Southern California Artists

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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Time to party harty rock n’ roll! Our new website is FINALLY finished! You know how people say, “All good things come to those who wait” and you roll your eyes and think, “Ugh, that’s so cliché! Give it to me now!” Well, there is a lot you, me, “we” have learned in the past few months. When you take things slow you’re able to test things out. Let the not so good things pass on by and realize the value and rarity in uber good things (and hold on tight to them!)  We did a whole lotta testing and ended up with awesomeness aka our awesome new site made by our new friends from Aryosys! We’re so glad we waited, you can check out why at:

 www.RewriteBeautiful.org



 Party on Beautiful!

Posted: Feb 19, 2011
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Artist: GraffRoots


Last week we did our first Rewrite Beautiful Street Art lesson with a group of girls ages, 6 to 10. I was rehashing the highlights of the lesson with some girl friends this weekend over a soy milk chai. I told my gal pals about the part where I tell the kiddo's, "I believe being beautiful has nothing to do with the way you look and has everything to do with the way you act. We're gonna make some art that says I'm beautiful and you're beautiful and then we're gonna put it outside as a statement saying, 'We  dont' care how every body else measures beautiful. We're beautiful, we know it and don't need anyone to tell us so." My friends  looked at me with wide eyes and asked, "And what did they say? Did they dig it?" I wanted to say, "Duh." but then I remembered this isn't 1994 and I'm not a jerk so I said, "Well heck yeah!" The kiddo's said, "Party - on! Let's go! Where's the spray paint?"


 


I was surprised at the shock of my friends to hear how open the girls were to this concept. I then realized as women in their mid to late 20's, we have it ingrained in us what beauty is, the same way we have it ingrained in us the color of blue jeans. I felt I needed to elaborate so I told them, "Ya know, I think the kiddo's get it because at their core, (at the core of us all really,) we all want to be loved for WHO WE ARE not WHAT WE LOOK LIKE. We all know it's wrong to judge people based on their looks. I think the kids grasp this because it's one of those inherent truths we're born with, kind of like the truth that murder and stealing are wrong."


 


The diet and beauty industry are a powerful multi-billion dollar force out there. Though they are a contributor to body dysmorphia and Eating Disorders, I dont' consider them the problem (You can read more about that on my other blog here) The problem isn't them... it's ALL OF US. We go against our inherent belief that WHO WE ARE is  beautiful enough and find ourselves lost in a desert. Pursuing beauty isn't just some fad diet you go on for a summer, it's really a betrayal of the soul. It's turning your back on who you were created to be and thinking, "The body I've been given is wrong.I know better, I'm going that way. Peace Out." The sad thing is the other way never holds a beauty that is good enough. So girls just end up in that desert, starving chasing the mirage of beauty that they just can't find, because their looking in the wrong place for the wrong thing.


 


So, I don't find it too odd that 6 and 10 year olds are so amped to Rewrite Beautiful...because if we are truly honest with ourselves we all desperately want out of the desert and the freedom to Rewrite Beautiful too.


 


You're Beautiful!


 


Irvina
Posted: Jul 11, 2010
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Street Artist: Jeannette of Montgomery, Alabama

One of our favorite REWRITE BEAUTIFUL supporters is living in the last call-namesake of all brewery's and pub's "Sweet Home Alabama". Our beautiful friend Jeannette made this REWRITE BEAUTIFUL  Street Art piece for her beautiful mama, Anne who lives here in Newport Beach, California.  I absolutely love everything about this piece...it's placement on a tree, (Yeah tree's!)  the kiss between Anne and her hunka-hunka- burnin' love son Matt (that I have a MILD crush on) and simply just what Jeannette wrote about her BEAUTIFUL mama. It take's a beautiful woman to make a beautiful woman and I can not only see, but I can read the proof that Anne is just that: BEAUTIFUL. What about you? Have you Rewritten Beautiful today?

Lovin' where this RWB Street Art was posted!



 

Posted: Jun 20, 2010
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I about choked on my scalding hot latte from Kean when my friend said to me, “Why should I care about those girls with Eating Disorders? That’s not my problem. That’s their parents problem. I adore you Irvina and I will always support everything you do, but I could care less. Don't get me wrong, I think what you're doing is cool, but it’s just not relevant to me.”

I rebutted, (and sort of shrieked) “But, how can you say that?!?!  You have a wife and a mom and a sister?”

He said, “Yeah, but their healthy. This doesn’t effect them or me.”

