Sunday, 7 August 2022

The Greek Pantheon, Reimagined


I love when old myths are reinterpreted for our modern age, giving them fresh relevance and giving us new insights. The Greek pantheon of deities was the subject of a modern photoshoot not long ago called 20 Gods and Goddesses for 2020. Creative director Mario Ville, photographer Ana Martinez, and their team gave them all a divine makeover, mixing traditional symbols with modern anachronisms, to create a stunning series of photos using a colour palette of black, white and gold.

These are my selected favourites, but you can see the full photoshoot by clicking here.

Zeus, King of the Gods


Hera, Queen of the Gods


Ares, God of War


Aphrodite, Goddess of Love


Hades, God of the Underworld


Hermes, Messenger of the Gods


Apollo, God of the Sun


Artemis, Goddess of the Moon


Athena, Goddess of Wisdom


Nike, Goddess of Victory


Friday, 5 August 2022

"Less Putin, More Poutine"

Having a recent craving for the food of My Rare One's people, we went out for lunch last week at Uncle Ed's Ukrainian Restaurant. I've previously mentioned how Edmonton is full of fundraisers right now to aid war-torn Ukraine, so this Special at Uncle Ed's caught my eye --


How could I NOT order it?

As you may know, classic poutine (Canada's contribution to the world of haute cuisine) consists of french fries, cheese curds and gravy. Uncle Ed's ode to Canadian/Ukrainian solidarity consists of perogies, cheese curds, diced ham and gravy.

Behold the Special in all its glory!


It tasted okay, but perogies go better with sour cream than gravy, I must say. However, the cheese curds were right at home!

I topped off lunch with a plateful of delicious blueberry dessert perogies in warm brown sugar cream sauce. OMG so good!


It's not every day you can strike a small blow for freedom with your stomach, so thank you, Uncle Ed's!

[Photos © Debra She Who Seeks, July 2022]

Monday, 1 August 2022

Trick or Treat!


I know many of you out there
enduring the dog days of summer
LONG FOR HALLOWEEN!

Oh, come to us, COME TO US,
cool, crisp days and chilly nights,
all things spooky and macabre,
fall leaves, harvest moons, pumpkins,
bonfires, sweaters and caramel apples!

I too feel Halloween's SIREN CALL . . .


[Coloured pencils art © Debra She Who Seeks, June 2022]


[Chrome marker line art © Debra She Who Seeks, July 2022]

But HOW can we get
in a Halloween mood
in the middle of SUMMER?


EASY!
Just carve a
JACK-O-MELON!


[Photos courtesy of the internet]

LET'S HAVE A HAPPY . . .


Friday, 29 July 2022

70,000 Comments!


So my stats counter says
this blog has now received

70,000 comments

since its start almost 
14 years ago in 2008.

Yowza!

Thanks to everyone who has
ever commented over the years!

And special thanks to
all you regular commenters! 



I read and enjoy every comment
that is published!

And I appreciate that all you commenters
are so civil and well-behaved.

Your comments are always 
intelligent, thought-provoking,
insightful and often very funny!

Yes, every once in awhile,
there will be a minor
brouhaha or contretemps
in the comments section --

But even that is not without its fun.


Of course, it's pretty much 
always the same commenter
behind the flying fur (so to speak)
and I think we all know who that is.


But even HRH's contributions towards
reaching this 70,000 milestone
are appreciated!


Wednesday, 27 July 2022

HRH's New Religion

UH-OH.
Her Royal Highness the Cat
read my last post and took it to heart.


Now she's busy proselytizing.

She expects you all to join.
EXPECTS it.


You will be welcomed to her flock.


And you will enjoy the warmth 
of her Divine Love.


However, never ever question HRH
or challenge her authority.



She has already put ME on notice.


What can I say?