2:44 Ren’s journey into makeup and body painting.
6:07 Cory’s makeup story. Makeup as a definer of gender roles and a political touchpoint.
8:11 There is room for all forms of expression.
11:10 A picture of Ren’s work.
11:28 The technical aspects of having a human canvas.
12:54 The kinds of clients who come to Ren for body painting.
15:09 Eastern Tennessee a hotbed of body painting??? “Everything’s going to conspire to help you when you are being fully in alignment with the thing that you’re here to do.”
20:19 Storytelling capital of the US, and the intersection of storytelling and art.
21:59 Fur absorbs a lot of paint, as it turns out, plus dreams of painting an elephant.
24:01 Balancing creating for love vs. creating for money (with five kids at home!)
27:29 Quick tip: Melissa’s experiment with auctioning her art on Facebook. What leap can you take in the next two weeks?
Ren Allen’s website, Faces by Ren.