“A thing of beauty is a joy forever: its loveliness increases; it will never pass into nothingness.”~ John Keats

Terra on Mercury Day

It’s Wednesday, which is ruled by the planet Mercury, and I’ve got my contribution to the Aromatic Journey series up at the Lillyella blog. This month I share a simple, yet effective DIY clay mask, enjoy! Elemental Earth at the Lillyella Blog Photo by Roxana Villa

The Bar

Self Magazine, a publication I use to do illustrations for in the eighties, did a fun interview with Rebecca Mader. Rebecca is one of the Losties playing the part of Charlotte Lewis, a nod to CS Lewis and perhaps Lewis Carroll. Rebecca mentions a workout method she swears by called Bar Method. She states the… Continue reading The Bar

In the Flow

“Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”~ Albert Einstein I ponder this quote by Einstein on a daily basis. It became clear to me as a child that if I wanted things to change then it would be best for me to create the motion toward change. This concept… Continue reading In the Flow

Beauty in Greece

I came across this while blog hopping, my favorite piece of music ever, since I saw the film Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence. I remember the film as being a bit disturbing, but, the music…ah, exquisite! The musician and composer is Ryuichi Sakamoto.

Sublime in Nature

A Thing of Beauty is a Joy Forever  ~ John Keats  In the future, each new botanical perfume launch will have a beautiful display and grand feast. Ideally François Vatel would orchestrate the event and each of you would receive an invite. [youtube] Last night I introduced my daughter Eve to one of my… Continue reading Sublime in Nature

Being Human

“Live life fully while you’re here. Experience everything. Take care of yourself and your friends. Have fun, be crazy, be weird. Go out and screw up! You’re going to anyway, so you might as well enjoy the process. Take the opportunity to learn from your mistakes: find the cause of your problem and eliminate it.… Continue reading Being Human

Beauty and Bread

‘Everyone needs beauty as well as bread.’ ~ John Muir I am back to the Getty today and must say very excited to be going. I’ve started the day with a chocolate croissant and e-mailing with some divine ladies in my realm. Friendship, chocolate, beauty…what could be more grand?The lovely pain au chocolat is from… Continue reading Beauty and Bread