Making braided breads is my Sunday morning hobby. Mix up the dough, drink coffee and catch up on the news while waiting for the it to rise. By the time the caffeine has kicked in, it’s assembly time, 30 minutes later there’s a fruit studded bread to devour! Continue reading →
The phrase “All the world loves a lover” is taken from an essay on love by Ralph Waldo Emerson, meaning that people are always happy to see two people in love. Such was the case on Sunday when a man got down on one knee and proposed marriage to his girlfriend in the middle of the Mummer’s Parade on Broad Street. I can’t think of a nicer way to start off the new year, congratulations to the happy couple!
This is another of The Photo Elective series of photographs that Tina, I and every other illustration major attending The Philadelphia College of Art were required to shoot, process and print. My guess is that the notion of the class was that it enabled the students to compose within the frame of the viewfinder and to learn a process. It was also handy for capturing one’s own reference photos rather than relying on the school’s picked over library. I think the real creativity of the course for the student was trying to figure out how to eat once a staggering sum of money was spent on 35mm SLR cameras, photographic supplies and processing gear. I recall the panic that swept the sophomore illustrators as they received the laundry list of pricey gear REQUIRED for the 1.5 credit course.
This isn’t fair! I’m not a photo major! I just want to paint pretty pictures!
Shrimp Scampi was on the menu for New Year’s Eve. It had been a busy day, and I wanted to make something that was special and out of the ordinary, but easy. This fit the bill. In the time it takes to cook the linguine, the shrimp can be sautéed with the garlic, then tossed with the pasta. Add a salad and a good loaf of bread, and you’re all set. Continue reading →
While this may not count as a true Truck Mascot being that the vehicle is not a truck but a school bus, I feel it’s close enough. It is mostly a big International truck adapted to haul kids off to school. Kudos for getting into the spirit of the season and the strange urban phenomena of Truck Mascots.