New Spring Things

Happy Summer!  (Finally!)  Now that it’s hot and humid it’s time for all the fun festivals and outdoor activities.  I’m excited to be a part of three amazing festivals this year…  The Cleveland Asian Festival, which was in May.  And the upcoming Cuyahoga Falls Irish Riverfront Festival and Cuyahoga Falls Festa Italiana.  Fun Fun!!!

So here are a few new designs I cooked up this spring.  It’s always good to add new ideas to the board, especially for festivals where I get alot of repeat clients each year!  I hope to see you out at one this summer!

Graffiti Arms BB8 Darth Vader Mask Yoda Mask Trooper Mask Flower Crown Fairy Crown

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Halloween 2015 Recap!

It’s no secret that Halloween is probably my favorite holiday of the year… I LOVE getting dressed up in costume!  I should really start cosplaying…

And I’m always thankful that lots of other people like to get dressed up too and want me to help them!  So here you go… my Halloween 2015 roundup… Alot less gore this year, but alot more FUN!  Enjoy!

Pop Art People

Mask halloweenCreepy sugar skulls Twisty the clown Wedding Skulls He Skull Nightmare Before Christmas Gang

Not so cuddly…

Hello face paint fans!  Well it’s officially September and the summer is still hanging around.  I don’t know about you, but this summer has been CRAZY!  I wish I took the time to take more photos at events, but alas, I’m usually too busy to do it.  But I have managed to try a few new things lately that I thought you might like… these are the less than snuggly animals we all love.  Enjoy!

Super creepy shark attack!

Super creepy shark attack!

Not what I would want hanging around my face!

Not what I would want hanging around my face!

Quick and vicious... RAWR.

Quick and vicious… RAWR.

And here’s a fun interactive dinosaur for you!

 

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

Riverfront Irish Festival

I had a great time at the Riverfront Irish Festival in Cuyahoga Falls earlier this month.  What a great venue for a festival!  I hope to be able to go back and do it all again next year.  Here are  few photos I snapped during the festival. I wish I had gotten more, but I was BUSY!  If you were there and took some photos of my face paintings please share them!

Riverfront Irish Festival Booth Shamrock Swirls Panda Cutie Two Face Go Cavs! Whale

Spring Fever!

It’s FINALLY SPRING!!!  Oh man, that winter was a rough one.  I had a hard time getting motivated to try anything new when it hurt just to leave my house.  But now that the weather has broken I got the spring cleaning bug… and I don’t mean for my house!  Nope, time to clean up my business cards, banners, signage and marketing!  And to do that I needed to paint some seriously awesome new stuff.  So here you go… the latest, and definitely some of my greatest, works!  Plus a few behind the scenes sneak peeks for you!

Big thanks to my friend Kimberly for loaning her kids to me and their friends.  We had a fun day and the kids were a blast!

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I hope you like them!  I can’t wait to paint YOU next!

Face Painting is COOL!

Who says face painting is only for kids?  Check out these totally hip teens (maybe even millenials?) I painted at a concert a few weeks back.  There were no design boards here… all freehand paintings to match their outfits!  I’m totally one of the cool kids now.  😉

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Ho Ho Holidays…

It’s time for holiday parties, merry making and visits from Santa!  I love painting at holiday parties this time of year because I get to paint all different designs than I normally paint the rest of the year.  Here are a few new ones for my board this year… I hope the kids at this weekends party like them!  P.S… if you talk to Santa, make sure you tell him I’ve been a very good face painter this year!

Reindeer Cutie Santa Teddy Candy Cane Swirl

New and Improved!

Hello there lovely people!  Today I wanted to share a few new pictures with you that have just made it into my repertoire.  It’s not always easy to find little models to paint fancy designs on, but every once in a while I get lucky and find some adorable kids happy to be painted.  Other times, I’m working out new designs on my own mug, which don’t look nearly as cute in photos.  My cats are so used to seeing me in face paint it doesn’t even faze them!  Here are a few of my most recent designs… hopefully I’ll get to paint one of them on you soon!

Fantasy Cat Flutter Garden Ninja turtle