5-8 June 2008: Bodypainting @ 2008 Apogaea Festival : Colorado’s Regional Burn

Thursday 5, thru Saturday, 7 June 2008 – Day 2 & 3

Apogaea Festival * Lake George, Colorado

Tree Leaves’ Face and Body Painting Station
Didn’t start up the booth officially until Friday the 6th. Thursday the 5th was primarily setting up. Friday I had a handful of festival-goers come in for some simple face and chest designs. Saturday the 7th of June was, as expected, the day for the majority of bodypainting taking place in my bodypainting station at Apogaea. Sunday the 8th was primarily break down of the theme camp. It’s to be expected, at unplugged festivals when there is no running water, facilities, or methods for artistic canvases to be willing to be fully painted so that they don’t have more than a day and night to run around with paint on them. Though Burning Man always seems to be an exception. People like to get painted up there every day of the week. But then again, many bring full showers and create their own facilities to clean up so they can change out designs daily. Pretty much as soon as I got up requests started coming in for painting. Even when I wasn’t around, there would be frequent visitors painting themselves or each other, especially as evening came around. It was soo much fun. I think the face and body painting station was a hit and very appreciated at Apogaea, and some great designs came out of it. Apogaea, like Burning Man, is a “gifting” economy. Therefore, you don’t use money or purchase anything at either of these events. We bring things to share, we bring art and ideas to share and gift, music, gizmos, frolick, massage, dance, booze, and fun. My contribution this year, was lots of professional paints … following are some of the creations that came to be from this fabulously spectacular event. Thank you to all who came over and let me paint you, and thank you to those who came and played, and did art together …. I had a blast, and I plan to bring the painting station again next year! Following is some of the art that came out of the station …. If you’re viewing this on Myspace or Facebook …due to Myspace and Facebook’s ridiculous issues with nudity, you’ll have to view the full portfolio on Technogypsie, Livejournal, and Flickr. The following reflect those who have given permission to have their pictures posted in this gallery. If you are in this gallery and have changed your mind, please let me know at darkleaves @ gmail . com and I’ll take them down. Please identify photo by name.

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tribal Indian Princess
“Tribal celestial pattern on Indian princess”
Ben Nye gold bodypaint & brown acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Technogypsie
“Techno-Gypsy”
Ben Nye gold and Silver body paint
handpainted by Leaf McGowan on self
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Hot Rod
“Hot Rod Eyes”
Ben Nye facepaint and acryllic, eye makeup
handpainted by Leaf McGowan on “Hot Rod”
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Technogypsie
“Julia’s flowers”
acryllic and bhindis
handpainted by Leaf McGowan on Julia
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Tyler's vines
“Tyler’s vines”
Ben Nye facepaint and acryllic, bhindis
handpainted by Leaf McGowan on “Tyler”
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Emily's Flaming legs
“Emily’s Flaming legs”
white and silver Ben Nye and acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan on Emily
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

All bodypainting pictures from Apogaea, some pics NSFW

Boyd's armor
“Boyd’s chest plate”
acryllic and bhindi
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Boyds chest plate
“Boyd’s chest plate”
acryllic and bhindi
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Boyd's tribal armor
“Boyd’s tribal armor”
acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Boyds tribal armor
“Boyd’s tribal armor”
acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

tribal Indian princess
“Tribal Indian princess”
Ben Nye Gold and acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Julias flowers
“Julia’s flowers”
acryllic and bhindis
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Not Safe for work:

Suess shirt
“Suess’s spiral red shirt”
acryllic on Denise
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Suess shirt
“Suess’s spiral shirt”
acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Suess shirt
“Suess’s spiral red shirt”
acryllic on Denise
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Suess shirt
“Suess’s spiral shirt”
acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Emilys flaming legs
“Emily’s flaming legs”
Ben Nye and acryllic on Emily
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Tylers vines
“Tyler’s Vines”
acryllic and bhindis
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Hot Rod eyes
“Hot Rod’s Eyes”
eye makeup, Ben Nye and acryllic on Hot Rod
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 
Hot Rod Eyes
“Hot Rod’s Eyes”
eye makeup, Ben Nye, and acryllic
handpainted by Leaf McGowan
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado

Not Safe for Work:


Ben Nye paints and acryllic on Kristin
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado
 

Ben Nye paints and acryllic on Kristin
Saturday 7 June 2008 * Apogaea * Lake George, Colorado


 


 


 


 

Noah
Noah facepainted by Leaf
Ben Nye facepaint with Acryllic highlights, handpainted
Apogaea 2008
 
Noah
Noah facepainted by Leaf
Ben Nye facepaint with Acryllic highlights, handpainted
Apogaea 2008

Leaf on friday at Apogaea
Leaf on Friday 6 June, Apogaea 2008
handpainted Ben Nye facepaint and acryllic with bhindis
by Leaf McGowan
 
Noah in his chicken outfit
Noah wearing his chicken costume
handpainted Ben Nye face paint by Leaf McGowan
Friday, 6 June 2008 – Apogaea

Me at Apo
Leaf on Friday 6 June, Apogaea 2008
handpainted Ben Nye facepaint and acryllic with bhindis
by Leaf McGowan
 
Me at Apo
Leaf on Friday 6 June, Apogaea 2008
handpainted Ben Nye facepaint and acryllic with bhindis
by Leaf McGowan
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