THE ART ANGEL ~ YOUTUBE VIDEO

The Art Angel

My friend Peter Taussig is making short films about “interesting people/ artists”, and he asked if he could film me… his video about me is now posted on UTUBE ~ THE ART ANGEL

TRY THIS LINK:

www.youtube.com/TheArtAngel

I would post it here… but I’m a Neanderthal with computers & don’t know how!!

THE ART ANGEL~How to make GOD laugh…

Painting by Bethann Shannon

You want to know how to make God Laugh?

Tell him your plans!

Old joke…I know… but it still rings so very true! I know, personally, I made a whole bunch of plans in my life…but GOD, (The Universe, whatever the name!), had other plans for me…so, as usual, I surrender to this path and continue to trust this process & remain grateful & and think positively, even through difficult times…

especially

through difficult times.

THE ART ANGEL ~ 5 weeks on the road…

The Art Angel Bethann Shannon painting facesThe Art Angel at Sizdeh BedarBlack Hills Park April 6, 2008Voluntering at Sizdeh Bedar CelebrationI’m just landing from a 5 week art/family and business trip in the DC area. It was really good to get away, as, I have been frazzled.  Yes, art angels get stressed out on earth too! Getting away was just what the doctor ordered! The weather was absolutely beautiful in DC! Perfection! Blessed with good friends & family! Lots of love from sweet children!

I traveled to DC boldly wearing my wings on the Greyhound bus. I handed out pet sperm when appropriate…O.K., if you don’t know me , I make safe sex awareness, sperm shaped products & cartoons… besides promoting peace, love & art…I work for safe sex awareness.

Both my wings and my sperm make people smile…and that makes me feel good.

That’s me in a nut shell!

A big chunk of my trip I helped my friends with their new home & their kids. Had to do taxes & other stuff with my business partner for Widespread Awareness LLC – Safe Sex Stuff.  The rest of my time I rested & visited friends & family.

The highlights of my journey were “THE FREEZE”, against the war, at Union Station. Where at 5pm on March 18th, demonstrators, walking around & looking like regular folk/travelers suddenly FROZE in place for 5 minutes to make a statement to stop the war in IRAQ ( similar to the FREEZE at Grand Central Station organized by ImprovEverywhere).

I’m not sure whom organized this FREEZE, but there was some time confusion…during my 5 minutes of being frozen, someone whispered in my ear “They changed the time to 5:30″…I wasn’t sure if this was a joke or an anti demonstrator or what…weird. Then another person whispered in my ear & I decided it’s true…unfroze & felt a little foolish. I wasn’t alone. Many of us froze at 5pm…we didn’t get the time change message.

I did not wear my wings during the first 5pm freeze but decided to wear them at the 5:30 pm freeze because I noticed many people dressed in costumes. Lots of people wearing PINK from the CODE PINK activists.  Oddly, I happened to have a pink scarf & a pink suitcase! I do support the hard working, pink wearing, peace activists at CODE PINK & get their newsletter via e-mail. It felt good to be part of a peaceful demonstration, with a group of humans coming out to say… stop war & violence.

It was a very peaceful event. I love the silent FREEZING! Very Powerful!

The 2nd big & fun event was Sizdeh Bedar, at Black Hills Park, Germantown April 6th. Celebrating the last day of the Iranian New Year, where it is bad luck to stay indoors! No matter what the weather is…you must be out & have a picnic! I volunteered to paint children’s faces at the event. All day it drizzled and it was muddy! But what FUN! Great music & food and a huge crowd! I loved it!

Hope my friends invite me next year!

Overall, it was a good trip!

P.S. Let’s stop war…PERIOD. Violence hurts us all.

We tell our children to “stop fighting!”…

let’s grow up & find creative ways to solve problems…all violence must end.

ANGEL MAN (R) “Here’s Looking After You Kid!”

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A Guardian Angel doll with Humphrey Bogart charm by artist Bethann Shannon. She will be offering her hand made  Lil’ Angel Man Doll, with fedora, blue trench coat & wings in March 2008 on  www.theartangel.etsy.com

You can customize your order with eye color & hair color, as Bethann makes the dolls to order.

The sales of these dolls will help Bethann run across country wearing her angel wings for peace and help her produce her play & film. A very sweet doll for any age or sex! His slogan is “Here’s Looking After You, Kid!”.

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ANGEL MAN (R)

Smiling Yin Yang Man (R) by artist Bethann Shannon

YIN YANG MAN (R)

YIN YANG MAN (R), one of Bethann Shannon’s original, registered designs, available on many products and available for licensing.

Discover artist Bethann Shannon and support her run across country for peace wearing her angel wings. She will be making a documentary during this cross country event and interviewing people about peace. Bethann, dressed as THE ART ANGEL, will bring people together doing collaborative art with strangers. Bethann believes that ART is a great outlet for anger and violence. Whether the art comes in the form of dance, music, writing,  paintings or sculpture…anyone can do it and benefit from it. Bethann believes the more people engage in some form of art, the more peace will be on the planet.

It is Bethann’s mission to leave a message of LOVE…bottom line.

Support her mission/ documentary and producing her play by shopping at one of her shops online!

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

http://www.yinyangman.etsy.com

www.cafepress.com/theartangel

www.theartangel.etsy.com

www.fridainheaven.etsy.com

HEART~FULL, FUN & ORIGINAL STUFF!

Hope You’ll visit!

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SMILEY YIN YANG (R)

THE ART ANGEL ~ You Are Buddha~Full

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HELLO! I’m back from DC and will start posting pictures of my adventures with wings…

I’m also back to work on my on-line shops and I’ve posted some new products on:

www.TheArtAngel.ETSY.com

Including a limited edition of my trade marked slogan:  “YOU ARE BUDDHA~FULL” bumper-stickers.

ETSY is really a fabulous place to shop! Go there if you haven’t already!

Well, on a personal note, I hope to be more public with my wings this year and continue with my documentary.

It’s called “MESSAGE~ We’re All Writing This Story”. I will be running (& dancing!) across country wearing my angel wings as a symbol/ message of peace. Along the way I will be interviewing strangers and getting their take on the possibilities of peace on earth. I will also do collaborative art with strangers called “Canvas Dance”.

I will have several pairs of wings for people to sign & write their “message”. I will also be passing out hearts to all I meet… to remind them of the sweetness & power of love.

I am currently researching grants for women artist & film. If you have any resources you can share with me, I would be so grateful! I am also looking for sponsors.

Going to & shopping at my ART ANGEL shops is a way you can support my mission as well!

Thanks for visiting!

www.TheArtAngel.ETSY.com

www.cafepress.com/TheArtAngel

Sending LOVE!