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July Last Thursday Artwalk on Alberta Street + new corset

    So its Friday morning and i am having a hard time keeping my eyes open and my legs and arms feel as if they were made of lead but emotionally i feel elevated and inspired- these are the true sings of a art walk that went well!

    Yesterday was Last Thursday Art walk on Alberta St ( a free art vending opportunity that occurs monthly in Portland Oregon.)
    Unfortunately this was the first one of these i was able to attend so far this year because previous months it was either raining or i was out of town. So, i decided i was going to go this month and go enforce, thus i took the day off from work so that we could arrive
    super early ( around 12:00pm) to stake out a good spot.
    Last Thursday artwalk on alberta
    This is a photo Danny took after i had finished getting ready by painting my face for the art walk.
    It was a super bright day so we were very lucky to have grabbed a spot with ample shade and trees. Still...the brightness made it hard to snap photos of our booth setup during the day but Danny managed to grab some of my body painting exploits:
    Face and Body painting!
    Painting faces during Artwalk on Alberta
    I painted several lil girls faces + a few young adult faces...but when i asked one person if i could paint their face they turned around and asked " can i paint you!?"
    Of course i said yes! they painted a small vine starting from my numb up a lil past my hand that ended in a heart. It was a silly/fun/unexpected treasure.
    As the day crept into night danny was able to get a shot of our booth setup:
    last thursday
    This photo was taken at a strange angle because what you dont see is the massive wall of moving people walking down the street in front of the booth. The turnout for this was just insane. After 8:00pm it was almost impossible to step out of the booth because the "river of flesh" was roaring!
    We were setup facing the street with two tables on parallel sides .
    One table with my my art:
    last thursday
    the other table with Danny's art:
    last thursday
    We used to always set up our artwork together but found that customers got confused as to "who's artwork was who's" which seemed to bother them a bit. Thus, we have found that now this separation seems to streamline customers experience making it less "modge podged" and more effective.
    We did also have Danny's stencil records and a few silkscreen shirts on display laying on a sheet on the sidewalk:
    last thursday
    We had a lot of folks stop and hover over the records- seems a particular point of interest to many.
    We did well in sales this time which is always encouraging. We sold two of my pen and ink on Masonite board illustrations, a few art prints, a couple tie dye, and several face/body paintings.
    Also managed to luck out and have a bunch of familiar faces pop up out of the blue so there was lots of hugs and catching ups to do. Met a few new friends as well.
    And, as allways...its left me really looking forward to the next art walk on Alberta!
    If you are interested in seeing some wonderful documentive photos of the this months artwalk check out the amazing Anni Becker's photographs here- bosting photos of all the crazy splendors of the day such as fire dancers, roaming musicans, dance pits, free hugs, crazy costumes, cute puppies, cops, artwork and artists , jugglers and much much more!!!

    In other news, my new corsets arrived in the mail this week!
    They were made by Danny's talented lil sis seamstress extraordinaire:
    New Corset
    I am in love with it! I had picked out the fabric and sent it over awhile ago so i was delighted to have it in time to wear to the art walk last night.

    Tomorrow i am going to the FaerieWorlds summer celebration festival to check it out for the first time. I am mainly going to enjoy myself but partly going to scope out the art vendors to see if perhaps i should hold a booth of my own at the fair for next year. we shall see! Also very excited that i get to do some body painting while i am there: will be painting the Didgeridoo Man in the band Telesma for their musicale prefromance at the festival! Pictures from this outing will most probably be posted via blog update on Monday.

    Hope everyone has a lovely weekend filled with joy, relaxation and creation.

    Peace n Love,
    -Chelsea RoseSource URL: http://dreamsandstars-eliza.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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July Last Thursday Artwalk on Alberta Street + new corset

    So its Friday morning and i am having a hard time keeping my eyes open and my legs and arms feel as if they were made of lead but emotionally i feel elevated and inspired- these are the true sings of a art walk that went well!

