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!)

The Art Angel – Thanksgiving Day – Everyday Prayer

I like posting this prayer every year around this time. ..I hope you like!

Thanksgiving Day ~ Every Day Prayer~

Thank you for my head, my heart,

my hands, my feet.

Thank you for my shelter and food to eat.

Thank you for my eyes, my nose, my ears,  my voice…

Thank you for my freedom…my freedom of choice!

by Bethann Shannon

Happy Thanksgiving Everyone!

"100 Strangers Praying"
Thanksgiving Day Prayer

“100 Strangers Praying” ~ Photoboth/ Performance Art by Bethann Shannon

Copyright Bethann Shannon

 

THE ART ANGEL – Face Painting on Earth Day

Painted Butterfly Faces by The Art Angel Bethann Shannon
Painted Butterfly Faces by The Art Angel Bethann Shannon

 

THE ART ANGEL
THE ART ANGEL

FACE PAINTING by The Art Angel

BUTTERFLY FACE PAINTING by The Art Angel

  Painted children with The Art Angel Earth Day Painted children with The Art Angel Earth Day WILD OATS, Williamstown, MA. April 18, 2009 THE ART ANGEL (A.K.A. Bethann Shannon), paints faces on children for The Earth Day. The event is held annually at this fabulous health food store “WILD OATS”! Lots of animals to pet, free give-aways and yummy FREE food!

The Art Angel ~ Painting Faces on the road!

Painted FaceFlowers & butterflies!The HEART Angel !

THE ART ANGEL (Bethann Shannon)

I’m on the road again!

I’ll be back and forth from DC to The Berkshires for the next 3 months!

My friends & family invited me…and since I’ve been depressed where I’m at now…

…some travel will probably be good for my soul!

Eventually, I hope to land in NORTHHAMPTON, MA. I LOVE it there!

While traveling, I’ll be doing some odd jobs, lots of babysitting, working on a video,

tweaking some books, cartoons & safe sex stuff  I’m working on

and of course…FACE PAINTING!

WOW! KIDS LOVE GETTING THEIR FACES PAINTED!!!

It’s wild! They will wait in 2 hour long lines…patiently!

It ceases to amaze me!

It gives me great joy to make them sooooo HAPPY from such a simple act!

Well, I’m off and those are my summer plans!

P.S. I may not be writing as often…but I’ll be back!

Have A Happy & Safe Summer!

LOVE

The Art Angel

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.

THE ART ANGEL ~ You Are Buddha~Full

YOU ARE BUDDHAFULLTHEARTANGEL BethannShannonTheArtAngel.Etsy.comThe Art Angel

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!