kiester was always interested in art, and she enjoyed being creative and working with her hands. She chose […]

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Baby Dill Pickles - Art by Karen Barton-Gray

Baby Dill Pickles – Art by Karen Barton-Gray

Karen Barton-Gray is a lifelong painter who is based in Puyallup, WA. Her interest in art began at a very early age. “As a child, I started painting all of the horses I ever wanted to own, and that was many,” she said. Throughout her life, she continued to paint whenever time allowed. After retiring […]

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