Evolution of a #wheatpaste. Portrait of @ThaneKoi, one year later

What is the point of a piece that is meant to be temporary?  Work that is impermanent reminds us that nothing in life is permanent, that every state is temporary and transitory.  Contemplating this concept teaches us to embrace change in our life, instead of working against it.  When others notice a piece that is there one day and gone the next it creates a kind of energy/excitement within the community. – Keri Smith

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My portrait of Thane Koi, Feb 11, 2013 (chinamarker on newsprint)
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Emily Castellanos wheatpasting Thane, 119 East Cordova, Vancouver BC Feb 13, 2013

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Today Feb 3, 2014

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The elements and the interaction by the community has become essential to my creative process.

Journal exercise: facing our barriers [writing and drawing]

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Before our drawing exercise today with my youth group, I asked them to write stream of consciousness around barriers– barriers that come up in life, that make us “stuck” etc.  TEN MINUTES.  10 minutes of writing can be very liberating as it gives us a private place in which to problem solve and release.

Here’s what flowed out of my pen [unedited]…

Journaling exercise with Intake 5.  Write for 10 minutes on your barriers.  What is it you repeatedly come across in your life that apparently blocks you?  What is it that is seemingly to blame for you seemingly being unsuccessful in your pursuits of schooling, employment, love etc.?  Is there a way for you to look those things in a new way with a new eye?  To see those barriers as allies?  As a means of embracing imperfections to build structure… wings?  To actually be ourselves with all that shit we carry and be free within those limitations?

Can we truly let go in order to fly?  

Is it OK to hold on in order to build roots?  

When are external forces to blame and when are we becoming slaves to our own hold on those forces?  We build a cocoon with the collection we gather of experiences, successes, struggles, suffering.  We build a cocoon so tight— at times too tight.  Are we at risk for not being able to break through in order to unfold those wings?  Is the addressing of our barriers a way of peeling away in order to reveal our splendid selves underneath?   

Here are the extraordinary drawings by my students that came out afterwards:

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“When we are no longer able to change a situation, we are challenged to change ourselves.” – Victor Frankl

Come away, O human child! To the waters and the wild With a faery, hand in hand. – Yeats

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WHERE dips the rocky highland

Of Sleuth Wood in the lake,

There lies a leafy island

Where flapping herons wake

The drowsy water rats;

There we’ve hid our faery vats,

Full of berrys

And of reddest stolen cherries.

Come away, O human child! 

To the waters and the wild 

With a faery, hand in hand, 

For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

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Where the wave of moonlight glosses

The dim gray sands with light,

Far off by furthest Rosses

We foot it all the night,

Weaving olden dances

Mingling hands and mingling glances

Till the moon has taken flight;

To and fro we leap

And chase the frothy bubbles,

While the world is full of troubles

And anxious in its sleep.

Come away, O human child! 

To the waters and the wild 

With a faery, hand in hand, 

For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

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Where the wandering water gushes

From the hills above Glen-Car,

In pools among the rushes

That scare could bathe a star,

We seek for slumbering trout

And whispering in their ears

Give them unquiet dreams;

Leaning softly out

From ferns that drop their tears

Over the young streams.

Come away, O human child! 

To the waters and the wild 

With a faery, hand in hand, 

For the world’s more full of weeping than you can understand.

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Away with us he’s going,

The solemn-eyed:

He’ll hear no more the lowing

Of the calves on the warm hillside

Or the kettle on the hob

Sing peace into his breast,

Or see the brown mice bob

Round and round the oatmeal chest.

For he comes, the human child, 

To the waters and the wild 

With a faery, hand in hand, 

For the world’s more full of weeping than he can understand.

William Butler Yeats, The Stolen Child

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[China marker portrait of Maryellen Groundwater]

Desperately seeking Kate Moss…

Elusive, difficult to capture.

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No.

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No.

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No.

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Skull

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 Sometimes it is so easy to capture the essence of a person.  Sometimes it just doesn’t happen.  With Kate, I resorted to simplicity to finally interpret her glance  and that “just so” placement of her eyes.

