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Busy Busy Busy…

Hello art lovers… Well it has been a crazy busy few weeks in my face painting world!  I’ve got lots of great new pics to share with you, but alas, no time to get them web ready!  For now, how about this awesome photo from the Berea News Sun, taken at last weeks Grindstone Festival.  What a great shot of the happiness brought by face painting!

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Where’s Amanda Painting this time?


Well it’s officially summertime and the start of a fun holiday weekend!  I hope you have lots of fun plans for these sunshine filled few days!  I myself will be up to my elbows in paint!  Besides a few private parties each day, I am also painting at two very fun events… if you don’t already have your plans set for the weekend definitely try to fit one (or both!) of these into your schedule:

FRIDAY & SATURDAY June 1st & 2nd @ The UniverSoul Circus
100 Euclid Square Mall, Euclid Ohio
I will be painting before and during tonights show @ 7:30, and tomorrow at the 4pm and 7:30pm shows.
Everyone loves a circus!

SUNDAY June 3rd @ Bereas Grindstone Festival
11 Berea Commons, Berea Ohio – Festival is at Coe Lake, behind City Hall
I will be painting from 4-6pm in the pavilion by the lake.  A portion of my procedes will be donated to the Berea Welfare Fund.

And as always, feel free to call me to book your own event or pass on an idea of somewhere you think would benefit from having a face painter on call!

So come on out and get yourself painted and maybe be the next star model on my blog!  I hope to see you soon!

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Who’s that tall girl??

When you use the term “artist” to describe someone, it typically means more than they know how to draw or paint.  In my case my artistic personality has opened lots of creative doors for me over the years…. everything from singing and performing on stage, to my graphic design career, photography school, face and body painting, and STILT WALKING!  Yep… I love heights, and stilting is just another one of those quirky things that I always wanted to try.  I learned and performed my first time with Parade the Circle, and have now been walking in parades the last 3 years!  The residents of Brunswick got to see me out today like this.. hopefully it made their parade a little more… artistic!

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Zoo Day!

I promise I will post new pics of actual face paintings soon, but I’m just SO EXCITED about my painted Elephant! Today was the grand opening of the African Elephant Crossing exhibit at the Cleveland Zoo, and the first time I got to see my Tallulah out in her new home… She is right in front of the ticket booth! It was so fun to watch kids climb all over her and how excited they were to get their picture taken with her! One nice mommy let me take a photo of her adorable kids to post here. Enjoy!!
Me and Tallulah

The kids love her too!

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Meet Tallulah!

I am happy to announce that I am finally done painting Tallulah!  She is sponsored by B.A. Sweetie Candy Company, and will be on display starting this week at the Cleveland Zoo for the new Elephant Crossing exhibit.  So when you go to the zoo this summer, make sure you say hi to her!

Tallulah Face

Tallulah's Side

Tallulah's Other Side

Tallulahs Face Painting

Tallulahs Fancy Shoes

Tallulah Sponsored by Sweeties Candy

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Meet Tallulah

Hello friends, meet my newest model, Tallulah!  She is a 4′ tall Elephant that will be on display at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoos new Elephant Crossing exhibit in May.  Her sponsor B.A. Sweetie Candy Company, has asked ME to paint her!   I will be working on  her over the next few weeks at Sweeties during the stores open hours, so stop in and check out the progress!  If you ever needed a reason to take a trip a candy store this is a good excuse.  🙂   Sweeties is located at 7480 Brookpark Road, Cleveland, Ohio 44129.  Phone 216.739.2244

Tallulah Front

Tallulah side

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Updates & Goings On…

Hello to all of my happy Clevelanders!  Pay no attention to the snow outside, it is officially spring, and time to get up and out and have some fun!

For those of you planning a spring or summer party, I have added a new page up top (look up), called Printables! You will find some fabulous pre-designed FREE printable party invitations and a sign for you to download and use!  If you would like to see another type of invitation or sign that you think would be helpful please feel free to leave a comment below and let me know, I’ll happily make some more up.

And if you plan on having me out for a special event you are planning and would like help with coming up with specific invitations, signs, banners, or advertising for the event please email me and I’d be happy to help!


For those of you on the East side looking for something fun to do this weekend, you can find me painting at the Hudson Community Expo, this Saturday, April 2nd.
The Expo will be featuring over 90 booths with local businesses showcasing everything from food to frocks, as well as family entertainment by myself and others!  The event starts at 10am, and I will be painting until approximately 2pm.  Please stop by to support the Hudson community and get painted by me!  See you there!

Hudson Community Expo
East Woods Elementary School
120 North Hayden Parkway, Hudson OH 44236

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St. Patrick’s Day 2011

If you are planning on being downtown to celebrate this years St. Patrick’s day make sure you stop in to the Harry Buffalo on the corner of East 4th street & High street, across the street from Flannerys.  I will be painting face and doing glitter tattoos all morning and early afternoon.  Make sure you say hi!  Happy St. Paddys day!

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Diet Mtn Dew’s FanDEWmonium Tour is back!

Hello Face Painting Fans!!!  I am very excited to announce that I will be once again joining the Diet Mountain Dew FanDEWmonium crew as they try to find the next DMD flavor!  It is time to GET YOUR GAME FACE ON at the 2011 MAC Tournament hosted at the Q this Thursday-Saturday.

When you come out to support your team make sure you stop by the Time Warner Cable entrance area to sample some amazing new Dew flavors, and have me paint you up to show your team spirit!  I can’t wait to see you there!

And now a word from our sponsor:

2 Flavors. 1 Winner. You pick the new Diet DEW.

Come check the DMD tasting area at the Q for free samples of Diet Mtn DEW Supernova and Diet Mtn DEW Voltage. Then, vote for one to become the next permanent flavor in the Diet Mountain DEW lineup!

If you can’t make it to the Q this weekend, you can still participate in this historic vote. Flavors will be available in stores nationwide starting March 6, 2011 and then you can cast your vote at www.dietdewchallenge.com. Voting ends April 3, 2011 at 9:00 PM ET.

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