Month: July 2015

#EveryoneColors Coloring Book Event at Makers Connect in Dallas – August 1

Everyone Colors Coloring Book Event at Makers Connect

Zipper pouches iwth sea creatures by Breanna CookeSee you at the Makers Connect store on Saturday, August 1st from 12pm-2pm!  We’re celebrating National Coloring Book Day (Aug. 2nd) by having a coloring book party.

There will be copies of my coloring book, “Everyone Colors: Amazing Sea Life,” available for purchase, as well as my sea creature zipper pouches, greeting cards, and hand-etched glassware. The event will be at the Makers Connect store in Dallas, located on 10242 E. Northwest Highway. The store has lots of beautiful hand-crafted jewelry, pottery, and art by local Texas artists.

RSVP to the Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/428737250642904/

About the Coloring Book:

Everyone Colors: Amazing Sea Life” is a coloring book for all ages and contains 11 sea creature illustrations. Each page is blank on the back, so it is easy to display your work when you are finished. This coloring book is perfect for adults and children because…Everyone Colors!

Be sure to share pics of your coloring under #EveryoneColors so I can see your amazing work.

Can’t make it to the event? Order your book here:

CreateSpace: https://www.createspace.com/5495232

Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Everyone-Colors-Amazing-Life-coloring/dp/1512177709

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NYC Bodypainting Day 2015

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Photo by Leif Atman

Bodypainting Day 2015 was a spectacular celebration of art! What better way to bring art to life than to paint it on a human body.

We started out the day at Daj Hammerskjold Plaza at noon.

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We spent the afternoon painting our models, meeting other artists, and answering questions from spectators. The theme of this year’s event was “What the world needs now…”. It was intentionally vague to give the artists lots of room for expression. My interpretation of the theme is: “What the world needs now is…clean water.”

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After painting, we paraded to the United Nations, boarded double-decker buses, and drove around New York City, sharing our art. We stopped at a few locations for group photos and had an incredible response from people on the street.

 

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For more photos, check out these articles and links:

Bodypainting Day website: http://bodypaintingday.org/

Photos by Leif Atman: https://flic.kr/s/aHskgzmBSD

Photos by Dez Santana: http://www.dezsantana.com/bpd

Gothamist – NSFW Photos: 100 Fully Naked People Get Bodies Painted, Then Head Over To The U.N.- http://gothamist.com/2015/07/19/nsfw_photos_100_fully_naked_people.php#photo-7

NY Observer – Naked in NY: Why more of us are taking it all off http://observer.com/2015/07/naked-in-new-york-why-more-of-us-are-taking-it-all-off/

NY Post – See everyone who ‘hung out’ at national nude bodypainting day http://nypost.com/video/see-everyone-who-hung-out-at-national-nude-bodypainting-day/

Mashable – Bodypainting Day used naked people to expose New Yorkers to art http://mashable.com/2015/07/22/bodypainting-day-2015/

Newsweek – Get to Know the Naked Models of NYC Bodypainting Day

http://www.newsweek.com/get-know-naked-models-nyc-bodypainting-day-nsfw-355359

NY Daily News – Naked models in New York City serve as the canvas for artists on National Bodypainting Day http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/naked-models-nyc-painted-national-bodypainting-day-article-1.2296858

TimeOut NY – See stunning photos from NYC Bodypainting Day http://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/see-stunning-photos-from-nyc-bodypainting-day

Village Voice – BODYPAINTING DAY TRANSFORMS NUDE FORMS INTO ART (NSFW) http://www.villagevoice.com/slideshow/bodypainting-day-transforms-nude-forms-into-art-nsfw-7393283?utm_content=buffer8e149

The Co-Ed Topless Pulp Fiction Appreciation Society blog – Painted Ladies (And Gentlemen) https://coedtoplesspulpfiction.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/painted-ladies-and-gentlemen/

Der Tagesspiegel (in German): http://video.tagesspiegel.de/nackte-kunst-body-painting-day-in-new-york.html