Sunday, December 19, 2010

Super Fly!

I had a fabulous body painting experience last weekend!  A local photo club contacted me about doing a photo shoot of me painting a model, and I eagerly agreed.  It was wonderful to work right there in the studio where it was comfortable, well lit, and nice and warm!  The members who were there were very interested in the process and supplied me with a beautiful and confident model.... as you can see.

I was inspired to do something that looked like ripped latex, and since it had sort of a net-like feeling, I thought adding something that might get caught in a net would be appropriate, and that's where the butterfly came into play.  The more I painted the more it started to feel like a Super Hero or Super Villain body suit.  I named her "Super Fly" but Bob's vote is for "The Chrysalis".

 While we were in the studio, the snow started.  It really piled on everything, and was so beautiful that we ran outside to get some pictures.  My model, Carla, was such a great sport to run out into the snow, wearing little more than body paint!
These photographs were taken by Jim Mitchell of JD Mitchell Photography, you can find him at:  Jim also put together the following video of the body painting process (be advised, when I start out she's not covered with paint!  There IS nudity!)

Carla's Body Painting Experience

For more information about Deborah Brommer's body painting, face painting, and henna art see

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Baby Batman-Girl Nash

So my preggo sister Sarah, and my nephew Lochlan, and bro-in-law Cory, came to visit from Hawaii last spring... I of course couldn't wait to get my henna cone on her belly!  Lochlan thinks his baby sister's name should be Baby Batman Girl Nash.... I think his parents will MAYBE come up with something a wee bit more traditional when the time comes (which is now quickly approaching!). 

I decided to stick with the underwater theme that I used before Lochlan was born, but instead of Lochlan's Octopus' Garden, I went with a Frilly Koi.

I started out doing this design in front of the big picture windows at my parents house.... I had to hurry and finish, as a big storm and possible tornado were headed our way, so I took the pictures and we headed downstairs to a safer part of the house.  As we were waiting out the storm, Sarah was lying down in the hallway, I ran upstairs, grabbed my henna cone, because I couldn't resist adding more and more details, as you can see here in the "after" picture.

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Friday, May 7, 2010

Na'vi siting in Kent at TAAB

I taught and demonstrated some Body Painting at Empire in Kent last month for the Traditional Arts of the Altered Body (TAAB) conference.  One of the paintings that I did was about the potential use of Body Painting on stage and screen, so to keep topical I did a Na'vi character from the recent movie "Avatar".

My model Courtney, was so wonderful!  It was her first time modeling, first time being painted, but she was very into it.  She did her hair in a hundred braids to fit the theme and she looked gorgeous!  When we walked around Kent looking for places to take pictures she got a lot of attention from passersby, and all of the little kids wanted to talk to her.  She couldn't have been more popular if she were in a Disney character costume!