THE ART ANGEL – 11/11/11 New 11:11 Character-Juuichi Juuichi & New Country Christmas Song

I recorded a song I dreamt, called “Paycheck Before Christmas”. It’s a little bit country or bluegrass and talks about financial troubles of our times. It is posted on the following links:

http://www.reverbnation.com/bethannshannon

http://www.cdbaby.net

I used my cartoon character , Juuichi Juuichi (a.k.a. “11:11″) in the video. My step mom & friends at Amazing Grace in Ballard, Seattle, helped me sing & we recorded it at Audio Logic INC with the fabulous Jay Kenny, who also played fiddle! Thanks everyone involved!

My friend in Baltimore put motion to my cartoon character Juuichi Juuichi! Thanks Elizabeth!

 

THE ART ANGEL – My Favorite Jobs

Lately, I’ve been thinking about this wild ride called life and all the different jobs I’ve had to support me and my true love…ART!

My favorite jobs were…

1) TWA Flight Attendant ~ Wow, did I LOVE that job. It suited me perfectly because I love people…I actually love serving people & love talking with everyone pretty much! Where else on earth can you find a job with so much diversity? I also love the sky & clouds and I love to travel! I had plenty of time off to make art & play…it was perfect! Sadly, we were laid off.

2) AMERICA’S MOST WANTED TV SHOW ~ Yes! I was a “Hotline Operator” for AMW. I am a child advocate & have tiger mother instincts when it comes to protecting children & always watched that show for that reason. I heard they were looking for operators & I jumped right in! Met John Walsh a few times at the studio & Xmas party… what a wonderful, kind man he is! I absolutely love him! I know you can see me on one of the old re-runs. It was a great job but after a year I had to quit because I was getting too depressed…you really need a thick skin to listen to all those horrible stories. I am just too sensitive.

3) ANIMATION ~ I love animation! So much fun! I worked at Mill Valley Animation, painting Gary Coleman, Smurfs and Pac Man cartoons & on the movie “The Plague Dogs” , painting cells, old style with Nepenthe Productions. They were the same people who made “Watership Down”. I loved it & I absolutely love cartoon & animation people! Most animation is done on computers now! BooHoo!

4) WORKSHOPS & PAINTING FACES ~ I have several workshops I’ve created that combine art & movement. My biggest passion…I love to dance & paint! Eventually, I will be offering my “SOUL TREK”  dance trance & “CANVAS DANCE” art & dance workshops in Seattle. Face Painting too! I can’t wait to paint some faces! YAY!

I am thankful for all the great non-art & art jobs I’ve had that have supported me to be creative.  I’m learning now, how to animate my characters & hope to have them up on YouTube asap!

Thanks For Visiting!!

Take Care!

THE ART ANGEL ~ Painting Faces

 

Face Painting
Flower Child Face Paint

 

 

The JOKER Face Paint
Painted Faces ~ The Joker

 

 

Face Painting
Cute Cat Face Paint

 

 

FACE PAINTING
FACE PAINTING ~ WHIMSICAL TIGERS

 

 

Face Paing
Face Painting

 

 

Find wonderful face painting on the web
Face Painting

 

That fabulous time of year again ~ HALLOWEEN!!

Kids just LOVE having their faces painted & I LOVE painting them!

Here are some more ideas I found on the web ~ I like to add my own variations & twists!

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!

The Art Angel ~ Face Painting

THE ART ANGEL ~ Look-A-Likes

 

Look-A-Likes
People say I look like Annette Benning

 

 

People say I look like Lauren Graham
I can see a lil’ Lauren & Annette

 

 

Look-A-Likes Gilmore Girls
I’m told I look like Lauren

 

I am consistently being stopped or asked if I’m Lauren Graham or Annette Benning! What a compliment indeed! I tend to get Lauren when I’m heavier in weight and Annette when I’m thinner. Several years ago , when my hair was shorter, a woman asked me for my autograph thinking I was Annette Benning! Sweet!

It would be fun to be either of those fabulous leading ladies…if only for one day! They happen to be 2 of my favorite actresses as well!