Archive for the ‘art’ Category

My new art site!

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Thanks to my awesome sis, Artbyzan.com is now live and open for business!

You can see all my fabulous bodypaintings, paintings, illustrations and sculptures. See anything you can’t live without? Contact me and if it’s still available, you can buy your very own Zan original! Or commission a bodypainting. Woohooooo!!!

Prettyprettypretties….

Utilikilts Show (pics!)

Monday, October 18th, 2010

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Finally got around to uploading, processing and Flickring my Artwalk at Utilikilts Show pics.

There’s also a great set here, including the shot above, by Chris Menges, a photographer friend of Kyle and Blue.

And a damn cool pic of the Elven Bikers from Hell here, by our DJ and photographer, Michael Holden.

Woot!

My elves made it in The Stranger!

Thursday, October 14th, 2010

The article’s kinda dumbo, but it’s a pretty picture! :)

Elf sketch for Utilikilts bodypainting

Wednesday, October 6th, 2010

So psyched!

My kickass, sword-wielding friends Kyle and Blue, have agreed to be my bodypainting models for the Utilikilts show tomorrow!

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Quickie sketch…

This is going to be FUN!

Stunning tribal body painting

Monday, October 4th, 2010

As a bodypainter, with all my shinyass metallic acyrlics-this humbles me.

Such spirit and beauty.

Artwalk show!

Friday, September 3rd, 2010

I’ll be bodypainting and showing my art at Utilikilts for the first thursday artwalk in October!

SO pysched! I’ve got a couple shoots this week with an amazing photographer, Fedora El Morro, with two of my favorite models, Rita and Courtnee, to feature in the show.

If you’re in Seattle, put it on the calender! Thursday, Oct 7th, 6pm.

Owl painting, finished!

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

The Master’s calligraphy had risen into the night, a Great Horned Owl(!) and flown majestically off to warn the Kingdom of the invasion. Sheldrake couldn’t help but be disappointed when; after all his incantations and careful study; his strokes curled, rose on stubby, awkward wings and flapped back towards the barn.

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Faeries in the woods!

Tuesday, August 17th, 2010

If you’re in Seattle this weekend, don’t miss the Arts In Nature Festival! Check out our faeries at my mom, Blackbird’s, booth!

Sam’s been working on origami wand-toppers for months and mom and I have been faery-makin’.

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Don’t poke the yeti, Sam. He’s our guest.

Saturday, August 7th, 2010

Last night I dreamt my mom and I were talking in a well-appointed house. We heard a bonking noise from above and I looked up and saw, through a hole in the ceiling, a hole in the attic roof. Falling into the hole was a humonguous, fluffy-looking white shape.

“Does that look like a polar bear to you?” I asked my mom, somewhat flabbergasted.

She concurred that the cloudy shape resembled a white bear and indeed, the farther it slipped into the house the more it looked like one. It slid through the hole and fell into the house, landing(guessing by the muffled thumping sound) in the living room.

My boys(Sam and another) ran to check it out and mom and I hurried behind them. I figured the animal might hide, but there it was, a yeti now, comfortably ensconced cross-legged on the couch.

Sam was sitting next to him, poking his leg. I said: “Don’t poke the yeti, Sam. He’s our guest.” The yeti didn’t really seem to mind the poking though.

The dream refocused then, I found myself staring, enchanted, at the art on the mantle. It was a painting, shaped like a house, of a house with an owl in the attic-beautifully detailed. Immediately, I knew it was an important protection charm.

There were several others, all house-shaped, with owls as the guardian spirits. I knew I wanted to make these myself.

……………..Now I just need to find some house-shaped wooden canvases! :)

Daybreak supplicates the Moon

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Daybreak

Painted this in my sketchbook last week in an evening of supreme inspiration, finished it on the full moon and posted it on Fb and within an hour, two friends were vying to buy it!

{happy artist dance}