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A visitor by Misha Lyuve

Oct 10, 2012

bumble bee

What if there were no spring? by Misha Lyuve

Apr 24, 2011

Tilips, spring

What if there were no spring? If the earth forgot to awaken this year? If trees decided not to bloom? If flowers didn’t feel like opening up? If birds changed their mind about chirping?

If humans weren’t overwhelmed with exhilaration, excitement and anxiety for the newness of life? For its change? For falling in love or falling out of it? For being inwardly ripe with inspiration and pregnant with ideas that are just impossible to hold inside? 

Strolling though Central Park and its Conservatory Garden, I was simply blown away by the abundance, variety and ease with which nature produces its creations. And I am thinking why wouldn’t we all ride on the waves of this magnificent creativity? Why would not we take advantage of this influx of life by taking out our dry paints or opening unfinished notebooks or brushing dust off abandoned musical instruments or just starting some crazy new project that will entice our existence and those around us with art, beauty and life?

 And by the way, this is a call into action!

Blooming Magnolia in Central Park

The world is full of color, music and rhyme
And not to feel them, I say, is a crime
And if you’re tired or bored or can’t see
Just talk to me, just talk to me, just talk to me!

I owe you an explanation by Misha Lyuve

Mar 31, 2011

“a life unexamined is not worth living” — Socrates

I like when things move fast. So when on December 29th I was walking through Central Park and had an idea to start ART BEAUTY LIFE blog, next day I published my first posting. I took 200 emails of my friends and acquaintances and made them my audience. And now, three months into writing the blog, I can finally explain what is behind it and extend you an invitation on a journey.

Let’s start with three thoughts:

My life is great, with a harmonious marriage and a loving family, a successful career in one of ”best to work for” companies and excitement of living in New York city, travels, hobbies…  

It doesn’t matter what a brilliant gift I’m given – in time I will turn it into something mundane, unexciting and unattractive. (By the way, are you any different?)

A small consistent effort on my part to be present in my daily activities goes long way in keeping depth, freshness and excitement of my experience.

Listen, I’m no expert in anything and there are plenty experts out there already. ART BEAUTY LIFE blog is a means to stay conscious about life and its surroundings, make art more accessible and relevant to life, and allow art and beauty into every moment. 

And this is the journey that I’m on.

And I am inviting you to join me.

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Re-connection: from Fiordland back to art by Dr. Mikhail Tis

Mar 26, 2011
This posting is written by Dr. Mikhail Tis, College of American Pathologists excellence in education award winner 2010.

Art is not what you see, but what you make others see” -Edgar Degas          

What’s obvious is that nature inspires art.  But recently traveling through rich landscapes of Fiordland National Park (New Zealand), it is the art that impacted my experience of nature.    

When I visited Chasm, one of the Fiordland’s many waterfalls, I managed to see the outlines of Salvador Dali’s painting “Sleep“.  A sleeping head with crutches even resonated with the calmness of rock formations in the midst of crashing water.       


When I was taking a hike off Milford Sound, my attention was drawn to this very perky plant and its leaves reminded me of architectural style of Chicago Marina City buildings designed by Bertrand Goldberg           


All of a sudden the experience of exploring art and looking at nature’s creations have intertwined.                  

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