Happy 4th of July!

Hello fellow Americans!  (and hello to my visiting friends from around the world, of course)  Today we are celebrating our nations birthday, and you know how much I love a reason to paint for birthdays!  In honor of the holiday, here are some new designs perfect for today’s festivities.  I got to paint these last night at a fun event, and hopefully they will still be popular through the year.  Enjoy, and happy 4th!

Liberty Mask American Eagle Stars & Swirls Face Flag Uncle Sam Skull American Spider Patriotic Princess American Ribbon

Happy Anniversary to ME!

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!

TWO-FACE-PROGRESS

Cleveland Fashion Week

Hello everyone…. HAPPY SPRING!  Now that the weather is turning my phone has been ringing off the hook with bookings for face painting.  I’m so excited to start the busy summer season and get to paint for you!  But before the insanity begins, I have one more big announcement to make… I am excited to, once again, be a featured artist for the Cleveland Fashion Week GLAM JAM!  The show is tomorrow and I will be body painting 3 models for the event.  It’s going to be an amazing day!  Pics will be posted in my body painting section soon!

GLAM JAM 2013

St. Patricks Day 2013

I know this post is a tad late, but I was away for two weeks on vacation and am just now getting back into the swing of things.  Although this years St. Patricks day didn’t live up to the amazing weather from the last two years, It was still a fun day for everyone who went out!  Here are a few photos from my day at Mavis Winkles in Independence… Enjoy!

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CRAZY BIG WEEKEND AHEAD!!!

Hello to all my loyal fans!  This weekend is going to be INSANE and I wanted to give you the Lo-Down…

First up:

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 10-11am 
I will be painting at the Highland Heights Children’s Easter Party
Highland Heights Community Center

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 6pm
I will be Body Painting for the Elysta Chocolate Champagne Ball of Fashion
J. Watkins Community Center, Euclid Square Mall

Elysta Productions

 

And last but not least….

SUNDAY, MARCH 17th – 9am – ???
I will be face painting at Mavis Winkles for their Big Bad St. Patrick’s Day Bash!
5005 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio
Come get your green on and celebrate St. Paddy’s day in festive style!

Maviswinkles

I hope to see you at one of these amazing events!!

Feeling a little GREEN??

Happy March face paint fans!  This month is going to be choc full of fun designs because the lucky month of March gets TWO big holidays this year!  And what better way to get in the spirit than painting it on?!  So in preparation for the first big holiday I’ve started painting some fun new designs specifically for ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Here in Cleveland we LOVE St. Patrick’s day.  (lots of Irish here ya’ know).  This year I am pleased to announce that I will be painting at MAVIS WINKLES IRISH PUB in Independence, on Rockside Road.  They will have festivities going on all day, including live music by the fantastic local band CRAIC.  They are also offering free shuttle rides to and from downtown for everyone who wants to see the parade, but doesn’t want to deal with parking (or driving after they’ve had a few green beers, if’n ya know what I mean).  So come see me and get painted up green on St. Paddy’s day!

And now for our regularly scheduled paintings…

Funky Shamrock Swirls Super Shamrock Mask Green swirls Rainbow eyes Leprechaun Skull Flaming Shamrock Hat Simple swirls Shamrock headpiece

My Pledge…

Hello face painting fans!  Today I have a very special announcement that I wanted to make in person…. Check the video below!

Go to www.tinyurl.com/amandrewteamchallenge to donate to my Team Challenge fundraising efforts to support the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America!

Call or email me at amanda@elaborateeyes.com to book an event!

Let’s hear it for the BOYS!

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!

Jack Skellington Flaming Eyeball Mario Monster Mike Wolverine

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!

Cat Woman Spider Girl

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.  :)

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!  I hope you’ve all enjoyed your holidays as much as I have, and are ready to start a productive new year.  Did you make a new years resolution?  I’ve made my resolution to become more motivated this year.  So far I’m doing a fantastic job, and thanks to my new found motivation I have set myself a goal… I am going to practice my face painting every weekend this month.  Finding time to practice isn’t always easy, so now while it’s the slow season I’m going to make the effort to try out new designs and techniques.  This weekend I decided to try out some new mask designs.  These are so fun, and always unique to the event and person wearing it.  I’m excited to add some of these ideas to my bag of tricks for the upcoming Mardi Gras parties!

Fierce Mask

Mardi Gras Mask

Halo Mask

 

I hope you enjoy these!  I can’t wait to show you what I’m doing next weekend!