Shaina Tackett - Performing Arts
Vital Statistics: Eyes: Blue Hair: Natural Blonde
Height:5' 7" Shoe 7 Dress 2
Introducing Shaina Tackett...
She is (among other things) a tap, ballet and Jazz dancer
|as well as internationally renowned artist Howard|
|David Johnson's newest model. His first painting of|
|her in mixed media is "Brigit, Gaelic goddess of Poetry"|
|(left ) and is based on photos from their first shoot.|
|Her natural beauty, innocence, grace, poise,|
|fascinating facial expressions and her inner light|
|are bound to inspire many more fairy and|
|goddess paintings and win her many fans.|
|The ladies' name Shaina \sha(i)-na\ is|
|pronounced SHAY-nah and is of Yiddish origin,|
|and its meaning is "beautiful"...|
|We're sure you'll agree it is appropriate...|
|Scroll down to see her portfolio of photographic headshots|
About the painting: Brigit (AKA Saint Brigit) was the Gaelic goddess of poetry which the Celts deemed an immaterial, supersensual form of flame.
She was also considered the dearest and most important of the Dagda's children. (The kindly Irish father-god... )
"Faerie Tales" MMVIII ( Mixed Media ) look for it as the cover in the next issue of FAE magazine.
"The Lady of Shalott"
"The Lady of Shalott" (2010 Mixed Media) above right and to the left is a detail.
The Arthurian poem by Alfred Tennyson is below Shaina's Photography modeling portfolio...
"Snow White and the poisoned Apple" (MMX below) Even dressed in RAGS Shaina is elegant beyond words!
Shaina as Snow White (and as a brunette!)Based on the story in "The Fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm" which was first published as, "The German Book of Popular Stories". This was actually the Wicked Queen's fourth attempt on Snow White's life and she actually appeared this time in the form of a peasant woman selling apples. Note the two-toned apple - half poisoned half safe as in the story. She had tried twice as an old hag and failed after the huntsman failed to kill her. She is shown surprising her step mother by returning from gathering berries with her animal entourage. She was so industrious she was multi-tasking by knitting wool socks for one of the Seven Dwarfs as she walked. Knitting was part of the rent deal!
A Gallery of Headshots
Absolutely un-retouched... and absolutely beautiful!
Check back soon for new paintings and photography...
"The Lady of Shalott"
The poem by Alfred Tennyson...
On either side the river lie
Willows whiten, aspens quiver,
By the margin, willow-veiled,
Only reapers, reaping early
There she weaves by night and day
And moving through a mirror clear
Sometimes a troop of damsels glad,
But in her web she still delights
A bowshot from her bower eaves,
The gemmy bridle glittered free,
All in the blue unclouded weather
His broad clear brow in sunlight glowed;
She left the web, she left the loom,
In the stormy east wind straining,
And down the river's dim expanse
Lying, robed in snowy white
Heard a carol, mournful, holy,
Under tower and balcony
And in the lighted palace near
Died the sound of royal cheer;
And they crossed themselves for fear,
All the knights at Camelot
But Lancelot mused a little space;
He said, "She has a lovely face;
God in his mercy lend her grace,
The Lady of Shalott."
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