|VOL 10 ISSUE 3||March 2007|
It's not every day that I get a call from the reigning women's champion of the World Wrestling Entertainment organization wanting to be bodypainted, but one day in March I got that very call. I first painted Melina back in 2003 before she was involved with the WWE. That painting was a Christmas lingerie motif, but this time she wanted to be painted gold to go with her new title belt. We did the painting at U.S. Airways Arena prior to her television appearance on Monday Night RAW. I incorporated a few elements from the title belt into the painting such as the barbed wire, the shattered glass jagged edges, and the WWE logo on her back. Melina was a gem to work with once again and the WWE staff was very accommodating. I was thrilled to see the pictures and story that they uploaded to the www.wwe.com website. For more info and pics go to http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/melina/Gold/Gold.html .
When it comes to St. Patrick's Day parties, I'm not aware of any that rival the bash held at Maloney's on Campus in Tempe, AZ. This was the second year that they hired me to paint the models who work behind the bar serving up green beer and jello shots. This year's design was based on glittery vests of green, gold, and black. I was given five models to paint so I came up with a vest design for one pair of models, a second design for the next pair, and the remaining model was painted with a T-shirt design with the Maloney's logo. EventPro Strategies was the promotional company that brought the models and I on board. We did the painting at their office in Tempe (sorry about all the glitter that we left behind). For more on this story and a few additional pictures, go to http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/maloneys/07stpatricks/stpatricks07.htm .
With several hundred paintings in my portfolio, it sometimes feels like I've painted everything. Then I get an e-mail from the Mesa Contemporary Arts Center asking me to paint jellyfish on pregnant bellies. The event theme was "Jelly Belly" and it included an art exhibit of 3-D jellyfish, belly dancers, and anything else they could incorporate with jelly or belly. The hour derves obviously included jellybeans. I only painted one pregnant belly, but I had two other volunteers who wanted their bellies painted. This event was part of the Sound in the Ground series which is a recurring celebration comprised of live music, art displays, performance art, and other forms of entertainment. For more on this story and additional pictures, go to http://www.futureclassx.com/bodypaint/bellypaint/jellybelly/jellybelly.htm .
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