Sunday, February 21, 2010

Editorial Doodling-ROM Toronto

DAN PERJOVSCHI EXHIBIT AT THE ROM: He filled the walls of the roloff beny gallery with his editorial drawings. yes, he was allowed to draw on the walls of the museum. what about all the signs that say "please do not touch"?. then this guy comes in and draws all over the walls. i wish i was overly creative with a beard and spoke romanian.

My thoughts:

I had the perfect saturday that started with a Starbucks non-fat caramel macchiato and then took a visit to the Royal Ontario Museum. I generally love museums because I am a bit nerdy and always find one area of the place where I could spend hours.
The exhibit, that I stumbled upon, didn't really plan on seeing, mainly because I didn't google the museums exhibits before I left the apartment, is interesting, refreshing and a little too heavy for the family crowd that was ever so prominent in the Discovery gallery.
I LOVED IT! At first it was annoying to find the actual exhibit since it is hidden on the 4th floor in the north east corner. Once I got there I found the artist himself there with many Eastern European Canadians looking up towards the cartoons.

Here are some of my favorites:

It might be too soon for this one. But I think McQueen himself would have thought it was funny.

This was walking into the gallery

I love to eat but this is how I really feel:

This of course didn't stop me from eating a street meat hot dog after being at the museum for a couple hours:
To end this post off I will say this, Go to the exhibit! Not that anyone besides my sexy guitar playing, law school going, procrastinator, fiance is reading this. I loved this exhibit! It was captivating. The artist was there creating his images right infront of you. I felt like I was part of the process instead of looking at some modern art that I would forget about after eating my hot dog. I will be picking up this artist book and looking for future exhibits. I wonder if he does weddings?

See Perjovschi at work in the gallery February 15 to 21, 2010. His wall drawings will remain on view until the summer of 2010.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Study Snack

Peanut Brownie Bites

Here is the best recipe for brownies. I usually hate using boxed pre-made cakes. But it made these so easy to make. My fiance (this is new...I feel like screaming with joy every time I think about it) loved them. I think he ate 90% of them. Originally I made them so he could have something with his tea I didn't expect them to be eaten in one night.

Peanut Brownie Bites

1 package Duncan Hines Chocolate Lovers Double Fudge Brownie Mix
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup vegetable oil
30 mini Reeses cups unwrapped
1 Box Reynolds 2-inch aluminum foil mini cups for muffins

1. Preheat oven to 350
2. Place 30 foil liners on baking sheet
3. Combine brownie mix, contents from fudge packet in mix, eggs, water and oil.
4. Stir with spoon until well blended. (about 50 strokes)
5. Fill each liner with 2 tablespoons of batter
6. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes and remove from oven
7. Push 1 Reeses in center of each “brownie cupcake” until even with surface of the batter.
8. Bake 5-7 minutes longer.
9. Cool 5-10 minutes in pan and then move to cooling rack to cool completely.

Note: I used noname peanut butter cups- Just as good. I also watched them like a hawk. I would only do 5 min before you push the cups into the brownie and 5 min after.