Tuesday, April 29, 2014

The Selfie Era

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Not sure if I like the new term 'Selfie'
It's a bit like 'Cougar' (not likey...no no)
Artists have been creating self-portraits for centuries 
or longer
chalk it up to tech and smart phones
and social media 
I suppose.
"April 2014 Was Good", Self-Portrait by Patti Friday
Painted Photograph
More of my un-selfie art for sale here. 



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

Julian Schnabel Masterclass

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Master nuggets of maverick wisdom.

Julian Schnabel  (and his books here)


Photo:  JOSE HARO

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

And Again. Something New!

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The creative output is singing like the robins outside my window.
All the new art offerings created with you in mind are here.
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, April 28, 2014

Vajrayogini The Diamond Female Yogi

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Her head is adorned with a crown of five human skulls 
and 
she wears a necklace of fifty human skulls.
Hope you love my depiction of her
You can get this young thing here.
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 

Mary Morris Vaux Walcott a.k.a. Mrs.Charles Doolittle Walcott

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Mary Morris Vaux received a set of watercolor paints at age eight and began experimenting with painting flowers. After her mother's death when Mary was nineteen, she assumed the responsibility of looking after her two younger brothers and her father. The family spent summers in the Canadian Rockies, where Mary and her brothers studied mineralogy and recorded the flow of glaciers in drawings and photographs. After 1887, Mary returned to western Canada almost every summer with her brothers and became an active mountain climber, outdoorswoman, and photographer. One summer a botanist asked her to paint a rare blooming arnica; her success in recording the flower encouraged her to concentrate on botanical illustration. For many years Mary Vaux explored difficult terrain in the Canadian Rockies, looking for important flowering species to paint.

In 1913 she met Charles Doolittle Walcott, then secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, when he was conducting geological research. They were married a year later. Beginning the following summer, the couple spent from three to four months each season in the Canadian Rockies, where Dr. Walcott continued his geological and paleontological studies. During these summers Mary Vaux Walcott painted hundreds of watercolor studies of native flowers.




At the urging of botanists and wildflower enthusiasts, a selection of four hundred of her illustrations was published in 1925 by the Smithsonian Institution in a five-volume edition titled North American Wild Flowers. In 1935 she contributed the illustrations to the volume North American Pitcher Plants, also published by the Smithsonian.

***NEW paintings are in my gallery shop now. 


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, April 23, 2014

Patti Friday Abstract Art

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I set up a brand new website to archive my original abstract paintings.
You will find available art there and the link to my gallery shop.
Sweet!
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

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Eat The Whole Cake

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A dear friend explained a marvelous strategy for acknowledging a possible 'good news or bad news day'.

He explained:

1. Bake a cake.
2. Hide the cake in your bedroom.
3. If you get good news, go and get the cake - bring it to the kitchen and enjoy a delicious piece.
4. If you get bad news, go to your room and "Eat The Whole Cake".

.....and that's why I painted this today.

You can have your cake and eat it too right HERE.

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


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Art Walls, Imagine them first

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I have new work and old favorites available for sale in my Imagekind Gallery Shop.

You can select from 3 galleries:

1. Embassy of Ideas

2. Floral Seduction 

3. Russia 

Hope you find a few that will be just perfection conversation starters for your home or office!

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


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