Painting a Model

Yesterday I painted my first collaboration with a photographer for a photo shoot.  It was alot of fun, and the photos turned out amazing!  Photographer Mark Wearsch had a fun vision and our model did a great job!  I can’t wait to do more fun shoots like this, and I really should hire Mark to follow me around to all of my gigs to get photos like this more often!

Yelp Cleveland’s First Burstday Party!

Last week I had the honor of being a part of Yelp Cleveland‘s First Burstday party.  It was a super fun time at one of the hippest parties I’ve been to in a while!  I had the very rare treat of having a line of ADULTS waiting for me to paint them!  Talk about making a girl feel popular!

Check out my Yelp listing here and feel free to rate me and leave a comment if I’ve helped make your party a success!

Thanks again to the folks at Yelp for inviting me to help add some color to the party!  And for getting some great photos to share!

 

Focus on Flowers

Whenever I am painting away at birthday parties or family functions and have a gaggle of children around me watching intently as I transform their friends, I am constantly being asked “how did you learn to paint so well?” And my reply is always the same… “I practice all the time… the only way you get good at anything is to practice over and over again!”  It’s true for everyone and everything… we all start at the beginning.  And as much as I would like to only show you my perfect pictures and designs I’ve spent extra time on to get them just right, I think maybe it’s important to show you some of my practice work as well.  Hopefully soon I’ll have more pictures of these designs, done on real faces in the real word, and hopefully they’ll be even better!

Here are a few photos of some new designs and techniques I learned at a recent face painting workshop, taught by an artist far more superior than me, because even professionals still have to practice.  :)

Sugar Skulls

Día de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, s a Mexican holiday celebrated every year on November 1st and 2nd.  Traditions connected with the holiday include building private altars honoring the deceased using sugar skulls, marigolds, and the favorite foods and beverages of the departed and visiting graves with these as gifts.  Artisans have been making beautifully decorated sugar skulls for generations, and now the artform has turned into very popular face painting designs!

Happy Día de los Muertos!

Halloween 2011 – Part 2

Well it is the day after the saturday before Halloween…. or in other words “Adult Halloween”!  Yet again I had some awesome clients and fun makeup requests throughout the day.  We had fun making magic and I hope everyone had a blast last night!   Check out my creations…

First up, this lovely feline which was my first head to toe body painting!  She was a sexy tiger, and looked AMAZING when I was done.  I can’t post all the pics, since this is a family friendly page, but yes, the stripes go all the way down.  ;)

Next up: Zombie #1.  You may recognize him as my skull from last week.  This time he was rockin the rotting and lovin the gore.  I love guys that are into paint!

A lovely Masquerade mask…

A cool Mime… wish I had gotten a pic with her fun hat on.

Frankenstien’s Monster #1 (what a great idea!)

A cute elderly Zombie couple… (they even had a walker!!)

And last but not least, my personal favorite… Frankenstein and his Bride!
(I wish I had thought to get a side shot of my hair… it was standing about 8″ off the back of my head!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  I can’t wait to see what challenges you come up with for me next year!!

 

Halloween 2011 – Part 1

The great thing about Halloween, is that people celebrate it over not just one day or one weekend, but almost the whole month of October!  This weekend I painted my first round of awesome faces for some cool party goers, and got some great photos to share with you.  First… check out this fun family!  What happened after Beauty and the Beast got married?  They had a Son of a Beast!

Mr. Beast won the Best Male Costume prize at their party!

And my first Avatar face… pretty excited with how well she turned out!  She also won a costume contest!!!

A creepy Skeleton is a classic Halloween costume…

And last but not least… my flesh rotting zombie face that I wore to the Cleveland Zombie Crawl.  The Old Angle bar voted me best zombie costume!

So what is your idea for next weekend?  I still have appointment times open for Saturday the 29th, and am available on Monday the 31st to get your kids all ready for their trick-or-treating!  Contact me for details!

Pretty Painted Things…

Here are a few of my recent paintings, a little more pretty this time.  Not everyone wants blood and guts at halloween time!

Ok… and one more that’s not as much pretty as pretty darn cute!!!

TERMINATOR

Check out this awesome Terminator face I painted! At a dance for 1200 kids, he won the top prize in the “Best Makeup” category! Good idea for a costume and I was happy to help him bring it to life. It was super fun!

I’ll be back….