Comments on: Stockholm Body Painting Contest 2008 Ranked Top 100 Travel Blog Lifecruiser. Travel information & photos. Europe, North & South America. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 15:24:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: Manon Cormier Manon Cormier Tue, 01 May 2012 01:47:33 +0000 Really nice pictures, beautiful colors and a perfect painting technique. Inspiring !

By: squash stockholm squash stockholm Sat, 22 May 2010 06:59:30 +0000 This is like… the fifth post about Stockholm in your blog. Where do you live? In Stockholm?

By: Brazil Carnival Ooah! Editor Brazil Carnival Ooah! Editor Wed, 24 Mar 2010 18:08:51 +0000 Hello Guys,

First of all, congratulations for such a cool and clean site. Simply unbelievable photos!! I discovered the site accidentally but surely have my few cents to add here… :smile:

During the Brazilian Carnaval ( which denotes its official name from Brazil ) , more and more we are seeing beauty queens and models having their body painted in a creative and artistic way during the parades. This has a reason: The Carnaval Association in Rio which regulates official parades prohibited any kind out of out of context nudity. Some carnival artistic directors decided then to use body painting both to compose the theme, called “enredo” and also make sure the beauties use appropriately their heavenly bodies, without losing points in the contest criterion. :arrow: The result was that this year in 2010 we had several famous actresses, Carnival Queens, models, being painted by local artists. The samba community has applauded this “new movement” and I believe it has contributed positively to the show / parade overall. In my site , at the photos section I have created a category to promote the pictures and I can even send them to you so you can see what we are doing here in Brazil.

Well, I guess that it for now! Feel free to contact me!



By: Fri, 22 May 2009 12:10:51 +0000 Art if on body or canvas is about the same in ways. Sometimes contest judges are not people that know much about or how to do things they judge in. Some sports are that way even. It is just what is a hit in main stream ways at times. It is then not the winning or loss that is important but, more important is if you had fun doing it. As for the bodypaint seen there I think it is better than most paintings that are said to be famous and hits. Art is what critics say is good more than being what is really good or harder to paint. Sadly that is the way it has become.
As for the winner and the others seen I think they are done by people that like what they are doing and therefore that can not be called a bad thing at all. They are very cool and looked fun.

By: Lifecruiser Lifecruiser Thu, 06 Nov 2008 14:56:29 +0000 Congratulations for winning the competition and warmth welcome to my blog Bella :-)

I’m sorry that you sound so disappointed and even offended by my opinions, they were of course not meant to do that.

I hope you didn’t miss me saying: “Another amazing bodypainting and I love the birds…..” ?

I’m very honest in my posts (never called brutal before) and we were finding your body painting AMAZING, really, but never the less, this time not the winner.

As you said yourself and which I fully agree with: “the beauty is in the eye of the observer”.

Since this was our first bodypainting contest ever, which I mention in the beginning of the post, I hope you understand that we might find it difficult to understand the judges result.

We can’t judge by all the ingredients that you’re mentioning, our choice is the choice of a non-expert in body paintings, we might be impressed by other criteria than the experts.

I still think that the jury wasn’t the greatest. At least two of them, were not having enough professionality, not even in the art branch. I actually thought it were to downgrade YOUR work to not have proper judges, even if Shaul were the head of the jury.

About the expression “It’s never the right one that wins, right?”, it’s said because there is never ever a way to make everybody happy when it comes to contests, right?

We all have so different taste, so it’s impossible to pick a winner that everyone is satisfied with. That doesn’t necessary mean that the “wrong” picked winner is bad, it’s just not the winner for that person.

When I wrote this post, there where no info out there to get hold of, I didn’t have your name, no other information. After the official site put out their photos from the event I got your name and I did check up your website, but didn’t found so much information about this particular painting. (You’re much welcome to give it to me now afterwards :-)

I do think that it would have been great to get some more detailed information about all the body paintings to better grasp the full meaning of them, without having to ask for them. I actually did miss some kind of information brochure when we were there. Then I would of course have included that information in this post.

I did update the post with your name linked to your website as soon as I got hold of your name, so people can go there by themselves and have a look at your amazing work.

I hope this made you understand this post and us a little bit better and that there is no hard feelings?

Kind regards,

By: Bella Volen Bella Volen Thu, 06 Nov 2008 00:34:59 +0000 Hello,
Yes I was the winner. And this is the 7 price I win. It is not about the jury. I have been judge as well. It is very important to be at the other side as well. When you see all of the works in front of the jury and hear them talk, it is really different then just watching them only as a painting.
Why don’t you check out my website and then write what ever you want.
It is very brutal to comment someones work without to know the story behind the work. You didn’t ask me what I paint and what was the story and concept.
It is quite hard to say- ” It is not fair” The beauty is simply in the eyes of the observer. To win an art competition has a lot to do with the whole work, how was painted, the composition, the contrast, the painting as a whole, the painting as a detail, and last, but not less important then the other facts- to see something different, something new.
The head of the Jury was Shaul – the boss of Mist and he is Jury Member in the World Body Painting Championship, so he knows a lot about body painting.

By: laketrees laketrees Fri, 31 Oct 2008 07:04:31 +0000 hi Lifecruiser
this is incredible art and an excellent post ….what amazing photos…
I love the imagery and fantastic concepts involved!!!
a happy halloween eve to you TOO…your site looks awesome…
cheers from Kim down under in Australia (not Austria) :D

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By: helen helen Wed, 29 Oct 2008 17:04:16 +0000 Love the body paint pictures – they look fantastic! Also love the halloween theme website!!

By: Deborah Deborah Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:13:10 +0000 Fascinating and fantastic work! I always find these kinds of competitions so interesting :-)

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By: saboma saboma Wed, 29 Oct 2008 02:08:43 +0000 Hehehe, you’re fun to hang out with, Girly! If I follow you home and Mr lifecruiser’s okay with it, can I stay a while and follow you around just fer the fun of it?


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