    Yesterday was Last Thursday Art walk on Alberta St ( a free art vending opportunity that occurs monthly in Portland Oregon.)
    Unfortunately this was the first one of these i was able to attend so far this year because previous months it was either raining or i was out of town. So, i decided i was going to go this month and go enforce, thus i took the day off from work so that we could arrive
    super early ( around 12:00pm) to stake out a good spot.
    Last Thursday artwalk on alberta
    This is a photo Danny took after i had finished getting ready by painting my face for the art walk.
    It was a super bright day so we were very lucky to have grabbed a spot with ample shade and trees. Still...the brightness made it hard to snap photos of our booth setup during the day but Danny managed to grab some of my body painting exploits:
    Face and Body painting!
    Painting faces during Artwalk on Alberta
    I painted several lil girls faces + a few young adult faces...but when i asked one person if i could paint their face they turned around and asked " can i paint you!?"
    Of course i said yes! they painted a small vine starting from my numb up a lil past my hand that ended in a heart. It was a silly/fun/unexpected treasure.
    As the day crept into night danny was able to get a shot of our booth setup:
    last thursday
    This photo was taken at a strange angle because what you dont see is the massive wall of moving people walking down the street in front of the booth. The turnout for this was just insane. After 8:00pm it was almost impossible to step out of the booth because the "river of flesh" was roaring!
    We were setup facing the street with two tables on parallel sides .
    One table with my my art:
    last thursday
    the other table with Danny's art:
    last thursday
    We used to always set up our artwork together but found that customers got confused as to "who's artwork was who's" which seemed to bother them a bit. Thus, we have found that now this separation seems to streamline customers experience making it less "modge podged" and more effective.
    We did also have Danny's stencil records and a few silkscreen shirts on display laying on a sheet on the sidewalk:
    last thursday
    We had a lot of folks stop and hover over the records- seems a particular point of interest to many.
    We did well in sales this time which is always encouraging. We sold two of my pen and ink on Masonite board illustrations, a few art prints, a couple tie dye, and several face/body paintings.
    Also managed to luck out and have a bunch of familiar faces pop up out of the blue so there was lots of hugs and catching ups to do. Met a few new friends as well.
    And, as allways...its left me really looking forward to the next art walk on Alberta!
    If you are interested in seeing some wonderful documentive photos of the this months artwalk check out the amazing Anni Becker's photographs here- bosting photos of all the crazy splendors of the day such as fire dancers, roaming musicans, dance pits, free hugs, crazy costumes, cute puppies, cops, artwork and artists , jugglers and much much more!!!

    In other news, my new corsets arrived in the mail this week!
    They were made by Danny's talented lil sis seamstress extraordinaire:
    New Corset
    I am in love with it! I had picked out the fabric and sent it over awhile ago so i was delighted to have it in time to wear to the art walk last night.

    Tomorrow i am going to the FaerieWorlds summer celebration festival to check it out for the first time. I am mainly going to enjoy myself but partly going to scope out the art vendors to see if perhaps i should hold a booth of my own at the fair for next year. we shall see! Also very excited that i get to do some body painting while i am there: will be painting the Didgeridoo Man in the band Telesma for their musicale prefromance at the festival! Pictures from this outing will most probably be posted via blog update on Monday.

    Hope everyone has a lovely weekend filled with joy, relaxation and creation.

    Peace n Love,
    -Chelsea RoseSource URL: http://dreamsandstars-eliza.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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Weekend bliss: Queen Bead, KPG live music, mermaid acrylic painting, playing dress up and morning glory flower

    This weekend was eventful and this coming week will be the same way or perhaps doubly so!

    First off, one more photo to share from my body painting photo shoot with Queen Bead:

    Queen Bead
    (body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
    Model: Queen Bead )

    Why is she called Queen Bead? well thats her artist/stage name. She is the head woman for a local reggae band called KPG - Keep Portland Green and her voice coupled with the music made me tingle. I danced all night long:




    ....needless to say i was super sore the next day and have realized how out of shape i have gotten- need to dance more!! This was a wonderful way to start the weekend.

    On Saturday Danny and I watched T.Ruth artspace gallery
    We set up a lil sidewalk art sale and worked on various projects inside while greeting the people who came in to look at art. Queen Bead dropped by with her son, i gave her a CD full of the body painting photos of her and we chatted for a couple hours.

    I also managed to get some work done on my mermaid painting:
    Working on my Mermaid....i am not sure what it is with painting mermaids but they always give me trouble. I am assuming its their trickster/mischievous nature. I have been drawing them since i was 5, so i better get used to painting them since i love mermaids so much!
    What my art table looks like right now
    ...i think she finally did manage to cooperate and i got a fair amount of work finished on her. Shes at least got her first layer of paint on...i am going to put in some flowy side fins on her tail and a bunch of bubbles in her hair. Blue/green and yellow orange is a strange color combo for me and i dont think i can say i have it mastered yet so i will have to do a lot more tweaking with it till i am happy. So there is loads more work to do on her- i pray i can find the time to do it in the next few weeks!

    In other news...i discovered that my dreads have grown long enough to do side buns...whoohooo!
    Dreadlock Buns
    Can you tell i was quite excited?
    Dreadlock Buns
    ....turns out to be a great dread-do for the hot summer months- helps keep the dreads up to cool off the neck!

