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Being a live painting at the Body Painting Competition

March 23, 2011

Body Painting competition in Trois-Rivières

March 18-19 was a body painting competition in a small town up the river from Montreal!

On Friday we packed up and drove to a bed and breakfast close to the Eco-Salon where the event was taking place. It was sooo cute! The house is apparantly 100 years old, you constantly hear the wood creaking, it reminds me of a typical grandmother’s house.

Doing some sewing at the B&B

 One of the rooms looked like the inside of a log cabin complete with a swing, we went around and took photos, I would love to go back one day for a photo shoot! Although I think Chris freaked out lady owner when she caught him at the top of the stairs taking light graffiti photos in the dark…. LOL “Eh! Qu’est qu’il fait la??!”

Log caban bed and breakfast
I want a swing like this in my room!


Saturday we were up early morning and had a homemade breakfast prepared for us by the lovely couple who owned the place 😉

At the competition they took very good care of models and artists alike! They had a little heater for each model, it was awesome, usually people aren’t so considerate and as a model I end up freezing as I’m being painted. They made sure we always had water tea or coffee.

SO let me tell you, being a body paint model isn’t super easy, you stand for many hours at a time (this time it was 6 hours, longest I did was 9 hours) while having your nearly nude body painted. You can’t exactly take a sitting break because your bum is covered in paint, lol. And once your hands are painted you can’t touch anything. At that point Chris was a very good sport and fed me! I’ve learnt now to start stretching from the beginning, everytime the artist is turned away or taking a mini break, I stretch, dance a little, and it keeps the aches and pains at bay! It really helped because after the competition I was just tired, and my patience meter was completely out, otherwise no problems.

April-Anna was the amazing artist who painted me! She’s also a good friend of mine so the 2 day stay ended up being like a mini-vacation!

Here are a few behind the scenes shots! The theme of the competition was nature local to Trois-Rivières.

Check out April’s blog for more about the artistic side of things and more photos!

Painting the Heron
setting the sparkles with spray
Spritzing setting spray on the sparkles!
Looking up
Photography by: Chris Capicollo
Chris the photographer

Cute little button and ribbon store in Montreal

February 24, 2011

While exploring the fabric district on St Hubert street we came accross the cutest little shop.

All it sold were a unique range of buttons and ribbons,

I remember buying ribbons from them a few years ago on St Denis street, but they’ve recently moved to a new location. Speaking with the owner I found out he’s had his shop open for 8 YEARS! I was so surprised a tiny and very specific business could have survived so long, it gave me alot of hope for starting my own business. I must go back and learn how he kept it open for so long!

Along with buttons and ribbons at the back of the store is a mini theatre where they hold private shows/plays etc. All around the store are art projects showing you different ways you can use buttons, the coolest one being a life size snake with buttons for scales, coiling up into the air. Very inspiring I must say.

My favorite part of the store was a huge wooden bin filled to the brim with buttons, you just take a ladel and help yourself to some buttons and buy it by the bag,

I can’t wait to come up with some projects that use buttons!


What do you think about this Website design?

February 7, 2011

Any suggestions? Things I should Add or Remove….?

(This is not the final version, but what I’ve done so far)

Just a sample of what the website might look like

Making images for the website in Photoshop!

January 31, 2011

I’m working on the main image for the website in photoshop, I inked a drawing, scanned it, cleaned it up, and I’m now coloring it. I have a lot left to do, shading, re-writing the main text, filling in some parts with patterns etc etc….

Except now people are telling me it looks good just black and white, I’ll just need to redo the text,

let me know what you think!

Trying to figure out what you people would like to learn most ;)

January 26, 2011

So Here is a little Poll I’d like you all to fill out, on what you’d like to learn most,
Just one question! Select what appeals to you right away!