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!
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.
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
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.
On Saturday, I was back in Elland courtesy of Elland District Partnership. I have done afew events for them now and they are always very friendly and community minded. I really look forward to working there. I took another local face painter along too this time. It’s nice to get along with people and I feel lucky to know so many other wonderful face painters. Always handy when an event requires more than one.
The event was celebrating 700 years of Elland being a town so there were lots of activities for children as well as lots of yummy food stalls. I was sandwiched between a Mexican and Pancake stall. Lots of tasty aromas wafting my way all day.
Then on Sunday it was off to a birthday party in Siddal, Halifax. Again a friendly, laid back affair and birthday boy was such a little cutie. This cupcake design looked so cute on this little guest but she wouldn’t let me take a proper picture. She kept turning her head to the side. So sweet though!
That’s all for now Face Acers. Have a great summer.
Hello everyone. I face painted in Calder Holmes Park for Hebden Royd Town Council’s annual “Happy Hounds” day. It was a fun event promoting responsible dog ownership. The weather stayed dry and I got to watch the pretty pooches on parade between painting, as well as meeting another face painter who was very nice.
Dog designs were very popular, not surprisingly. I did get to be a bit creative too, painting sunsets. What a lovely local event.
If you haven’t been to “The Mill” yet, it’s something a bit different with a big sandpit, trampoline etc, check out the website, it’s near “The Shay”. http://www.themill-playcentre.co.uk/
Finally got a few pics of boys for my website. Thought these were cute ones. Most of the boys wanted world cup flags – surprise, surprise!
The kids were funny. Two little boys wanted me to paint eye masks on so they “could play robbers and pretend to get caught and have pepper spray on them”. Sweet. I was glad to be out of the intense heat and very much enjoyed my Slush drink.
Hello everyone. I face painted at the Tour de France today as it passed through Hebden Bridge.
I was near the benches/phone boxes by Jules pot shop – close to all the action! What a day it was for Calderdale! I painted lots of fun cheek doodles – yellow bikes, Yorkshire roses, French flags and spotted jerseys. The designs were popular with adults and children alike at an affordable £1 or £1.50 for 2.It was a glorious, sunny day with a huge turn out. A big thank you to everyone who came to see me, hope you all enjoyed it as much as I did, there was a real sense of occasion and buzzing atmosphere.