    Also, I came to realize that the FaerieWorlds Festival is this coming weekend! I must go and so i shall. Also will be happily helping the singer Joanne Berman Juskus who heads the band Telesma by giving her and her drummer a lift to the festival- they will be playing there at 5:30pm. Whats extremely exciting, that i just now learned via facebook message a sec ago, is that they are hoping to have me do some body painting on the digeridoo man( Ian Hesford) for their preformance! I cant wait. I guess Ian usually goes onstage painted up very tribal and has even been painted by Alex Grey for a concert! If you have time...check them out, they make some wonderous psychedelic mind blowing music.

    So yes... looks like i will be doing all that on Saturday. This realization had me diving into my costume bag to figure out what to wear:
    Playing Dress Up
    I love playing dress up!
    Playing Dress Up
    ...i think this hat is going to save me from turning into one big sunburn on Saturday.
    I am also super excited to hear that the two corsets i commissioned Danny's amazingly talented seamstress sister to make me are on their way in the mail! Thus...i may be strutting about with one of my new ones on for the fair. I had her make one under bust corset with this crazy 60s mushroom fabric i found and another corset- over bust(1700's styled) out of a wonderful purple brocade. I will take photos when they arrive( due Wednesday i think!)

    This Thursday is the Art walk on Alberta st so we are also gearing up for that- will be there around 20th and alberta st ( Portland or) with a full booth boasting lots of paintings, art prints, screen prints and tie dye!

    That's it for now....more updates and news soon.
    Best wishes and much love,
    -Chelsea Rose

    P.S

    i wanted to share my first morning glory bloom of the summer with you:


    First Morning Glory flower of the summer
    bye now :)Source URL: http://dreamsandstars-eliza.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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Weekend bliss: Queen Bead, KPG live music, mermaid acrylic painting, playing dress up and morning glory flower

    This weekend was eventful and this coming week will be the same way or perhaps doubly so!

    First off, one more photo to share from my body painting photo shoot with Queen Bead:

    Queen Bead
    (body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
    Model: Queen Bead )

    Why is she called Queen Bead? well thats her artist/stage name. She is the head woman for a local reggae band called KPG - Keep Portland Green and her voice coupled with the music made me tingle. I danced all night long:




    ....needless to say i was super sore the next day and have realized how out of shape i have gotten- need to dance more!! This was a wonderful way to start the weekend.

    On Saturday Danny and I watched T.Ruth artspace gallery
    We set up a lil sidewalk art sale and worked on various projects inside while greeting the people who came in to look at art. Queen Bead dropped by with her son, i gave her a CD full of the body painting photos of her and we chatted for a couple hours.

    I also managed to get some work done on my mermaid painting:
    Working on my Mermaid....i am not sure what it is with painting mermaids but they always give me trouble. I am assuming its their trickster/mischievous nature. I have been drawing them since i was 5, so i better get used to painting them since i love mermaids so much!
    What my art table looks like right now
    ...i think she finally did manage to cooperate and i got a fair amount of work finished on her. Shes at least got her first layer of paint on...i am going to put in some flowy side fins on her tail and a bunch of bubbles in her hair. Blue/green and yellow orange is a strange color combo for me and i dont think i can say i have it mastered yet so i will have to do a lot more tweaking with it till i am happy. So there is loads more work to do on her- i pray i can find the time to do it in the next few weeks!

    In other news...i discovered that my dreads have grown long enough to do side buns...whoohooo!
    Dreadlock Buns
    Can you tell i was quite excited?
    Dreadlock Buns
    ....turns out to be a great dread-do for the hot summer months- helps keep the dreads up to cool off the neck!

    Also, I came to realize that the FaerieWorlds Festival is this coming weekend! I must go and so i shall. Also will be happily helping the singer Joanne Berman Juskus who heads the band Telesma by giving her and her drummer a lift to the festival- they will be playing there at 5:30pm. Whats extremely exciting, that i just now learned via facebook message a sec ago, is that they are hoping to have me do some body painting on the digeridoo man( Ian Hesford) for their preformance! I cant wait. I guess Ian usually goes onstage painted up very tribal and has even been painted by Alex Grey for a concert! If you have time...check them out, they make some wonderous psychedelic mind blowing music.

    So yes... looks like i will be doing all that on Saturday. This realization had me diving into my costume bag to figure out what to wear:
    Playing Dress Up
    I love playing dress up!
    Playing Dress Up
    ...i think this hat is going to save me from turning into one big sunburn on Saturday.
    I am also super excited to hear that the two corsets i commissioned Danny's amazingly talented seamstress sister to make me are on their way in the mail! Thus...i may be strutting about with one of my new ones on for the fair. I had her make one under bust corset with this crazy 60s mushroom fabric i found and another corset- over bust(1700's styled) out of a wonderful purple brocade. I will take photos when they arrive( due Wednesday i think!)

