Posts tagged "infraredlight"

In the Now the Gifts are Given

  Treasure the moments that you captured, whether with your camera or in your heart… it is in those glimpses  that you will remember this holiday season and have the appreciation of love and beauty that surrounds you. It is wonderful to receive gifts… and yet it is not in the unwrapping of a package... Read more »

Find time to set your soul free

What does it feel like to set your soul free? What limitations does time play with this role in releasing that part of you that is the essence of your entire being? These questions have been something that I have carried with me for my entire life, and only recently have I discovered that the... Read more »

With Thanks and in Giving

I am so grateful. Every night I say my Prayer of Gratitude and surrender these transforming words to the universe for every single blessing in my life. The gratitude that my heart is beating, the air that I breathe, the honor of my children and the love and compassion that runs through me each and... Read more »
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Morning Mantra

First light. It is the most amazing time of the day, when the sun begins to rise in the sky and you can catch a glimpse of the new day awakening before you. I never appreciated morning light as much as I have over this last year. As a photographer I am intrigued with light... Read more »

Holly Greenhow, 7 year old Cerebral Palsy Child Lands UK Modeling Contract

I feel a change. Waking up this morning, preparing to post my blog on autumn and the changes we all go through as a season… there was a change for me. I see hope, I see an empowering light in the smile of seven year old, Holly Greenhow who has been awarded a modeling contract... Read more »

An Ethereal Mystery of Lisa Marie Presley Unveiled

Lisa Marie Presley. American Music Royalty was in the house. At last night’s concert at Arcada in St. Charles, the ethereal vibrations of this extraordinary voice left the audience mystified. Pure and raw.  Beyond the reality of who’s daughter she is, people of all ages came, to honor the little girl that they watched grow... Read more »
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Autistic Child Connects with Koi

  Autism. Kids. Koi. Healing. I never in my wildest dreams ever thought that those four words would be linked together to share a story and make a difference in the life of one little seven year old girl named Rayne.  And of course one Mother named Alexandria and one Koi Keeper called M. Yet... Read more »

Trump Spa, New York - A Zen Experience

Ok. I admit it.  I am absolutely in love with  Zen inspired  showers. Yes, another photo shoot of me in a zen design and this time it’s Trump Spa at Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York. Showers… They seem to follow me. Or I attract them.  I know that sounds strange, but it... Read more »

The Tao of the Japanese Bath

It took my breathe away. On first sight, I was transformed from the foot hills of a Japanese Ryokan, to the future of East meets West. The Japanese Soaking Bath has arrived and to such a heightened level of interpretation that is nothing less than pure artistry.  As a designer, my eyes are always open... Read more »
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Enso, The Secret is in the Middle

The enso, is one of the most powerful images within Zen art and has become to represent the minimal, the clean symbolism of the Japanese culture. From centuries ago, in China, Japan and the Far East, the tools of calligraphy and painting have been respected with great honor. Amongst them is the brush, the ink,... Read more »
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    MaryEllen Malinowski

    Zen Living by design is a division of Infrared Light International, a lifestyle design company that enlightens, educates and empowers clients to connect with living an extraordinary life based on the simple elements of nature, water, light and tranquility. Founded by MaryEllen Malinowski in 1994, The Infrared Light Gallery®’s success is based on eastern art, lifestyle, designs, travel and international design concepts that make people’s homes, business and personal well being reflect a simplified Zen Living. "M" is an international award winning fine art infrared photographer, published author, Japanese garden designer and Executive Director of The Koi Whisperer Sanctuary & Japanese Gardens in St. Charles, Illinois. MaryEllen's fine art infrared prints have sold at Sotheby's in New York, and her lifetime dedication to Asian design has developed into her creations of mesmerizing Japanese Garden designs and water gardens that can be found in estate homes and properties in the U.S. MaryEllen's dedication to Living Art, The Nishikigoi of Japan ( Koi) has opened up to an international mission of Koi Keeping. A lifetime pursuit of developing a magazine is in the works and Zen Living by design Magazine will be coming Spring 2015. M@infraredlight.com zenlivingbydesign.com .koiwhisperersanctuary.com infraredlight.com

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