August 2011 Blogs


A few weeks ago Rewrite Beautiful was invited to join Redemption Church at ‘Party on the Block’. Party on the Block is a ministry of Redemption that goes to Shalimar Street in Costa Mesa, CA and literally brings church to about 50 at-risk kids and families. The usual ‘party routine’ Redemption hosts is lunch, a bible story teaching and fun! Bringing Rewrite Beautiful into the mix made things a little different for everyone. So we whipped out our spray can of CREATIVITY and got crackin’!

* Rewrite Beautiful is not a ‘Christian organization’ but, quite a few of our volunteers are big fans of Mr.Jesus….hmmmm….

Creative Solution: We decided to do this Street Art Workshop around the Bible Story of Esther. Which would still give the kiddo’s their Sunday Bible story AND get to hear the Rewrite Beautiful message that beauty is in your Creativity, Kindness and Strength!

*Rewrite Beautiful USUALLY uses Street Art in all of our workshops, but when kids create something they want to take it home….hmmm….

Creative Solution: So many Rewrite Beautiful Workshop participants rave about how amazing it is to make Street Art and know that their art is going to be seen by tons of people. However, since the whole point of Rewrite Beautiful is to CHANGE how YOU see beauty in yourself we thought the message would sink in more for the kids if they got to take something home. Therefore we created masks: “Fake Masks.” The masks played into the story of Esther and how she was ‘fake’ about who she was. We had the kids draw on the masks their ‘fake self’ who they really aren’t but act like, (For example: Hitting their sister, stealing, cussing. This isn’t who they were created to be.) Then we had the kids take off their “fake selves” and reveal their ‘true BEAUTIFUL selves’ in a mirror. It was EPIC!  The kids REALLY got it.

*Rewrite Beautiful usually had everyone collaborate on ONE piece of art, but we have 50 kids….hmmm….

Creative Solution: In order to save time and precious money from our donors we decided to Go Green! And create masks out of old cereal boxes.

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It was a long process, but it was totally worth it to watch the kids write/draw about their ‘fake self’ and reveal their ‘true BEAUTIFUL selves’

Rewriting Beautiful on Shalimar Street

Creativity is Beautiful :)



Our Street Art Workshop Leader Sunny Siu even made a mask of his ‘fake self”. He’s a pretty strong guy underneath though.


 

Sunny Siu, Street Art Workshop Leader

Thank you Sunny and Michelle! You're BEAUTIFUL!

He lead an amazing workshop with Michelle McCormick. Check back soon for more pictures from this awesome workshop! And don’t forget to Go Green! And Keep it BEATUIFUL!

Irvina 

 

Posted: Aug 31, 2011

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Some of Rewrite Beautiful's dearest friend's are ever/after, a premium lifestyle clothing brand that donates 25% of the cost of your item to the cause of your choice. Choose a cause. Change the Story. Currently ever/after is devoted to using 25% of their profits to changing children's lives through three charities and their kindness has paid off because they are now being carried by Barneys New York ! Such a milestone for both companies! We love how ever/after uses Creativity, Kindness and Strength in all aspects of their business and we love that Barney's New York recognizes what a outstanding brand ever/after is and will be sharing them with all of their patrons!

Check out www.everafterclothing.com for their Fall styles! We already picked up some sweatshirts for ourselves and some baby clothes for our expecting friends from Sleepy Dreamer!

Posted: Aug 30, 2011
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Rewrite Beautiful was stoked to be featured by the Orange County Register for the 1st Annual Rewrite Beautiful TELEIOS Art Show! Courtney Perkes interviewed me (Irvina Kanarek, Creative Director/ Founder) Check out the whole article and interview here!

 

Posted: Aug 29, 2011
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Thank you to everyone who came out to support Rewrite Beautiful's 1st Annual Art Show : TELEIOS . For those who missed it, here is a little recap of the BEAUTY of the night....





 Everyone was welcomed to CHANGE how they see beauty in themselves and others through viewing the art that was created with the Rewrite Beautiful Vision in mind: "Girls and women are beautiful for their ACTIONS of Creativity, Kindness and Strength."



People were asked to go through the gallery and ask themselves 4 Questions:



1.) Pick an element of the art work that you like most and draw it on your square



2.) Think of a woman that has qualities that are beautiful write down those qualities on your square



3.) If you could choose one quality that the media would consider beautiful what would it be? 



4.) What quality makes you beautiful? 



Check out how many people responded to the artwork from TELEIOS!





We love reading their answers...





So many BEAUTIFUL artists from Orange County, California participated in creating art work for the show. Thank you!





Everyone was blown away by the music by A Poet Nomad Ali and Moonsville Collective....







The artwork by Sunny Siu was a crowd talker....





Jessica Burkhart always impresses too....



 





Emily Cobett did some LIVE Art for us on a Surfboard!







Felicidad De Lucas, a Spanish artist brought a surreal aspect to women's beauty....





   Tom Cutter impressed with his silhouettes....





   Elana Grace shared some amazing shadow boxes....











 The poetry by Jeannette Encinias blew everyone away...





Welcome to the PARTY at FIND Art Magazine & Gallery....


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AND ...thank you Rich Lander of CHARD Photographer for donating your BEAUTIFUL photography skills! You're BEAUTIFUL!




Thank you to everyone who came out to see the show, volunteer and show your support!

See you next year for the 2nd Annual Rewrite Beautiful Art Show!

Good Night Beautiful!



P.S. If you are an artist or simply a beautiful person who cares about changing how girls see beauty in themselves and preventing eating disorders you can learn more about volunteering with Rewrite Beautiful by emailing GetInvolved@RewriteBeautiful.org



We look forward to CHANGING with you!
Posted: Aug 26, 2011
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