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Pre-order your @bypoststreet Collaboration 1 [K,A,R] t-shirt @Indiegogo until March 1!

PRE-ORDER now available for BY POST STREET, my unisex t-shirt & music project with creative director/designer Anna Thorsen. Order COLLABORATION 1 through Indiegogo from now until March 1. Check it –>

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60% Bamboo Rayon, 28% Cotton, 6% Spandex

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"R"
“R”

Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards range from postcard sets, to a signed t-shirts, to original individualized portraits. 

See below!

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Video by Julian Bowers

Design. Discover. Deejay. 

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

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WHAT WE ARE

by post street is a limited edition t-shirt & music company created by Anna & Kat Thorsen.

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

Collections will be released monthly and feature two fashion figures and one DJ.  Each collection will be produced in limited runs, available for 30 days (or until sold out) and paired with an exclusive podcast by the “DJ of the month” (available to download for free).

CHECK OUT OUR INDIEGOGO SITE AND BECOME AN ACTIVE COLLABORATOR!

Indiegogo

FUNDER PERKS:

$1 or more:

Thank you mention on our new website: by post street

$25:

A set of postcards featuring the three portraits [K/A/R] from Collection/Collaboration 1

$75:

A signed print of “K” portrait

$120:

Your choice of a K, A or R t-shirt

$200:

Signed print of “K” portrait and a “K” t-shirt 

$500:

A set of postcards featuring the three portraits [K/A/R] from Collection/Collaboration 1, a signed print of “K” portrait and a signed “K” t-shirt

$1000:

A signed print of “K” portrait, a signed “K” t-shirt and a custom individualized portrait (18″x 24″)

$2500:

All of the above and an exclusive invite to the launch party [travel and accommodation not included]

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Your contribution will allow us to:

Create our first limited edition t-shirt run featuring two fashion figures and the “DJ of the month.”  The unisex t-shirts, designed by Anna and featuring exclusive art by Kat Thorsen, are made from 100% organic cotton.

Provide exclusive access to first official podcast created by the “DJ of the month” Riccardo Bhi from Milan, Italy.

Create a cutting edge website to house sales, podcasts and to provide a continuous creative source of fashion, art and music.

Plan, promote and execute the launch event that utilizes interactive art and a DJ performance to launch “Collection 1.”

THE IMPACT

No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H.E. Luccock

By becoming a funder you will allow the world to experience:

• The new collaborative wave that combines art, music, fashion and social media.

• The buzz of anticipating and collecting the monthly limited edition t-shirts.

• The discovery and celebration of leading DJ talent from around the globe.

• The power of interactive art events.

• The positive impact on our non-profit partner.  (by post street will be donating 3% of profits from t-shirt sales to a non-profit organization.)  STAY TUNED FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK!

• the satisfaction of purchasing a product that is completey produced and manufactured locally.

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THE FUTURE

It doesn’t stop at “Collection 1”:

by post street  anticipates extending services to organizations to provide theme-specific limited edition t-shirt runs for promotional campaigns and fundraisers.

BPS

  • Anna Thorsen:   former entertainment promoter and visual merchandiser, Anna is now the editor-in-chief of the multi-city lifestyle website, The Social Life.  She brings over 10 years of experience within the fashion/entertainment industries into her new role as Creative Director for by post street. the-sociallife.com
  • Kat Thorsen, artist, art therapist and author is renowned for her art blog, portraits, therapeutic art classes, craftivism, street art and popular interactive art events. Kat is the resident artist for by post street. katthorsen.wordpress.com

HELP SPREAD THE WORD:

Follow @bypoststreet

The latest creative collaboration by @poststreet (Kat Thorsen) and @the_social_life (Anna T Fabulous).

Art/ Fashion/ Music

Portraits/ T-shirts/ Podcasts

Twitter/ Instagram/ Soundcloud

THANK YOU!

CHECK OUT CAMPAIGN UPDATES

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Check out @bypoststreet funder perks on @Indiegogo!

Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards range from postcard sets, to a signed t-shirts, to original individualized portraits. 

See below!

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Video by Julian Bowers

Design. Discover. Deejay. 

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

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WHAT WE ARE

by post street is a limited edition t-shirt & music company created by Anna & Kat Thorsen.

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

Collections will be released monthly and feature two fashion figures and one DJ.  Each collection will be produced in limited runs, available for 30 days (or until sold out) and paired with an exclusive podcast by the “DJ of the month” (available to download for free).

CHECK OUT OUR INDIEGOGO SITE AND BECOME AN ACTIVE COLLABORATOR!

Indiegogo

FUNDER PERKS:

$1 or more:

Thank you mention on our new website: by post street

$25:

A set of postcards featuring the three portraits [K/A/R] from Collection/Collaboration 1

$75:

A signed print of “K” portrait

$200:

Signed print of “K” portrait and a “K” t-shirt 

$500:

A set of postcards featuring the three portraits [K/A/R] from Collection/Collaboration 1, a signed print of “K” portrait and a signed “K” t-shirt

$1000:

A signed print of “K” portrait, a signed “K” t-shirt and a custom individualized portrait (18″x 24″)

$2500:

All of the above and an exclusive invite to the launch party [travel and accommodation not included]

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Prototypes

Your contribution will allow us to:

Create our first limited edition t-shirt run featuring two fashion figures and the “DJ of the month.”  The unisex t-shirts, designed by Anna and featuring exclusive art by Kat Thorsen, are made from 100% organic cotton.

Provide exclusive access to first official podcast created by the “DJ of the month” Riccardo Bhi from Milan, Italy.

Create a cutting edge website to house sales, podcasts and to provide a continuous creative source of fashion, art and music.

Plan, promote and execute the launch event that utilizes interactive art and a DJ performance to launch “Collection 1.”

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THE IMPACT

No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H.E. Luccock

By becoming a funder you will allow the world to experience:

• The new collaborative wave that combines art, music, fashion and social media.

• The buzz of anticipating and collecting the monthly limited edition t-shirts.

• The discovery and celebration of leading DJ talent from around the globe.

• The power of interactive art events.

• The positive impact on our non-profit partner.  (by post street will be donating 3% of profits from t-shirt sales to a non-profit organization.)  STAY TUNED FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK!

• the satisfaction of purchasing a product that is completey produced and manufactured locally.

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THE FUTURE

It doesn’t stop at “Collection 1”:

by post street  anticipates extending services to organizations to provide theme-specific limited edition t-shirt runs for promotional campaigns and fundraisers.

BPS

  • Anna Thorsen:   former entertainment promoter and visual merchandiser, Anna is now the editor-in-chief of the multi-city lifestyle website, The Social Life.  She brings over 10 years of experience within the fashion/entertainment industries into her new role as Creative Director for by post street. the-sociallife.com
  • Kat Thorsen, artist, art therapist and author is renowned for her art blog, portraits, therapeutic art classes, craftivism, street art and popular interactive art events. Kat is the resident artist for by post street. katthorsen.wordpress.com

HELP SPREAD THE WORD:

Follow @bypoststreet

The latest creative collaboration by @poststreet (Kat Thorsen) and @the_social_life (Anna T Fabulous).

Art/ Fashion/ Music

Portraits/ T-shirts/ Podcasts

Twitter/ Instagram/ Soundcloud

THANK YOU!

CHECK OUT CAMPAIGN UPDATES

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FIRST podcast by @riccardobhi on @SoundCloud for @bypoststreet t-shirt & music project!

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST:

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TAKE A LOOK :

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Design. Discover. Deejay. 

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

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WHAT WE ARE

by post street is a limited edition t-shirt & music company created by Anna & Kat Thorsen.

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

Collections will be released monthly and feature two fashion figures and one DJ.  Each collection will be produced in limited runs, available for 30 days (or until sold out) and paired with an exclusive podcast by the “DJ of the month” (available to download for free).

TODAY WE LAUNCH OUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN!

