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