    This Thursday is the Art walk on Alberta st so we are also gearing up for that- will be there around 20th and alberta st ( Portland or) with a full booth boasting lots of paintings, art prints, screen prints and tie dye!

    That's it for now....more updates and news soon.
    Best wishes and much love,
    -Chelsea Rose

    P.S

    i wanted to share my first morning glory bloom of the summer with you:


    First Morning Glory flower of the summer
    bye now :)Source URL: http://dreamsandstars-eliza.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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More Queen Bead body painting photos + mermaid painting in progress + Evolve Mushroom screen print +patio garden pics

    Its getting closer to the end of July and the beginning of August. Danny reminded me the other day that my birthday is only a few weeks away- how strange!
    Its been a very mild summer thus far and for that i am truly greatfull for its allowed me to be less "melty brained" and work on projects ( some times the heat of summer does me in and i just end up a puddle on the floor.)

    First off i wanted to share two more photos i posted from my body painting photo shoot with Queen Bead:

    Queen Bead
    (body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
    Model: Queen Bead)


    Queen Bead
    (body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
    Model: Queen Bead)

    I am looking forward to tonight! Queen Bead will be singing with her reggae band tonight at a club in Washington. It will be my first time seeing her preform and I cant wait!

    I started working on a mermaid painting last week and haven't gotten much done on it since then:
    work in progress
    ...i haven't even finished putting down the first beginnings of color and I'm already not liking where it is going.
    I am doing this painting based off of my "love thy self" pen and ink drawing of a mermaid hugging herself:
    love thy self
    ( pen and ink drawing by Chelsea Rose)
    ....I initially started out painting her with a light green skin tone but she was melding way too much with the light blue background. I am trying out a natural pinkish skin tone and not liking it at all. However, it may just be too early to tell. What i really need to do is add some more layers of colors and shadow before i make any rash judgments but its been hard to find motivation to work on her unfortunately. However i will have plenty of time to stare her down and do some work on Saturday when Danny and I go and watch T.Ruth art space gallery from 1-6pm. i really do enjoy painting in the back while doing my best at greeting people when they filter in to look at all the art.

    In other news Danny made a new screen print from his "Evolve" design. Check it out:
    evolve
    one of a kind screen print composite.
    designed and hand screen printed by Danny.

    He used two of his recent screen print designs to create it. The background is his faery star screen, the mushroom his most recent silkscreen creation.

    I am in love with the new prints and lucked out by getting the first "evolve" print on a shirt- all for myself:
    Evolve mushroom screen print
    Isn't it lovely? If you want a print of your own feel fee to send in a custom order with t-shirt size/color and paint color preferences!

    ....Did you notice the hat? well i recently got it in order to help shield myself from the constant bombardments of sunburns that summers tend to inflict on my pale skin. When i came home with it the other day Danny thought it was ridiculously huge and likened it to wearing a sombrero! But i do love it and my good friend Dr. Bob gave me the cool paper blue flower to adorn the hat with. I think the hat will do well for the long bus rides home in the sun, the summer hikes we take and all the hours ill be spending sitting in direct sun at the various art fairs of the season.

    I also have a couple patio garden snapshots to share:
    patio garden
    Its a true luxury to have a lil outside patio to ourselves amongst the pitfalls of apartment living. Although i dream of working an actual piece of land to plant all sorts of edibles I am making due with what space i do have. i started a potted herb garden from seeds( i think i will do starts next time since seed growing is magical to witness but a slow slow thing.) So far i have the following herbs sprouting happily: cilantro, chile, basil and chamomile. However i am most excited about the morning glory vine that i planted. The morning glory vine have been so quick to grow, some of their leafy vines already climbed the lattice and are beginning to work their way around the top of the patio rail. I was very excited the other morning to find my first two buds ready to burst:
    Morning Glory buds
    Morning Glory is my favorite sort of flower. I wish i was small enough to live in their enchanting purple trumpet blooms.

    On that note i will break off this post.
    Its supposed to be a hot weekend so who knows how much i will get done really...hopefully some painting, maybe some hiking but i am sure there will be a lot of time spent in the shade drinking some iced herbal tea, watching the plants on the patio grow.

    Much love to all,
    -Chelsea RoseSource URL: http://dreamsandstars-eliza.blogspot.com/2010_07_01_archive.html
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