CHECK OUT OUR INDIEGOGO SITE AND BECOME AN ACTIVE COLLABORATOR!

Indiegogo

WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET

Perks for your contribution:

Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards range from postcard sets, to a signed t-shirts, to original individualized portraits.

Your contribution will allow us to:

Create our first limited edition t-shirt run featuring two fashion figures and the “DJ of the month.”  The unisex t-shirts, designed by Anna and featuring exclusive art by Kat Thorsen, are made from 100% organic cotton.

Provide exclusive access to first official podcast created by the “DJ of the month” Riccardo Bhi from Milan, Italy.

Create a cutting edge website to house sales, podcasts and to provide a continuous creative source of fashion, art and music.

Plan, promote and execute the launch event that utilizes interactive art and a DJ performance to launch “Collection 1.”

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THE IMPACT

No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H.E. Luccock

By becoming a funder you will allow the world to experience:

• The new collaborative wave that combines art, music, fashion and social media.

• The buzz of anticipating and collecting the monthly limited edition t-shirts.

• The discovery and celebration of leading DJ talent from around the globe.

• The power of interactive art events.

• The positive impact on our non-profit partner.  (by post street will be donating 3% of profits from t-shirt sales to a non-profit organization.)  STAY TUNED FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK!

• the satisfaction of purchasing a product that is completey produced and manufactured locally.

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THE FUTURE

It doesn’t stop at “Collection 1”:

by post street  anticipates extending services to organizations to provide theme-specific limited edition t-shirt runs for promotional campaigns and fundraisers.

BPS

  • Anna Thorsen:   former entertainment promoter and visual merchandiser, Anna is now the editor-in-chief of the multi-city lifestyle website, The Social Life.  She brings over 10 years of experience within the fashion/entertainment industries into her new role as Creative Director for by post street. the-sociallife.com
  • Kat Thorsen, artist, art therapist and author is renowned for her art blog, portraits, therapeutic art classes, craftivism, street art and popular interactive art events. Kat is the resident artist for by post street. katthorsen.wordpress.com

SPREAD THE WORD:

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Follow @bypoststreet

The latest creative collaboration by @poststreet (Kat Thorsen) and @the_social_life (Anna T Fabulous).

Art/ Fashion/ Music

Portraits/ T-shirts/ Podcasts

Twitter/ Instagram/ Soundcloud

Video by Julian Bowers

Announcing my new project with @The_Social_Life: @bypoststreet! #art #fashion #music #collaboration

Design. Discover. Deejay. 

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

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Follow @bypoststreet

The latest creative collaboration by @poststreet (Kat Thorsen) and @the_social_life (Anna T Fabulous).

Art/ Fashion/ Music

Portraits/ T-shirts/ Podcasts

Twitter/ Instagram/ Soundcloud

Video by Julian Bowers

WHAT WE ARE

by post street is a limited edition t-shirt & music company created by Anna & Kat Thorsen.

by post street is a creative and collaborative source for fashion, house, hip hop and art.

Collections will be released monthly and feature two fashion figures and one DJ.  Each collection will be produced in limited runs, available for 30 days (or until sold out) and paired with an exclusive podcast by the “DJ of the month” (available to download for free).

This project was born out of our mutual desire to take the bold, scary, courageous (and perhaps outrageous) step to abundance and living our dreams!

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In the end all collaborations are love stories.
― Twyla Tharp, The Collaborative Habit: Life Lessons for Working Together

TODAY WE LAUNCH OUR FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN!

CHECK OUT OUR INDIEGOGO SITE AND BECOME AN ACTIVE COLLABORATOR!

Indiegogo

WHAT WE NEED & WHAT YOU GET

Perks for your contribution:

Funders will have access to a variety of rewards depending on the level of contribution. These rewards range from postcard sets, to a signed t-shirts, to original individualized portraits.

Your contribution will allow us to:

Create our first limited edition t-shirt run featuring two fashion figures and the “DJ of the month.”  The unisex t-shirts, designed by Anna and featuring exclusive art by Kat Thorsen, are made from 100% organic cotton.

