As I was browsing the web looking for FaerieWorlds photogalleries for yesterday’s post, and came across this blog post by artist Chelsea Rose, who, through a serendipitous series of events, ended up doing some amazing bodypainting on Telesma‘s didgeridoo player, Ian.
It’s almost hypnotizing, the lines and shapes she pulled out of the forms of his body and highlighted in paint. I can only imagine how awesome it must have looked on stage while he was performing!
Chelsea has done bodypainting before, though apparently this was her first time using a male body as a canvas. Check out her bodypainting photoset here, though beware that it contains some very tasteful (and painted!) nudity and thus might not be safe for work.
As I’ve mentioned before, I’ve not yet been able to make it out to FaerieWorlds, it being on the other side of the country and me sorely lacking available funds. Some day, oh yes, I will. But for now, I will content myself with browsing through the photo galleries that are beginning to appear across the web. Below are some of the links I’ve collected so far. Enjoy!
Michael Callahan’s photoset on Facebook (you might need to have a FB account to see these) – including the truly stunning owl costume above.
Kightp has a huge collection of photos here – very good stuff. She has a great eye for catching good candid and action shots.
Feel free to point me to other photosets, and I’ll be sure to link them here!
A Gaelic holiday traditionally celebrated on the first of August, Lughnasadh (pronounced “LOO-nu-suh”, also known by the medieval Christian name Lammas) has roots in ancient tradition. Bonfires, gatherings of family and friends, market festivals, and games are among the festivities still celebrated in many countries. It’s also a traditionally auspicious time for marriages and handfastings.
Though it might be hard to tell from the 100+ degree days we’ve been having lately, Lughnasadh marks the beginning of the end of summer. The first grains are being harvested, the first fruits plucked from the trees. The days are starting to grow shorter, and every so often, a blessedly cool breeze stirs the still-green leaves. Autumn is coming!
For more information on Lughnasadh traditions, here are a few links:
Today’s web browsing led me to stumble upon a local company that designs and creates fabulous furnishings, accessories, and whole rooms for children. Kidtropolis is based in Vienna, Virginia, but will happily build and ship to anywhere (for a price, we presume).
The post that led me to them is one of their most recent, a Fairy Land bedroom for small child. I absolutely love the round bed designed like a huge tree, and the incorporated storage cubbies. And the flower-shaped hanging lamps… And the huge tree in the corner (does that little door open into a tiny, child-sized hideaway? I hope so!) And… well, all of it!
Their Magic Tree House design is equally awesome – how fabulous would it be to have your very own indoor treehouse in your bedroom?!? So many thoughtful and ingenious details in this design…
I’ll definitely be bookmarking these pages as inspiration when it comes time to create our as-yet-nonexistent children’s rooms…
I stumbled across this blog post today, from someone who took a relatively normal pair of shoes, and, through the simple use of a green marker, made them awesome.
Just one simple example of a great way to make things magical!