Tuesday, February 3, 2015

What are friend's for?

So I am trying to get back into a regular habit of blogging about the randomness that crosses my life path.... Last week I spent approx. 30 hours helping a friend out with preparing her new home and moving. My friend has a young friend staying with her for a few months while she attends McGill University. Said young friend decided to "help" us with painting.... I was in the living room scrubbing dried paint splashes off the floor when I suddenly hear this wicked cackling coming from the other room, I walk in and discovered it had been "graffiti'd" on the wall I was about to go in and start painting..... Goodness we all need a sense of humor, what's a week of intensive painting and moving without a bit of comic relief, right?

Haha for a while though, we started wondering how many paint coats we'd have to put on before the graffiti would disappear.... LOL

Monday, December 8, 2014

Exhibition, Art Sale & Mini-Concert Series

Vente et Exposition d’Art (English follows)
April-Anna: Artiste Multimédia
Au Café Pi: 3 Déc jusqu'au 10 Jan
4127 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Peintures originales, impressions sur toile, cartes et affiches
Vernissage: Samedi le 6 Décembre, 16:00
Art Live & Série de Concerts:
14 Dec, 16:00 - Lilah Woods www.lilahwoods.com
17 Dec, 20:00 - Projet AEolia www.projetaeolia.com
Art Sale & Exhibition
April-Anna: Multimedia Artist
Exhibit At Cafe Pi: Dec. 3rd - Jan. 10th
4127 Boulevard Saint-Laurent
Original Paintings, Canvas Prints, Greeting Cards & Posters.

Vernissage: Saturday, Dec. 6th, 4pm

Dec. 14th, 4pm Lilah Woods www.lilahwoods.com
Dec. 17th, 8pm Projet Æolia www.projetaeolia.com

Cover: By Donation (Pass the Hat)

Friday, September 19, 2014

2 New Stopmotion Animations!

This is what I created for the recent "Rainbow" stop-motion animation for Robert Plant's new music.
Models: Laurie Reinhart (Equilibrium Yoga Montreal), Aurélie Morgane (Projet Æolia), & Lisa Maria Diano.

All art, make-up, body painting, face painting, & stopmotion animation work by The Art of April-Anna


Equilibrium Yoga Montreal

Projet Aeola

Just wanted to share my hard work (worked on this more then full time for a month). I am going to re-edit this & release a new version soon, but for now, here it is! 

New! Keta Nadotawag: Listen – Stopmotion Animation (description below) 

Stopmotion Animation Short Film by The Art of April-Anna

Collaborators: Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen
Keta Nadotawag – Listen
Music: Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen
Directing Assistance: Mynah Marie
General Assistance: Ziggy Lam

Lyrics & Translation:

Kida nâdôtawag awesîsag

you should listen to the animals

Kida nadotawag pineshishag

you should listen to the birds

Kida nadotan aki

you should listen to the earth

Kida nadotawag kakin awiyagog

you should listen to everyone

Kida nadotawag kichi aya-ag

you should listen to the old people

Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen – North Wind


Flying Down Thunder & Rise Ashen – One Nation


Flying Down Thunder’s Youtube Channel:


Thursday, September 18, 2014

Hamstead Parade & Free Outdoor Concert

Please join the event on facebook, invite your friends, share the link. http://on.fb.me/1lK3Zim  

Forward this email to your friends and contacts.

Use the hashtag #Hampstead100 in the post you make.Tag us on Twitter @HampsteadQC 

Here is a link to the event on our website: http://bit.ly/Hampstead100 

If you have any questions or need any help promoting the event please email hampstead100@hampstead.qc.ca

12 PM Along Queen Mary and Fleet.

2 PM in Hampstead Park.

Zuruba Brazillian Dancers
RCMP Pipes and Drums Band
Horse Drawn Fire Engine
Antique Cars & Fire Trucks
Mtl Bhangra Academy, Desi Rythmz
Futuristic Cars and Race Cars
BMX Stunt Riders
Young Academy of Irish Dance
NASCAR Race Car (Andrew Ranger)
Felino CB7 (Antoine Bessette)
Flip Cirque - Wheel Artists
Montreal Roller Derby
Mascots, Clowns, Dancers & Celebrities
NSX Cheerleaders
Pamana Fillipino Dancers
San Tropez Salsa Dancers
The Segal Centre for Performing Arts
Steel Drummers
Chinese Lion & Dragon Dance
RCMP Mounties on Horses
Starlight Foundation
The Royal Montreal Regiment (100 soldiers plus marching band)
and so much more...

Ginette Reno - Page Officielle (with Guy Lafleur)
Martha Wash (It's Raining Men, C+C Music Factory)
Crystal Waters (100% Pure Love, Gypsy Woman)
The Damn Truth (Montreal Rock Band)
Back Beat Show Band (Hits from the 60s to now)
Lionism (David Lion) (Illusionist)
OLD F/X (Hampstead band)
Plus food trucks, surprises, and musical fireworks!