Provide exclusive access to first official podcast created by the “DJ of the month” Riccardo Bhi from Milan, Italy.

Create a cutting edge website to house sales, podcasts and to provide a continuous creative source of fashion, art and music.

Plan, promote and execute the launch event that utilizes interactive art and a DJ performance to launch “Collection 1.”

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THE IMPACT

No one can whistle a symphony.  It takes a whole orchestra to play it. – H.E. Luccock

By becoming a funder you will allow the world to experience:

• The new collaborative wave that combines art, music, fashion and social media.

• The buzz of anticipating and collecting the monthly limited edition t-shirts.

• The discovery and celebration of leading DJ talent from around the globe.

• The power of interactive art events.

• The positive impact on our non-profit partner.  (by post street will be donating 3% of profits from t-shirt sales to a non-profit organization.)  STAY TUNED FOR OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT NEXT WEEK!

• the satisfaction of purchasing a product that is completey produced and manufactured locally.

THE FUTURE

It doesn’t stop at “Collection 1”:

by post street  anticipates extending services to organizations to provide theme-specific limited edition t-shirt runs for promotional campaigns and fundraisers.

Photo by Carolyn Spencer
My collaborative street art wall, Vancouver BC.  Photo by Carolyn Spencer

BPS

  • Anna Thorsen:   former entertainment promoter and visual merchandiser, Anna is now the editor-in-chief of the multi-city lifestyle website, The Social Life.  She brings over 10 years of experience within the fashion/entertainment industries into her new role as Creative Director for by post street. the-sociallife.com

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  • Kat Thorsen, artist, art therapist and author is renowned for her art blog, portraits, therapeutic art classes, craftivism, street art and popular interactive art events. Kat is the resident artist for by post street. katthorsen.wordpress.com

“How you live is how you heal.” Today’s portrait: @DrManonBolliger, ND

I had the pleasure of first meeting Dr. Manon Bolliger through Julie Salisbury, my publisher for Drawn Together.

I love Manon’s empowering call for self-advocacy.  She encourages you to become a self-directed patient.

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You were right all along.  Healing is from within.

Dr. Manon Bolliger

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Check out Manon’s book:

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There is a new paradigm, which we can choose to ignore or embrace. An emerging movement of consciousness about the health of the planet, and our individual health, is empowering people to take a more active role in their health, rather than just “blindly” following the advice of their doctor or health practitioner. – Dr. Manon Bolliger

PRE-ORDER her book now (by February 18, 2013) and get immediate access to over $500 worth of bonuses! 

Check out Manon on FACEBOOK:

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On TWITTER:

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On LINKEDIN:

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On YOUTUBE:

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NOTE:

Naturopathic medicine delivered by a qualified ND (Naturopathic Doctor) can help you improve your health and well-being in areas such as nutrition, mental, physical, emotional and others.
The etymology of the word doctor is to teach, to show. Naturopathic doctors are not physicians.

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

DEC 24:

#24DaysofTSL Dec 24

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen

#24DaysOfTSL Dec 24 x Jason Matlo

#24DaysOfTSL Dec 24 x PKG

TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X JASON MATLO & PKG

I am so excited to have collaborated with THE SOCIAL LIFEAnna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL!

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Anna Wintour, Karl Lagerfeld, and The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous and Joshua Langston. China marker, acrylix, fx on newsprint

THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!

