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Amazing Artist Steve Spazuk Paints with FIRE


I found this amazing artist by http://davidkanigan.com/2014/10/28/fire-painter/ & was so impressed by his ingenuity that I felt it practically my duty to post it further.
Enjoy!

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French Canadian artist Steve Spazuk is from Lery, Quebec. Here’s his bio from Spazuk.com:
For the past 14 years, Spazuk has developed and perfected a unique technique that allows him to use the flame of a candle or the flame of a torch as a pencil to create his paintings with trails of soot. Using various tools, he intuitively sculpt the plumes of soot left behind in response to the shapes that appear on the canvas.
Spontaneity and chance are the heart and soul of his creative process. He does not censor. He does not direct. Spazuk opens himself to the experience. This in-the-moment creative practice coupled with the fluidity of the soot, creates a torrent of images, shadows and light. Fueled by the quest of a perfect shape that has yet to materialize, he concentrate in a meditative act and surrender to capture the immediacy of the moment on canvas.
The human body fascinates him. Bodies in a perpetual metamorphosis are the language with which he express his thoughts on the human condition: emotions, opinions, stories that are born of his uncensored psyche. Spazuk often works piece by piece, collecting a multitude of unique elements that he assembles into mosaics. Entities that, once grouped together, afford a different meaning and provide a new perspective that is both novel and complementary. He sees fragments of things, events, people, as a powerful metaphor of modern life and, even more so, of the way we perceive things through our senses and our minds. His work expresses how every one of us is a constituent fragment of the human community.
Check out an interview with Steve Spazuk and more of his work here.
Be sure to check out his website and his gallery of portraits here: Steve Spazuk Portraits.

Published on Oct 27, 2014
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100% natural waffle recipe with cooked sweet apples


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I made today waffles so that I could take photos to post the recipe to all of you.
My machine is quite old so I had a bit of a sticky problem but with a good one it’s quick & easy, the recipe is all natural & the more you practice the faster it gets.

The batter ©copyright2014owpp

The batter
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Ingredients
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% organic Spelt flour (or regular) 3 cup if you want it more consistent
2. 1/4 to 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil (or anything you have at home) less would feel lighter
3. 1/2 cup rice syrup (or sugar if that’s what you use)
4. 1 pinch of salt
5. 1 egg (organic if possible)
6. 1 to 2 tsp. baking powder
7. 1/2 to 3/4 cup Spelt milk (water or regular milk) depending on the amount of flour you’ve chosen

Ready to bake ©copyright2014owpp

Ready to bake
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Method
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Mix it in a small bowl by hand, spray the machine with oil then turn it on to preheat, pour the batter gently, close the lid & wait till the light goes green then, carefully ease it out & put on a plate.
I used sweet cooked apples to accompany it & poured rice syrup on the waffles but you must be familiar with all the other options out there as icing sugar, ice cream, strawberries & whipped cream… as usual I encourage you to create some of your own ideas it gives it a personal touch.
Here’s the very simple cooked sweet apples recipe.

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And voila!
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Ingredients
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1. 3 apples
2. 1 Tbsp. rice syrup
3. 1 tsp. oil
4. cinnamon

A close up to sweetness :) ©copyright2014owpp

A close up to sweetness :)
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Method
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Boiled in a pan, then cook on a low fire for about 20 mn. serve warm with waffle.
Enjoy it!

Mm! ©copyright2014owpp

Mm!
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Last but not least ;) ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least ;)
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Unadulterated & authentic…modest yet ornate (Pur et authentique … modeste mais orné)


The beauty of simplicity ©copyright2014owpp

The beauty of simplicity
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I walk and I see
The beauty of simplicity
That one buttercup standing out
Shooting upward among short green grass
Calling out, screaming out for my discernment
I answer in spite of myself and approach as a somnambulist,
Hand stretched out ready to stroke the stem, the petals, gently
Guiding it toward my tool of appreciation, the more I use it on the
Small, the further is its individuality magnified… I close onto its delicacy,
Its silky petals, the brightness of unadulterated yellow, the intricacies of its
Nerve map, the bulge of its heart and discover the secret of purity.

Je marche et je vois
La beauté de la simplicité
Cet unique bouton d’or saillir
Jaillir vers le haut parmi l’herbe
Courte et verte criant, hurlant pour
Mon discernement, je réponds malgré moi
Et approche comme un somnambule, main tendue
Prêt à carresser la tige, les pétales, le guidant
Doucement vers mon outil d’appréciation, plus je l’utilise
Sur l’insignifiant, plus est amplifié son individualité… je ferme
Sur sa délicatesse, ses pétales soyeux, la luminosité du jaune pur, les subtilités
De sa carte de nerfs, le renflement de son coeur et découvre le secret de la pureté.

Bright & delicate ©copyright2014owpp

Bright & delicate
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Mysterious & comely ©copyright2014owpp

Mysterious & comely
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A bumblebee in our balcony! Un bourdon dans notre balcon…


A bumblebee in our balcony! ©copyright2014owpp

A bumblebee in our balcony!
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A bumblebee in our balcony…
So rare a sight I thought it was reserved to the eye of the privileged, those living among completely natural environments.
To my astonishment it was there, hanging so still on the flower of my plant I was sure it was dying & had accidentally landed in our small haven of peace, all I could see was its hairy tail moving rhythmically.
I ran to fetch my camera wondering how it would all end, if I could eventually be of any help… came back to find it still hanging on, quickly took all the shots possible & to my delight saw it fly healthily away a second later!

