Tennis Anyone?

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!

Tennis Star Flaming Tennis American Tennis Tribal Tennis Rainbow Tennis

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Convention Paintings

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
ME_MOON-MAN_1ME_MOON-MAN_2 

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!
ME_ONE-STROKE-FACE

This was a challenge in a class… a Tiger Sugar Skull.  I LOVE how those colors pop!
ME_TIGER-SUGAR-SKULL

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.  🙂
ME_PAINTING-MYSELF

Check out my Body Painting page to see the cool design I did for that!

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 4th of July!

Hello fellow Americans!  (and hello to my visiting friends from around the world, of course)  Today we are celebrating our nations birthday, and you know how much I love a reason to paint for birthdays!  In honor of the holiday, here are some new designs perfect for today’s festivities.  I got to paint these last night at a fun event, and hopefully they will still be popular through the year.  Enjoy, and happy 4th!

Liberty Mask American Eagle Stars & Swirls Face Flag Uncle Sam Skull American Spider Patriotic Princess American Ribbon

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

CRAZY BIG WEEKEND AHEAD!!!

Hello to all my loyal fans!  This weekend is going to be INSANE and I wanted to give you the Lo-Down…

First up:

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 10-11am 
I will be painting at the Highland Heights Children’s Easter Party
Highland Heights Community Center

SATURDAY, MARCH 16th – 6pm
I will be Body Painting for the Elysta Chocolate Champagne Ball of Fashion
J. Watkins Community Center, Euclid Square Mall

Elysta Productions

 

And last but not least….

SUNDAY, MARCH 17th – 9am – ???
I will be face painting at Mavis Winkles for their Big Bad St. Patrick’s Day Bash!
5005 Rockside Road, Independence Ohio
Come get your green on and celebrate St. Paddy’s day in festive style!

Maviswinkles

I hope to see you at one of these amazing events!!

Feeling a little GREEN??

Happy March face paint fans!  This month is going to be choc full of fun designs because the lucky month of March gets TWO big holidays this year!  And what better way to get in the spirit than painting it on?!  So in preparation for the first big holiday I’ve started painting some fun new designs specifically for ST. PATRICK’S DAY!

Here in Cleveland we LOVE St. Patrick’s day.  (lots of Irish here ya’ know).  This year I am pleased to announce that I will be painting at MAVIS WINKLES IRISH PUB in Independence, on Rockside Road.  They will have festivities going on all day, including live music by the fantastic local band CRAIC.  They are also offering free shuttle rides to and from downtown for everyone who wants to see the parade, but doesn’t want to deal with parking (or driving after they’ve had a few green beers, if’n ya know what I mean).  So come see me and get painted up green on St. Paddy’s day!

And now for our regularly scheduled paintings…

Funky Shamrock Swirls Super Shamrock Mask Green swirls Rainbow eyes Leprechaun Skull Flaming Shamrock Hat Simple swirls Shamrock headpiece

My Pledge…

Hello face painting fans!  Today I have a very special announcement that I wanted to make in person…. Check the video below!

Go to www.tinyurl.com/amandrewteamchallenge to donate to my Team Challenge fundraising efforts to support the Chron’s and Colitis Foundation of America!

Call or email me at amanda@elaborateeyes.com to book an event!

Let’s hear it for the BOYS!

Well folks, I made it to the end of my goal… I practiced new designs each weekend this month!  I have to say, it has been super fun trying new things!  I can’t wait to get these in my book for kids to choose at upcoming parties.  Not only did I practice new things, but I painted at some really awesome parties too!  This weekends plan was to paint new BOY designs…. Let me know what you think!

Jack Skellington Flaming Eyeball Mario Monster Mike Wolverine

Now I know this is supposed to be all about boy designs, but I couldn’t resist trying out some new girl super hero’s too!

Cat Woman Spider Girl