My happy thoughts are a tad belated, but I do hope you had a fun day being Irish! I had fun painting lots of people of all ages, and got some great photos to share. Hopefully I’ll be painting YOU green next year!
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!
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.
I’m SO excited to share these new pics with you! Recently I had the honor of working again with the very talented Mark Wearsch of Wearsch Photography. This is my second time painting up one of his models as a Sugar Skull, and he captured the work beautifully! Sugar skulls have become one of my favorite things to paint… the intricate details make this style of art complex, but also stunning. Take a look!
Here’s a little behind the scenes action…. I’m so serious when I paint!
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!
Hello to all my loyal fans! This weekend is going to be INSANE and I wanted to give you the Lo-Down…
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
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!
I hope to see you at one of these amazing events!!
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…
Hello friends! I have a princess themed birthday party on my schedule soon and so I decided this weekend I would work on my princess crowns. There are so many different ways to paint a “crown” but sometimes on the spot my mind draws a blank. So here are 4 new versions for the girls to choose from. Enjoy!
P.S… next week for sure I’ll be working on new BOY designs!