A New “Eye” for Old Places

A New “Eye” for Old Places

EXCERPT from Backroads and Backyards by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 In 2011, I started and completed a Project365 challenge . . . one photo per day. In 2012, I started the project again, but incorporated writing into it so it became a photo or a series...
The Magic Egg

The Magic Egg

  EXCERPT from A Timeless Tradition by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 Each winter, I set aside a special time to practice a Ukrainian art form and continue a tradition from my childhood. Pysanky are Ukrainian eggs decorated by a wax-resist dye method....
Vivacini’s “App of the Month!”

Vivacini’s “App of the Month!”

  EXCERPT from Using an “Elephant” to Stay Organized by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 In the pre-internet days, we used encyclopedias to do our research. Remember those beautiful hard-bound (and heavy!) volumes? I spent many a night in my high school...
“Forever Young” without Spending a Fortune

“Forever Young” without Spending a Fortune

EXCERPT from Building a “Fountain of Youth”  by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 The pursuit of everlasting youth and beauty is big business today. Cosmetic firms try to justify the outrageous prices of their “age-defying, miracle”...
Vegetables Galore

Vegetables Galore

EXCERPT from A Midwinter Picnic by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 For most of us in the northern hemisphere, February and even March are usually winter’s last hurrah and we are all so ready for the warmth and greenery of spring. I, for one, sometimes need...
In Living Color

In Living Color

EXCERPT from A Whirlwind of Textures  by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 It was a long way from Minnesota for Warren and Joan Malkerson, owners of Gallery 408 on Twelfth Street in Carrizozo., New Mexico. After spending a lifetime working in corporations in...
What’s in YOUR Bag?

What’s in YOUR Bag?

EXCERPT from A Surprise Bag of Treasures by Helene Kobelnyk in Vivacini  06 March 2013 I’ve  always had a penchant for mixing things. When I was five years old and my brother a little toddler, we found a can of house paint while we were exploring our backyard. I was...
Pasta Fantasy

Pasta Fantasy

  A great pasta dish has to start with superbly prepared pasta! One of my biggest peeves is pasta that is “clammy” and watery –the kind that comes straight out of the boiling water and onto the plate, the bland taste camouflaged by some kind of sauce ....
Fine Art America

Fine Art America

Fine Art America If you enjoy the photography of Helene Kobelnyk that is featured in every issue of Vivacini, visit Fine Art America where you can purchase her prints and other images of beautiful New Mexico. Click on this link: new mexico prints white sands...
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