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

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!

 

TIGER-KATE

Spring Fever!

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!

DSC00318 DSC00324 DSC00284GREEN-SKULL TIGER-KATE DSC00366  DSC00347 DSC00353 DSC00363 DSC00345  CinderellaDSC00385

I hope you like them!  I can’t wait to paint YOU next!

New and Improved!

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!

Fantasy Cat Flutter Garden Ninja turtle

Introducing NEW WATER RESISTANT Face Paints!

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…

Hungry Shark  Face Paint Baby Seahorse Face Paint Frozen Crown Face Paint Dolphins Face Paint Unicorn Face Paint Butterfly Face Paint King James Face Paint Flower necklace Peace Arm Butterfly Trails Face Paint Tribal dragon Face Paint IMG_1302

Snowflake Mask

Frozen Fascination!

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!

Snowflake Mask Frozen Ice Crown Snow Monster Frozen Princess Crown Fancy Swirl Eye Frozen Butterfly Olaf Frozen Snow Monster photo-4

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

RTA’s Search the City Scavenger Hunt

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!

Team Awesome Spider Woman The Wasp Hulk Smash Captain America

It’s always handy to have a face painter on your team when there’s a costume contest!  ;)

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