Home Funeral Practicum July 18, 2015.

Have you ever had a friend or relative die, and wished you could have kept them at home for a day or two, to take care of the body yourself and say your farewells without pressure?   In fact, you can. – source I am absolutely delighted to be participating in the following Home Funeral Practicum on…

Personalized One-of-a-kind Paper Dresses

Personalized paper dresses in MY signature style and YOUR chosen theme! HAND DRAWN HAND SEWN ORIGINAL ART WITH EMBROIDERY DETAILS UPCYCLED/RECYCLED — CONTACT ME at britakatarina@gmail.com TO CUSTOM ORDER Expect 6 weeks until delivery Many of you have seen my paper dresses come and go on the blog here. SAMPLE LINKS: THE BYPOSTSTREET LAUNCH PAPER DRESSES THE BYPOSTSTREET PUNK…

My Dress Hangs There. One of a kind Frida Kahlo portrait paper dress.

UPDATE: May 2, 2015 1:48 PM- DRESS IS SOLD!   It will be worn at the Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo in Detroit exhibit! THANK YOU for your patronage- Laura Mack! — ***SOLD!*** It’s truly one of a kind double sided wearable street art/ wall hanging. These are my own interpretations of Frida Kahlo with…

Allá cuelga mi vestido. The Frida Kahlo paperdress in progress

I love drawing.  I love crafting.  I love street art.  And I LOVE making paper dresses. Perhaps because it combines all my art forms- I am so blissed out when I make these things! Here is the latest one the compiles my collection of Frida doodles. Stay tuned for photo shoot of finished piece next…

Alexander and Isabella interpreted for @bypoststreet

       

The white t-shirt and the evolution of the @bypoststreet tee

— BY POST STREET Video by Julian Bowers  

Butterfly Warrior: photoshoot Thursday with Sarah Starchild and Farren Strongarm

        Tribal makeup and concept by Zöe Harvey I know I’m late but destiny brought me back to you Time went by turned you into a butterfly – The Dream

“Boid.” BIRD, bird, BbIiRrDd… how my 18-month-old nephew made my crow drawing a masterpiece.

Completed interactive art: DRAWING TUTORIAL 1 CROW: You will need: • Paper • Charcoal • Dry pastel (one bright color) • Eraser • Scissors • White Acrylic paint • Fine brush Full-length tutorial now available on VIMEO! LINK $2 for 72 hours access! ENJOY!!!  

Dance, dance, otherwise we are lost. – Pina Bausch

PINA is a feature-length dance film in 3D with the ensemble of the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch, featuring the unique and inspiring art of the great German choreographer, who died in the summer of 2009. PINA is a film for Pina Bausch by Wim Wenders. He takes the audience on a sensual, visually stunning journey…

First human victim other than myself. #Tattoo.

You may recall that I purchased a tattoo machine awhile back. And I SLOWLY got to know it… And that I took the process seriously… And I hardly dared plug it in… And I tested it out… And I doodled all over myself with surgical marker… And finally did one on my left thigh: And…

Dec 24: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. Mary Kate and Ashley ft. @jasonmatlo and @NICEPKG

DEC 24: Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X JASON MATLO & PKG — I am so excited to have collaborated with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — THANK YOU…

Dec 23: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @annadellorusso ft.my advent portraits!

DEC 23: Anna Dello Russo TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KAT THORSEN Choices (originals are 12″ x 18″ on newsprint): 1. Alexander Wang 2. Derek Blasberg 3. Marc Jacobs 4. Tom Ford 5. Diane Von Furstenburg 6. Phoebe Philo 7. Coco Rocha 8. Leigh Lezark 9. Karlie Kloss — CHECK OUT MORE OF MY PORTRAITS AT:…

Dec 22: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of #KateMoss ft.@Mimi_Chica

DEC 22: Kate Moss TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X MIMI CHICA — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 21: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @cocorocha ft.@CotteDArmes

DEC 21: Coco Rocha TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X COTTE D’ARMES — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 20: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @joansmalls ft. Dean Accessories

DEC 20: Joan Smalls TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X DEAN ACCESSORIES — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Josh Langston does D.W “Held in a spell… stabbed like a driven nail.” @darylswhite’s #porcupineology

Josh Langston of The Social Life models D.W Fashion. Designer: Daryl White Clothing creation & modification from recycled fabrics into original unique clothing pieces that are a reflection of major influences in pop culture, and also influenced by past – present – and future fashion market trends… He was always cold, but the land of gold…

Dec 19: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @karliekloss ft. @Sephora

DEC 19: Karlie Kloss TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X SEPHORA — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in…

Dec 18: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @lindseywixson ft. @skullcandy

DEC 18: Lindsey Wixson TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X SKULL CANDY — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 17: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of Charlotte Free ft. @nailsinc

DEC 17: Charlotte Free TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X NAIL INC — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 16: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @Caradelevingne ft. #SFO mug and gift card!

