Our Body Painting Experience [for our Holiday Card]
What I love about working at Entire Productions is that nothing here is impossible. You want risqué holiday cards, an image of topless women with only our backs painted? You got it!
Scene: A weekday afternoon in line for coffee at Starbucks. We are surrounded by quiet, focused men and women in boardroom attire while we compete with the group of men behind us to see who can laugh the loudest in a public space. Jacqueline, Natasha and I are talking about branding and how important it is to make an impression. Jacqueline throws out the idea of Sandra Leathley painting instruments on our bodies and Natasha suggests we do it for Christmas, that our being topless would really make an impression. I call dibs on the violin and suggest that Jacqueline get a saxophone painted on her arm. None of it’s serious talk, we’re just wasting time in the line for coffee. Then Natasha says, “I think this is a great idea. Let's do it.”
Upon contacting Sandra, the idea quickly changed from painting instruments (too cumbersome) to rendering the San Francisco skyline on our backsides, iconic symbols such as the Golden Gate Bridge, a cable car, Coit Tower, and the Transamerica Pyramid. Sandra's one of those people who does many things well: she has all sorts of characters ready to go and is herself a highly-skilled photographer, costume maker, and face and body painter extraordinaire.
By Vhary Leggat, Entire Productions Office Manager Extraordinaire