There was a time, not so long ago, when I was posting about my nephew and his mannequin Martinique. If you've just stumble upon my blog and wonder what this is about, please click here so see plenty postings about a wonderful little boy who's being raised free of judgement. Amazing stuff. His muse was a mannequin named Martinique and he'd style her in a gorgeous spectrum of fashion. As creativity is fluid, his interests shifted away from Martinique (she was sold on craigslist to somehow who I doubt had any idea about her illustrious past) and he's been focusing on makeup. I posted this photo of instagram....
.....and wrote this little blurb: My entire family went to a wedding in Decatur Georgia and this is my 14 year old nephew's makeup station in the hotel room. He also flat-ironed my sister/ his mom's hair, and styled her outfits. I love that little guy so much. We talked all about makeup products: MAC, Inglot, Obsessive Compulsive Lip Tar...... I wanted to cry from joy. He's been doing my sister's hair and makeup and selecting her clothes since he was 8. ❤
Thank you so much to those who've emailed and asked how's doing. He's great. Happy and healthy and ready to make the world a more beautiful place.
Here's a little show and tell.... I was commissioned to make this storybook-looking watercolor painting of NeNe reading from the book "Go To Sleep, Wig." :) The finished painting will be in a nursery and I absolutely love that idea. If anyone has a commission request, please hit me up and I'll give you a quote. Thanks!
Yesterday I body painted this lovely lady for a music video in downtown LA and nabbed this pic from her instagram @sarahsandin. Love the symmetry of Sarah (with her yet-to-be-painted hands) in the center and then those luscious LUSCIOUS chichis in the lower right corner. #motorboat
I've been an especially busy painter of late. I'm working on a collection of paintings all based on body paint shoots I've done. The jumping off point is referencing a pose, sometimes exaggerating it or altering that original shot slightly..... you know, artistic license and all. But the essence is drawn from a body paint photo. As with these two paintings, I used the exact pose and colors from the body paint session on the canvases here. The black lines were inspired by other shoots I've done. My model for these is a very accomplished photographer named Dylan Rosser who photographs undressed men beautifully. Here are those paintings.
These are both 18" x 24" acrylic on canvas and this one is available. Speaking of artistic license, Dylan's nose is nowhere nearly this long but being the proud owner of a large nose myself, I often times get a bit carried away when depicting that body part. What can I say, I like big noses.
You can see Dylan's work here but be forewarned, It's full male nudity. You're welcome.
This is Teresa from the RHONJ at that retreat/ therapy thingy and this is the exact moment when her bulldog-shaped brother called her scum. Which triggered her bulldog-shaped husband to attack. The whole thing went just swimmingly.