Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Make 2014 Pop

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Twenty Fourteen 
Bring it.

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Find me over on 
and


Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Monday, December 30, 2013

Cosmopolis Toronto

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"If you're ever in Toronto and talk to strangers on the bus, chances are you'll find most people are originally from another country. In an effort to prove this point, documentary photographer Colin Boyd Shafer is on a simple quest: photograph someone born in every single country of the world who now calls Toronto his or her home. Whether it's leaving their home countries because of war, unemployment or for their children's future, Boyd Shafer has been able to capture both portraits and personal stories. Dubbed the Cosmopolis Toronto, Boyd Shafer wants to show how diverse Toronto really is." - Huffington Post Canada (Arti Patel)

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

World Junior Hockey Championships IIHF Malmo Sweden 2014

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It was thrilling to see my Daughter, her Husband, Baby Nory
and
Nory's Godmother on TV
today. TSN. Canada Won! 
Tomorrow they go up against U.S.A. Yikes!

You can see them here and here 
for the
1-1 Goal
and
the
3-3 Goal



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Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Sunday, December 29, 2013

2013 Year In Review

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I actually thought that I had accomplished very little in 2013.
Perhaps I still need to work very hard on this enduring
habit of being 'hard' on myself.

What I discovered was that my creative output was in fact
fairly abundant and that made me smile.

My work in 2013 was varied and satisfying.

I gathered a few hundred images to showcase and catalogue
(some) of my 2013 work.

If you would like to take a peek
it's over on my Facebook page.

I also ended 2013 by arriving at a party
very very very
Please join me on my new Instagram!


Thanks for being here with me in 2013.

Oooh! I tumble too. Here.

I wish you the bestest best of the best in 2014
Bestest is not a word and I don't care.

It sounds appropriate.

Love and Hugs
Patti xo




Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Merry Christmas Everyone!

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PFXO


Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Monday, December 23, 2013

Clips

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BlogTO Wasaga Beach August 4, 2012

Beach Booster, Lick It, May 5, 2013 (Page 7)

Beach Booster, Lick It, May 19, 2013 (Page 4)

Blogs

Liberty Post (Editor/Writer/Photographer)

The Beach Post (Editor/Writer/Photographer)

Beach Booster HQ (Editor)

Susan Hawke (Editor)

Magazines

Television


Radio


Copy


Newspaper


Beach Booster

Collateral

PR


Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Poster Design Series for Canada’s Parks

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Between 1935 and ’43 the USWPA’s Federal Art Project printed over two million posters to stir the public’s imagination for education and travel to America’s great national parks. In keeping with that idea and tradition, Cameron Stevens has begun creating posters for Canada’s great Parks in a similar fashion.  He is a fellow Society 6 Artist.  

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday


Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Patti Friday Instagram

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Finally. Ha!  So late to the party. I would love to hear from you. What effects programs do you use if any?

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Monday, December 16, 2013

Linda Rodin Film by Samatha Levin

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LINDA RODIN from Samantha Levin on Vimeo.
Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday


Tuesday, December 10, 2013

100 Must Follow on Twitter 2014

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100 Must Follow on Twitter – 2014 from Vala Afshar

****They forgot me on the list.  Go ahead. Follow me here. FOLLOW @pattifriday


Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'. Reading. Listening. Learning. Improving. Hanging out with successful people. Photographer. Pirate. Bubby. CANADA @pattifriday

Monday, December 9, 2013

Your Skin Needs Vitamin C and Hyaluronic Acid

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The real secret to cell revival and skin rejuvenation are two key ingredients:


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Vitamin C is the key to maintaining healthy, youthful skin. It's a powerful antioxidant that slows the rate of free-radical damage, which causes skin's dryness, fine lines, and wrinkles. It helps combat and even reverse time's effect on your skin, because it produces collagen - a protein which makes skin appear plump and firm. Applying Vitamin C to the skin topically is up to 20 times more effective than taking it orally.

Dr. Oz calls Vitamin C "the secret to cheat your age".

Hyaluronic Acid works by binding to moisture. It can hold up to 1,000 times its weight in water, making it an excellent natural skin plumper. Hyaluronic acid helps your skin repair and regenerate itself after suffering from dryness, environmental stresses, or irritation.

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Friday, December 6, 2013

From Hemingway to Pynchon: The Favorite Recipes of Your Favorite Authors

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Hillary Weston wrote a delicious post over on Blackbook about great food made by great book makers. Perhaps your favorite Author is there.  I adore Nora and always wanted to  be invited to her galley kitchen in New York.  I will have to imagine I did until I believe it. (Look how many people this pie serves!)

