Art Relevant Juncture Outline

Art Relevant Juncture Outline

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

1/24/2020

Disambiguation-

The removal of ambiguity makes something clear, which may be used in semantics or a variety of forms inclusive of linguistics, art or music. It is the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. “One may disambiguate a word or at the same time, use a recognized word to help disambiguate a sentence.”

In art disambiguation, may imply something relating to existentialism and man’s preoccupation with his own existence. Man’s eternal life may be to disambiguate his existence, origins or the process in art by which man views himself, his condition and world via artworks.  Disambiguation may be a synonym for art.  Disambiguation relates to decoding meaning of the whole or the parts, or the parts for the whole. Each art work in this way of contribution and decoding furthers the idea of disambiguation, by gaining another viewpoint, which contributes to the complete unveiling.

Existentialism-

Mans preoccupation with his own existence exxpressed via art areas such as: drawing, painting, photo, fiber, sculpture, or Human Condition, Social, Humanitarianism or mans search for the soul: the parking space, the shoe, the lotion)

Manifestation-pouring an idea into its form

Drawing as a means to manifestation

Thumbnails

Science theory #1=It is its own unique self

Negative Mountain

Research and Development (R&D), Research Art and Cracking Down

#1 Method, #2 Techniques, #3 Exhibitions

Human Condition-#1 The Problem, #2 How we look at the problem, #3 What are the various results of looking at the problem

Thought Graduation, you say a word, I say a word connected, then let it develop until you have a graduated connected thought with a root

Journaling as a means to art making, journaling means to be making

Writing non-stop, collecting a setting

Writing about art making

Let it fall, precisely, precision, writing as a means to illustration or manifestation

Ideological Writing, Art, Propagandize

Latin

Thought Helms, Analysis, Questions

Title Brief Caller

Love is successful, love is ideals

Studies, Variations, Collections, Interpretations

Stylization, Folk Art

Place Holder, Stand in, Version, Color Block

Art and Design

Design Process Photo Art

Deconstruction

Small and large, assembled pieces, poem to larger extent (Aggrandizement)

Secondary Concept

KS-Knowledge System, build something up and work from it

Art Teacher

Motif

Masking

Fashion Photo, Fashion Print, Fashion Collage as Art, Fashionisms

Stitch and Photo

Fiber, to say or to feel

Object Talk or Reading or Thought Provoking

Art making with a camera (Is it art, or is it a photo?)

Areas in Art eg. Craft, Supply, Industrial, Manufacturing, Planned

Each a full possibility, testing your range

Portraiture

Instigate, Embellish, Inflate

Positive Advertising

Humanitarianism

A place in history

Dissemination, Document

Memories

Quepine, QPN, Question/ Proverb/ News

News and Fantasy

Iconography, Black Magic, Chi, Charmed, Juju, Voyeur, (the bowl the snake drank from, It was attached there so I gave to the brain)

That art allows you

Cooking with a Camera

The Life Introspective (plant collection in home, drawings and prints of plants or you in kitchen, in kitchen as art)

Interdisciplinary Agenda (Interdisciplinary school studies where one has an art “agenda” that highlights future development with art eg. art enterprise, public art or theatre ormake a business of an art work)

Interdisciplinary Studies-crossover techniques or fields that help an artist to break into new terrain and make combinations, eg. a painter and sculptor may hand paint sculptors or colorize

Artisan- a table or gallery of craft

Build An Art World-Art Schools, Artech, Maker, Studio Express, Public Studios, Art District, Supplies & Materials, Art Machinery, Libraries, Gallery District and Venues

Printerly

Commercial Arts

Graphic Design

Denotative and Connotative

Modulation and animating

Fresco Printing

Project Management

The Placement of Art

Maplication-Math of Creation

Claim to Fame

Spectacles, Spectacular, Vista, View beyond window objet d’art

Light Mastery

HISS (highlight, spotlight, showcase)

Storytelling

Art writing, Criticism, Critical Thinking

Video, Visual and Performance, Speeches, Recordings as art, Projective

Staging

Classicism

A Believer, Creativity as religion, working to brief

Self Realization

Take you with me

Exponents, cupboards

Prosperous Zero

Liberato-Art for liberation or art that is liberated and free of constraint

Curiosity

Bars

Working with a curator in collectives or teams from a common photo for placement in era

Art Teams or Collectives

Working towards exhibition or performance

Working with materials

Planning and installation

Working from a word

Working with space, using maps and blueprints

Calling era, era planned themes

High Life Sensation

Rehearsal

Working with galleries that look at specific themes

Working under museum helms

Working in the mirror

Problem Solving

Utilizing problems or oppression as genre or theme

Studio Practice

Scenic, theatrical scenic

Art Towns

Pilgrimages

Spiritual, Santeria

Divine my body

Building a photographic setting or set or wall

Cultural Development Techniques utilizing fashion, culinary, etc.

