Tuesday, October 25, 2011

can i paint you?

your face, that is . . .

wanted to show off my new example boards!  these are what i take to my face painting gigs, so if that's why you're here these are what you'll see:

the left are a group of generic cheek designs and on the right are half and full face designs.  yes, i can so many of these smaller or bigger, and yes you can choose different colors, and yes i can do things that aren't on the boards :)

i can also make up a board of customized examples to fit a party or event theme.
this is an example board i made for a recent art walk, that shows images of famous works of art and then a face painting example inspired by each piece.  (van gogh's starry night, monet's water lillies, dali's persistance of memory, warhol's flowers, kahlo's roots, a portrait by picasso, and munch's scream)  every time i offer themed face paint it's a huge hit.

and you probably want to know about pricing.  if you are wanting to hire me for a private party i charge by the hour.  it's $45 for the first hour and $25 for each additional.  there is a minimum booking of 3 hours for saturdays and 2 hours on sundays.  i also charge a small travel fee if driving more than 30 miles from my home.  i require a $20 non-refundable deposit to hold the date.  these prices are subject to change :)

if you are looking for face painting for an event, please contact me and we can talk business.

feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


Sunday, October 23, 2011

been feeling a bit dead lately . . .

i have developed something of an obcession with the day of the dead, specifically sugar skulls.  this last month or so i dedicated some time to doing some dia de los muertos crafting.  here goes:

first, i went to the local goodwill and picked up these drab yet lovely owls, surely once part of some awesome old lady's owl collection:
and now:

they both got a solid coat of black, then white bases before all the feathers could be painted.  i am quite pleased with them and trying to find homes for them.

and then i got some paper mache skulls from the craft store and they got a makeover:

detail shot of the first one:

thanks for looking!


Friday, October 14, 2011


it's looking new around here . . . some small changes on here and many changes everywhere else.  change is good.