I sighed and out of the corner of my eye I saw my friends beautiful wife in the distance a confident, beautiful woman that knows she has value in all the many facets that make her “beautiful”. And then I sat up in my barstool and said,

“And THAT is exactly why you should care.”

With a smirk he said, “You have the floor my friend.”

I explained, “Imagine if your beautiful wife didn’t think she was so beautiful? What if she was constantly talking about how much she needs to lose weight, asking you to confirm her beauty and was so insecure about her physical appearance that she feared food? What if she wouldn’t eat out at restaurant with all of our friends? What if instead of spending her day rehabilitating people to health she instead obsessed about her waist line and bra size? How would that affect YOUR marriage? How would that affect YOUR life? What if your mom avoided you by constantly making excuses that she had to go to the gym and never shared some chocolate chip cookies with you? How would that affect YOU? And what if growing up one of your sisters refused to eat her breakfast, lunch and dinner?  How would that have affected YOUR childhood?”

 I have had a handful of people ask if REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is a  religious organization I say, “Well, yes and no.” We did not file as a church or religious organization because we want to first and foremost be inclusive not exclusive. We know that Eating Disorders are universal and we want the ability to REWRITE BEAUTIFUL  to be pen to everyone and anyone. But, the yes comes in where we believe that every human being is a unique creation. Every woman on this earth is someone’s daughter, someone’s sister, someone’s mommy, someone’s aunt and someone’s friend and REWRITE BEAUTIFUL knows that a girl with an Eating Disorder can’t be the unique girl she was created to be while she has a gnarly diseases taking her down.

 So if you wonder, “Why should I care about THOSE GIRLS?” I ask that you think about a girl you absolutely adore...A girl who makes you smile....whose laugh is contagious... and imagine that girl present in body, but dead in spirit and I think you’ll have  your answer. This is the girl I think about...

 


Her name is Ever. Ever played a huge part in establishing REWRITE BEAUTIFUL in that she helped the vision for it to actually take place...I used to rock her to bed when she was a newborn baby. I would look at her, this tiny person who was happy, serene and playing with my hair (when she was supposed to be falling asleep) and I just knew that I didn't want her to ever believe that she was anything less than beautiful. It's because of Ever, that I care about THOSE GIRLS?  How about you? Who do you want to REWRITE BEAUTIFUL for? I look forward to hearing...

Kiss, Paint, Create!

 Irvina

Posted: May 28, 2010
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We can't wait to do REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Street Art! Woo hoo!

Yes, the rumors are true! My favorite attorney in the whole wide State of  California World Mr.Andreas Meyer of Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher has confirmed that REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is "By the power vested in the State of California" an official 501(c)3 Non-Profit! Heck yes! We are official! Our Non Profit Tax ID # is:  27-2688578. We are jumping for joy here at the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL headquarters! We can now bring in donations, grants and sponsors that are tax-deductible and most importantly CHANGE how girls see beauty in themselves. Check out some of our supporters jumping for joy up top! We can't wait to do Street Art with you girls and see  how you choose to change the world yourselves!

xoxo, Rewrite Beautiful Woman

 

Posted: May 27, 2010

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It's an exciting and eye opening thing telling people about the REWRITE BEAUIFUL Street Art Project. When people ask, I usually press the play button on the Mission Statement and say, "Just because Street Art isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it isn't valuable and equally just because a woman doesn't look like  a magazine cover doesn't mean she isn't beautiful"  The usual response is "Wow! That's so controversial!" , "How cutting edge!" or "God bless you!" I mean, the vision for REWRITE BEAUTIFUL came from knowning a CHANGE needed to be made in the definition of women's beauty and Eating Disorders have to be stopped, but I guess the sensitive artist in me is sad to hear how bad it really is. How far out this simple idea of restoring beauty in women really is and that this mission is going to be a challenging one. I question, "At the end of the day will women really believe that they are worthy outside of their appearance?" "

Then I go and teach an Art Class and I'm given a good dose of HOPE. While I'm passing out oil pastels my four year old student Ayden, put his hand over mine and said:

"I love you REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman!"

I said, "Oh is that so? Tell me, why do you love me? "

He said, "Because you help me with my work!"

Curious I said, "Who else do you love?"

Ayden: "My mommy!"

Me: "Why?"

Ayden: "Because she plays with me!"

Me: "Who else do you love?"

Ayden: "My daddy!"

Me: "Why?"
Ayden: "Because he gives me hugs!"

