Hello face paint fans! Well it’s officially September and the summer is still hanging around. I don’t know about you, but this summer has been CRAZY! I wish I took the time to take more photos at events, but alas, I’m usually too busy to do it. But I have managed to try a few new things lately that I thought you might like… these are the less than snuggly animals we all love. Enjoy!
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!
I hope you like them! I can’t wait to paint YOU next!
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!
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…
Are your kids constantly singing “Let it Go”? Is Olaf the new name of every stuffed animal in the house? Have you been asked lately if you want to build a snowman? If you know what I’m talking about then your kids are probably just as obsessed with Frozen as my step-daughter! Well Elaborate Eyes is here to help! Plan a Frozen themed party for those sing-songy kids and I’ll turn them into ice princesses and snow monsters! They’ll be the envy of ever kid on the playground when they show their friends pictures of themselves painted “just like Elsa!”. Check out my new Frozen face paintings, and call or email me to book your theme party!
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!
A few weeks ago I spent the day with a bunch of friends participating in the RTA Search the City Scavenger Hunt, which was a fun filled day taking trains and busses around Cleveland in search of clues and interesting places. It was a crazy day, and completely exhausting, but tons of fun! And while my team didn’t even come close to winning the challenge, we did win the Best Dressed contest! I introduce to you… TEAM AWESOME!
It’s always handy to have a face painter on your team when there’s a costume contest! ;)
Hello ladies and gents… I don’t know if any of you have been following this page from the beginning, but if you have then you know it’s been about 3 years since I started posting photos of my face paintings. In fact, it has been 3 years exactly since I started face painting! Wow, does the time fly! Well I like to look at milestone dates like this as a benchmark for improvement. If this year was good, I want the next year to be great! I am a big fan of self improvement, and while it’s impossible to always improve in everything, I think it’s important to at least be able to look back at one big thing and say “wow… look at that, in the last year I’ve gotten so much stronger, thinner, faster, happier, etc…” Whatever the thing, make sure you take the time to acknowledge the improvements you’ve made in your life!
And with that being said, take a look at this… on the left is the very first Two-Face I ever painted. On the right is the one I painted last week. Now that is some obvious improvement! And what’s even better is I would bet it took me the same amount of time, if not less, to paint this new version! It’s things like this that make me proud of myself and how far I’ve come as an artist. :) I hope you find something in your life that you can be proud of too!
Well folks, I made it to the end of my goal… I practiced new designs each weekend this month! I have to say, it has been super fun trying new things! I can’t wait to get these in my book for kids to choose at upcoming parties. Not only did I practice new things, but I painted at some really awesome parties too! This weekends plan was to paint new BOY designs…. Let me know what you think!
Now I know this is supposed to be all about boy designs, but I couldn’t resist trying out some new girl super hero’s too!
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!
This one is only half done because we needed to move on in class to the next cool thing.
This bat is my own original design, based on what we learned in class. I think he’s pretty awesome. :)
Here is a fun cartoon style heart design! I think this one will be pretty popular.
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!
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. :)