Nora Ephron’s Frozen Key Lime Pie 
1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs (about 15 crackers)
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted and cooled
6 large egg yolks (Note: Save egg whites for tart version.)
1 cup freshly squeezed Key lime juice
2 cans (14-ounce each) sweetened condensed milk (Note: Use 1 1/2 cans for tart version.)
1 tablespoon finely grated Key lime zest
1 cup heavy cream (Note: Not needed for tart version.)
1 tablespoon sugar
1. Preheat oven to 375°F.
2. Combine graham cracker crumbs and butter in a medium bowl, and mix until moist. Evenly press mixture into a 9-inch pie plate, and bake until lightly browned, about 12 minutes. Remove from oven, and transfer to a wire rack until completely cooled.
3. In a medium heatproof bowl, whisk yolks and lime juice together until combined. Set bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, and cook, whisking constantly, until mixture is foamy and registers 160°F on an instant-read thermometer, about 6 minutes. Remove bowl from heat, and whisk in condensed milk and zest until well combined. Pour into cooled pie shell and smooth top with a rubber spatula. Freeze until firm, at least 3 hours.
4. Remove pie from freezer 10 minutes before serving. Combine cream and sugar in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the whisk attachment. Whisk on medium speed until soft peaks form, 2 to 3 minutes. Spread evenly over pie or dollop on each slice along with a slice of lime, and serve immediately. (Note: For tart version, make meringue: Beat egg whites and sugar 3 to 5 minutes, until stiff peaks form. Spread over pie and brown lightly with a brulée torch, or by broiling 30 seconds.) Serves 8 or 1 cheating husband.

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

How To Be Alone

Pin It HOW TO BE ALONE by Tanya Davis

If you are at first lonely, be patient. If you've not been alone much, or if when you were, you weren't okay with it, then just wait. You'll find it's fine to be alone once you're embracing it.

We could start with the acceptable places, the bathroom, the coffee shop, the library. Where you can stall and read the paper, where you can get your caffeine fix and sit and stay there. Where you can browse the stacks and smell the books. You're not supposed to talk much anyway so it's safe there.

There's also the gym. If you're shy you could hang out with yourself in mirrors, you could put headphones in (guitar stroke).

And there's public transportation, because we all gotta go places.

And there's prayer and meditation. No one will think less if you're hanging with your breath seeking peace and salvation.

Start simple. Things you may have previously (electric guitar plucking) based on your avoid being alone principals.

The lunch counter. Where you will be surrounded by chow-downers. Employees who only have an hour and their spouses work across town and so they -- like you -- will be alone.

Resist the urge to hang out with your cell phone.

When you are comfortable with eat lunch and run, take yourself out for dinner. A restaurant with linen and silverware. You're no less intriguing a person when you're eating solo dessert to cleaning the whipped cream from the dish with your finger. In fact some people at full tables will wish they were where you were.

Go to the movies. Where it is dark and soothing. Alone in your seat amidst a fleeting community.
And then, take yourself out dancing to a club where no one knows you. Stand on the outside of the floor till the lights convince you more and more and the music shows you. Dance like no one's watching...because, they're probably not. And, if they are, assume it is with best of human intentions. The way bodies move genuinely to beats is, after all, gorgeous and affecting. Dance until you're sweating, and beads of perspiration remind you of life's best things, down your back like a brook of blessings.

Go to the woods alone, and the trees and squirrels will watch for you.
Go to an unfamiliar city, roam the streets, there're always statues to talk to and benches made for sitting give strangers a shared existence if only for a minute and these moments can be so uplifting and the conversations you get in by sitting alone on benches might've never happened had you not been there by yourself

Society is afraid of alonedom, like lonely hearts are wasting away in basements, like people must have problems if, after a while, nobody is dating them. but lonely is a freedom that breaths easy and weightless and lonely is healing if you make it.

You could stand, swathed by groups and mobs or hold hands with your partner, look both further and farther for the endless quest for company. But no one's in your head and by the time you translate your thoughts, some essence of them may be lost or perhaps it is just kept.

Perhaps in the interest of loving oneself, perhaps all those sappy slogans from preschool over to high school's groaning were tokens for holding the lonely at bay. Cuz if you're happy in your head than solitude is blessed and alone is okay.

It's okay if no one believes like you. All experience is unique, no one has the same synapses, can't think like you, for this be releived, keeps things interesting lifes magic things in reach.

And it doesn't mean you're not connected, that communitie's not present, just take the perspective you get from being one person in one head and feel the effects of it. take silence and respect it. if you have an art that needs a practice, stop neglecting it. if your family doesn't get you, or religious sect is not meant for you, don't obsess about it.

you could be in an instant surrounded if you needed it
If your heart is bleeding make the best of it
There is heat in freezing, be a testament.

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A video by filmmaker, Andrea Dorfman, and Tanya Davis. Davis wrote the poem and performed in the video which Dorfman directed, shot, animated by hand and edited. The video was shot in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was produced by Bravo!FACT http://www.bravofact.com/

For more information on Andrea Dorfman, visit http://www.andreadorfman.com

This video was shot on a Panasonic HVX 200 and the animation was hand drawn+painted and then scanned into Adobe After Effects, exported as QTs and edited on FCP.

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'.

Monday, December 2, 2013

League of Extraordinary Writers

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The 'Embassy of Ideas' is a curious place. 
There is an Art Dept. upstairs. 
But did you know there is also a 
'League of Extraordinary Writers'? 
It's true.

I read books.
I write books.
I produce books.
I love books.
I sell books.
 (and eBooks)

PFXO

Patti Friday, Photojourno, reporting from inside 'The Art Dept.' at the international 'Embassy of Ideas'.
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