Tis the Season for something NEW

Well fans, it has been a while!  I guess the longer you are a face painter (6.5 years now!) the less new designs you come up with.  But the holidays are always interesting because when you haven’t painted a whole group of designs in a year they always feel new, and you keep re-evaluating.  So here we go… the new holiday designs for 2016 are on the board!

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Festival Work

I had a great time at this years festivals, and would like to thank everyone who came to get painted by me.  I had the honor of being a part of the Cleveland Asian Festival, the Cuyahoga Falls Riverfront Irish Festival and the Cuyahoga Falls Festa Italiana. Great times!  

I’m normally terrible at taking photos while I work, but made a special effort this past weekend and got to capture happy customers!  I can’t wait to paint you all again next summer!  


 

New Spring Things

Happy Summer!  (Finally!)  Now that it’s hot and humid it’s time for all the fun festivals and outdoor activities.  I’m excited to be a part of three amazing festivals this year…  The Cleveland Asian Festival, which was in May.  And the upcoming Cuyahoga Falls Irish Riverfront Festival and Cuyahoga Falls Festa Italiana.  Fun Fun!!!

So here are a few new designs I cooked up this spring.  It’s always good to add new ideas to the board, especially for festivals where I get alot of repeat clients each year!  I hope to see you out at one this summer!

Graffiti Arms BB8 Darth Vader Mask Yoda Mask Trooper Mask Flower Crown Fairy Crown

Comic Con and Fancy Ladies…

Hello again fans!  Sorry it has been a while since my last post… My New Years resolution was to work less, so I’ve been trying to do that! As with any resolution, it seems to be fading the farther into the year I get!  

So anyway, this weekend was the Cleveland Comic Con!  Did any of you get to attend?  Not only did I go and cosplay, but my husband was set up with a booth selling comic books.  It was a crazy busy weekend for us both, let me tell you!  Then on top of that I had the honor of painting at the Playbouse Square Jump Back Ball Saturday night.  What an amazing party!  

So here are a few photos from my crazy weekend… I had a blast, but it’ll be a week before my feet recover!  

   

    

   
     
    

        

A little Christmas Cheer

Gearing up for my annual Holiday parties the next few weekends.  I never seem to have alot of gigs in December, mainly because everyone has parties at the same time!  But I always love trying to come up with a few new designs to change things up.  Enjoy!

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Halloween 2015 Recap!

It’s no secret that Halloween is probably my favorite holiday of the year… I LOVE getting dressed up in costume!  I should really start cosplaying…

And I’m always thankful that lots of other people like to get dressed up too and want me to help them!  So here you go… my Halloween 2015 roundup… Alot less gore this year, but alot more FUN!  Enjoy!

Pop Art People

Mask halloweenCreepy sugar skulls Twisty the clown Wedding Skulls He Skull Nightmare Before Christmas Gang

It’s Pumpkin Spice Face Painting Season!

OK, so face painting doesn’t actually taste or smell like pumpkin, but it is officially fall and that means FALL FESTIVAL SEASON is here!  As much as I love summer, I do love switching up my board of options for the fall… painting the same summertime favorites a million times gets a little boring.  But now it’s all new… check out these fun options and come get painted in your favorite at one of my upcoming festivals!

Friday September 25th @ the Glenville Community Harvest Festival – 5pm to 7pm
Gateway 105 Farmers Market
1446 East 105th Street, Cleveland, OH, 44106

Sunday September 27th @ the City of Independence Fall Festival – 12pm – 4:30pm
6363 Selig Drive, Independence, OH 44131

Angry Pumpkin Skull Princess Half Skull Jack Skellington Pumpkin Patch Halloween Swirl Half Demon Flaming Football Monster Eye

Not so cuddly…

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!

Super creepy shark attack!

Super creepy shark attack!

Not what I would want hanging around my face!

Not what I would want hanging around my face!

Quick and vicious... RAWR.

Quick and vicious… RAWR.

And here’s a fun interactive dinosaur for you!

 

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