Thursday, June 26, 2014

Oh Canada My Home and Native Land

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I love you.


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, June 22, 2014

Poppy Crown

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Flowers amaze me. How and who and can you believe this beauty?
You may purchase my new "Poppy Crown" fine art photography print
in my shop now.

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

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Slow Down Visit Wasaga Beach

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It's very true than you can "Visit Canada and Meet the World". (200+ nationalities living happily, respectfully and peacefully together) and it's also true that you can visit the world's longest freshwater beach and experience a completely laid-back, chilled-out, PEACE LOVE CREATE ART Boho-Hippie vibe - in a small town that is clean, safe and welcoming.  A nice balance between must-see Canadian travel/tourist destination and relaxed living. Come visit me in Wasaga Beach!  Canada! 

When I think about this place I call home these ideas come to mind:

Slow Down
Traditional daily sunset strolls on the beach
Plenty to see
Plenty to do
Famous food
A place for quiet meditation (if you need or want) - often it feels like you own a private beach!
Healing
A quick drive from Toronto Airports
Close to the big city, but far enough away.
Artist Colony happening....
Flat bicycle perfection! No huffing or puffing here!
Low-key and rejuvenating


I published a book about Wasaga Beach. Enjoy!

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

Friday, June 13, 2014

Melt Holes (Cryoconite Holes) Beautiful Warnings

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Melt Holes are common (yet mostly unknown)
 in glaciers, sea ice and lake ice worldwide 
in the Arctic and Antarctica. Beautiful warnings? 

I have created 10 NEW 'Melt Holes' 
fine art prints.

Cryoconite is powdery windblown dust made of a combination of small rock particles, soot and microbes which is deposited and builds up on snowglaciers, or icecaps. The darkening, especially from small amounts of soot, absorbs solar radiation melting the snow or ice beneath the deposit, and sometimes creating a cryoconite hole. Cryoconite may contain dust from far away continental deserts or farmland, particles from volcanic eruptions or power plant emissions, and soot. It was first described and named by Nils A. E. Nordenskiöld when he traveled on Greenland's icecap in 1870. During summer, cryoconite holes frequently contain liquid water and thus provide a niche for cold-adapted microorganisms like bacteria and algae to thrive.
Soot decreases the reflectivity, or albedo of ice, increasing absorption of heat. Cryoconite is constantly being added to snow and ice formations along with snow. It is buried within the snow or ice, but as the snow or ice melts increasing amounts of dark material is exposed on the surface, accelerating melting.

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, June 9, 2014

For Women Who Are Difficult To Love

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“you are a horse running alone
and he tries to tame you
compares you to an impossible highway
to a burning house
says you are blinding him
that he could never leave you
forget you
want anything but you
you dizzy him, you are unbearable
every woman before or after you
is doused in your name
you fill his mouth
his teeth ache with memory of taste
his body just a long shadow seeking yours
but you are always too intense
frightening in the way you want him
unashamed and sacrificial
he tells you that no man can live up to the one who
lives in your head
and you tried to change didn’t you?
closed your mouth more
tried to be softer
prettier
less volatile, less awake
but even when sleeping you could feel
him traveling away from you in his dreams
so what did you want to do love
split his head open?
you can’t make homes out of human beings
someone should have already told you that
and if he wants to leave
then let him leave
you are terrifying
and strange and beautiful
something not everyone knows how to love.”
-Warsan ShireFor Women Who Are Difficult To Love 

Warsan Shire is a Kenyan-born Somali poet, writer, editor and educator who is based in London. Warsan has read her work extensively all over Britain and internationally – including recent readings in South Africa, Italy, Germany, Canada, America and Kenya- and her début book, ’Teaching My Mother How To Give Birth’ (flipped eye), was published in 2011. Her poems have been published in Wasafiri, Magma and Poetry Review and in the anthology ‘The Salt Book of Younger Poets’ (Salt, 2011). She is the current poetry editor at SPOOK magazine. She is a Complete Works II poet. Her poetry has been translated into Italian, Spanish and Portuguese. Warsan is also the unanimous winner of the 2013 Inaugural Brunel University African Poetry Prize. Shire is the current Young Poet Laureate of London. 



Thursday, June 5, 2014

Apple Orchard Fine Art Photographic Prints

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I am happy with how these photographs turned out.
I tried to give them a nostalgic feel
As though you are lucky enough to visit a  faraway, vast rolling farm
Eating apple pie with fresh churned vanilla ice cream
Sipping strong coffee or black tea, white
Standing at the old wooden screen door
Looking out onto the glorious apple orchard acres

Hope you love them too.

PFXO

P.S.
Here are some apple links you may enjoy
:

Apple Pie Trail

Ontario Canada Apple Stops and Trail Venues

The Pottery Restaurant
***The BEST Apple Galette in Canada***

Specifically designed for the Apple Pie Trail by Sous Chef Rod Meadus. This wonderful creation starts with hand rolled puff pastry filled with frangipani almond paste, a dusting of cinnamon sugar and is filled with local Northern Spy Apples (sourced from Grandma Lambe’s in Meaford) before the whole wonderful confection is drizzled with royal icing. 

Newly renovated, the Pottery Restaurant offers an exceptional dining experience, in a fresh rustic contemporary setting. Creative menus focus on using local, fresh ingredients inspired by the Georgian Bay Region. The Pottery would be pleased to host your special occasion or group function. Open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner year round. Children’s menu available.
108 Jozo Weider Blvd. (Blue Mountain Inn) | (705) 443-5509




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, June 3, 2014

Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown

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Anthony Bourdain on Success: ‘It Was Kind of an Accident’

After winning a Peabody for his CNN travel show, 

the outspoken food star opens up.

He makes my Sunday night feel so right.
PFXO

and I love this acceptance speech so very much.


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


Lovers Like Thunder Colour Theme Decor

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Like a storm that rolls in
that you sense
you know it's coming
your skin sweats
loud and wild and drenched

Painting in my shop!

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, June 2, 2014

Chance Favors Those In Motion

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Just wanted to say 'hello' to you today
Letting you know I'm feeling better now that it is June
May was hard. I wasn't too healthy. Just a 'bug'.

I've had a lot of time to think.
I watched many videos over the last 30 days.
My favorite was this one. (see below)

I learned this from Zoe Pawlak.

"Chance favors those in motion." - James H. Austin

She explained it....

"...and what it means to me is that the more you're 
doing the things that you're excited about,
the more you're going to be called to positions of influence
and get to do more of what you love." - Zoe Pawlak

Keep doing the things you're excited about
Keep doing the things you're excited about!

(For those who may be disappointed that I don't want to
do certain things...it's because I'm not excited about it.)

Love You!
PFXO

P.S. My shops are open!
Here
and
Here



PechaKucha - Volume 30, Zoe Pawlak from Cause+Affect 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
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