Monday, March 8, 2010

Practical Magic art show + New Tie dye + another body painting shot.

I just got the flyer for the Practical Magic Art gallery group show!!
Practical Magic Art Opening

I am very, very excited to be a part of this group show amidst some amazing local artists!

Practical Magic
Coeur: Art
323 NW 6th- Portland
April 2010
Opening First Thursday
Show runs through April 30th
Gallery Hours: Th, Fr, St 12-6pm

So up here in Oregon we have had a bizarrely mild winter, especially when compared to last year's snow blast. Spring seemed to have come early- all the trees are abloom and the bulb flowers have sprouted all over. Which was a bit of a wake up call telling us to" Get off your butts and get tie-dyeing!"....the fairs should be starting up soon and we need some fresh tie dye to hang in our booth.
So here are a couple new items:
Yellow Orb Sunrise
Yellow sunrise tiedye blouse
on sale now for $20
click here to view the sale listing.
100% cotton
size: women's extra small
bust: 38"
waist: 34"
hips: 32"
.....I think this one is my fave from our new tie dye batch! i am very tempted to keep it for myself.

and a tie dye dress:
Forest Nymph
Forest Nymph tie dye dress
on sale now for $20
click here to view the sale listing.
100% linen
button up dress
with draw string in back for adjustability
women size small
Bust: 40"
waist: 42"
hips: 44"

....we also ended up taking new photos of old tie dye. We felt some of the old tie dye would do better with higher quality images. i really think the new photos jazzed up the listings and more actuatly portrayed the individual tie dye awesomeness:

Leaf Lite tie dye shirt
women small(S) 100% cotton long sleeve shirt
dyed with procion mx turquoise and yellow
34" chest
to view listing click Here

Turquoise Vortex tie dye
on sale for $20
to view listing click here
women small(S) 100% cotton 3/4 sleeve V-neck shirt
dyed with procion mx turquoise and purple
40" chest that i look at all of these together i realize, with disappointment, that they are all size small! We have so much tie dye in big sizes yet to be photographed and listed mainly because we don't have a live model to wear them for us! I will have to solve this problem soon so that we have a better variety of size items available. Bare with me!

So we will be posting new tie dye at least once a day so keep checking out our shop for new tie dye goodies!

Oh yes....and i wanted to share with you a body painting photo i drudged up last night and released:
Discovering Self
please click and full view!
(body painting and photography by Chelsea Rose
Model: Amata)
....i hope you guys are not sick of body painting yet because i have my next shoot coming up this weekend!

Also, i just found out that i was written about in a article! Feel free to read it here. Its written by a dear blogger friend Studio MME about sharing artwork in progress with others!
So thats it for news right now. More to come later!

Happy international Women's Day!!

Peace n Love,
-Chelsea Rose


  1. I think this is one of the loveliest photographs you've taken. She looks like Manet's "Olympia". I'm so jealous of your spring weather. I'd love to get out and do some cyanotypes. I hope your show goes well! The poster is beautiful.

  2. Megan,
    So glad you enjoy! I actually uploaded the wrong version of the photo, i am realizing now. I had cropped it different with more room above. I will up date it when i get home.
    Manet's Olympia- my my!! so glad you are enjoying.
    Thanks also for the well wishes for the show. I am really excited to be showing with these artists- some i have been admiring from afar ever since i landed in Portland! Now I have to choose what paintings to put in the show.
    By the way i just finished two other books by Patricia A. MacKillip!! One was called The Changeling Sea and the other Moon-Flash. loved them both for various reasons but i think the poetry in the Song for a Basilisk beats out both of these books.

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  4. Pia,
    Its funny you should say that. when i was in middle school and high school i would draw on my friends with sharpie markers! Hehe sharpie tattoos.

  5. The black and white photography of body painting, simply and stunningly beautiful..... Very and truly, inspiring Lucid..!

    From arterusaru

  6. And Congratulations to your participation in coming exhibit and I wish you the best of luck with it..!

  7. Arterusaru!!
    Thanks so much for stoppin by.
    thanks for your well wishes too.
    many blessings,
    -Chelsea Rose

  8. Congrats! I love your artwork and creations!!!

  9. Wow! You do some amazing things my friend! A true creative. Keep it going and growing!