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

Chinese New Year Designs

I’ve been working on new designs specifically for the Chinese New Year Festival I’m painting at today.  Come see me from 11-5 at the Asian Town Center located at 3820 Superior Ave., Cleveland, OH 44114.  There’s entertainment all day long with dance performances, martial arts demonstrations, the traditional Lion Dance and fireworks!  Try some yummy food and get your face painted by me!  See you there!

Happy New Year to all of my Chinese visitors!!  For those of you who aren’t familiar with the customs of our Asian friends, I highly suggest you get out this weekend to your local festivals to see all of the bright colors, firecrackers & Lion Dancers!  In fact, if you’re in Cleveland you can come see ME at the Asian Town Center at 3820 Superior Avenue, Downtown Cleveland this Saturday from 11-5pm!  I’ll be set up inside the center face painting lots of Chinese themed designs, including LOTS of DRAGONS!  I hope to see you all there!!