Ren Allen

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Occupation Zany Mum and artist; body painting, mixed media and makeup artistry
Location Jonesborough, Tennessee, United States
Introduction I was born and raised in the far north of Fairbanks Alaska where the moose trample your garden, northern lights dance and darkness rules the winter. I adore raspberries, tea, body painting, lazy nights watching movies and drinking wine, hiking, gardening, beekeeping, writing, creating art and traveling. I live with my husband Keith (the brilliant human behind Keith Dixon Studios) and the five children we brought into our relationship. My current career is in makeup artistry/body painting where I get to meet interesting people and paint diverse faces and bodies.
Interests unschooling, herbs, writing, altered books, painting/drawing, kayaking, Eastern philosophy, gardening, travel, foreign culture, beekeeping, perma-culture, fashion, makeup artistry, body painting, face painting, secular humanism
Favorite Movies Chocolat, Pirates of the Caribbean, LOTR, Secondhand Lions, Crouching Tiger/Hidden Dragon, Hildago, Princess Bride, The Matrix, X-Men, V is for Vendetta, Whale Rider, Moulin Rouge, Princess Bride, Ghost in the Shell, Hero, House of Flying Daggers
Favorite Music David Bowie, System of a Down, Metallica, Disturbed, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Arcade Fire, Mumford and Sons, James, Amy Steinberg, Carsie Blanton, Danny Schmidt, Carrie Elkin, Of Monsters and Men, Bright Eyes, Coldplay
Favorite Books Writing down the bones, On Writing, Wild Mind, Simple Abundance, Wherever You Go There You Are, Everyday Zen, The Tao of Pooh, The Birth House, Memory and Dream, Stardust, Dance of the Dissident Daughter, Pillars of the Earth, The Artist's Way, No More Second Hand Art, Food and Wine Digest

What kind of tape is best for creating a sculpture?

DUCT tape of course!!