Saturday, February 28, 2015

Lemon Blueberry Whipped Cream Cake Gluten Free

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I ask my Daughter. "What are your plans for today honey?" 
She replies. "Cake."

















It was a baking team effort.
We drew inspiration from this recipe.
To die for.
Seriously.




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, February 26, 2015

Farewell to Canadian Winter Wink Wink Nudge Nudge

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This is my friend Connie's farmhouse.
Isn't it so delightful!




I fell madly in love with this pastel blue barn.
Some farmer's wife with style decided upon this
I am sure.


Winter in Canada is so beautiful and fresh
but the danger side of this beauty is the beast.
#nofun



As my friend Darlene commented
"and not an iPhone in sight"
when she saw my photograph of
these Mennonite school children
skating in Ontario




The snowbanks are pretty f-ing tall.





I love weathered barn wood.
Gimme Gimme



Even though the hydro towers alter
the landscape
they still offer artistic beauty.

I'm over on Instagram having fun.
Wanna follow me?

Have a good day.
Stay warm Canada.
I still love you.
PFXO

P.S.
I am working on a new
series of robust abstract
works on paper!
Stay tuned!





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

Saturday, February 21, 2015

Wild Advice For Writers Starting Out From Cheryl Strayed

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This is an excerpt from the most incredible interview with Cheryl Strayed.

If you don't read The Great Discontent, I would recco you do. Stellar.

(Be sure to click here to read the entire interview.)

Here is Cheryl's answer to Tina's question:

"If you could give a piece of advice to a young writer starting out, what would you say?
Hmm…okay, well…
Just give it to us straight, Cheryl.
(laughing) Write like a motherfucker would have to be my first bit of advice. What that means to me is that—as I say in the column—you really, really have to be a warrior and a motherfucker. And you have to be resilient and faithful. You can’t be a wimp. You can’t stand around bitching about how hard it is and how indignant you are that no one appreciates your work, about how no one will publish you, or how people at parties make you feel stupid, about how you’re really not only a waitress or whatever job you’ve taken, about how your parents don’t understand you, or any of the stuff I bitched about plenty myself. I don’t say this from a place of condemnation, but rather allegiance. You really have to buck the fuck up, do the work, and know that you’re probably going to have to do more work than you imagined you’d have to do to get to the place that you imagined as successful. And when you get there, you’ll see that “successful” feels less successful than you thought it would. Success in writing is about keeping the faith over a long, long stretch of time. This isn’t something you just do a little bit and then get a reward at the end of—it’s a life’s work.
I believe in that voice I trusted all along the way. I believe in writing as a calling. If you truly feel that calling in you, then listen to it and respect it, but don’t expect that anything is going to be given to you—you have to get it. That’s true of any art form; any artist will tell you that."


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

New Patti Friday Photo Poetry Art Books

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Works of art you can hold in your hand, collect
or share on your coffee table.
Nice gift too.
PFXO

P.S.
Remember who you wanted to be. 





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, February 13, 2015

The New Bohemians: Cool and Collected Homes

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In The New Bohemians, LA-based designer Justina Blakeney defines the New Bohemians as creative individuals who are boutique owners and bloggers, entrepreneurs and ex-pats, artists and urban farmers. They embrace free-spirited, no-rules lifestyles and apply that attitude to all areas of their existence, including their homes. With little distinction between work and play, the new boho home often includes an office, art gallery, showroom, photography studio, restaurant, or even a pop-up shop.









The New Bohemians explores 20 homes located primarily on the East and West coasts. Exclusive interviews with the owners, as well as 12 DIY projects created by Blakeney and inspired by objects found in the homes, offer insight into achieving this aesthetic. In addition, each home is accompanied by an Adopt-an-Idea section that offers general decor, styling, and shopping tips for easy duplication in your own home.







L'Occitane 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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