I just spoke to my Maori mom on the phone wishing her and dad a very Merry California Christmas.
She was sooooooo excited to hear my voice in a way only a Maori mom is.
Hot topics of conversation were: Mom warning me about the perils of “Facebook oversharing.” Heavens forbid!
Mom is in her 70′s and she goes to see Bono live at U2 concerts and holidays in Paihia that is rark-it-up seaside resort township for New Year’s eve of New Zealand each year… so mom did make me laugh about Facebook. Apparently many of my beautiful, talented, breeding and entertaining family are having family Christmas in a New Zealand top secret Christmas party location, right at this minute. So… I just might have to ring into that party real soon, like So Undercover via the telephone via the top secret telephone number given to me by mom, and spice it up the party a little. ;)
To all my family/ whanau all friends in Christchurch, in Melbourne, in Papakura, in Beverly Hills, in Arizona, in China, at PPL HQ, in New Zealand, in Malibu, in Auckland The Supercity, on Catalina Island, in Westwood, in California, in Wellington and in Helensville –Mere Kirihimete, I love you and God bless.
[Christmas Artwork: Weideman Gallary snapped 10 mins ago, West Hollywood-Chanel No 5 Series of 4 and James Dean in Hollywood Headlights. Catalina Island photographic artwork of Avalon Bay hangs outside my apartmento door in Hollywood. Who would have thought?]
UPDATE: Hollywood = 1.59 am – NZ Boxing Day, USA Christmas: I so made the call. Christmas message on answerphone, okiez? Love ya all black! :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 12.24.10~
“Trying to creep a little sneak peek”–Katy Perry song lyrics this Halloween.
What: Vintage Movie Poster
Who: Blood and Black Lace – A movie I never knew existed til now.
The vibe: Valley of the Dolls goes quircke goth.
Kiwi Add On — In New Zealand, our beaches are so hot, our bikini-clad surfing models will melt your popsicle. Lol!
Funniest part of this poster – “TECHNICOLOR” in CAPS. That must of been quite a moment as we now have 3D-making skills in both Hollywood and Wellywood now. The moving industry is going off! Good to see.
Happy Halloween tribe Catalina and Malibu – 2010. May the happiest of family times in life be yours ahead. :)
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 10.31.10~
[Image: Mount Haramon as viewed from Hasbaya --courtesy of Ramiz Dalli]
~”I’m gonna stand out here on the mountain top/Till I feel your [Rain]… And now I’ll wait for the light, I’ll wait for the sun/ Till I feel your [Rain]“–Madonna
The 80′s were years of think big, bold, colorful thoughts. You couldn’t help but grow and expand with creativity. Symbols inspiring big thoughts were everywhere. Today Google are celebrating the 80′s by turning google’s logo into the PacMan video game. Fun. Pacman is universally loved as entertainment–as light relief to pass the time, especially in India and China–so that’s a smart move to expand Microsoft’s global audience appeal with this logo. Fun sells.
And as Horiwood.Com is celebrating the life of Aunt Elvira as a Mother of Los Angeles industry and women of business development in The City of Angels revolutionary formative years of American women’s pioneering legends of modern American business, here’s 80′s pop icon, Madonna with her song, Rain.
In Celebration of a Queen’s Life: Aunt Elvira is A Mother of LA
Lyrics to Madonna ‘s Rain follow:
~Posted by Horiwood.Com, Hollywood California USA. 5.21.2010~
Photosynthesis meets Photo Developing Art in the form of Illuminated Negatives with Christine Caldwell, an LA Artist & Biz Developer/ Entrepreneur.
Alright this is one for my next door neighbor Peter in West Hollywood and also for my Island fan club on Horiwood.Com. Heya!
Yesterday when I meandered along to see the great arts exhibition at the Brewery Art Walk in Downtown LA, my friend laughed at me because when I saw this artwork titled Genetic Alterations, I thought it was a series of the Canadian maple leaf. Yeah, doh, dumb! As well as needing an eye test, asap. I was caught off guard, as I forgot that maijuana is like… nature’s art too. Lol!
Then today when as I was leaving the house, my next door neighbor Peter, who smokes marijuana all day long, seven days a week (he has a prescription for it and apparently its his medication) asked me what the date was today. “It’s 4.20.2010 today” was my reply.
Peter laughed his stoned no-no off, saying… “That’s right it’s 4-20 day today… and every day is a 4-20 day.” As he thought this was so funny, I laughed the most I have in months–because today was his day to celebrate of any day this year. He’s a character and he reminded me of Christine Caldwell’s artwork as a photographer whose more intrigued by photographic process more than anything.
[Music is by Katchafire of New Zealand singing Collie Herb Man for your entertainment] (more…)