FABAIC 2015

For those who aren’t familiar with the face painting world, FABAIC (the Face & Body Art International Convention) is THE face painting convention in the United States, and I had the pleasure of attending this year!  It was AMAZING!!!  Several hundred face and body painters from around the world, all in one room!  Here are just a few of my photos from the event.

My favorite thing I learned at the convention was painting gothic jewelry.  It is SO MUCH FUN to paint!  Check these out…

My first painted jewelry piece at FABAIC

My first painted jewelry piece at FABAIC

Gothic Dragons Eye Necklace

Gothic Dragons Eye Necklace – This piece took me about 2 hours to paint at the jam, but it was so much fun!

My painted pearls for the FABAIC Gala

My painted pearls for the FABAIC Gala

 

Another new trick I learned at the convention was how to paint graffiti style!  Super cool!  I need to keep practicing, but I hope this will be hit at festivals.

Awesome graffiti style body painting

Awesome graffiti style body painting

And the other first for me was entering a face painting competition!  I didn’t win, but it was really a rush to compete.  I am definitely looking forward to doing it again in the future!  The theme was “The Orient Express”.

My contest entry for the face painting competition at FABAIC

My contest entry for the face painting competition at FABAIC

My contest entry for the face painting competition at FABAIC

My contest entry for the face painting competition at FABAIC

Riverfront Irish Festival

I had a great time at the Riverfront Irish Festival in Cuyahoga Falls earlier this month.  What a great venue for a festival!  I hope to be able to go back and do it all again next year.  Here are  few photos I snapped during the festival. I wish I had gotten more, but I was BUSY!  If you were there and took some photos of my face paintings please share them!

Riverfront Irish Festival Booth Shamrock Swirls Panda Cutie Two Face Go Cavs! Whale

Spring Fever!

It’s FINALLY SPRING!!!  Oh man, that winter was a rough one.  I had a hard time getting motivated to try anything new when it hurt just to leave my house.  But now that the weather has broken I got the spring cleaning bug… and I don’t mean for my house!  Nope, time to clean up my business cards, banners, signage and marketing!  And to do that I needed to paint some seriously awesome new stuff.  So here you go… the latest, and definitely some of my greatest, works!  Plus a few behind the scenes sneak peeks for you!

Big thanks to my friend Kimberly for loaning her kids to me and their friends.  We had a fun day and the kids were a blast!

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I hope you like them!  I can’t wait to paint YOU next!

Face Painting is COOL!

Who says face painting is only for kids?  Check out these totally hip teens (maybe even millenials?) I painted at a concert a few weeks back.  There were no design boards here… all freehand paintings to match their outfits!  I’m totally one of the cool kids now.  ;)

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My Little Ponies

I LOVE trying new designs… in fact my design book is constantly changing because every time I try something new I instantly want to add it to my selection for parties.  This weekend I have a birthday party with a special request… it’s a My Little Pony party!  I’ve been itching to try out these cuties forever, especially since the original MLP’s were my favorite toys as a girl!  So here you go… brand new and ready to make their debut this weekend!

Pinkie Pie Rainbow Dash Twilight Sparkle Fluttershy Applejack Rarity

Reindeer Cutie

Ho Ho Holidays…

It’s time for holiday parties, merry making and visits from Santa!  I love painting at holiday parties this time of year because I get to paint all different designs than I normally paint the rest of the year.  Here are a few new ones for my board this year… I hope the kids at this weekends party like them!  P.S… if you talk to Santa, make sure you tell him I’ve been a very good face painter this year!

Reindeer Cutie Santa Teddy Candy Cane Swirl

New and Improved!

Hello there lovely people!  Today I wanted to share a few new pictures with you that have just made it into my repertoire.  It’s not always easy to find little models to paint fancy designs on, but every once in a while I get lucky and find some adorable kids happy to be painted.  Other times, I’m working out new designs on my own mug, which don’t look nearly as cute in photos.  My cats are so used to seeing me in face paint it doesn’t even faze them!  Here are a few of my most recent designs… hopefully I’ll get to paint one of them on you soon!

Fantasy Cat Flutter Garden Ninja turtle

Halloween 2014 Recap

I finally had my last halloween themed event last night, and while it is a week past halloween, I’m always happy when friends help spread the spooky love out a little farther.  Check out some of the crazy things I painted this year…

Male sugar skull mask skull mask zipper face abstractness rabid monkey evil clown evil clown 2 ripped off face Two face #1 Two face #2 Two face #3 Zombie Happy Clown

Happy Halloween, until next year!

 

This Halloween be…

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Introducing NEW WATER RESISTANT Face Paints!

Hello painty people!  I have some VERY EXCITING NEWS to share with you today!  I have just added a brand new product to my face painting arsenal, and it might be the coolest thing since sliced bread… Water Resistant Face Paints!  That’s right folks… I can now paint your face, and you can cannonball into a pool without any worry about ruining that beautiful design!  Don’t believe me?  Check out this video to see it in action!

This revolutionary new product will stay put in water, but will wash off with liquid soap or baby oil, making clean up a breeze!  Check out these new designs specifically for the Hybrid paints…

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