Saturday, August 1, 2015

Patti Friday is on Tondo

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Put the kettle on.
I've got news!
I'm on Tondo.

What’s tondo? (tŏn′dō)

1) The world’s first fully-devoted art-centric social platform.
2) Your place to meet fabulous people who love art.
3) A completely open, awesome place for real art conversations, storytelling, sharing of art expertise, and absolutely no snobby art elitism.
4) Oh yeah….also a round painting, relief, or similar work of art.

Why would I join tondo?

We created tondo because we were frustrated with how closed-off the art world can seem. At tondo, every voice can be heard and there’s no such thing as a stupid question. We are a true “tondocracy”! This is your home for real and honest conversations about art. Whether you’re an artist, a gallerist, a curator, or someone who wonders why the hell a painting could be worth $100 million, you belong here.

What are people saying about tondo?

Financial Times: “ encouraging artists and specialists from galleries, fairs and auction houses to post about their work, [tondo] hopes to make insider knowledge “egalitarian, democratic and accessible to everybody.”

Connected Canvas: “Tondo is all about art and creativity. Its goal is to facilitate conversations about art and build internal communities centered on specific areas of the art world. It's for artists, collectors, or just creative-minded folks. Something tells me this will be a welcome retreat from the conversations likely happening in your Facebook feed…”

Calcalist: “The content in Tondo is varied...from posts about the popular street artist Banksy to discussions on how best to write press releases about artworks for sale.”

Ok, I do love art. How do I get started?

Register to join (it’s free!), create a profile, take a look around and join the conversation.

You can use our easy posting tool to create posts directly on the site, then spread them far and wide to your friends and family using our social share buttons. This isn’t your usual post-and-run platform, but rather a place to spark conversation.

Comment, reply and vote on tondoers’ posts that catch your eye or interest. The more you share, the better the conversation, and the further your content spreads.

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

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Bon Accord Good Deal House

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Thanks to the hollyhocks
I got a private tour of this home built in 1867
(long story, but sum it up to my photography habit)

The imposing Georgian-style house with Italianate paired, 
round-headed windows was built by brothers Adam and Alexander Cochrane who built the 
Inkerman Foundry and Ironworks in Durham in 1851.

They came to Durham with a brother, Robert, from Renfrewshire, Scotland. The limestone house was built in 1867 as an anniversary gift to Adam Cochrane's wife, Grace Haggert. It was said the stone for the house was hauled from an Owen Sound Quarry by horse and wagon and built by a crew of 20 men within six months. Alexander Cochrane became the first Mayor of Durham in 1872 and held the Mayoral office again in 1884.

The fountain on the front lawn was a gift to Dr. and Mrs. Jamieson from the Town of Durham in 1933, on the occasion of their 50th Wedding Anniversary, "by the appreciative people of Durham."

Bon Accord's double front doors opened into a centre hall plan from where 20 low-rising steps carried one to the second floor.

Read more here

There is an interesting book 
....if you love that kind of thing like I do.

I want to exhibit my work in this home!

Thank You Jake and Don

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

Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Tyler Massey Memorial

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Tyler Massey Law

Please share Tyler's story to help educate, influence and make an impact on people, parents and children about the dangers and risks that should not be taken with kids under 14 on ATV's. ATV manufacturers offer guidelines on engine size for young rider's and safe ATV use. Most ATVs are equipped with a label detailing the manufacturer's and CPSC's recommended age for that particular model.

Between 2001 and 2011, 33% of ATV-related emergency-room visits were in kids younger than 16.
Please click here to download and sign our petition to Pass "The Tyler Massey Law"
Read Tylers story click here

Tyler Massey Memorial Fund

This is Tyler Massey's legacy - a place where we can all come together to remember and reflect on what a wonderful brother, son and friend he was to all of us.

Tyler was a 9 year old boy with a spirit larger than life. Tyler was kind, loving and curious. He loved animals and had a passion for riding dirt bikes. We would like to thank each and every one of you for your on going support. As the Tyler Massey Memorial Fund continues to grow, we will post our plans to build a playground in Tyler's honour at Goodwood Public School

Children under the age of 14 should never operate a full size ATV. Here In Ontario this is only a suggestion, Children under 14 lack the skill & strength to correct an unstable ATV with the weight ranging from 500lbs-1000lbs & hitting speeds up to 50mph.

Even children 14-16 should only ride an ATV with an engine size of 90cc's or less. Rollovers and collisions happen often.  According to Statistics Canada, there were 187 ATV-related deaths in 2007 (up from 142 in 2000). Among them were 18 children between the ages of 1 and 14.
Between 2001 and 2011, 33% of ATV-related emergency-room visits were in kids younger than 16.

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

The Oatmeal Project: Cherry Almond Date Night Recipe

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Recently I enjoyed a generous bowl of oatmeal
at a castle wedding.

I couldn't stop thinking about it.

I decided to purchase a 2.5 Qt. Crock Pot

(All research suggested best results achieved with a small 2.5 crock pot)

This was my first bowl of goodness
this morning.

So good for you
and a crowd-pleaser.

Here is my humble recipe:

1 cup Steel Cut Oats
1 cup Regular Oats
2 tbsp. Flax Seeds
2 tbsp. dried cherries
2 tbsp. raisins
2 tbsp. sunflower seeds
2 tbsp. slivered almonds
4 pitted dates rough chopped small
3.5 cups water

At 10 pm or so
coat your crock pot with thin layer oil or spray
to prevent sticking
set on 'low'

Add all the ingredients
then mix in the water

stir well

close lid
Go to Bed

Wake up 
6 am
Enjoy a bowl of dreamy oatmeal
top with a tbsp of almonds
or topping of choice

(Now you are ready for your 'Date Night')


The Oatmeal Project
Pinterest here

Overnight Crockpot Oatmeal 
is like 'crack in a bowl'

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

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