Me: "I love you too Ayden :) "

Today I was reminded by a four year old that deep down, in the core of ALL OF OUR SOULS we love eachother not because we're pretty, but because of the way we treat eachother. We love our teachers because they're kind, not because they're pretty. We love our mommy's because we know they care about us and play with us, not because they're pretty. And we love our daddy's because they make time for us and show affection, not because he has nice pecks.... On that note, as one of my favorite mentors from Furniture From Home would say, "Back to work!"

xoxo - REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman

Posted: May 20, 2010
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REWRITE BEAUTIFUL LOVES this! Little girls aren't born believing their awesome and "Can do anything" they are taught it. Obviously someone has taken the time to show Jessica what matters and what doesn't.  What if Jessica continues to love herself through her teenage and adult years? How different will her choices be? How different will her life be? How different will her impact on society be? What if she lived her whole life believing in herself and never questioned if she should look like someone else? This gets us so amped to teach REWRITE BEAUTIFUL in schools to girls who haven't had the opportunity to hear "You're Awesome! Just the way you are!" Thank you sweet Rebecca one of our favorite REWRITE BEAUTIFUL supporters from Sleepy Dreamer Designs who emailed me this video!

Posted: May 18, 2010

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Street Artist: Sandrizzle Bizzle

I gotta say there is nothing  like coming home from a long day of brainstorming ways to prevent girls from developing Eating Disorders like Anorexia and Bulimia and then to log-in to facebook and see REWRITE BEAUTIFUL street art posted on the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL facebook page. It's like a cute guy asking for your number, just 100 times better and with a 1000 more endorphins running through your body! Dudes and dudettes we are totally gonna change the world and the word beautiful! Rock on and Create on!

xoxo

REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Woman

Posted: May 16, 2010
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Yesterday, I was preventing Eating Disorders by having a meeting with a some very cool peeps when one of them said, “What is street art? It’s like chalk on the sidewalk right?” I thought maybe some other dudes and dudettes might be a tad confused too so I thought I’d give ya’ll the lowdown...

 Street Art: Is the art formerly known as: Any kind of art someone creates and leaves in a public place for people to see and enjoy.

 Street Art can be chalk on a sidewalk....

 Street Art can be Paper on an Apartment Building (that turns out to be a game that looks like Pac Man)...

Street Artist: Katie Sokoler

 Street Art can be paint on the sidewalk (that turns into a cartoon)...

Street Art from Japan

 Street Art can be painting on buildings...

Street Artist: Banksy

Street Artist: Banksy

 Street Art can be graffiti....

Street Artist: Dutch Masters

 The controversial thing about Street Art is that it goes against the grain of what we are taught to think "art" is.  In the art world you are considered to be successful if everyone knows your name, your art hangs in a gallery and is appraised for thousands if not millions of dollars. Street Artist stand for the opposite. They believe they don’t have to wait to be accepted into a museum to be considered a real artist. They don’t have to have a curator appraise their works value. They create art for the purpose of sharing it with the public. Plus, they charge no admission price and you can eat ice cream when you look at the art. Heck yeah!

 The reason Street Art goes with REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is that when it comes to “Rewriting Beauty” we are also going against the grain. We believe that to be beautiful you don’t have to wait to look like a model in a magazine ad. To be beautiful you don’t have to be a certain size. To be beautiful you just have to look at yourself and see the beauty that’s already there. That’s why we are encouraging people to take a picture of a woman they believe is beautiful for who she is. Write down all the traits about her that make her beautiful and then post it in a public area. It’s an empowering way for all individuals to say, “We’re not waiting for you to say we’re beautiful, we’re saying it and putting it out there in physical form.”

Street Artist: "Sandrizzle Bizzle"



REWRITE BEAUTIFUL is preventing and stopping Eating Disorders. It is our hope that when people see REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Street Art they are inspired to also believe that a woman is beautiful because of who she is, who she loves and who she helps. Anorexia, Bulimia and Compulsive Overeating are horrific diseases that are showing up all over the world at alarming rates in girls as young as 5 years old. Be apart of CHANGING how women see beauty in themselves and REWRITE BEAUTIFUL. Click here to find out how.


 I hope this clears up any confusion anyone has on what street art is and for the record this is the REWRITE BEAUTIFUL Mission Statement:

 REWRITE BEAUTIFUL doesn't care how you define art or beauty. Just because art isn't in a gallery doesn't mean it isn't valuable and just because a woman isn't in a magazine doesn't mean she isn't beautiful. We stop Eating Disorders with Street Art!

Posted: May 15, 2010
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