Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Embassy of Ideas



Slow Journalism is like peeling the layers of a fresh, local, organic onion. It might be so damn good that it makes you cry. 
Patti Friday,  Embassy of Ideas 


Only one trip. - Iris Apfel

"Be ready so you don't have to get ready." - Embassy of Ideas

Respectfully inform your fear that it doesn't get to make decisions anymore. - Elizabeth Gilbert 

Bake cake once a week and you'll never get depressed. - Bubbyland

Making money is art and working is art and good business is the best art. - Andy Warhol

Photography is a verb. - Patti Friday

“I’ve never been in a synagogue. I don’t believe in a higher power, but that doesn’t make me any less Jewish, I don’t think.” - Anthony Bourdain 

Dogs fulfill us in so many ways. They fill in for human companions when we’re lonely. They keep us company on our morning walks. They give us something living, soft, and warm to cuddle with. They serve as alarm clocks, burglar alarms, and sentries… We don’t ask them to do these things, but they do. They can’t speak and ask us for what they need. So giving them simple things like exercise, discipline, and affection, in that order — will go a long way toward thanking our dogs for everything they bring to our lives.
- Cesar Millan

“Sharpness is a bourgeois concept.” Henri Cartier Bresson

'A picture is a secret about a secret; the more it tells you, the less you know.' -Diane Arbus 

I am my Beloved's and my Beloved is mine. 


Ship often. Ship lousy stuff, but ship. Ship constantly.- Seth Godin 

A camera is my oxygen. - Patti Friday


Chance favours those in motion. - James H. Austin


Keep on going and the chances are you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I have never heard of anyone stumbling on something sitting down. 
Charles F. Kettering

If we meet, I will probably shoot you. - Patti Friday

"Eat food, not too much, mostly plants." - Michael Pollan

It's all about your ability cord. Don't let it dry up and fall off. (It's the lifeline to your success.) - Patti Friday

If you want to succeed, you have to work 40 to 60 hours a week with a fire in your belly! - Barbara Corcoran






Entreat me not to leave you, or to turn back from following you; For wherever you go, I will go; And wherever you lodge, I will lodge; Your people shall be my people, and your God, my God. Where you die, I will die, and there will I be buried. - Book of Ruth

Move quick for humanity shifted from 'books' to 'grams' while I blinked. - Patti Friday


It's hard to be a Canadian Princess. The tiara usually, must share the spotlight with a hat. - Patti Friday

Ironically she began to hate the very words that made her a Writer. For they were barren empty collections of letters with no promises or truth behind them. - 47 Tangier Boulevard (Patti Friday)

You take all the wind out of my sails; leaving the hull stuck in the muck. Why don't you go find another ocean to play in? - The Pirate Code (Patti Friday)

Hebrews 6:19

A woman in my place has two faces; one for the world, and one which she wears in private. - Kingdom of Heaven

In the criminal justice system, the people are represented by two separate yet equally important groups: the police, who investigate crime; and the district attorneys, who prosecute the offenders. These are their stories. - Law & Order

'Hockey is ballet performed on knives by passionate beasts.' - Patti Friday

Yom Sheini 13 Sivan 5719

Om anandamayi chaitanyamayi satyamayi parame
(O Thou full of bliss, full of consciousness, full of truth, supreme)
-Kelly Cutrone via The Mother via Sri Aurobindo via India

It's not just a keel and a hull and a deck and sails, that's what a ship needs but what a ship is... what the Black Pearl really is... is freedom.

JOLLITUDE - Patti Friday

"When I sit before you, stranger, 
I know how much time you'll need 
to bury the distance between us. 
You are at the peak of your intelligence 
and I am at the peak of my banquet. 
...You are deliberating how to begin flirting with me, 
and I, under the curtain of my seriousness, 
am already done devouring you."
- Joumana Haddad

I love photographing food. It suits my taste. - Patti Friday

"Beware of artists-they mix with all classes of society and are therefore most dangerous" - Queen Victoria

“There’s a certain freedom to do whatever I want to do, which I guess is the definition of being an artist.” - Maira Kalman


"Beware of Evil Tongue! Assassinating a person's character is a form of MURDER!" - Madonna

I said I was amazing, not that I'm a Mason. - Jay Z


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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