My art has always brought some random small joys to those who receive gifts from me or attend an event I am apart of throwing / hosting; however, I want more.
I would like to become an artist that specializes in event/project: assistance,
Example: making games, displays, decorations, advertisements or doing face painting.
I have a tattoo on my back of an Octopus tentacle and will adopt that as my logo. I love octopus, they make their own ink, as an artist, that appeals to me a great deal. Not to mention the unknown genius that they are as a species.
Keep your eyes on the site for progress and updates. Do you know of a resource I should look into to help me get started? Do you know of anyone or a business who needs some artistic influence?
Please do not hesitate to contact me.
I am following Mel Robbins on a path to improve, myself, my life and influence on others. I am taking an online class hosted by Mel Robbins called The Power of You. One of the challenges was to do an introductory video to the group of ourselves, explaining why we are in taking the class. I chose to do a makeup inspired by my desire to take control of my life and the decisions that come with it. The video is only for the group to see, however, I just love the makeup so much I needed to share the images. I think this is a fun illusion. It took about an hour to pull off from concept to completion. I used all Mehron body paint except for the black; I am currently out so I used Acrylic for a deep black.
I have a co-worker who has a niece turning 5. The theme of the party is Trolls. I had never seen the movie but was happy to help her with making a prop for the kids to take pictures with. While I was making these I did watch the movie on Netflix....and yes I did cry. Good moral. Fun story. Aside the point. I sketched out Poppie the pink troll on one side then used a tack to punch holes all around the face that I will cut out, this way on the back where the boy troll Branch is the face would match up. The reason we chose to do this was both boys and girls will be that the party and we wanted them both to be able to take some fun pictures. We decided to use a thick foam board from Hobby lobby since the party is outside at a park it needed to have the stability to withstand some wind. choosing one board and using both sides will save on space as well.
Final touch was adding glitter to Poppies side and using acrylic spay gloss sealant on both sides.
Co-worker was happy with the results.
A co-worker asked if I could help him create an activity for his church Halloween (Fall festival) celebration, wanting the kids to reach in Frankenstein's nose to get candy. He showed me the image on the left with the young girl for reference. to accomplish the finished product on the right I used spray foam from Dollar General on a piece of cardboard from our mail room trash at work. taped two solo cups to the board (for nostrils) and poked holes around the edge with a tack. so I would know on the back what area to cut out to release the cups. then used duct tape to seal the holes and secure the cups, then sprayed the spray foam (for pipe sealing) directly on the cardboard around the cups to create the raised parts of his face, the nose and eyebrow line and forehead. This product is amazingly sticky and smelly so be sure to ventilate and do not touch it until it is dry., As it dries it puffs up. once it was cured (I let it sit overnight) I cut the cups out of the back, then let it cure a few more hours as the air reached the back (where the cups were) once it was dry....the fun part. painting. it did not take any sealant prior to painting the foam is smooth on the surface. I did hit it with an acrylic gloss once it was finished.
End product he loved.
The reason I felt so compelled is I had a family member in the hospital in critical care that needed a lot of blood. I myself am unable to donate so I felt very helpless in the situation. Wanting to increase awareness I wanted to make a tribute makeup.
This is a makeup that I felt in my mind I had a very clear image of. I wanted this to appear as if I were a glass container running low on blood. I do not feel as though I accomplished this effect and will have to practice and try this one again.
I was recently gifted some items from the shot Nottinghambees.com based in Grand Prairie Texas. The products are natural and the company has goals of bee conservation. I have used and love the lemongrass lotion bar and peppermint vanilla sugar scrub and fully intend on purchasing more from them. (#notsponsored ) Bees are a huge part of our environment and are loosing their numbers at an alarming rate. Please visit Nature.org and read this article…
Perhaps you may feel inspired to donate.
George Romero was an incredibly influential director. His movies may not seem very scary compared to the scary movies of today but when they came out ……. Game changers.
I chose to remember him by honoring some of the movies I personally remember being ones that kept me up.
Dawn of the Dead, Night of the living dead, Creep show, Monkey Shines, Survival of the dead and Day of the dead.
Vanessa Burdt is an amazing model, here showing off some Marilyn Monroe flavor. This piece was inspired by merging two famous pop art pictures of Monroe, the colorful one where she is blowing a pink bubble and a black and white two-tone image. I felt like I was channeling more sin city by the time it was done with just a splash of red on her lips. This is all done with Mehron face paints, that hair is 100% her own.
Well I have taken the saying that owners and their dogs look alike to a completely new level. This makeup came about because I was watching the TV show Face Off, the challenge was to make a wolf family. I chose to use my dog as reference. I thought that if I smoothed the texture and did not include all the wrinkles it would read more wolf but the end result I think still looks just like her. Ha Ha.
My nephew Caleb is on a T ball team. The mascot is a RED DRAGON. When they won the tournament UNDEFEATED, I decided it was time for a tribute makeup. This is one is for you Caleb, I am so proud.
Thank you for taking the time to follow me. You are what keep starving artist eating. Even if you never buy a drop of paint from me...Just knowing people think they are worth looking at is pretty cool.