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!

 

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!

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A few new designs…

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!

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And my step-daughter just wanted something pretty… which I always love to paint!

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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.

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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!

 

Girls are going WILD!

Painting girl designs means COLOR!  Lots of bright beautiful colors to make even the same design different.  Take a look at these beauties!

And a little something for the adult ladies…

NEO Face Painters Guild

Did you know that besides just being a professional face painter, I am also the Vice President of the North East Ohio Face Painters Guild, which is a professional organization of face painters in this region.  We meet every month on the first Wednesday of the month at the Home Town Buffet in Parma, near the corner of Snow rd. and Broadview rd.  This is a way for me to network with other painters, share tips and tricks, and also take some time to practice new designs.  And as a bonus to you… we paint the patrons of the restaurant for FREE from 5:30 – 7:30 each time we’re there.  Mark your calendars for next month and come in for dinner and get the kiddos painted!

Here are a few of the new designs I worked on at our February meeting…

Halloween 2011 – Part 2

Well it is the day after the saturday before Halloween…. or in other words “Adult Halloween”!  Yet again I had some awesome clients and fun makeup requests throughout the day.  We had fun making magic and I hope everyone had a blast last night!   Check out my creations…

First up, this lovely feline which was my first head to toe body painting!  She was a sexy tiger, and looked AMAZING when I was done.  I can’t post all the pics, since this is a family friendly page, but yes, the stripes go all the way down.  😉

Next up: Zombie #1.  You may recognize him as my skull from last week.  This time he was rockin the rotting and lovin the gore.  I love guys that are into paint!

A lovely Masquerade mask…

A cool Mime… wish I had gotten a pic with her fun hat on.

Frankenstien’s Monster #1 (what a great idea!)

A cute elderly Zombie couple… (they even had a walker!!)

And last but not least, my personal favorite… Frankenstein and his Bride!
(I wish I had thought to get a side shot of my hair… it was standing about 8″ off the back of my head!)

HAPPY HALLOWEEN EVERYONE!  I can’t wait to see what challenges you come up with for me next year!!

 

Pretty Painted Things…

Here are a few of my recent paintings, a little more pretty this time.  Not everyone wants blood and guts at halloween time!

Ok… and one more that’s not as much pretty as pretty darn cute!!!

College Craziness

Ahh the College years… when you’re old enough to do whatever you want, and still too young to think you’re too old to do things!  It’s a magical time.  Check out some of the fun ideas these college elite came up with for their face paintings.  They get huge points for creativity!