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

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?

Just carve a

[Photos courtesy of the internet]