Friday, October 30, 2015

My Older Sister is Maira Kalman

I've been thinking and feeling about this for a long time.  About Frida Kahlo. I adore her. Anyone who remotely knows of me, knows this. But. The one working female Artist (Illustrator. Author. Designer) who holds my heart like an older Sister, is without a shadow of a doubt, Maira Kalman.

I have written about her here, here, and here.  The Wall Street Journal has a recent article:

Maira Kalman’s Bohemian Bliss Above a Bakery

I have a money pot of coins collecting so I can ring Julie at the Julie Saul Gallery (we've already emailed one another) and invest in my first Maira original. #dreamsdocometrue

Please don't classify me as a super-fan or crazy stalker-in-training peep.  (Have you listened to this recent radio interview?)

I truly want to grow up to be just like her. Who wouldn't love her!

Photo Source:  Google Images

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Elizz and Lainey Gossip

8 million Canadians are caring for aging parents.
Elizz is launching today and Lainey discussed it on CTV Canada AM
The place to go for all things caregiving – Elizz delivers exceptional services, support and new possibilities for those caring for others.
Powered by Saint Elizabeth Health Care, they’ve been helping Canadian families for more than 100 years.
Caring for someone has its ups and downs. At Elizz, they can help you embrace the joy and relieve the stress of caregiving. Whether you are new to the role or have been at it a while, they’re here to provide support for you and care for the people you help.

Compassionate. Creative. Curious. Elizz is made up of caring professionals – personal support workers, nurses, rehabilitation  therapists, and companions – who have come together for one simple reason: to make care better by supporting caregivers. 

At Elizz, they want to make caregiving a more hopeful and happy experience – and they’re well on their way! Every day, they pour their hearts into scouting, creating and sharing new innovations to help caregivers. Visit them often to discover the latest and greatest in all things caregiving.
Photo Credits: Dexter Chew Photography

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

Friday, October 16, 2015

Friday Buttermilk Scones

I love baking scones but there is an issue.
They disappear fast.

If you don't have buttermilk just use
milk with a tbsp. of white vinegar mixed in.

I like to keep careful watch and brown them
ever so slightly because I love the look and texture of taste.

400 degree oven

Whisk together

4 3/4 cup flour
1 tbsp baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp salt
1/2 cup white sugar

Cut in 1 cup cold butter
until it becomes coarse crumbles

Add 1 1/4 cup buttermilk 
2/3 cup raisins or currants or craisins
or any other combinations of goodies

You can also add 1 tbsp
of a zest you love

Turn dough out on a lightly floured surface
Gently pat out into a 10" (approx) round 
1" thick

With a paring knife
Slice the round into wedges

Place on parchment paper pan
a few inches apart
cover and chill in refrigerator for a few hours
or overnight

Brush tops with heavy cream
sprinkle with sugar

Bake 20-25 until golden

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