body of work is healthy - 1st April 2008
Young Blacktown boy Lui Cantali
is among 12 other children who were body-painted
to help raise funds for World Vision.
mum Maria Cantali watched when artist Eva Rinaldi
painted a water melon on the body of Lui, 2, for
the World Vision's 2009 calendar last week.
said that she is proud her son had played a part
in this worthy cause.
Rinaldi and her team body painted a dozen children
aged from two to 10 years.
spokeswoman said the themes were food, water,
education, school, playtime and vegetation.
calendar is for sale for $17 at all newsagencies
across the country from October.
funds raised from the project will go to World
Vision, the spokeswoman said. "The painting
of the children will be shown on the Disney Channel
early next month."
said Ms Rinaldi wanted help raise awareness of
children living in poverty.
said it was great fun to work with kids but that
one needed to be very patient. I got the kids
for her through local schools and by asking friends
with young children to help."
Rinaldi has been a body painting artist for five
years and has won many awards.
won People's Choice Award for the Chalk The Walk
awards with her piece called Mother Earth in 2006.
was the birth of her son that first led her to
face painting at children's birthday parties.
Being a single mother she knows it's hard to raise
children and she wants to use her talent to help
poor children of the world."
World Vision spokeswoman said that although they didn't
commission the calendar it would welcome any assistance
from the community in raising funds for them.
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