Sometimes personal collaborations create something beautiful. A few weeks ago I painted my pregnant friend, Morgan, who is due any day now. We discussed painting her growing bump and a plan developed. We wanted to paint something that represented a mother's love.
"Being pregnant with our first child has been nothing but a sheer blessing. My husband and I waited 5 years of being married, while being stationed in Germany for 4 of those years with exploring the world together. We were ready for the next step in our lives."
Fans of Skin Wars, the show is now available and currently trending on Netflix in the USA. Don't forget to look out for me as a guest judge, where I get to stand next to one of the most gorgeous women on the planet, Rebecca Romijin and to hang out with the amazing Ru Paul.
Check out the trailer for the season premiere of Skin Wars Fresh Paint on GSN. The season will begin mid June. Look out for me in the trailer.
We created a film of my Award Winning Installation at the World Bodypainting Festival. Thank you to Josh Lim and The team at WBF for making this, it captures the experience beautifully.
Skin Wars Fresh Paint Press Release
SKIN WARS: FRESH PAINT is executive produced by Michael Levitt of Michael Levitt Productions (“Skin Wars,” “Kathy Griffin: My Life on the D-List,” “Ask Oprah’s All Stars”), Jill Goularte, Kate Kenny and RuPaul Charles.
I am honoured this year to be part of the qualifying round panel of experts for the submission process along with some amazing names from the bodypainting world.
At the end of last year my friend found a monarch butterfly with an injured wing on the sidewalk near his home in LA. Most people would have walked on by, but not this man. Artist David Gilmore and his partner took the butterfly under their wing and took her home, by the end of the day she had a name "Mimi" and began an artisan life as model, actress and muse.
Then the inspiration began and beautiful images of Mimi in conjunction with David's beautiful art began to emerge. She was inspirational. She touched us all.
Then one day in late January David broke the news that Mimi had passed, her life cycle had ended. This tiny creature had moved me so much that from the other side of the world I cried, with my children who cried too. We mourned this ethereal being who had meant so much to us from so far away. It was then that I knew I would create a place in my installation to honour Mimi and her effect on us. I had to learn to crochet to do this, and it took many attempts to make a Mimi I was happy with.
|Crocheting Mimi on Santa Monica Beach|
|The finished result.|
|Life cycle of the Monarch Butterfly.|
Here is to Mimi.
"My soul is painted like the wings of butterflies, fairy tales of yesterday will grow but never die, I can fly my friends" Freddie Mercury.
Tru TV in the UK as well as other European Channels have bought the rights to show it. So, coming soon to a Screen Near YOU!!!
For those of you who have not heard about it yet, Skin Wars is a US Reality TV Show created by Jill Goularte and Michael Levitt at Michael Levitt Production for GSN. It features 10 Bodypainters in a last man standing elimination contest for $100,000. In the US they are currently showing season 2 and casting for season 3. So lots of paint and drama to follow. http://skinwars.gsntv.com/
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The Coalescence of Creation our Body Art Yarn Bomb Installation at the World Bodypainting Festival features many stories, characters and elements. Over the next few posts we will introduce your to some of our favourite pieces.
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The Coalescence of Creation
You are all invited to our presentation at 5.30pm on Saturday 4th July.
This year I am lucky enough to be creating an Installation at the World Bodypainting Festival. Last year as we drove home we were flooded with ideas for creating something amazing. My daughter, Isobel, was full of crazy pie in the sky dreams of knitted trees and all kinds of incredible things. Fort he nine hour drive home we pondered the possibilities... And then, a few months later after a chat with Alex Barendregt, the festival organiser, we decided to do it. So for the last 7 months I have been working towards realising those dreams from that long journey.
One drawback was that although my Grandfather had taught me how to crochet when I was small, I had entirely forgotten the skill, my knitting was also rusty. So I set out to relearn, and to find fibre artists who would want to join in to make something amazing. So far we have over 100 fibre artists from more than 15 countries who have created pieces for the Installation. Some are young, a group of Girl Scouts from the USA, some old, retired crafters crafting in their retirement home. Many many people of both sexes and all ages. I will share per the next few days some information about some of the amazing artists who have become part of this journey. Creating this piece has truly been a community effort and brings together artists of many creeds and colours from across the globe.
We look forward to building and sharing our Installation with you. Join us at 5.30 on Saturday 4th July for our presentation in Bodypaint City.
Leon is our installation mascot, part of the Cameleon Bodypaint Family. He will be keeping his beady eye on you during your visit to the World Bodypainting Festival. Remember Leon is watching you....
Leon was created by the fabulous Sam Phillips from a pattern by Martina Lûžová / Nellagold. Sam is one of the over 85 textile artists from all over the world who have creates pieces for this installation. Thank you Sam!!
Come and visit us in Bodypaint City, make something and add it to the installation, and do not forget to come to our presentation at 5.30 on Saturday 4th July.
Come and meet him and his friends at my Installation at the World Bodypainting Festival.
The wonderful Leon was created by the incredible Sam Phillips.
Yesterday as well as painting the Sisterhood girls for the Art of Sport Calendar I was also on the other side of the Thames in Docklands Bodypainting two fabulous models for a trade show at ExCel. I was working for a company called
who run a Marine Systems and Technology Exhibition. The clients had formerly had a huge stand at this exhibition but had decided this year to try a new tack. They took a much smaller stand and comissioned me to paint two model live on thier stand on both days of the event to attract as much attention as possible to them from passers by, the media and from viral images. It worked amazingly well and after day one a picture of the models was leading the charge in the Daily Mail's coverage of the event.