Acronym

Signifier

Up to Snuff #103: Disambiguation

Up to Snuff #103:  Disambiguation

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Disambiguation-

The removal of ambiguity that makes something clear, which may be used in semantics or a variety of forms inclusive of linguistics, art or music. It is the process of identifying which meaning of a word is used in context. “One may disambiguate a word or at the same time, use a recognized word to help disambiguate a sentence.”

In art disambiguation, may imply something relating to existentialism and man’s preoccupation with his own existence. Man’s eternal life may be to disambiguate his existence, origins or the process in art by which man views himself, his condition and world via artworks.  Disambiguation may be a synonym for art.  Disambiguation relates to decoding meaning of the whole or the parts, or the parts for the whole. Each art work in this way of contribution and decoding furthers the idea of disambiguation, by gaining another viewpoint, which contributes to the complete unveiling.

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #50

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #50

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

A Baby Workout

  • Waist line twists (30) bend at elbows raise to chest horizontal, access waist and twist
  • Run in place (5 minutes cardio)-simulate running
  • Sun Salutations (30) raise outstretched hands above head-breathe in, lower outstretched arms and breathe out
  • Hamstring Stretches-prop foot on something about a foot and 1/2 high  (trunk or an ottoman or a chair) and stretch back of knee  (count 30)
  • Neck rolls-place ear over shoulder and roll head in circles (while sitting)
    (4 times then reverse and go another 4 times)
  • Ankle circular stretches (while sitting) (5 each leg)

This is a good workout at home when you haven’t made it to the gym or are traveling and in a hotel or need to quickly reduce tension.  It’s quick, light, and has low fatigue, but good stretch quality.  It can also be good for an elderly person, or someone for one reason or another doesn’t make it to the gym and wants a 10-minute routine or a morning routine or a TV routine or a turn on the radio routine.

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #49

Fit, Lean & Beautiful #49

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

Here’s to getting fit in the New Year.   The January buzz for fitness and “dryuary” without smoking etc. has already started.  What really sounds great, if you are feeling like hell is to take action.  There’s nothing wrong with making some dietary changes to slim down.  What really seems to work after one friend promoted a diet of “omissions” no rice, no potato, no pasta etc.  What this writer finds works well is to assemble a binder of good, healthy lean recipes with careful research where you may store notes and ideas.  The internet is always your best friend, try websites such as:  perdue.com, halfbakedharvest.com, dinneratthezoo.com, Bon Appetit’s (Healthyish Column-subscribe) and keep searching online for good salads and dishes that float your boat health wise.  Assemble a binder for lots of good ideas and look through cookbooks, make photocopies and place them in the binder.  The binder will promote a lifestyle of health and give you lots of healthy options.

There are many dishes and desserts with lean qualities like Zatar, or cous cous, Fig Newtons, Mamoul (fig cookies), fruit cocktail, canned sliced peaches, tangines (homespun ones), quinoa, lots of seeds and dried fruits, tabbouleh, kebabs, cucumber salads, hummus, Buddha Bowls, strawberry spinach salads, vegetable plates with toasted nuts, Proactive Yogurt, minestrone and ciabatta sandwiches, cranberry juice, popcorn, herbal tea, little garden salads, spinach dip on pita, pretzels, celery and peanut butter, chicken salad, Nicoise Salads, plantain, lemons, yogurt, carrot juice, soup and salad, sandwich and soup, sandwich and salad, Mediterranean, African fish stews can be eaten with crackers.  One wife has her husband eating meat sauces with dippers for a savory lunch minus the starch, to trick the body he ate big, but actually ate small.  You can layer up a hummus platter with squash and lamb, then eat it with pita.  Dinneratthezoo.com promotes eating in big platters for big families.  Lay out several choice veggies etc. in a platter and everyone take a portion.  Diets heavy in turmeric promotes cleansing too, try chicken curry salad in a pita.  Antipasto platters are a nice change of pace.  Chicken teriyaki or Thai chicken salads with papaya and lime are nice choices.  You may want to make up fresh salad dressings to excite you for salad.

Broccoli salad and chicken salads are nice.  Black eyed pea stew with sausage is hearty. Lentils, broccolini and feta.  Sheet pan smoked sausage, apple and root vegetables.  Roasted salmon and citrus salsa verde.  Avocados.  California salads with chicken, avocado and goat cheese.  Crispy Chinese Chicken Salad.  Classic Cobb Salads or Waldorf Salads.  Southwestern Style Chicken Fajita Salad.  Acorn Squash cooked with Mango Chutney.  Try searching high and low for good interesting healthy options.  It’s nice to stay a foodie, be into culinary, make sure you get a quality meal and burn, burn, burn it off later.  The fewer the calories, the less there is to burn.  Don’t give up all your favorites, work out more.

