Thursday, November 24, 2011
Speakeasy Electro Swing Party, organized by DJ Eliazar, Megan & Khalil. Vaudeville Acts inlcuded Fire Pheonix, Jamye La Luna, Belly Dancing by Keera Sama and more. This video blog is part 1, focused on Fire Pheonix. Body Painting by The Art of April-Anna.
Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
Music by Mushroom Lounge Recordings.
04/03/2011 Video Journal for The Art of April-Anna, make-up artist for this photoshoot. Official photographer; Andrei Kalamkarov, assistant photographer; Lili Labelle, amateur photographer, April-Anna.
Di Carlo Couture is by Antoinette Di Carlo, her website is: http://www.dicarlocouture.com
The Art of April-Anna
Sunday, November 6, 2011
This piece of petrified wood was huge and incredible. It reminds me that there is a forest of petrified trees which I believe is located in the states. I would love to go walk through that forest. Can you imagine? Everything turned to crystal & stone. I am in awe of what mother nature produces, it blows my mind to think about how crystals grow, creatures & plants fossolize, and can take thousands or millions of years to come to be as we see it today.
|Les Exclusivites Annie|
My step-dad calls the following stone a "thunder egg", I guess it's what the local indigenous people call them. I remember being out in the woods with him swimming in a pool in the river and him pointing out to me these round, oval stones and explaining that if we were to carefully crack one open, it would be full of crystals. I was maybe 10 or 11, so this was pretty magical to me at the time (especially considering I was voraciously reading books about magical adventures that involved dragons, faerie and crossing dimensions).
Friday, November 4, 2011
Contest! Be the 7th person to email me, and you'll win 2 guest spots for the Vaudeville themed Speakeasy Electro Swing Club party that is on Nov 11th at Sala Rosa, Montreal. To enter, just email me with the title "Vaudeville Contest" and tell me why you love vaudeville! The 7th email I receive wins! firstname.lastname@example.org
Vaudeville Speakeasy Electro Swing 11-11-11
The Art of April-Anna is going to be doing a live demonstration of full body painting on two performers who will perform on stage that evening; Keera Sama, belly dancer, and Pheonix, who will be doing a juggling act with knives that night.
Speakeasy Electroswing, Montreal
Friday 11 November à la Sala Rossa
22h-3h - 8 $ à la porte
Introduction gratuite à la danse swing par Studio 88 Swing à partir de 22h jusqu'à 23h.
Résidents DJs : Eliazar, Don Mescal, and Khalil
Visuals by VJ BXL
Vaudeville theme with dancers, circus, and performances ...
Live Body Painting by The Art of April-Anna
Free mix CD of electro swing for the 50 first visitors
DRESS CODE: Swing Style like the 30's
Thursday, November 3, 2011
My footage & photos had disapeared from my computer (I have no idea what happened) for most of the past year since March. Although, as things went, I never had time to make a video journal (some call it a vlog) until recently. I made a behind the scenes of the fashion shoot I did the make-up for Di Carlo Couture: made to measure dresses. Take a look:
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
|"Recipe for Love" Film Set|
|Make-up Artist Anna Vida working on actress Fernanda, "Chance".|
Being an artist, I really enjoy the abstract display of colours, textures, and movement of the background behind the opening credits. The music is pretty, the film is high quality and there seems to be a Latin-American influence. It's sexy. I love the introduction, setting the stage with the market place, the use of the Portuguese language. Despite not understanding what is being said, it gives depth to the way characters are being introduced. Unfortunately the subtitles are sometimes difficult to read, sometimes going by too fast. What I do enjoy about the subtitles is that I can see an effort has been made to make them gel with the over all artistic presentation of the film.
|Characters, Chance and Juliet first noticing their mutual attraction to one another.|
|Dinner scene, where Juliet is initiating a big thank-you to Chance for her amazing cooking skills.|
|Chance's artistic dinner presentation.|
I didn't realize it was going to be a short film, it has the feeling of a feature film. With the pace the story was taking, I was expecting a much longer story. When the film reached the end, I was taken off guard, it seemed like an abrupt ending. Despite the sudden conclusion of the film, I like the ending itself. Beautiful & thought provoking sentiments. I did find myself reflecting on my own life experiences in order to relate to the film, and the message. Just a reminder of how sometimes the little moments in life can be so transformative, sometimes changing the entire direction of your life.