Brand Spankin’ New – #1

Happy Spring!  I’m coming up on my 4 year face painting anniversary, and while I have grown alot professionally and artistically over the years, I think it’s finally time to upgrade my designs and setup.  Over the next month or two I will be on a mission to get new designs in my book in time for the summer.  My current list of new things to paint is up to 63, but lord knows that number keeps going up!  So here is just the first set of updated and brand new designs I’ll be offering up to my clients… enjoy!

BRIGHT-LEOPARD New Flower Garden Minion Ninja Rabbit Bumble Bees Snake Seahorse

A few new designs…

Recently my niece came over for a sleep over, and the very first thing she said to me was “Aunt Amanda, can you paint my face?”.  So the next day before heading out to the mall I let the girls pick whatever they wanted out of my extremely large collection of inspiration images… and of course my niece just wanted to be a cat.  A black cat to be specific, because she’s into “natural fur colors” now.  I had to haggle with her a bit, but finally talked her into letting me add some gold so she could be a Calico kitty, and I could still try out a new design.  We were both quite happy with the results!

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And my step-daughter just wanted something pretty… which I always love to paint!

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And my last new design for today… Unfortunately I’m usually not able to take photos of my paintings at parties, but every once in a while I try to snap a few, especially when I try something new on the fly.  This little darling was ADORABLE and made a super cute Dalmatian puppy… but was too squirmy to get a good picture!  But it’s still cute, and makes me want to try this design again.

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With the winter months ahead being my slow season, hopefully I’ll have time to play with more new designs soon!  Check back to see my latest works!

 

Nose Art!

Hello again art lovers!  I am so excited to show you what I learned this week!  Not only did I take time to practice, but I got to attend a fantastic workshop and learned a new painting style!  It was  SO fun… I love taking classes to learn new techniques, but this was one of my favorites.  We learned how to cartoon on the face, AND how to make our art ANIMATED!  These fun designs move with your face so when you scrunch, bunch, twist or expand your forehead and mouth the characters look like they’re moving.  I hope I get to paint one of these guys on you soon so you can see how fun they are!  I’d love to hear what you think!

Nose Penguin

Nose Bunny

This one is only half done because we needed to move on in class to the next cool thing.

Nose Duck

Nose Monkey

This bat is my own original design, based on what we learned in class.  I think he’s pretty awesome.  :)

Nose Bat

Here is a fun cartoon style heart design!  I think this one will be pretty popular.

Cartoon Hearts

And here are some practice eyeballs on my arm… I like the black eye the best… can’t wait to put those on a character soon!

Cartoon Eyes

So what do you think?  Do you like the new style?  I do have to admit, painting these guys on yourself is TRICKY!  Hopefully I’ll be painting them on some younger faces soon.  :)

Rainbow Butterfly

Girls are going WILD!

Painting girl designs means COLOR!  Lots of bright beautiful colors to make even the same design different.  Take a look at these beauties!

And a little something for the adult ladies…

Green Monsters!

I’ve been painting alot of GREEN lately!  Fun monsters and snakes make very fun face paintings!  Take a look at some of these cool and creepy transformations…

Check out these lizards!

And a cutie pie in his monster horns…

New Design Time!

Sorry it’s been a while since my last post, things have been busy busy busy!  I can’t wait to tell you about the new project I’m working on… soon I’ll post the details on my newest adventure in face & body painting!  For now though, here are just a few of the latest new designs offered in my book…

NEO Face Painters Guild

Did you know that besides just being a professional face painter, I am also the Vice President of the North East Ohio Face Painters Guild, which is a professional organization of face painters in this region.  We meet every month on the first Wednesday of the month at the Home Town Buffet in Parma, near the corner of Snow rd. and Broadview rd.  This is a way for me to network with other painters, share tips and tricks, and also take some time to practice new designs.  And as a bonus to you… we paint the patrons of the restaurant for FREE from 5:30 – 7:30 each time we’re there.  Mark your calendars for next month and come in for dinner and get the kiddos painted!

Here are a few of the new designs I worked on at our February meeting…

Chinese New Year Designs

I’ve been working on new designs specifically for the Chinese New Year Festival I’m painting at today.  Come see me from 11-5 at the Asian Town Center located at 3820 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.  There’s entertainment all day long with dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, the traditional Lion Dance and fireworks!  Try some yummy food and get your face painted by me!  See you there!