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!
It might still be mostly white in Cleveland, but in 10 short days everyone will be thinking GREEN!
Everyone is Irish on Saint Patricks Day, so why not get yourself painted by yours truly and show off that Irish pride! I am excited to announce that I will be painting faces at Mavis Winkles in Independence again this year! Come out for a full day of festivities, Irish food, and face painting! Plus they will be offering shuttle service downtown starting at 11 am if you want to go see the parade, but don’t want to deal with the crazy traffic and hefty parking fees!
Mavis Winkles is located at 5005 Rockside Rd, Cleveland, OH 44131
Here are some of the new designs I’ve been working on for this year…
Come see me on Monday, March 17th at Mavis Winkles and get festive!
I am excited to announce that I will be painting today and tomorrow at the Womens FedCup Tennis Championship between Team USA and Team Italy! The event is being held at the Cleveland Public Auditorium downtown Cleveland this weekend. I will be painting in the lobby from 11-12 on Saturday and 12-1pm on Sunday. Come see some of the worlds top athletes as they compete, and get painted with some fun Tennis themed designs to show your support!
The 2014 Winter Olympics have officially begun! I’m cheering on Team USA the best way I know how…
Let’s help them bring home lots of Gold!!!
Happy New Year! It is officially a new year in the Chinese calendar, and this year we are celebrating the year of the Horse. Here is a quick celebratory design to ring in the new year. Enjoy!
Hello and happy 2014! It’s been a slow beginning to the year for me painting wise, but I’ve now made up for that by spending the last 4 days at a Face Painting Convention! Who knew face painters had conventions, right? Well this was my third convention since I started painting in 2010 and they are super fun! Exhausting, but also challenging and exciting. The best thing about conventions is learning a whole new bag of tricks! I now have alot of things to practice, as well as some great new designs. I can’t wait to show you how it all turns out!
Here are the paintings I got to do at the convention. I tried to challenge myself and try some new things out. Hopefully these new skills turn into great new paintings to offer my clients!
What do you think?
My Dark Moon Man
I learned some amazing new tricks with split cakes and bought some new colors… I can’t wait to turn this into a birthday party design!
This was a challenge in a class… a Tiger Sugar Skull. I LOVE how those colors pop!
And this is for everyone who always asks how I paint myself… TA DA! Here I am painting myself… no big mystery, it’s just me, a paint brush and a mirror. 🙂
Check out my Body Painting page to see the cool design I did for that!
Recently my niece came over for a sleep over, and the very first thing she said to me was “Aunt Amanda, can you paint my face?”. So the next day before heading out to the mall I let the girls pick whatever they wanted out of my extremely large collection of inspiration images… and of course my niece just wanted to be a cat. A black cat to be specific, because she’s into “natural fur colors” now. I had to haggle with her a bit, but finally talked her into letting me add some gold so she could be a Calico kitty, and I could still try out a new design. We were both quite happy with the results!
And my step-daughter just wanted something pretty… which I always love to paint!
And my last new design for today… Unfortunately I’m usually not able to take photos of my paintings at parties, but every once in a while I try to snap a few, especially when I try something new on the fly. This little darling was ADORABLE and made a super cute Dalmatian puppy… but was too squirmy to get a good picture! But it’s still cute, and makes me want to try this design again.
With the winter months ahead being my slow season, hopefully I’ll have time to play with more new designs soon! Check back to see my latest works!
Ok, I know it’s almost Thanksgiving, and we’re all happily focusing on the next big holiday now, but I realized I never posted my last Sugar Skull of the year! This one turned out especially good, so I couldn’t let it pass by without a post. So here you go… I promise this is my last “halloweeny” pic for the year.