Seattle Celebrates Gay Marriage & Legalized Marijuana!

April 8, 2013 - Leave a Response

Seattle Celebrates Gay Marriage & Legalized Marijuana!

I created a new character out of the space needle called “Seattle Sam” last year & decided to post it. I’m working on a whole series of him/her!

GONE TO POT!!!

April 8, 2013 - One Response

GONE TO POT!!!

By American Artist Bethann Shannon 2012
In celebration of legalized marijuana, I created a Space Needle character named Seattle Sam.

THE ART ANGEL ~ 11/11/11 New 11:11 Character & Classic Christmas Song

November 11, 2011 - Leave a Response

I’m back! It’s almost been a year that I wrote.! Things have been rocky but calming down now. I LOVE Seattle!

Creativity wise, 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 called “11:11″ in the video. My friends at church helped me record it and my friend in Baltimore put motion to my character! Thanks Elizabeth! Lots of help from the Macologists at The Mac Store Seattle! Thank you Matt & Josh especially!

THE ART ANGEL ~ My Favorite Jobs~

October 24, 2010 - 4 Responses

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! I love people…I actually LOVE serving people! I love the sky & clouds! I love travel & meeting all kinds of people! I had plenty of time off to make art! 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 on board! 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 loved working with animators! So much fun! I worked at Mill Valley Animation, painting Gary Coleman, Smurfs and Pac Man cartoons & on the movie “The Plague Dogs”, same people who did “Watership Down”.

4) WORKSHOPS & PAINTING FACES ~ I have several workshops I’ve created that combine art & movement. My biggest passion. I will be offering my “SOUL TREK” & “CANVAS DANCE” workshops in Seattle, as soon as I settle.

I can’t wait to paint some faces! YAY!

I believe in my art & my workshops, and 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

October 10, 2010 - Leave a Response

 

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

October 9, 2010 - Leave a Response

 

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! I totally take both as 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!

THE ART ANGEL ~ MORE FACE PAINTING

October 2, 2010 - Leave a Response

FACE PAINTING & CHEEK ART

Lovely Moon Face Paint With Hearts

Cute Face Paint

Moon Of Love Face Paint

Face painting with The Art Angel

Face Painting ~ Moon & Tiger

face painting images

Face Painting ~ Spiderman & Cheetah

Face Painting

Blue Cheetah Face Painting

Spider Man Face Paint

Spider Man Face Painting

Face Painting CHEETAH

Cute Cheetah Girl Face Painting

I dressed up as THE ART ANGEL & painted some more faces while traveling…these are some pics of my latest face painting gigs.

HAPPY HALLOWEEN !!!

(Everyday is Halloween in my world!)

THE ART ANGEL ~ MY WINGS!

September 23, 2010 - Leave a Response

 

 

The Art Angel paints faces

THE ART ANGEL BETHANN SHANNON painting faces

 

My Green Wings!

The Money Angel says SUPPORT THE ARTS!

Where have all my wings gone? I’m ready for a new pair! My favorite pair I lost on an air plane (left them in the overhead compartment)! Someone must of liked them because they were never  returned! Maybe they needed them more than me…I’m sure whomever has them feels good in them…they were great wings!

My other favorite wings I gave to my buddy Stu because I had to move & he liked them. They were green. I had just won the “GREAT GREEN BALL” annual window dressing contest, fundraiser for the arts,  in Asheville, NC.  My theme was “Give Your Green To The Asheville Art Scene”, so, I dressed as the “Money Angel” to support the arts.  It was super fun!

But I’m wingless again! Back to the sewing machine!

Right now I’m hoping to paint some faces for Halloween, with or without the wings!

I can’t believe it is almost October! After that , everything goes so fast…suddenly it will be 2011!

Time Flies (whether you are having fun…or NOT!)

HAPPY FALL EVERYONE! My FAVORITE season!

THE ART ANGEL ~ ALICE IN WONDERLAND ~ FRIDA & DIEGO IN WONDERLAND

March 6, 2010 - Leave a Response

Doesn't Diego look like Twiddle Dee?

Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera in Alice In Wonderland

Twiddle Dee is Diego Rivera

Diego as Twiddle-Dee and Frida as Alice In Wonderland

Alice In Wonderland

Diego as Tweedle-Dee & Frida as Alice In Wonderland

These are preliminary sketches for paintings I’m preparing to paint.

I absolutely LOVE

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND”

… I loved it as a child & now even more at 54!!

I can’t wait to see Tim Burton’s version of it…

In 3-D no less!!! I Love Tim Burton & his clan!

In 2006 I made a cartoon of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera…

Diego was “Tweedle-dee”!

His figure was perfect! He WAS  “Tweedle-Dee”!!!

I couldn’t stop thinking of Diego as Tweedle-Dee (or Dum!)

So, I made a cartoon, (which I will post as soon as I unpack it!)

of  Diego walking with Frida Kahlo…

THEN…

I  decided to make a painting of Frida as Alice and Diego as Tweedle-Dee…

The above pictures are a few of my preliminary

sketches & cartoons in my process…

IN THE MEAN TIME…

Boy, I can’t wait to see the movie!

CHEERS to Tim Burton’s creation of

“ALICE IN WONDERLAND”!!!!

For more about Bethann Shannon

PLEASE VISIT…

http://www.fridainheaven.etsy.com

http://www.flickr.com/theartangel/

NOTICE: Bethann Shannon loves sharing her art

& is OK with you posting it…please add her name & website if possible

…she LOVES it when her work goes “viral”!

BUT…

She is NOT OK with you reproducing or

manufacturing it as “yours” and selling it as “yours”

and then not SHARING ($$$$$) money!!!

Not a nice thing to do & BTW illegal!

(She is dealing with manufacturers doing this right now, in court,

…hence the strong warning.)

Selling work as yours that is not yours is illegal…

Remember: Artists need to eat too!!!

All Rights Reserved

Bethann Shannon’s work is protected under

Copyright & Trade Mark Law.

Licensing Available

The Art Angel ~ My 54th ~BE~DAY! Sock Monkeys!

February 26, 2010 - One Response

my sock monkey slippers

SOCK MONKEY SLIPPERS

Bethann & her monkeys!

Sock Monkeys & cartoonist Bethann Shannon

Bethann Shannon & her sock monkey obsession!

Sock Monkey slippers for artist Bethann Shannon

The Art Angel (Bethann Shannon) gets Sock Monkey Slippers for her 54th!

I LOVE MONKEYS!

Especially Sock Monkeys!

My mom bought me these for my BE-DAY!

I LOVE ‘EM

I think from Sockmonkey.com….?

VERY CUTE!

They help bring out the kid in me!

(Got to keep that kid alive!)

I also found many sock monkeys on ETSY.COM & Flickr.com

I have lots of watercolors with sock monkeys!

http://www.flickr.com/theartangel/

CHEERS TO SOCK MONKEYS

&

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

BYE!

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