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Back at The Malthouse

It’s nice to have repeat customers. It’s a great sign that people like what I am doing and happy with the overall service.

I have painted at The Malthouse in Rishworth quite afew times now.

It’s a lovely family pub and when it’s Easter, Bonfire night etc they usually put on some good family entertainment ie bouncy castle, Magician etc

Often the families I end up painting are repeat customers too so I feel like I am getting to know them a little.

On May Day I painted lots of fun flowery designs like the one below.

I also painted plenty of Flower Fairies, Tigers, Spider man and even a rabbit.

A great way to spend a bank holiday afternoon. Hope to be back there again soon.

Duck Race

I was pleased to be asked by Hebden Bridge Visitor Centre to paint some ducks on cheeks as part of the annual Duck Race in Hebden Bridge.

Visitors to the centre could pay just £1 and get a “lucky duck” painted in honour of the race.

It was a fun couple of hour’s and great to see adults joining in too. 

I always get a curve ball thrown at me and this was no exception. I had a family wanting Green Ducks because they were supporting the Business Duck Race and had been told they were on the Green Team.

I happily obliged and the green ones looked quite cute, like little Orvilles. Whoops! Showing my age there folks!

Anyway, the weather held out, the usual crowd gathered and the Duck Race got under way.  A good afternoon was had by all. The Hebden Duck Race – yet another reason to visit my fab little town


Wedding at Barkisland

I had the pleasure of Face Painting at a Wedding Reception last night. It was fun to do so many sparkly eye designs like the one below which proved a big hit.

It’s hard to appreciate just how glittery these look in real life but they are so beautiful.

I had been placed (by the bar staff) in quite a dark bar which was a little challenging for me but I think everyone was happy with my designs. 


Outdoor Events

Are you planning on hosting an Outdoor Event this year? Maybe you just want to host a birthday gathering outside or perhaps you are responsible for a small festival or fundraiser. Whatever the situation, there is a lot more to consider than you may think! I recently wrote a post about it on my Facebook Page. Find it here and other posts too.

Hope you find these tips useful. If you do, don’t forget to like my page.



Spring is in the Air!

February isn’t my busiest time of year, I’ll admit but hey- we’re nearly in Match now so BRING ON SPRING!

Whenever I paint flowers,I always want to do roses as I love the way they look so complex. Still, not wanting to be a one trick pony, I was determined to push myself out of my comfort zone.

With the rose ban firmly in force,  I ended up going for blue foxgloves.  I’m quite proud of them. What do you think?

Then I thought I’d play around some more with floral ideas.

I have plenty of Spring bookings coming up in Calderdale, so can’t wait for a chance to use some of these cute designs soon. 

Party at Upsy Daisys

I have done quite a few parties at Upsy Daisys in Mytholmroyd and know the venue well, having a little boy myself. This time it was a little girl’s 4th birthday.

There was no theme but my neon butterfly design was very popular.

I also got the chance to paint some pretty flowers on one of the mums.

The mother of the birthday girl was very happy and posted me a fantastic 5 star review on Facebook. Click here to see it.


Safari theme

My first gig of the year came on 2nd January in Ripponden. My brief was a “Safari theme”.

After all the Christmas designs, it was a pleasant change and fired my imagination.

Here are a couple from my personalised design board.

Usually I print the design board out for clients but because it had been Christmas and New Year, unfortunately I couldn’t find a printers open. Still, I loaded all the ideas on to a tablet so they could be viewed.

The faces were very popular, although afew old favourites like butterflies did sneak in.

Hope everyone has a happy and creative 2017.

Festive fun in Calderdale

I’ve had a busy weekend promoting Christmas events in Calderdale. On Friday, a face painting friend and I painted at the Christmas Light Switch On in Elland. It was a lovely atmosphere with a children’s choir, really added to the excitement.img_20161204_205129

Then on Saturday I was off to Sowerby Bridge to do the “Up and Down T’street” which was aimed at bringing trade to the town and encouraging people to shop local.img_20161204_204831

A birthday party on Sunday rounded off the weekend. It was nice to do regular designs like Tigers  instead of the Christmas ones I’d been doing so frequently.

That’s all for now. Have a fab Christmas and New Year, Face Acers.peace1

First Video!

It’s a busy few weekends for Face Ace – as well as the usual parties, I have Christmas Fayres and Light Switch on events ahead. I have no free day time slots until after Christmas now.

I wanted to take my Christmas designs to the next level so loved working on this piece below.2016-11-24_22-22-25

I adore all the reds and greens – so vibrant. It’s based on work by Sarah Janakowic – a well known face painter  She loves painting flowers, as I do It was nice to have an opportunity to wear full make up too -something I rarely do.2016-11-24_22-27-23

I made my first video as a result. I’m not exactly Lisa Joy Young yet (a well known YouTuber) but I’m fairly happy with how it turned out. I think video editing is my next skill to conquer as I need to master all the zooming in, trimming it etc.

Click here to see how it turned out. It’s on my facebook page.

As always, let me know what you think.peace1

Christmas Designs


I have lots of pre Christmas gigs coming up over the next few weeks so am spending time practising festive faces.

It’s all about getting the balance right between something that looks professional yet can be recreated in a hurry when the queues are long.

The good thing about Christmas is there is no better time to apply masses of glitter.

Hopefully I’ll be adding some sparkle to an event near you Catch me at the following places


See you all soon.peace1


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