As usual it’s been a crazy busy time of year here at Face Ace. I just love Calderdale at Christmas – the skies are so beautiful – pinks and oranges. I really love being out and about.
As well as the usual birthday parties, I have had charity Christmas events as well as the light switch on in Elland a couple of weeks ago which was fabulous as you can see.
The rain didn’t dampen our spirits and Santa managed to drop by and say hello too.
It’s my last gig of 2019 this weekend and then it’s time for a well earned rest with my family. Hope you all have an amazing Christmas and don’t forget to get your 2020 bookings in whilst there’s good availability.
I was thrilled to receive this awesome board recently!
I’ve had a display board for a while but this individual colour board is amazing for showcasing individual pieces I love it – it even has a name “Lia”. You can get different skin tones and boys too and YES – of course I want them all!
Where to start? Well, we’re in November so I reckon that means ns that Christmas is fair game now
This is what I came up with – a gorgeous Christmas mask complete with snowflakes and holly. I’m starting to get lots of Christmas bookings now so I think this one will premiere on a real live face very soon!
This Halloween season has been busy as usual so far and it’s not even over yet!
I decided it would be a cool idea to give something back to my customers this year, so made a video on Facebook all about giving people tips on how to face paint their own kids for trick or treating! You can find this video here
I also wanted to have a go at a fabulous sugar skull.
I love sugar skulls but they can be time consuming.
Want to see how I created this fantastic look?
Click this link to see the application speeded up.
So, all this fun and Halloween isn’t even here yet!
I have a Halloween party lined up this Tuesday in Huddersfield – can’t wait to paint some more fab fiendish faces!
I just could NOT work it out the other day when I got a missed call and my phone flashed up a date. When I log my jobs, I always enter the name of the customer and date of my event with them. For example I may put “Sarah, 10th November”.
My phone was flashing “*HER NAME* 14th October” and I was like – dang! -but i DON’T have a gig then!
I spent a couple of crazy hours trying to play detective and I am pleased to say all was well in the end!
This client was listed in my phone from her birthday party booking LAST YEAR.
Better still, she was calling to RE-BOOK my face painting!
How AWESOME was that!
So this afternoon, I’m getting busy with brushes making her an amazing design board, ready to wow her guests in Highroad Well, Halifax tomorrow!
I feel so lucky to have so many returning clients.
Like all the best songs, it’s always better on repeat! 😉
By the time the Heptonstall festival contacted me last year, I was fully booked.
This year though, I was back with a vengeance!
I was on a roll from all the recent gigs, plus I was working with a lovely face painting friend.
For a small village, Heptonstall festival packs a punch. Local bands, story telling and craft tents as well as amazing street food and – of course – wonderful Face Ace face painting and glitter!
The two of us worked like demons in the sun but it was such fun to be a part of such a fabulous event again. Many of the families visiting the festival know me from parties they’ve had, previous festivals etc. A pleasure to see them back at Heptonstall Festival year after year – usually with more kids in tow!
I was inspired by the glorious July weather so had lots of fun with shimmery copper, bronze and gold. That week I had just had some new chunky glitter delivered too so what an amazing way to show it off! See you next year Heptonstall!
June and July are always the busiest face painting months.
This weekend I had 3 events. First, I was at Fountainhead Village in Halifax for a 6th birthday party. It was a scorcher in a pub garden and I was kept very busy – mainly with requests for mermaid faces!
That evening, no rest for me – off to an address near Shibden for a 40th birthday. This time I was to provide festival glitter designs. I brought my new sign to make sure I got some attention. What do you think?It was very popular. Here is my favourite from that evening – an awesome aqua extravaganza!
It was a lovely occasion – basking in the late June sunshine, making people happy and being part of a fun celebration with a friendly crowd.
Then finally on Sunday I was off to Northowram to a repeat customer. This customer always makes such an effort with parties and outfits. I felt proud to be a part of the celebration for the little girl’s 4th birthday. Don’t they look fabulous?So, it was a wonderful weekend for Face Ace- and now, I am resting my back ready for next weekend at #Heptonstall festival!
OK- admit it! I haven’t been the best at updating this website recently. However I have been very busy. June and July are always my busiest months. It’s a combination of the usual birthday parties that come up all year round and then the additional public events that summertime brings.
Much of my work has been in Greetland/Stainland recently like this lovely glitter picture. I love it up there because it’s so rural and green. Bus connections aren’t great but it’s worth going there for how pretty it is. Lovely people too.
This weekend I was back in Hebden Bridge at #kidsfest The board below was my offering to complement their circus themeI was happy someone chose this design as it was my favourite. I have been painting this little girl since she was tiny.
Still lots coming up – a princess party this weekend then 2 school leaving do’s very soon too!