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 pretty much everyone ! 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. When 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!

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THE ART ANGEL – MY WINGS!

 

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? 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 miss them nonetheless.

My other favorite wings I gave to my buddy Stewart 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…I’m ready for a new pair!

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

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.

Copyright Bethann Shannon

The Art Angel – My 54th Birthday with Sock Monkeys

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  sock monkeys! My mom bought me these for my 54th BE-DAY! I think from Sockmonkey.com….? I LOVE ‘EM! Thanks mom! VERY CUTE! They help bring out the kid in me! (Got to keep that kid alive!)