Artist Tal Peleg Creates Eyelid Art

soundofmusic__by_scarlet_moon1-d7e04d9I have often heard tattoo artists opine how they see the body as a canvas. Coming in close contact with Megan Massacre for our issue #8 as I did, I could indeed see that axiom proved again and again. Megan not only sported quite the canvas of super cool tats but as a tattoo artist herself she regaled me with her vision of how she saw her art…and the surface she paints on. But ‘painting’ on one’s skin does not have to be permanent and not relegated to the ‘usual’ places we’re coming accustomed to. Artist Tal Peleg creates eyelid art that simply is too unique to ignore, all in a very ‘unusual’ area of the body to paint on.

From an iconic image from “The Sound Of Music” rendered across a subjects eyelid, or colorful harlequin-like tears trickling down the cheekbones of someone else, the Israeli artist Peleg, who goes by the nickname Scarlet Moon truly uses the smallest areas-canvas-to complete her masterpieces.

Using eye shadow and eyeliner, Peleg as much uses her talent for painting and drawing as she does the alternate contours we all have in the areas around our eyes.

In the case of what Tal Peleg manages not only is the old axiom ‘beauty is in the eye of the beholder’ as evident, but truly the eyes ‘have it’, in a manner of speaking. Whether these eyelid art Peleg designs will catch-on (they already have their own Pinterest Page) and if that isn’t success I don’t know what is!) they certainly provide a fashion created with make-up not so often seen.

Who is to say what is and what isn’t art, as much as who can say what is or not fashionable. Tal Peleg certainly has something to contribute and as we always do at Von Gutenberg, we celebrate another artist’s unique approach.

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Iconic Film Fashions See Big Bucks


This company holds auctions of Hollywood memorabilia on a regular basis. Pulling in thousands upon thousands of dollars for iconic stuff from our films, T.V, stars and productions of yesteryear at one of their recent auctions not only was Indian Jones’ famous whip up for sale (for those of you as interested in movie props as you might be a budding mistress) there were some incredible outfits worn by our famous movie stars, men and women both, that were auctioned up this past month.

Do recall Judy Garland wearing a blue cotton dress with polka-dot white trim in the Wizard of Oz? That sold for a cool $360,000. How ‘bout Jeff Bridge’s infamous ‘Dude’ attire from The Big Lebowski (sweater purple tee and pants) fetching $54,000? In a lot priced over a million a bunch of costumes from “The Sound Of Music”  sold as well, but not to worry over such a high price as the buyer also got those famous drapery outfits ‘Maria’ sews for the children in the film.

Be you of a latex, leather bent, Trinity’s black shiny super hot costume from The Matrix Revolutions was in this latest lot; a super hero fan, Christopher Reeve’s cape and tights from Superman 111 sold for $72,000; sucker for a man in uniform, why not let your guy wear Captain Smith’s duds from the Titanic…if you had a mere $108,000 to splash (sorry, I had to do it) on it.

I am kind of a movie buff, certainly see the value of owning these items (and can dream about even others) but alas most people I know are not affording duds like this. But it is nice to dream and the movies, the stars who populate them and certainly what they wear create indelible characters that do stay with us.