What works really great are the zero calorie lemon-lime seltzer waters, to replace heavy sugars with satisfying refreshing drinks that are high in electrolytes.  The basic idea is to burn off more than you eat and what you don’t burn you keep.  You need cardio, to rev up your energy, metabolism and to burn calories.  Things like cycling tend to keep you at a long steady cardio rate.  If you’re in a cold state then stationary bikes or spinning classes or recumbent bikes.

What also adds to a work out and reduces depression is staying busy and working.  Get a few jobs and volunteer often, figure out a few ways to serve your community.

To enhance your workout, you may want to use protein powder shakes with milk and banana and super green food smoothies with blended fruits.  Balance your quantities with your desired physique. Buy a scale.  For men, very often muscle building powders and shakes are needed in addition to protein powders etc.  It’s a good time to look into gyms and see what local exercise and yoga classes are offered.  Some places offer Butts and Guts classes etc.  One gorgeous male model promoted twisting at the waist to restore the waistline-just light twisting right to left works.

What I heard is not to look for magic pills, they can put 100 lbs. on you in five minutes. Iron and Zinc are good for red and white blood cells.  Oh and back to basics- clear the colon.  It’s a great time for a closed system colonic to start shrinking faster. Other things to think about are a variety of cleansing techniques:  detox footbaths, fasting, microdermabrasion’s, saunas and ready clean drinks are all good for renewal and cleansing etc.

After you have your diet together, your regime together, have cleansed and blank slated (removed hair or tattoos, scars and stretch marks)then it’s a good time to make an appointment with a plastic surgeon for a consultation to work on making some improvements to your health and beauty.  Annual liposuctions can benefit the heart and whole bodies overall health.

It’s a new year, time for a new you!!!

Make some goals and get cracking!  May your purse also clackity clack to set everything into motion.

Serwah’s Thanksgiving Menu Plan for 2019, The Year of the Leftovers

Serwah’s Thanksgiving Menu Plan for 2019, The Year of the Leftovers

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

 

Main Course and Side Dishes

Glazed Orange Scented Turkey with orange peels in cavity and gravy

Small Ham with apricot preserves and cloves

Mashed Potatoes

Corn Bread Stuffing with apple and sausage

Macaroni and Cheese Bake

Black Eyed Peas

Green Bean Casserole

Pot of Collard Greens or Creamed Spinach (w/cream cheese) or Creamed Kale

Bacon wrapped Asparagus with toothpicks

Cranberry Jelly or Cranberry Sauce

Rolls and Butter (Hawaiian Rolls or crescent rolls or dinner rolls or poppers)

Cocktails and Holiday Liquor (Holiday Cheer)

Cranberry Sparklers-cranberry juice, soda, Absolut Vodka

Vodka Gimlets -Roses Lime Juice, soda, Absolut Vodka

East 8-pineapple juice, squeeze lime juice, Grey Goose Vodka

Moscow Mule-crushed ice, 1 ounce vodka, fig eau de vie (Bouka Bokobsa) 1/2 ounce ginger simple syrup, ½ ounce fresh lime juice, ½ ounce agave nectar or date syrup, freshly grated nutmeg, lime wheel and mint sprig for garnish in a copper mug

White Wine for dinner or White Wine Spritzers with soda and lemon

Case of Holiday Beer

Grapefruit Shandy-grapefruit juice, light lager beer

Brandy baking

Port

Cognac

Americano-1 part Campari, 1 part Red Vermouth, Soda

Campari and soda

Kir -White Wine and Crème de Cassis

Kir Royale- Champagne, Crème de Cassis,

Shaker & a bag of ice

Canapes

Baked dips and crackers (Charleston Dip or Artichoke Dip or Party Dip)

Warm Brie with dried cranberry and walnuts w/ crackers

Puff Pastry Brie, Dried Cranberry and Walnuts

Caramelized Walnuts

Stuffed Mushrooms

Curly Toothpick Art-Cubed Salami and Cheese

Baby mini bread slices and toppings

Chips and Dips

Fritters

Easy Cracker Canapes with toppings (look on the Ritz Cracker Website & Triscuit Website)

Veggies and dip

Baked Cheese Balls

Meat Platter

Pumpernickel and Spinach Dip

Pinwheels

Baby sandwiches for starving cooks on white bread with crusts removed sliced in fours (use Ham and Cheese, Ham Spread, Jalapeno Cheese Dip, Spinach Dip etc.)

