Friday, March 30, 2012

Advika Clothing at the One of a Kind Show!

 So Advika Clothing is currently at the One of a Kind Show! A two year waiting list is a long time to get into a show, congratulations Jamie Brock & crew! If you are in Toronto this weekend, go check out the organic handmade creations of the talented and hard working Advika Clothing!
 Click here to see details about the One of a Kind Show!

Advika Clothing on the lovely model, Eva Lajoie

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Teaser - Part 2: "Protesting Oil: Please Don't Spoil"

Photo sample from the upcoming Part 2 of the "Protesting Oil, Please Don't Spoil" body painting stop-motion animation protest.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Part 2: "Protesting Oil: Please Don't Spoil" - Teaser

I haven't decided what I am going to call part 2, but basically I am exploring the archetypical divine feminine's relationship with nature and the impact that an oil spill will have on "mother nature". But more so, my message with the female version is on resolution, hope, awareness, transformation through facing adversity and overcoming that adversity. In this situation, it's our ability to face and prevent further tragedy to nature. To preserve what the earth has blessed us with, to protect not only the Great Bear Rainforest, but all forests which are threatened by the oil industry.

I did this photoshoot with Olga last thursday, March 15th. Here is a teaser shot, more to come!

Monday, March 12, 2012

Upcoming Body Painting Competition: Birds of Lac-Saint-Pierre

I am very excited about the upcoming body painting competition in Trois-Rivières, QC. This saturday, March 17th, the wild life artist group, PEGHB, that works in support of Lac-Saint-Pierre, the world's largest wetland reservation as recognized by UNESCO, will be holding their annual group art exhibition; "L'Eco Salon".

Model is: Leatizia V. Iman

They are still accepting last minute entries into the body painting competition. You can see the registration form here: . For any beginners, or experienced body painter, this is a great opportunity to challenge yourself. 

Model is: Brittany Taylor Ashbridge

I really believe that body painting competitions, if approached with the right atittude, can be a very healthy growing process for any artist. The competition isn't really with the other artists, it's really between you & yourself. It's the challenge to get the body entirely covered in art in the thematic of the competition (this year it is Birds of Lac-Saint-Pierre), eat as you need to, and get the hair completed in 6 hours. This is not alot of time to paint a person from head to foot, especially if that person is tall! 

Model is: Brittany Taylor Ashbridge

By the end of the competition, I start to feel more like the artists around me are company for the journey, a shared experience that is at the same time very personal. It's beautiful and I cannot help but sit back and look in awe at all the amazing art I am surrounded by.  

About the Event:

Éco-Salon du Lac Saint-Pierre

1760, Avenue Gilles Villeneuve
819 374-3102

16 au 18 mars 2012, Bâtisse industrielle - Parc de l'exposition
Artistes peintres, sculpteurs et taxidermistes sous le thème de la faune et de la flore du lac Saint-Pierre.
Kiosques environnementaux, conférences et Body Painting.
Présenté par les Productions l'Envol du Grand Héron Bleu.


Adulte (13 ans et plus) : don de 5$
Enfants (0 à 12 ans) : gratuit accompagné d'un adulte


Vendredi 16 mars
De 18 h à 21 h
Samedi 17 mars
De 10 h à 21 h
Pierre Verville, imitateur, humoriste et comédien
Porte-parole de l'Éco-Salon 2012, sera présent. (Horaire à confirmer)
Concours de Body Painting
De 13 h 30 à 18 h
Dimanche 18 mars de 10 h à 17 h

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Romance: a photoshoot.

More photo teasers from the shoot I did as a class assignment in Anthongy Teoli's Beginner's Photography at Concordia University's Continueing Education. Below is the beautiful plus size model, Yael Perez.

Friday, March 9, 2012

Photoshoot: Romance

Wednesday evening I had my weekly photography class with Anthongy Teoli at Concordia University's Continueing Education. The focus of this class was to learn how to work with studio lights, specifically, flash (both softbox and umbrella lights; at home I use studio umbrella lights but they are continious lighting). My team included myself plus 5 other women (we were all ladies by accident, it was just how it flowed).  Our theme was Romance.... Here is a small teaser from the shoot.

Test Shoot

So here's a photo from a test shoot I did at the beginning of the week with the lovely Hannah Legault.
We are discussing a collaborative stop-motion animation, I am quite excited and looking forward to it.

I am preparing for the upcoming body painting competition, hosted by PEGHB, a local artist's association for raising awareness and funds to maintain the protection of the world's largest wetland reservation, Lac St.Pierre.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Another Photo from: "Protesting Oil: Please Don't Spoil"

Here is another photo from the stopmotion animation I just completed last night (I did the photoshoot a week ago today); "Protesting Oil: Please Don't Spoil".

 Body Painting of the Great Bear Rainforest and the Gitga'at Nation's Mask

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Stop-Motion Animation - "Protesting Oil: Please Don't Spoil"

Ok here it is, I am not sure if I might make another edit of this particular stop-motion animation, but I think I am calling it finished. It's actually really hard for me to decide when it's finished.I will make a behind the scenes next, which will include a short interview of the model.

Please watch, and tell me what you think (I hope viewers will keep their attention span to the end). I'd love to hear your comments!

Music by Cora Flora.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Teaser: Another Photo Sample from Saturday

Here is another photo sample from saturday just past. I went to Ottawa to do a collaborative body painting, stop-motion animation photoshoot in protest of the use of fossel fuels, the tar sands, oil tankers and the pipeline. Here is a teaser from the photos and animation to come.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Teaser: Protesting Oil: Please Don't SPOIL

Another teaser photo from the upcoming stopmotion animation I am working on.
Photography and Face Painting by The Art of April-Anna