We the People . . .

Fasten your seatbelts. Election Day is almost upon us. Frankly, I’m disappointed that neither candidate, in the whole campaign season, addressed the specific needs and concerns of America’s artist’s models. What are we, chopped liver? Do we not love our country and pay our taxes? Oh well. Guess I should have been a plumber 😆

I feel bad that I am not the model in this image. And I actually could have been if only I had planned ahead! My friend Fred does terrific body painting, and I could easily have asked him to adorn my nude self in the stars and stripes. Would it have been worth it, just to take one picture for the blog? To commemorate this momentous and compelling presidential election? Absolutely!! I’d do anything for Museworthy. But like I said, I didn’t plan ahead. Sorry folks.

But you will no doubt enjoy this very fine model, and her beautifully done body art. The heart shape with her hands is a nice touch:

I’m working a long, full day on Monday, which is why I’ve put this post up now. But I’ll check in for comments and hellos 🙂 and see you all back here, if not Tuesday, then Wednesday for sure. In the meantime, rock the vote, everyone!!

Claudia
xoxo

11 thoughts on “We the People . . .

  1. Lavena says:

    Wow this is really cool and nice! I love it!!

  2. artmodel says:

    Glad you like it, Lavena! Yeah, it is pretty cool 🙂

  3. exbrun2 says:

    Nice image… I’d like to try body painting some time. I don’t see a lot of body painting with male models…

    Regarding the election, please note there are more than two candidates. The Green party, the Libertarian Party, the Socialist Workers Party…. there’s lots of choices. Only two parties ever seem to get press time…

    I personally am not a great fan of patriotic art. Sometimes I see things that I like for composition or style but I just don’t care for the subject matter. I’m a huge fan of the style of Russian propaganda art from the 1930’s, 1940’s, and 1950’s but I can’t say I’m particularly enamored with the ideology behind the art.

    In any case, I do like the style of the image you have posted. I hope you get your chance to do some body painting work.

    Cheers,

    -exbrun2

  4. artmodel says:

    exbrun2,

    I have seen body painting on male models, but you’re right that’s it’s more popular with females. Perhaps our bodies are more “paintable”? Vavavavoom! 😉 I do hope to try it someday.

    I confess that I am totally unfamiliar with Russian propaganda art from the 30s – 50s, but since you say the style is interesting, I should check it out.

    Glad you like the image! Thanks for commenting.

    Claudia

  5. Rog says:

    Claudia,

    Thanks for reminding me that America is Beautiful. Sometimes I forget, what with all the hot air and all. The part I like about this year’s presidential race is the Right Wing candidates are from the Left Coast and the Left Wing candidates are from the Right side of the country. Guess we is all mixed up in this melting pot of a country we live in.

    Oh & Exbrun2, you say…

    ………… “Only two parties ever seem to get press time…”

    Well, all I can say is it has to do with the Yin and the Yang… the advocate and the devil’s advocate…………. the male and the female………. etc…. we can’t have a parade with more than a “pair” of candidates walking around shaking hands… else it would be a charade………………… ok… you don’t have to laugh. enjoy voting you all.

    …rog

  6. Ron says:

    Russian propaganda art was also known as Socialist Realism, which is probably not a subject we want to be discussing right before this election day.

    http://members.telering.at/pat/soc.htm

    Maybe we could as for Joe the plumber’s opinion.

  7. ColdSilverMoon says:

    Beautiful picture, Claudia! Thanks for sharing.

    I have done some body paint modeling at a performance art event several years ago. It is rare for male models, but it was a lot of fun. I posed with another male and a pregnant female, who looked gorgeous with the body paint. I agree with you, female bodies are much more suitable for body painting than males – I think its the smoothness and the curves.

    Here’s a body painting piece I did with a female model for a special photography project. You can’t see it in this photo, but we were in a little pool of water next to a giant rock. In the bigger version it looks like we were stones carved out of the side of the rock. Pretty cool, though simple as body painting goes…

    http://www.modelmayhem.com/pic.php?pic_id=428c043e30d59&date=2005-05-18%2022:13:03&id=6906&pid=52774&the_count=

  8. You’re a star not a stripe Museworthy! Body painting might be rather fun, mmm, sadly I will probably have to stick to clay and stone.

    Thought you might like the rose in my garden which I posted in honour of the day for my American Friends.

  9. artmodel says:

    Rog,

    I’m glad I reminded you that America is beautiful. Our flag painted on a sexy naked body does the trick every time! Very patriotic 😉

    Claudia

  10. artmodel says:

    Ron, 😆 !! Yeah, we should ask Joe the douchebag, ahem, excuse me . . . plumber. Something tells me he’s not a big Museworthy reader.

    Thanks for the link to the Russian propaganda art.

    Claudia

  11. artmodel says:

    Robert, thank you! Always great to hear from you.

    I’m a star, am I? Cool!!! I really want to get body-painted now. If I ever do get around to it, expect a picture on the blog 🙂 Hey, maybe I’ll do the British flag just for you friend!

    Claudia

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