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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: The Underwater Healer

Erena Shimoda is an underwater healer and portrait photographer.  She travels the world to work with cancer patients, helping them to improve their self-esteem and heal their mind and body. There’s magic in being underwater and Erena hopes the experience to be a transformation, allowing them to feel their beauty and heal emotional scars. Beautiful concept. She …

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Cool Mona’s Top 10 Posts Of 2015

A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Magda Sayeg & The Art Of Yarn Bombing  The Cool Mona Community: Meet Mr. Ted of Boston! A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Stunning Photos Of Atypical Models In Honey Be A Depression Detective 13 Things I’ve Learned From Being Married 3 Times A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Iranian Women Remove Hijabs On Facebook …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Harlem’s Street Art Celebrates Climate-Threatened Birds

I lift my morning margarita to those who creatively message about climate change. In October 2014, just weeks after the release of the Audubon Birds and Climate Change Report, a gallery owner and artist approached the Audubon Society with an audacious and unconventional idea for spreading the word about the plight of birds: Street art. Murals. Murals of climate-threatened birds. Avi …

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A Cool Mona Masterpiece: Adult Coloring Books (But You Must Color Outside The Lines)

Katherine Brooks of The Huffington Post presents some great coloring books for adults. And just for the record, I’ve been using coloring books for years. Outside the lines, of course. Imagine you’re arguing with your uncle, again, over who knows more about the upcoming election. Or a fight breaks out between your brother and mother, …

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Cool Mona Masterpiece: Russell Ord’s Surf Photography

        Russell Ord’s spectacular images have won him worldwide recognition and deservedly so. He defines wave photography. Based in Western Australia, Russell is renowned for his breath taking images of super-thick empty peaks and heavy sessions at reefs like The Box and The Right. A fireman by trade, Russell knows risk management better than …