DEC 16: Cara Delevingne TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X STARBUCKS — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in…

Dec 15: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @NaomiCampbell ft. @KatThorsen

DEC 15: Naomi Campbell TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KAT THORSEN CHECK OUT: THE SOCIAL LIFE HITS THE STREETS — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint —…

Dec 14: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @manrepeller ft. @shopmasc

DEC 14: Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X MASC SKIN CARE — — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can…

Dec 13: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of Giovanna Battaglia ft. @dylaniumknits

DEC 13:   Giovanna Battaglia TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X DYLANIUM KNITS — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t….

Dec 12: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of Carine Roitfeld ft. @BaslerFashion

DEC 12:   Carine Roitfeld   TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X BASLER FASHION — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We…

Dec 11: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of Kate Lanphear ft. @OrganicTanYVR

DEC 11: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X ORGANIC TAN VANCOUVER — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in…

Dec 10: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. #portrait of @DerekBlasberg ft. @RebeccaBree Boutique!

DEC 10: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X REBECCA BREE See my post re: REBECCA BREE BOUTIQUE DEREK BLASBERG — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s…

Dec 9: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. @alexa_chung ft. @VousValet

DEC 9: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X VOUS VALET ALEXA CHUNG — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

Dec 8: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. LEIGH LEZARK of @THEMISSHAPES ft. @BlubirdTweets gift package

DEC 8: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X BLUBIRD BOUTIQUE — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in order…

Dec 7: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. TOM FORD ft. @HiveMindHats

DEC 7: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X HIVE MIND MILLINERY TOM FORD — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t….

Dec 6: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. Alexander Wang ft. @LasMargaritasBC

DEC 6: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X LAS MARGARITAS ALEXANDER WANG — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t….

Dec 5: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. @DVF ft. @outfitterswig

DEC 5: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X OUTFITTERS WIG DIANE von FURSTENBERG — I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We…

Dec 4: @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL w. RICCARDO TISCI f. @knotheory

DEC 4: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KNOT THEORY RICCARDO TISCI I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So…

It’s Dec 3 and @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL presents MARC JACOBS and @Indochino!

DEC 3: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X INDOCHINO   I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in order…

Today on @The_Social_Life’s #24daysofTSL, PHOEBE PHILO and a sock monkey!

DEC 2: TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KAT THORSEN I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint — Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in order…

#24daysofTSL has begun! Today on @The_Social_Life, HEDI SLIMANE presents @Element7Style

I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFE, Anna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL! Umm…it’s DECEMBER.  Can you believe??  We can’t.  So in order to deal with it, The Social Life is going to celebrate, and celebrate BIG!  We introduce to you the #24DaysofTSL.  Starting Dec 1 until Dec 24 we will…

English Dan PART 2: The Frida Tattoo, Granville Street #Tattoos, #Vancouver

Recall part 1: meeting English Dan I was so honored to have English Dan interpret my drawing of Baby Frida in a tattoo.  GLORIOUS! Again, I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: The inspiration: “I am in my nurse’s arms, with the face of a grownup woman and the body of a little girl, while milk…

English Dan: tattoo artist, Granville Street #Tattoos, #Vancouver

Huge thank you to English Dan for graciously allowing me to witness the process of inking Jay Fisher. I’ll let the photos speak for themselves: Looking forward to Dan’s interpretation of my sketch for my Frida Kahlo tattoo next Saturday!  I give him free reign! “I am in my nurse’s arms, with the face of…

#Tattooing journey- step 4: Testing on skin! On myself! #outline

Recall my posts: Watercolor tattoos 1 Watercolor tattoos 2 The purchase of a tattoo machine Getting to know the machine Tattooing- taking it seriously Tattooing Step 1: plug it in Tattooing Step 2: testing it out Tattooing Step 3: testing skin markers — Checking in one hour later: Checking in 12 hours later: Note: I…

#Tattooing journey- step 3: Testing a skin marker!

