Monday, April 27, 2009

Upcoming Events - May 2nd to the 10th

Color Mundo: Body Painting Competition

April-Anna is a Sponge & Brush Body Painter & Competitor
Start Time:
03 May 2009 at 08:00
End Time:
04 May 2009 at 18:00
Marché Bonsecours
350 St-Paul Est
Montreal, QC

Interdimensional Art Show
Start Time:
09 May 2009 at 17:00
End Time:
10 May 2009 at 03:00
The Eastern Bloc
7240 rue Clark, close to metros De Castelnau (blue) and Jean Talon (orange)
Montreal, QC

Fantasy or Fashion: Face Painting Workshop - May 10th, 11am-5pm
This is an introductory workshop for the beginner. Learn how to do styles for both kids & adults.
Registration deadline is May 5th.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Colour Mundo: upcoming body painting competition!

So the Color Mundo Body Painting competition is coming up in a week; Sunday May 3rd....

This is my second time participating... Competing is such a strange phenomena to me, I don't like competing, and it was a strange, reflective process watching my reactions last year to being in the competative environment... But it's good because all in all it forces me to grow... But I sort of wish that I didn't want to win, but I do want to win!! Why do I want to win??? Is it an ego thing?? I am not sure... exposure? recognitition? animalistic competition??? I have not figured out what my intentions are when I discovered I wish to win...

The theme last year was Ecology and Destruction. This year it is "Fantasy Worlds".

Last year I was actually really stressed out the whole time and way too short on sleep. At 4am, laying there tossing and turning, (I was so nervous about doing the competition) and some very drunk happy people from the auberge were below our bedroom window being way too loudly happy in the beaming heat of the newly arrived summer; hence I did the competition on 1 hour sleep... But I did do my yoga before I went!!! ... LMAO... This year I hope to be happy go lucky, and well slept....

It's super intense competing because you have 5 hours to execute your full head to foot body painting; for anyone who does body painting, you know that it's a marathon to achieve this and make it look good.

Anyways, I am trying to go into this for the fun of it, I am trying to have no attachment to outcome and I hope to make my peers feel comfortable and happy to see me...

That is something I appreciated last year is that the attitudes between competitors is actually very positive and very humble... People were so nice to me, it was really lovely.... I could tell that all the competitors were sad they didn't win but everyone was also very happy for those who did win... It was great!

It's really an opportunity to challenge myself to grow both artistically and personally.... My model this year is Kimberely, (model mayhem #79959); we are doing a test run of the concept I have for the event this tuesday in the studio with photographer Pierre Simard. Kimberely is also a hair stylist and will be doing her own hair.

If you come out to Color Mundo to see the competition, please be sure to stop by and say hello!!

Friday, April 17, 2009

Art Gallery of Calgary

Here are the videos & some photos from the recent art cabaret, The Dreadful Gestalt, which was organized by the Papa Wheely Association, at the Art Gallery of Calgary, April 10th. The videos are all posted on you-tube and you can access them by clicking on the links below.

The Art of April-Anna

Model photoshoot


Go away part one

Go away part two

For more photos, please go see my facebook profile. I have photos set up in an album from the entire trip, plus photos specific to the art show on my group page for the art of April-Anna.

Friday, April 10, 2009


So exciting! Today is the big day of the art cabaret at the city art gallery in Calgary. I will have to share photos when I get back to Montreal, because I forgot to bring my cord so I could download photos onto my laptop... It's been a great week...

So tonight I will do a live body painting on a contortionist, and will display 5 pieces of my artwork. It's one night only, so if you are in Calgary, you should come check it out! There are 50 artists involved, live music and some performers. Will be lots of fun!

Tickets are $20; I have a couple tickets with me, so if you want to come out, give me a shout on my cell phone & business line: 514-243-4315

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

April Fools Day

Ok, I admit, I forgot that today was April 1st. I wish I was more on the ball and could think up some awesome and grand prank to pull on all of you via my blog; but alas, my creativity seems not to include pranks...

Oh ye tall tales... spinning a good yarn is a talent.... Maybe I can dream up something for next year...

"April Fools' Day or All Fools' Day, although not a holiday in its own right, is a notable day celebrated in many countries on April 1. The day is marked by the commission of hoaxes and other practical jokes of varying sophistication on friends, family members, enemies, and neighbors, or sending them on a fool's errand, the aim of which is to embarrass the gullible. Traditionally, in some countries, the jokes only last until noon: like UK, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa, someone who plays a trick after noon is called an "April Fool".[1] Elsewhere, such as in Ireland, France, and the USA, the jokes last all day." - Quoted from Wikipedia


"The origin of April Fools' Day is obscure. One likely theory is that the modern holiday was first celebrated soon after the adoption of the Gregorian Calendar; the term referred to someone still adhering to the Julian Calendar, which it replaced.[2] In many pre-Christian cultures May Day (May 1) was celebrated as the first day of summer, and signalled the start of the spring planting season. An April Fool was someone who did this prematurely. Another origin is that April 1 was counted the first day of the year in France. When King Charles IX changed that to January 1, some people stayed with April 1. Those who did were called "April Fools" and were taunted by their neighbors.[citation needed] In the eighteenth century the festival was often posited as going back to the times of Noah. An English newspaper article published on April 13th, 1789 said that the day had its origins when he sent the raven off too early, before the waters had receded. He did this on the first day of the Hebrew month that corresponds with April.[3] A possible reference to April Fools' Day can be seen in the Canterbury Tales (ca 1400) in the Nun's Priest's tale, a tale of two fools: Chanticleer and the fox, which took place on March 32nd" - Quote from Wikipedia

For anyone wanting a good April Fool's Day Joke, I recommend this BBC youtube video (very amusing).