Un bourdon dans notre balcon …
Un spectacle si rare, je pensais qu’il était réservé à l’œil des privilégiés, ceux qui vivent parmi un environnement complètement naturel.
À mon grand étonnement, il était là, suspendu si immobile sur la fleur de ma plante, J’étais sûr qu’il allait mourir & avait accidentellement atterri dans notre petit havre de paix, tout ce que je pouvais voir, c’était sa queue poilue faire un mouvement rythmique.
J’ai couru chercher mon appareil photo me demandant comment tout cela finirait, si je pouvais être d’une aide quelconque éventuellement … je revint le trouvant toujours suspendu, rapidement pris tous les shoots possibles et à ma grande joie l’ai vu s’envoler sainement au loin une seconde plus tard!

Stepping closer... ©copyright2014owpp

Stepping closer…
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And more so... ©copyright2014owpp

And more so…
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Only too happy to go on :) ©copyright2014owpp

Only too happy to go on :)
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Last but not least... ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least…
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Easiest cheapest 100% natural organic crêpe/pancake recipe


And... voila! ©copyright2014owpp

And… voila!
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I know there are a load of you who know how to do crêpes (French-thinner-pancakes) courtesy of Wikipedia…

A crêpe or crepe (Listeni/kreɪp/[1] or /krɛp/ French: [kʁɛp] ( listen), Quebec French: [kʁaɪ̯p] ( listen)) is a type of very thin pancake, usually made from wheat flour (crêpes de Froment) or buckwheat flour (galettes). The word is of French origin, deriving from the Latin crispa, meaning “curled”. While crêpes are often associated with Brittany, a region in the northwest of France, their consumption is widespread in France, Belgium, Quebec and many parts of Europe and North Africa. Crêpes are served with a variety of fillings, from the most simple with only sugar to flambéed crêpes Suzette or elaborate savoury galettes.

The batter ©copyright2014owpp

The batter
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But as it’s a simplified recipe I have adjusted to my dietary needs as, no-sugar-eggs-dairy… I thought this one might be of some help to those who follow the same organic wholesome food plan but for those who don’t, just switch back to sugar, plain flour or any oil you have :)
You can’t get anything easier or faster & it’s a load of fun to do with your kids or grand-kids so… here you go!

Small pan & ladle ©copyright2014owpp

Small pan & ladle
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Ingredients (for about ten small ones)
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1. 2 1/2 cups 75% whole Spelt flour (or just plain)
2. 2 1/4 cups water
3. 1 to 2 tsp. extra virgin olive oil (or anything on hand)
4. 1 tsp. organic baking powder (optional)

The swiveling... ©copyright2014owpp

The swiveling…
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Method
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Mix well the two first ingredients & add baking powder just before putting it in pan, mix very well too.
Heat frying pan (I have an old small one but it’s the only one I know how to work with for my pancakes)
put a heaped teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil (but you can use any available) put your (small) flame
on high first then switch to between-high & low after about 4 minutes, pour a small ladle of batter slowly
(once the oil is hot you should hear it sizzling as it touches the pan) while swiveling the pan to even it
out then wait about a minute (you’ll get the feel of how long with the time) flip it over with a fork or
as a chef would do with a swift hand-motion then once it’s ready slide it on a plate.

First side happening... ©copyright2014owpp

First side happening…
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I chose this time to serve it as a snack with rice syrup spread on it, rolled it & poured a little on too,
but I have served it in many different ways in the past as with minced seitan (vegetarian meat) as a filling
& creamed mushrooms as the topping or with a creamy wok as a filling… but all you have to do is use your creativity & improvise anything you desire as ice cream on the side with whipping creme & chocolate syrup on top of the pancake…

I hope the photos will make the instructions easier but mainly, have a load of fun & Bon appétit!

Second side... ©copyright2014owpp

Second side…
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And the end result :) ©copyright2014owpp

And the end result :)
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Step in… you’ll find the missing pieces


Step in... ©copyright2014wpp

Step in…
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Step in to the threshold of each & every day
Living your life with love light peace & joy*

If you can manage that you will quickly see
That you have found the missing pieces…

* L.L.P.J

Brown spots & caterpillars… any suggestion?


At first... ©copyright2014owpp

At first…
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This is the story of my tomato plants… it started beautifully but then things went awry.
One mishap after another gave me the idea of seeking out your help, of all the (much more experienced than me) gardeners I follow, see if there’s a preventive measure I can take for next summer’s batch concerning those big brown spots coming out of nowhere and if those caterpillars are any threat to the tomatoes besides munching on my leaves.

Any suggestion would be more than welcome!

They thrived... ©copyright2014owpp

They thrived…
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And I was so proud with the result! ©copyright2014owpp

And I was so proud with the result!
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Then,I noticed this ©copyright2014owpp

Then,I noticed this
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Which produced this :( ©copyright2014owpp

Which produced this :(
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And just when I thought it was over my leaves started to look like this! ©copyright2014owpp

And just when I thought it was over my leaves started to look like this!
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The culprit... ©copyright2014owpp

The culprit…
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And a future one ;) ©copyright2014owpp

And a future one ;)
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Last but not least...all stretched out!!! ©copyright2014owpp

Last but not least…all stretched out!!!
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Oh! forgot to show you our tomato plants climbing no matter what :) ©copyright2014owpp

Oh! forgot to show you our tomato plants climbing no matter what :)
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