Meetup Account Updates!

Who else has a Metup account!? Have you seen how many different categories of interest are on there! I could probably find a million new hobbies!!! Well anywho.. I always enjoy more and more filling out the BIO's to new networks and doing my best to encapsulate the epitome of ME Into words! However, Meetup didn't seem to allow too many words but I thought this one too perfectly fitting to not post somewhere, so here it is! <3

Hello! I am Xanthia Pink and I am an Artist and a Healer! Specifically a Reiki Practitioner and Spiritual Guide. My work as an Artist comes through my crystal healing jewelry that I make as well as flower crystal crowns and paintings and the written word! I'm pretty much always looking for a way to create, express and expand! I've been called into Healing work as my path as well as maintaining a high vibration through my artwork, and alongside my private practice with clients and my etsy shop, I am called also to gather like minded individuals for a collective creative consciousness in sacred circle and or space to make real life magic happen!It is in the nature of the Universe to create Miracles and Magic! I cannot wait to see what else unfolds! 

 

Interview time!

 

I did this interview a while back for an online magazine, and for some reason they never published it. I had a great time doing the interview and don't want it to go to waste, since I spent some time on it! SO I thought it would be great to share with my friends and supporters in my blog! I hope you enjoy! <3

Tell us about your career as model. How did you get started? 

   Well as a short back story: In my teens I was always a fan of Betty Page and her fun and flirty persona as well as her feisty pinup photos! She was always an inspiration with both charisma and beauty! Around the time I was 21, I was introduced to latex fetish fashion magazines Skin Two and Marquiswho portrayed gorgeous, curvaceous women in fashionable gowns and clever suits complete with corsets and heels! Now THAT was edgy! It was a similar feellike seeing Betty’s photos of empowered beautiful women daring to express themselves and I wanted IN on the FUN!!

I was living in Orange County at the time and started spending more time in LA networking with people with similar interests! Other artists ; Photographers, models, makeup artists, designers, performers , the fun and unique crowd! We started collaborating and making photo shoots happen! I started building a portfolio and was performing at events and fashion shows in LA and San Fransisco! I got on model sites and social networking sites and just started connecting!

Do you love any one genre of modeling more than another? 

I love the Pinup style because it feels like the bright and bubbly side of the modeling world and is impervious to the curvaceous women of the world! It alsovery much connects with who I am! Fun and flirty and proud to be a woman!

😍💋👏 Imodeled for a few years doing the Fetish Fashion clothing withlots of corsets and alternative stuff and then took a break. When I came back, I dabbled in Pinup and totally found my groove! It was more suited for my personality and where I felt I truly shined! At that time I started to have so much fun and the experiences kept coming which led to getting covers of OC Weekly and Cupcake Quarterly as well as Cats Meow magazine! I couldn’t believe it!  I am so grateful and excited these opportunities came and they have been such a happy highlight in my modeling career! 

What was your first shoot as a model like? 

My first real shoot was with TommyO and man did I luck out! We had just become friends but we were very comfortable from the start and just decided to shoot a bunch of fun ideas together! It was great being in front of the camera and learning poses and building that energy and connection to what you're creating! It was very exciting and a great start! Modeling is another way to emote, to express myselfand I absolutely love it!!!💕👏

Tell us a bit about your style?

I wouldn't say I'm just one particular style- I'm an eclectic collaboration of Pinup girl meets rocker meets 80's alternative! It’s taken years to really develop my style and continue to create myself as an artistc being but it’s been an incredible journey that I’ve documented through the years! I continue to grow and strive to keep myself inspired and in love with life and it’s creative outlets so I can reach more people with my art and energy! 

I’m many women in one! I've really created my own style and vibe and like to be colorful and cute sprinkled with a little bit of sexy! But ultimately I'm uniquely myself and wear what I like that makes me feel happy as well as my kind of beautiful! And I've had my Pink hair for over a decade so it's definitely a huge part of me that I love and enjoy! Pink is not just a color! It's an energy! And it makes me and others happy!

Let’s talk tattoos for a moment! What first drew you to tattoos?

I've always loved the look of tattoos (especially brightly colored ones!) and I've always been an artist and art lover! It's another extension of my personality and they definitely tell a story! 💕They're personal and beautiful and represent different times and experiences in my life that are infinitely valuable to me!  My first one was my butterfly wings on my back -which was about 7hours! I dove right in! I guess I knew I would just love it andI do !!! And I'm a "GO BIG OR GO HOME" kinda gal!😜 

Are you planning any more for the future?

Absolutely!!! I plan to be collecting Art in my life, home and especially my body for the rest of my life! I have a few inspirations especially now at a very pivotal time of my life expanding as an artist and just growing as a creative woman, makeup artist, model and light worker! I don’t have any on my legs yet but that will change! <3

What’s your favourite thing about the tattoo community and what is your least favorite?

I appreciate when others can admire work and respect it's beauty! The ones who perceive tattoos as art andenjoy it as I do! Everyone gets tattooed for different reasons (which I respect) and it's not all serious work but it's a different experience for others! In the tattoo community I feel like a lot of people appreciate it for that as art and expression and something beautiful !

What is your most important rule as a makeup artist?

Oh man! There are so many important rules haha! It’s really all about working with clean skin, having good products on hand and knowing your steps in the process of doing your makeup ( like having a great primer for your eye makeup which is key! ( I love the Mac Paint inBare canvas!) and taking good care of your products and brushes! 

