Kissing, its cool.

In the spirit of Valentines Day, here are some facts abouy kissing. Because lets face it, kissing is cool. 
I shortened the list but for more, visit my source Random Facts and find out more. You will be a stunner on your next date for sure... 

I think my favorite is #15, my dentist will be so pleased...! {xox}

  1. A woman in China partially lost her hearing after her boyfriend reportedly ruptured her eardrum with a passionate kiss. Apparently, the kiss reduced the pressure in the mouth, pulled the eardrum out, and caused the breakdown of the ear.k
  2. The science of kissing is called philematology.c
  3. The insulting slang “kiss my ass” dates back at least to 1705.e
  4. Lips are 100 times more sensitive than the tips of the fingers. Not even genitals have as much sensitivity as lips.c
  5. couple kissing
    Most people tip their head to the right when they kiss
  6. Approximately two-thirds of people tip their head to the right when they kiss. Some scholars speculate this preference starts in the womb.b
  7. On July 5-6, 2005 a couple in London locked lips for 31 hours, 30 minutes, and 30 seconds, making it the longest kiss ever recorded.f
  8. The most important muscle in kissing is the orbicularis oris, also known as the kissing muscle, which allows the lips to “pucker.”b
  9. French kissing involves all 34 muscles in the face. A pucker kiss involves only two.b
  10. The term “French kiss” came into the English language around 1923 as a slur on the French culture which was thought to be overly concerned with sex. In France, it’s called a tongue kiss or soul kiss because if done right, it feels as if two souls are merging. In fact, several ancient cultures thought that mouth-to-mouth kissing mingled two lovers’ souls.i
  11. The Four Vedic Sanskrit texts (1500 B.C.) contain the the first mention of a kiss in writing.c
  12. The Romans created three categories of kissing: (1) Osculum, a kiss on the cheek, (2) Basium, a kiss on the lips, and (3) Savolium, a deep kiss.h
  13. Passionate kissing burns 6.4 calories a minute. A Hershey’s kiss contains 26 calories, which takes five minutes of walking–or about four minutes of kissing–to burn off.c
  14. Mechanically speaking, kissing is almost identical to suckling. Some scholars speculate that the way a person kisses may reflect whether he or she was breast fed or bottle fed.c
  15. Scientists believe that kissing may be a way of exchanging body salts or sebum that form relationships with parents and lovers, just as it does some birds. During mating, some birds chew food, then kiss-feed it to a prospective mate. If a bird’s sebaceous glands are removed so there is no sebum, its mate flies off.j
  16. Kissing is good for teeth. The anticipation of a kiss increases the flow of saliva to the mouth, giving the teeth a plaque-dispersing bath.c


Red Red Red!

I am in love with these photos by Andy Bettles 
So much so that I am tempted to purchase a red hat and giant poppy and re-stage them for my own profile shoot... What is it about giant red things that make such a great statement...
man, I love it...


I've got the Fever

I could picnic for hours in this combo... feeling a little spring fever... thought I would fight the urge to fly south with a little touch of yellow by ssense

Dashing around today...

Its been a busy day here. I have been finishing up projects and working fastidiously on my novel synopsis that just seems impossible to write. 
It is possible I may have written the most complicated book ever. 
But it does feel good to wrap some work up around here. Here is a taste of some illustrations I have been working on for Market Early America, a company who caters to Museums and assists with their marketing and book keeping. We have been making final tweaks today and I think they are looking quite  dapper! This evening I am heading to a meeting about a second jewelry line, crossing my fingers that I have created some winning pieces. 


New work...

I thought I would pop in with some recent work.
Here is an illustration I did as a gift for fellow blogger Cup of Jo 
She always seems so real and at the same time so larger than life so I sent her a little sentiment to add some sauce to her day... and thank her for being down right 'awesome'

Lets go get it...


Eyewear Ads

Check out these adorable eyeglass ads...
I love the color in these and the illustrations are so spunky.
It makes me want to go get my glasses out and change it up for the day, what do you think?


Be my Valentine?

I have been researching vintage Valentine's for a current project that I am working on and I found these super silly ones that I just had to share. 

I think my favorite one may be the Shackled Cupid. 

A big part of me wishes we could all rewind and go back to elementary school for Valentine's day so we can exchange all of those Valentines... Remember what a big deal that was. 
Can you imagine doing that as adults, and finding a group that was enthusiastic... Oh man, you would receive some of the most beautiful handmade Valentines! 

And maybe you would get lucky and a bottle of wine would find its way tucked into your collection. 

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