Ham Spread or Deviled Ham on baby sandwiches or sliced mini baguettes or sliced thick cucumbers or on crackers (good for starving chefs while cooking)

 

Desserts or Dessert Tray

Brandied Pears

Sweet Potato Pies w/ Whipped Cream

Mountain Rose Apple Pies or Brandy Apple Crisp or Apple Crisp Bites or Apple Hand Pies or Pie Poppers with Ice Cream

Raspberry Crumb Bars

Quick breads for breakfast or dessert tray (zucchini and pumpkin)

Fresh Baked Bread (for left overs sandwiches)

Warm Custard in ramekins with berries or spices or Flan

 

Dessert Beverages

Coffee

Masala Chai (Fresh ginger grated, cinnamon stick, black tea, cardamom pods lightly crushed,     2 ¾ cups milk, ¼ cup pure maple syrup, bring ginger and cinnamon to a boil in 3 ½ cups water, add tea bags, ad rest, steep off and return to heat, strain

Torani Iced Turtle Latte (see Torani website for dessert drink recipes)

Rose Tea, cloves, cinnamon, orange peel, lemon peel

Apple Cider Toddy’s-1/2 orange, cloves, apple cider, cinnamon sticks, Brandy, whipped heavy cream, brewed

Hot Toddy-coffee espresso 3 shots, 1 shot whisky “Bartle’s and James,” Half and Half, whip cream, cinnamon stick, beer mug glass,  sprinkle brown sugar on top

 

Leftovers

Acorn Squash w/stuffing and cranberry

Turkey Salad Sandwiches (curried Salad, Cali Club, Mango Chutney/Melted Brie/Shredded Turkey)

Turkey Cobb Sandwiches

Turkey Sliders with Stuffing Biscuits

Turkey and Cucumber Salad Wraps

Buffalo Chicken Pull Apart Bread

Warm Brie Salad with sesame seeds coated on brie slices on romaine with vinaigrette

Coronation Chicken Salad Wraps

Turkey and Spicy Hummus Clubs

Spicy Banh Mi Sandwiches

Turkey Brie Bacon and Cranberry Sandwiches

Pulled Cran-Turkey Sandwiches

Chinese Chicken Salad Wraps

Turkey, Mozzarella and Kale Pesto Panini

Turkey Sandwich with hot honey

Turkey Cranberry and Brie Wraps

Pesto Chicken Salad Croissants

BBQ Turkey Melts (tailgating) (pulled turkey with bbq sauce and melted Velveeta on a sub)

Rose Petal Jam and Turkey on Fresh Baked Bread (check Middle Eastern Markets)

Turkey Enchiladas

Ranch Turkey Tacos

Casseroles

Pot Pies

Creamy Turkey Pasta Bake

Mashed Potato Soup

Stuffing Meatballs in Marinara on Toast (meatball sub-is)

Shepherd’s Pie with leftover mashed potatoes

Creamed Kale, Fried Egg and Crispy Onion Tartines

Toast with Cranberry and Bacon and a touch of arugula

French Toast Turkey Sandwich

Bistro Turkey Calzone

Pan Roasted Chicken with Pineapple Chile Glaze

Bones and Rocket Greens make stock, strain and make soups

Apple Cider Beef Stew

After Dinner Chill

Smoke Box

DVD Player/films Popcorn and Vernos

Playlist

Records

Digestive Cocktails

New dishes, serving dishes and serving spoons, plastic containers, pans, nice outfit, table cloth, flowers, candle and a prayer

Happy Thanksgiving from Revolving Stream!

Love,

Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu, Founder, aka “aoseibon” ♥

Thanksgiving Notes 2019-Planning Ahead

Thanksgiving Notes 2019-Planning Ahead

By, Afua Serwah Osei-Bonsu

This year it’s all about planning for your leftover turkey!!!  Good Housekeeping.com has about 17 leftover recipes like Turkey Cobb Sandwiches, Curried Turkey Salad, or Turkey/Brie/Cranberry Wraps etc.  Another good one to search for is Turkey Enchiladas.  But this year it’s collecting all or lots of leftover recipes and making a splash to extend the festivities or the after-party!

Things to think about are planning cocktails and aperitif.  Good drinks can be “Cranberry Sparklers” with club soda, cranberry juice and Absolut or Grey Goose’s “East 8” recipe on their website with pineapple juice and lime, or “Apple Cider Toddys” or “Vodka Gimlets,” with good vodka and roses lime juice and club soda if you like.  It’s nice to invest in a shaker and have a bag of ice on hand.  You can shake things up with ice, and then strain them.  You can plan for a selection of this year’s choice cocktails.  A few bottles of vodka can make several different cocktails and brandy is good to have on hand for desserts and baking and white wine with dinner.

The internet is your best friend.  There are many sites with good recipes and spend the afternoon searching or updating your favorites then printing them out and assembling a binder.  You can make a binder each year or have a general binder with your research or have different types of holidays you plan for different years or different crowds.

So after you have planned your cocktails, canapes, and leftovers, work on your side dishes, main courses, and desserts.   Brandied pears are nice, sweet potato pies or apple pies are wonderful.

Make sure you have a centerpiece, good music and some after chill ingredients and plan far ahead.  You can start shopping and making playlists early.