Some of my absolute favorite face makeup and powder are Makeup Forever and for fun palettes and lip colors Too Faced is also fantastic! For bright pops of color, Sugarpill Cosmetics is rad and of course MAC has stellar pigments and lipsticks! 

I’m a beauty addict and could go on and on! Lol! 

What do you do when you aren’t modelling?

Well as far as working and career goes, I’m a Makeup Artist, Reiki Practitioner ( which is a Japanese technique for relaxation and Energy healing ) as well as an intuitive and tarot reader! I’ve also been bar tending for about 7 years too! So I keep myself busy! I like to have a mixed bag of skills to keep myself inspired! When I’m NOT working, I’m spending time with my loving family, my fantastic friends, my Incredible man, and my adorable snaggletoof underbite puppy who I’m obsessed with! I’m enjoying life and learning as I go! I’m a big Disney dork too so I’m at Disneyland often!!! It’s a magical place and I’ve been going since I was a kid! I’m grateful to have such a creative job with Makeup and modeling that my adventures and favorite people tend to be a part of my collaborations! It’s exciting! 

If you could go back to your early modeling days, what would you do differently?

Fix my eyebrows! Hahahah! I’ve mastered these pink brows over the years but I didn’t start off that way! I looked back at some of my really old photos and my makeup wasn’t the best at the time! My skills have grown so much on myself And on my clients over the years! But I feel like it’s important to say that and also to see improvement! 

Where do you hope to be in five years?

OH Man! There are infinite possibilities!

Ultimately I want to connect all the things I love, Art, Modeling, Healing and performing all together with my best friends( who happen to be some of my greatest heroes, inspirations and confidants!) I also want to travel and experience life in different places doing what I love with the people I love! I know I will be inspired along the way and am so excited for that! I am very much about self love and expression and having a voice and want to help others find that too! I consider myself an adventurer of Life and Life enthusiast andI love to make my life a work of art and fill it with all of my favorite people and magical experiences! I feel there is so much to expand on in my life with Endeavors of my heart and soul as well as what I’m here to do! I feel they should be combined like that quote by Rumi: “Let the Beauty of what you love be what you do.” 

Do you have any tips for new models that find you inspiring?

It’s been a fun journey with lots of self discovery and expression! And it’s not nearly over!  I have alwaysloved to live out loud and pursuing something I love and being a part of art means the world to me! For aspiring pinups,I want to say thateven if they weren't all the best photos or I wasn’t in the best shape all the time, it was still ME and MY Journey and I still feel beautiful! And some of those photos were awesome and I looked great! A lot of modeling is about the experience you have with yourself , the love for self, and the desireto express and share with others! When you can reach in and bring out your light and express yourself, you can reach the camera too! I’ve found that being a part of art is healing for me and can be for others as well! 

 I’ve been focusing on my fitness over the past few months and am starting to really see and feel results ! I can only see this as a positive going forward in modeling and am excited not just for the physical aspects but as far as confidence in myself! I’m proud of taking better care of myself! Everyone’s body is different and I encourage everyone to love themselves first and foremost and know what YOU feel is right and healthy and beautiful IS Beautiful! 

I would absolutely say to practice your poses, get creative with makeup and hair! Own your body and take good care of it!  Reach out to designers and other artists that you enjoy their work and would like to work with! Take the steps to start the process!!!

It’s such a beautiful and positive thing to express who I am and enjoy the experience of being who I am! I hope that the women who wish to model feel empowered to give it a shot! Because this is YOUR life! And YOURS to ENJOY!

You never know what Life has in store for you , what Adventure awaits, what opportunity is waiting to find you! , what new dream you will fall in love with along the way! But it’s important to go out and reach for it! <3 

Love & Light to you!
Xanthia Pink  

 

Tarot Tuesday for March 10th: Justice

Tarot Tuesday✨💕🔮 March 10 Justice 👑💕✨

The Justice card represents the need for balance  and fairness in our lives. This card lets us know that the certain situation we find ourselves in will work out in a fair and just Manor so long as we stick to our truth and good intentions!  It's important for us to recognize when we feel that someone is taking advantage of us and our abilities and is being unfair to us. Recognize what is fair and  what is not. The same goes for us if we are being fair to others! Have we given them the benefit of the doubt? Have we purified our intentions? 

The universe works in polarities, balance of giving and receiving, the ebb and flow , the Yin and Yang. Balance needs to exist in our lives to create harmony and justice.  It's important to stand up for yourself in situations that are not fair for you for your greatest good. Just as we want to check ourselves and make sure our actions and words are fair and kind. Ultimately we want to work well with others and for everyone to benefit and be happy! It starts by being true to yourself and doing what you know is right. The Universe is supporting and protecting these changes as you work to balance and make just all the areas of your life!

I have started using crystals even more in my healing work and especially my readings and feel they give an extra special push to the messages that come through! The crystals I used in this reading are Mookaite Jasper which helps you to welcome new experiences and balance emotional energy in the body.  Polychrome Jasper is for stability, balance and grounding.  Moss agate is the agate for warriors! It helps you let go of anger and bitterness and also brings health friends and riches!  It also increases concentration and persistence! Light Blue Agate is a stone that everyone should have as an protection stone! And Clear Quartz helps as an amplifying stone to help support and expand the energy and intention of the other stones!