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!

I love my repeat customers!

About a year ago, Face Ace received this awesome review from a local customer.

It is in my Facebook page, along with other reviews. If  you want to see them, they’re all here.

https://m.facebook.com/JulieFaceace/reviews/?ref=page_internal&mt_nav=1

So, I was thrilled to be asked back yesterday to paint again for the same family.

I value all my customers but repeat customers are really special. If someone chooses you a second time, it means they really liked what you did first time and trust you to deliver.

I know there are lots of face painters around. Many of them offer fancy party packages and add-ons. I would rather keep to the basics and do them well.

I pride myself on attentive customer service, clear communication, being friendly, and flexible and of course great face painting. It’s nice to know my lovely customers value these things too.

Pay per face events

Often I get tagged on Facebook for birthday parties and stuff. Around this time of year though, it tends to be for “pay per face,” events. This are were the event organiser charges you a fee and you are free to make your own money at the event, sometimes with a donation. It sound so good doesn’t it? But in reality, often these events aren’t as busy as the promoter says they will be and the painter winds up out of pocket. I wrote a little post in Facebook about it here and my reasons for not accepting pay per face jobs, if you want to know more.

https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=603901559958808&id=268785783470389

The weather has been crazy snowy here recently. So much so, I have been pining for Spring. I got to creating this pretty butterfly to tempt the weather gods. What do you think #faceacers?

Iceland and an Icy party

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I started 2018 by taking a break from the face painting and travelling to magical Iceland. What a fabulous place full of magnificent scenery like this photo above.

This weekend it was back to work for me. The little birthday girl from Hebden Bridge, wanted something inspired by her favourite film. I bet you can guess what that was! I painted lots of icy, snowy type faces as well as the usual favourites

I love painting in Hebden Bridge where I live. I am always sure to see a familiar face or two.

Fun at the funhouse!

Last Saturday I painted at the Fun House in Halifax. It’s near the station and Baby Ballet. It the first time I had been there and it seems like a great choice for those of you with younger kids because there are lots of little play kitchens and those kind of things little ones enjoy.

The party was for a little girl. They were a friendly crowd and everyone got involved. Most the boys and a couple of girls went for skulls whilst the Unicorn was popular with girls.I enjoyed painting afew adults too. Got to do some flower faces as well as a nice mermaidy design on birthday girl’s mum.

I was flying out to Iceland on a little break the following day and it was a lovely job to end on before I went away.

The first snow fall

This week, I thought I’d have a go at winter design. Full of pinecones, snowflakes and icicles. I then had fun with a photo app, changing my naturally green eye colour to blue!

I was so happy with how it looked but then something amazing happened. It actually started to snow!

The first snowfall of the season. It felt like I’d prayed to the weather gods or something.

Happy Winter guys!

Fun at Westgate Arcade!

Halloween is a busy time for face painters and I was thrilled to be asked to paint at Westgate Arcade in Halifax yesterday. One of the great things about this shopping area is that it is undercover so rain or shine, I was dry! It is a lovely arcade too with so many good places to eat as well as clothes shops, shoe shops, a travel agent……Well worth a look on your next trip to Halifax.

You can see here my Halloween design board with one of my customers. I painted monsters, a witch, a devil but the classic skull (below) is always a favourite.I adore painting spooky, fun faces for Halloween and I know from the feedback I got that the kids loved it too.

 

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