Halloween Confetti Skull

http://kneereplacementexercises.net/selecting-the-right-exercises So this what I came up with for Halloween 2018

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http://reachkamloops.com/index.php?option=com_user I wanted something a bit fun rather than scary.

There was no “design” in mind, I just free styled. It’s better to do that sometimes instead of trying to copy others. Aside from there being less pressure, you get back in touch with your innate creativity.

I christened it “Confetti skull” as that’s what it reminded me of with all the little colourful pieces. Really vibrant.Face Ace Face Painting

I topped  it off with a fun red wig – oh -and my cosy jammies! Lol! 😉

 

You can find more of my Halloween designs and other fab faces on my instagram page here https://www.instagram.com/juliefaceace/

Hope you all had a great Halloween!

 

Painting in a Care Home!

I recently painted in a care home!

I was bit unsure what to expect to be honest. I was also a bit nervous because the older skin is, the harder it is to paint because of the lack of elasticity and dryness. It can feel like you are dragging the skin sometimes. Still, I wanted to make sure everyone had a good time so I planned for designs that wouldn’t need much line work to minimise any “dragging”.

I also took my #superstarfacepaints because from experience I find those the creamiest to work with, they seem very hydrated so thought they would work better on older skin. As it turned out, the people that wanted painting were all spring chickens anyway! It was a fun day and it was relatives of the residents I painted. Here are a couple of kitty cuties.

I was unsure what to expect in the home itself – the media likes to give lots of bad press to the poor ones but this care home – #Eaglecarehome – seemed lovely. I got such a warm, homely vibe from there and the residents seemed settled and happy. Another wonderful face painting day!

Teamwork is where it’s at

There are quite afew face painters locally and although I suppose we are rivals, I believe it’s better for everyone if you can get along with people. It actually benefits our businesses as we can pass work to each other/cover if sick etc

One of my local Face Painting friends is Alison Lee of Paint me Parties. Last year I painted the #Calderdalecollege Freshers fair alone but it was soooo busy. I was so pleased to have Alison accompany me this time.

We were both a bit nervous painting alongside each other – there’s always that niggling thought are they all going to want her designs and not mine, will they all be in her queue?”

But Alison and I are similar ability and it was all good, – neither of us felt like that in the end. We were both kept very busy.

Here’s one of my favourite pictures from the event.As usual it was an awesome event and i loved creating lots of festival style faces in #Halifax.

 

End of Summer

After a busy summer, it’s finally the end of August. I spent Saturday at #Westgatearcade painting the public as part of their #SuperSummerSaturdays in Halifax. It was nice to just have people come over mid shop and grab a fun face paint. I was next to the musician and it was a very pleasant way to spend an afternoon. Unicorns were very popular as usual at the moment.

On Sunday i was over at a christening in #Greetland. They were a lovely crowd and one little girl ended up with arms and a leg painted as well as the face. The adults joined in too, going for chunky glitter eye designs.

I didn’t work on bank holiday Monday but as normally happens on bank holidays, it rained!

I have a good few gigs booked for Autumn so can’t see It to update you about how those go.

 

Crossley Mill 20th birthday

I love my regulars and was pleased to return to Crossley Mill this year to be part of their 20th birthday celebration. #CrossleyMillNursey is a well respected local Nursery in Hebden Bridge with a fab local reputation. It’s easy to see why when you meet the warm, friendly staff and see the great relationships they foster with the parents.

One reason I like painting there is there are so many local kids and parents I know. I end up having lovely on the job chats and catching up with people.

A lot of little girls and sometimes boys are going for Unicorn designs at the moment so I was pleased that this little one went for something a bit different. Good on her.

Skulls are always a hit, Halloween or not. Luckily this skull is super quick so I can keep ’em coming. Little brother wanted something too and this Bat design is another quickie for little wrigglers.

So, another wonderful afternoon in the #Caldervalley sunshine.

 

T

 

Themed MLP board

This weekend I was thrilled to be asked to create a themed MLP board for a little one’s birthday party.

I admit, I had to Google the individual characters as back in the 1980’s when I was a fan, they were completely different. Does anyone remember Cotton Candy and Bubbles? I had a lilac one too but can’t remember it’s name.

So I can’t wait to try these fab designs out tomorrow on real people. Hope they love them as much as I do.

Garden Parties!

We have been having some fabulous weather recently (touch wood!) and yesterday I had the pleasure of painting in not one but two lovely gardens!

First of all, I was painting in Greetland. Its a stunning area of #Calderdale and it is always a pleasure to visit. I took my son camping there a couple of years ago and I adore the woodland and open spaces. It was an eight year old girl’s birthday party.

Eight year olds are sooooo sophisticated these days; apart from myself activities included getting their nails done and a very civilised looking picnic! Oh – and for anyone who missed the memo (like me!) “The Greatest Showman” is  THE movie of the moment!

Next up was Mytholmroyd – up by #ScoutRoadSchool. Again in the garden. Magnificent views once again.Younger children at this celebration and all but one, wanted to be a flower fairy.

No photos but they all looked so cute. Woke up this morning to two fantastic reviews from both customers.

It was wonderful to not have to forfeit the lovely weather in order to go to work. Love my job!

Mermaids and Unicorns

I was pleased to paint a a last minute (for me) birthday party at #Maxwellsfunhouse in Walsden last night. It was even nicer to see some familiar face when I got there.

The theme was Unicorns and I put afew Unicorn choices on my board including this one which birthday girl went for.- so cute!

Mermaids were the other popular design at the party. I belonged them up with some fab bespoke bling by #LGLondon. Don’t they look fabulous?

I didn’t paint any boys at this birthday party apart from a little one wanting a star his hand which I gladly did. It was a quite a girly party with lots of girls wearing rainbow tutus, hairband Unicorn horns and eating pink cupcakes. I am in my comfort zone with girly designs so that was fine by me!

 

 

 

 

 

The week I was famous in Face Painter land

What a strange old week it’s been! The weirdness began when a face painting buddy – Colette of #Funkyfaces in Huddersfield – told me i was on the cover of a Facebook face paint group. Not exactly Vogue but it is a group well known to Face Painters.  I had to have a look!

Yes, there I am larger than life in the top right hand corner! I think it’s gone now because they change the cover alot.

What happened next was not connected but things got a lot more surreal.

I am always trying to think of new ideas for my business posts on Facebook. After all, it can get boring looking at the same old stuff on a newsfeed. I had an idea to write a poem. I wasn’t sure if it was a bit twee but with nothing to lose, I gave it a shot. Here is a link to the original post on Facebook.

https://m.facebook.com/JulieFaceace/?__tn__=C-R

Well, I was soooooo unprepared for what happened next. It went viral, particularly amongst the Face painting community. My little poem had loads of comments, likes and 61 shares (as I write this).

Neatly 9,000 people saw my poem all over the world. How cool is that? 61 shares was the official share number but I saw it cut n pasted on other people’s pages too. Then a woman called Tammy Rosecrans put this artwork with it too.

I think it must have resonated with fellow face painters. I kept getting people telling me how much they liked it that in the end i made a video to say thank you

https://m.facebook.com/JulieFaceace/?ref=bookmarks#

I love the fact I was famous for five minutes in Face Painter land!

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