File this posting under show and tell.......... I recently had the pleasure of doing body painting for photographer Mike Ruiz. He's working on a rather elaborate project which involves a large array of body painters, makeup artists, and a slew of buff male models. I painted two models in one day in an LA photo studio and I can certainly say there are much worse ways to spend a day. Mike took photos constantly during the project and he shared the following image on his facebook page. This photo is about 15-ish minutes into a 3 and a half hour session.
When this project is published, I'll share those images here. By the way, I have a TON of body painting images which I'm saving them for something very specific. I will share some though soon.
Here's a little show and tell....... Last year I painted two murals in Mariah Carey's LA home. One in her nursery and another on her bedroom ceiling. I also got to paint her baby bump. That photo made the rounds on a lot of blogs and it was little old me who did it. The belly painting was done right before easter and the idea was to make it look like a giant egg. That photo was about 8 minutes into the process. And just to mention, she was super sweet. There you have it. :) Here's a closer look.
My lovely reader Laurie had commissioned me to draw the lovely Tim Gunn for her lovely sister Jennifer some time ago. I recently received messages from both lovely sisters that Mr Gunn's book tour had come through Atlanta and Jennifer had taken her drawing to the signing and looky what she sent....
Beautiful all around! Here's a closer look at the drawing...
When I sell a painting or a print or get commissioned to create something I always have a moment of wondering while standing in line at the post office as I'm about to ship it off: will my work be displayed in a home or an office or a home office, will it be matted and framed, will the buyer's friends and family like it ....... But when I sent this piece off I certainly didn't anticipate that it would come face to drawn face with the man himself! And apparently Tim had very nice things to say about the drawing which is icing on a very fabulous cake that has "major wow factor." Thanks Laurie and Jennifer! And thanks Mr Gunn for just being you!
About 5 years I was in an auto accident and got whiplash. In my lifetime I've had a number of bumps, bruises, and a couple stitches here and there but that car crash was certainly something different. And the most random and conflicting array of advice came flooding from all directions: let it heal naturally- go to physical therapy immediately, see a chiropractor- don't see a chiropractor, go to an acupuncturist- acupuncture is bullshit, try massage- massage may temporarily relieve pain but won't cure anything, try cool light laser (which I did and liked)- lasers?, have surgery- don't even consider surgery............ Ultimately I ended up going to a physical therapist who incorporated a variety of therapies but was heavily focused of chiropractics. And what I can say is that path jacked my neck even up worse. The place I sought treatment was first rate however I only know now in hindsight that seeing that chiropractor at that point in my recovery wasn't good. I do know people who've had tremendous results from chiropractors and I'm not dismissing that practice at all, I'm just speaking about my individual experience.
...... but I know what I like. And I like EVERYTHINGabout the following photo of Bill Clinton having beers with American player Carlos Bocanegra.
I especially like that red-faced Bill looks completely f*&ked up and about to fall. :) I also needed to get that awful pixelated photo of Danielle off the top of my site and looking at Carlos definitely helps wash away the nightmare that is her sex tape. I'm still haunted by that atrocity........ Hold me Carlos. Hold me and make it better!
This past weekend was Pride in Los Angeles and I saw fit to go check out all the fit and not so fit bodies in West Hollywood. Those few days were a colorful buzz of activity especially if you were buzzed. And I was.... for a good chunk of the time. As my fella and I strolled down Santa Monica Blvd Saturday evening, we came across the most curious and I thought hilarious sight. So I grabbed my phone and snapped this photo.
Cinderella?! Somewhere in West Hollywood Saturday evening there must have been a drunken one-shoed drag queen wondering why she was limping. How intoxicated would you have to be to not notice stepping out of your shoe? :) Based on that glamorous high heel, can you even imagine how stunning and sophisticated the rest of that outfit must have been?