I'm not sure what the best weather is to be painted naked in, but I didn't hear a single model complain about the heat and humidity on Saturday. It was the rest of us -- the clothed artists, photographers and hundreds of onlookers -- who were sweating and feeling uncomfortable at Bodypainting Day.
There were a lot of ideas mentioned behind the event's purpose, but most people I talked to said they were there to promote body acceptance, community and art. It also sounded like a fun thing to do on a hot summer day.
I met one couple who last year had gone on their first date as naked models, and had returned this year as artist and model (the guy was the naked canvas). Artist Michael Mejia (who is amazingly talented, check out his site for more bodyart you won't believe is possible) told me that his model was running late, so his mother stepped in as a replacement.
I'm sure there were snide comments getting tossed around by folks watching from outside the bodypainting area, but within the barriers there were nothing but smiles and good humor along with plenty of exposed sexy bits.