Rouge My Knees

Shinichi Maruyama | words drenched
January 14, 2011, 07:41
Filed under: natural wonders

“If there is magic on this planet it is contained in water,” the scientist Loren Eiseley once wrote.

NPR’s Kulrich Wonders Blog is a great source for some daily geek.  Shinichi Maruyama’s liquid calligraphy highlighted here.  It’s incredibly cool to watch:

Read the post.  bookmark Kulrich—————here.


hanging on a clothesline
January 12, 2011, 15:17
Filed under: natural wonders

This story from the Daily Mail made me giddy today.

Green up your life
November 30, 2010, 16:32
Filed under: My Interior Design School FUN, natural wonders

and your design.

I’ve got a new blog up dedicated to 101 Green ideas, products and information on a sustainable {while still being fashionable, mind you!}, existence.

Check it out———————->

It’s also for a class project, so help an art student out and get to reusing, recycling, & reducing!

Magic Eggs Martha can be proud of…
August 19, 2010, 08:37
Filed under: natural wonders, photography

One of my dearest pals,  Mollie,invited friends to her family farm over the weekend for some catch up with mother nature.

I was happy to get away and try to recover from this pesky summer cold I caught last week.

The Byron Farm is magical.  Magical chickens live there and lay Tiffany blue eggs.

Amongst others in creamy peach, tawny brown and sunset pink.

We had a funny incident while on the farm…a case of escaped chickens!!!

I can now count chicken herding  as one of my special talents.

Rain is liquid precipitation, as opposed to non-liquid kinds of precipitation such as snow, hail and sleet.
August 3, 2010, 10:06
Filed under: natural wonders, photography

rain can sometimes be the secret ingredient.

That Would Be Something
Really would be something
That Would Be Something
To meet you in the fallin’ rain momma
To meet you in the fallin’ rain

meet you in the fallin’ rain

June 11, 2010, 12:25
Filed under: féminin, natural wonders

I’ve thought Kojii Helwein was swell for a while now.  Same goes for Mercedes Helwein.  Mercedes’ artwork is just speaks to my generation and those a few years ahead and following. Her eye blows life into illustration.  Now that I’m taking a course in Color Theory, I can’t get over how beautifully she blends her shades and works with tones.

So I just put two and two together than Kojii is sister-in-law to Merecedes.  And lately they’ve collaborated on some video for Merecedes’ new short films:

Kojii’s husband Ali Helwein is Merecedes’ string playing music producing bro who provides titillating music for her videos.

The entire family is creative and inspiring. From her site:

Gottfried Helnwein — My dad. People love to refer to him as an “art provocateur”.

Ali Helnwein — My brother, who is a composer and contributes music to my videos.

Cyril Helnwein — My brother who is a photographer.

String Box Productions — Ali’s string-arrangement company.

Traction Avenue Chamber Orchestra — Ali’s orchestra.

Kojii Helnwein — My sister-in-law’s blog.

I have a third brother, Amadeus Helnwein, but he’s not present on the web yet, other than in my videos (the prominently featured blonde kid, often wearing glasses. He has 20/20 vision for the record and is far less of a nerd than I make him out to be ). He is a writer, finishing off college in Ireland. More on him to come.

Talk about one bad ass fam.

My heart belongs to Philadelphia
May 25, 2010, 12:00
Filed under: natural wonders, photography

I spent four days in Philly last week and my heart is still aflutter from all the beauty and warmth the city emanates.   There’s so much history everywhere and people are friendly.  Lots of good food, lots of good beverage (Village Whiskey, you rule and you’ve inspired my summer drink:  the Ginger Rogers!).

A short bus ride took me to see the Barnes Collection.  I highly suggest you see it in its organic state before it moves to Philly in 2011.  Barnes was too cool and spent a lifetime getting his art arranged just so.  I hope his vision is given respect when the art work is moved to the new location in Philly. I can’t imagine seeing the art and then not having the opportunity to walk through the rose garden.

My favorite has to be the Mütter Museum.  Strange and surreal, all while very dignified.  I can only imagine that it provokes the same feelings/experience that the first museums inspired.  Oddities brought to us by Nature.