Recall my posts: Watercolor tattoos 1 Watercolor tattoos 2 The purchase of a tattoo machine Getting to know the machine Tattooing- taking it seriously Tattooing Step 1: plug it in Tattooing Step 2: testing it out — I am not interested in doing old school tattooing and classical tattooing.  I will leave that to the…

Tattooing- step 2: testing it out!

Recall my posts: the purchase of a tattoo machine, getting to know the machine, tattooing- taking it seriously, and Tattooing Step 1: plug it in. Since I got my machine, my schedule has not allowed me the time to play with my machine.  Too many other things on the go.  But I now have a wonderful student, Simon,…

An amazing evening participating in @publicdreams interactive art at @VanAFL 18th annual auction!

A huge thank you to Azfir, the fabulous creative director of Public Dreams, for a wonderful interactive experience painting live on a canvas dress with the audience at Vancouver Art For Life 18th annual art auction last night! Public Dreams promotes community participation in the arts by providing interactive and accessible public art programming.  They…

Tattooing- step 1: plug it in and embrace beginner-hood.

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine, getting to know the machine and tattooing- taking it seriously. My schedule has been so full of late that I haven’t had a chance to start up my machine until today.  I am a beginner of the most beginner kind but we all have to start somewhere! I have dedicated…

Tattooing- taking it seriously. #sanitation #disposables #bloodbornediseases

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine and getting to know the machine. Now it’s about getting my chops back up on sanitation etc. It’s all about learning about autoclaves and disposable parts etc. It is possible to do a 100% disposable tattoo.  You can use single use needles and bars.  Throw away the grommet that…

Getting to know the tattoo kit slowly, savouring, taking my time.

Recall the purchase of a tattoo machine. Stencilling is fun and satisfying when transferring it to skin, but kind of awkward and not ideal. My sense is that I will be drawing my designs freehand directly on the skin as I want to emulate my drawing style: But I do love the look of a discarded…

Tattoo machine arrived!!! a. open box b. close box c. stop hyperventilating d. read manual e. manage requests!

Painting on @jocelyn_louise… Walking canvas.

From Holt Renfrew Art Event March 26, 2011 (Photos by Fredrik Thorsen) From Skin is In August 13, 2010 Gallery Gachet As always, thank you’s to my beautiful muse, Jocelyn Louise.  

And so it goes… “I Can’t Live Without… Art” portrait event at Holt Renfrew

IF YOU ARE INQUIRING ABOUT HAVING A PORTRAIT DONE, DISCUSSING AN ART EVENT, ARRANGING A CREATIVITY WORKSHOP OR PURCHASING MY SOCK MONKEYS, just drop me a line at  Email or comment here. On Saturday March 26 I did a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver displaying some of my original arts and crafts and doing live portraits of Anna T…

Sneak peek at portrait in progress of Anna T Fabulous and Syren. See finished piece this Saturday!

On Saturday March 26 I will be doing a live art event at Holt Renfrew Vancouver between 2 and 6 PM!  I will be displaying some of my original arts and crafts.  I will also be doing live portraits of Anna T Fabulous and Jocelyn Louise as well as body painting on Jocelyn! The following…

Interactive art and feedback from March 10th art event! Sharing time and space. #arttherapy

This event was born out of a conversation I had with my dear friend Diane Clement, who made me realize “YES, I CAN!” What an evening of art and people supporting at-risk youth programs!  Here are photos of art created by participants in our mega-art therapy session!  I am also including feedback and my thank…

@RebeccaRaw and I will see you tonight! Art event!

We’e setting up!  This will be an adventure to say the least!   There will be plenty for you to see and interact with and don’t worry about getting your hands dirty!  (there will be handywipes) I’ll start my portrait of Rebecca at around 8:30.  Jay Peachy will be painting on canvas and people!  …

There’s a blue bird in my heart… Charles Bukowski, poet

Henry Charles Bukowski (born Heinrich Karl Bukowski; August 16, 1920 — March 9, 1994) Coffee and Ink, 1999           From Bukowski’s AS THE SPARROW Dear child, I only did to you what the sparrow did to you; I am old when it is fashionable to be young; I cry when it is…

What a night! Fa* Friday at @Oasisondavie- it was all about the FANS

Jay, Carlitos and Fabricio performed last night with DJ Adam Dreaddy at the controversially named FAG FRIDAYS at the OASIS on Davie Street in Vancouver.  I had the pleasure of painting 10 giant fans last week (see some details below) for the venue as decor and spending last evening getting the boys ready for the…