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Jason Matlo, pencil on index card

 

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

DEC 23:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Anna Dello Russo

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TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X KAT THORSEN

Choices (originals are 12″ x 18″ on newsprint):

1. Alexander Wang

6. Dec 6 Alexander Wang

2. Derek Blasberg

10. Dec 10 Derek Blasberg

3. Marc Jacobs

3. Dec 3 Marc Jacobs

4. Tom Ford

7. Dec 7 Tom Ford

5. Diane Von Furstenburg

5. Dec 5 Diane Von Furstenburg

6. Phoebe Philo

2. Dec 2 Phoebe Philo

7. Coco Rocha

21. Dec 21 Coco Rocha

8. Leigh Lezark

8. Dec 8 Leigh Lezark

9. Karlie Kloss

19. Dec 19 Karlie Kloss

CHECK OUT MORE OF MY PORTRAITS AT:

PORTRAITS/STREET ART

ORDER YOUR PORTRAIT

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The Social Life’s Anna T Fabulous
The Social Life's Josh Langston
The Social Life’s Josh Langston

 

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The Social Life’s Viranlly Liemena

I am so excited to have collaborated with THE SOCIAL LIFEAnna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL!

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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Suzanne Farrell

 

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

DEC 22:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Kate Moss

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TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X MIMI CHICA

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Kate Moss. Pencil crayon, acrylic on paper

I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFEAnna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL!

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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CHECK OUT MORE OF MY PORTRAITS AT:

PORTRAITS/STREET ART

ORDER YOUR PORTRAIT

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

DEC 21:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Coco Rocha

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#24DaysOfTSL Dec 21 x Cotte D'Armes

TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X COTTE D’ARMES

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I am so excited to collaborate with THE SOCIAL LIFEAnna T Fabulous and Joshua D Langston on #24daysofTSL!

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 20:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Joan Smalls

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#24DaysOfTSL Dec 20 x Dean Accessories

TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X DEAN ACCESSORIES

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. #Photoshoot

A wise man once said that all human activity is a form of play. And the highest form of play is the search for Truth, Beauty and Love. What more is needed? Should there be a ‘meaning’ as well, that will be a bonus?

If we waste time looking for life’s meaning, we may have no time to live — or to play.

– Arthur C. Clarke

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
From lt. to rt.: Larissa, Justin (seated), Sabrina, Jan, Iván (seated), Josh. Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

Yesterday, I gathered a group of eclectic individuals for an afternoon of play in the studio.  As you know by now, I am pretty preoccupied with THE PORTRAIT.  I love impromptu photoshoots as they feed my need to study the human face.  And, heck, photoshoots are so damn fun!

Enjoy these inspiring moments!

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

CHECK OUT MORE SHOTS OF JOSH LANGSTON AT: JOSH LANGSTON DOES D.W

Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
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iPhone capture by Kat Thorsen
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Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater

Video captures by Jodie Chisholm

Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
Photo by Maryellen Groundwater
iPhone capture by Kat Thorsen
iPhone capture by Kat Thorsen
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
iPhone capture by Kat Thorsen
iPhone capture by Kat Thorsen
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

Thank you to all the participants:

Nancy Kirkpatrick, Maryellen Groundwater, Jodie Chisholm, Evan Voyageur, Larissa Brown, Jan Sam, Justin Voitic, Josh Langston, Iván Fdez, Sabrina Lalonde.

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Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

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Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick
Photo by Nancy Kirkpatrick

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

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Karlie Kloss

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 18:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Lindsey Wixson

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#24DaysOfTSL Dec 18 x Skull Candy

TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X SKULL CANDY

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

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Charlotte Free

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China Marker on newsprint

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TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X NAIL INC

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 16:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

Cara Delevingne

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 15:

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Naomi Campbell

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Anna T Fabulous and Josh Langston of The Social Life with their street art portraits by POSTSTREET (Kat Thorsen)
Anna T Fabulous and Josh Langston of The Social Life with their street art portraits by POSTSTREET (Kat Thorsen)

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 14:

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China marker, acrylic on newsprint

Leandra Medine of The Man Repeller

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 13:

 

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Giovanna Battaglia

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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

DEC 12:

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China marker, acrylic, fx on newsprint

 

Carine Roitfeld

 

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TO ENTER GO TO #24DAYOFTSL X BASLER FASHION

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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 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 be hosting a contest-per-day, featuring well known characters of the fashion industry in holiday form hand drawn by Kat Thorsen! Each day we’ll be giving away prizes from the cities of Vancouver, San Francisco, Los Angeles and New York!

– THE SOCIAL LIFE

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