Tee hee hee! This was me at 2am this morning. In some ways, it feels like my entire life has been building to this point: body painting. I’m the oddball kid who used to turn up to church with flames painted in eyeshadow on my fingers. To a casual clothes days at school with dots painted in watercolours on my throat. I discovered that gems can be glued to your skin using clear nail polish (these days I recommend liquid latex instead). I’ve been trialling different colour and poem combinations for my project due in today. I will be submitting my left arm.
I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. Love my life.
This is inspired by my long tradition of writing poems on my wrist as a self harm alternative. I love the idea of combining poems with body paint. It just sings to me.