This year has begun on an amazing artistic foot and last year ended as a travelers dream. I have been able to experience everything from corporate ambient performing to fine art posing to live music, peppered with countless beautiful good times in between during my travels . I fully intend to make a post about my travels to Barcelona, Paris, and Virginia as soon as I have all my photos edited and backed up, but for now I will share all of what has happened since ringing in the New Year.
This January I was given the opportunity to grace the run way as a mermaid in uv reactive black light body paint done by Rachel Debeor for Envision Raw Artist San Francisco. In a few short hours I went from human to super aquatic being. So many jitters running through my body as I spun pod poi by Flow Toys on the 1015 Folsom Stage, thankfully I was met with such a warm welcoming crowd that quickly reminded me I was present to share in artistic creation. Thanks to my amazing friend and talented photographer Kenny Hoff I have a video of the evening for to share with you all, along side some Photos taken by Ian.Shire.
A few days after being a mermaid, I entered another realm as a fantasy steampunk fairy working for Mezzanine Circus Arts at the Museum of Computer History for the Amazon Holiday Party. Surprised joyfully once again to run into talented photographer Kenny Hoff covering photography of the event, and am thankful to share the moments he captured including some play with talented performer Sylphie Ariella. I also had the joy of working along side one of my favorite performance partners Rion Fish, who looked spectacular in his stilting costume and LED buuegang.
Following this series of events was a most dashing of evenings at the Edwardian Ball. I attended in support of the amazing fashion designer Vanessa Nash who had created corset pieces for the Ball of sheer elegance. An abundance of art installations, from old clocks to tea service, with an indoor vendors market to top it all off. Yet, there will still so much more from aerial and dance performances to live big band music. All of the splendor of an evening on the town with a classic and timeless twist. I was left impressioned in the most lovely of ways.
A not as known skill set of mine is hair styling which I was thrilled to do behind the scenes for the Outersect music video shot in the Flow Toys Studios. Working with Vertel and Cindy the Producers of this event is always such an uplifting experience. No hair is complete without makeup for a production, tag teaming with me on this project was my amazing other half Vanessa Nash. It is so rare to find another artist whom one can create with so seemlessly, beyond grateful to be on countless gigs with this powerhouse of a woman. All of these behind the scenes photos taken by the truly wonderful Lane Lillquist.
To round off an amazing first two months of the year I was asked by Belle SF magazine to pose to live music at the Madrone Art Bar. This corner bar was so welcoming, all of the artist made me feel so at ease and fully respected as they all sip and sketched with amazing speed, as each pose was only held for 20 minutes. I was astounded as the evening came to an end and quite a few of the artist shared with me what they had created. I find perspective to be such an overwhelmingly beautiful thing. The sketches below are done by the talented Daniel Parada. I left the evening looking forward to doing more posing, which is just what the future seems to have in store. My next sitting will be for a painting series and I am counting down the days until then.