So today I’m going to be talking about wrigglers! This blog post has been inspired by a party that I did last weekend, where the children, while all lovely, were absolutely the squirmiest wriggliest children ever! It sounds funny, but we all know that it can be stressful, both for the painter and the paintee, and most times means that your finished paint is not even close to your best work. W..
Happy New Year painters!!! This week I want to talk about something that every face painter out there has had to deal with at some time or another… ending the line! We aren’t in this business to turn people away, or ruin anyone’s day by refusing to paint their child, but, like everyone else, we have a start time and an end time, and we are paid accordingly. We ha..
In the essence of busy Christmas parties, this week I have demo’ed my 2018 -3 most popular fast faces for girls. I hope you enjoy! Princess / Snow Queen Crown.This is super-fast, around 2 minutes including gems and glitter, so it makes a great queue buster! I’ve used blues in this example but it works equally well in any girly colours! I have shown the mo..
Hello Painters!Can you believe it is almost 2019? I am really excited for this New Year and what it will bring for me, my family and my business. It has been a tough year for me, for a number of reasons, but 2019 already has lots of things to look forward to, including an awards ceremony in March, and some training with the amazing Annie Reynolds, in July.I have been thinking this wee..
LONG WEEKENDS, AWARDS & MANAGING FAMILY LIFE So this week has been pretty epic for me, for two reasons. Firstly, I had an amazing long weekend away with my favourite people, to my favourite place (Donegal, Ireland). I was ready for some serious destressing and it was so good to spend some quality time with my kids, my husband, my dad, and his partner. Secondly, it came as a c..
Hi Everyone! I hope that you have all enjoyed the rest week between Halloween finishing and the Christmas jobs starting! The season starts for me on Saturday, with a ‘switching on of the lights’ event, and I am both horrified that it’s not even December yet, and yet really looking forward to the Christmas tunes! With this event in mind, I have created a little video showing three super ea..
We survived Halloween 2018! I didn’t take on quite as much work as I usually do this year, and it was lovely to be able to spend some of the evening with my family, so it was a successful one all round for me! This week I want to talk about magic. Face painting has the potential to bring genuine magic to a child, and yesterday I experienced this in the most amazing way. I’ll ..
Hi everyone! By the time you read this you are probably in the midst of the Halloween madness, knee deep in latex and fake blood! I hope it’s a lucrative period for you all, and look forward to seeing the amazing faces that you have all created!This week I am going to talk hygiene. Everyone has their own ideas about what best practice means for them, and as there is no actual official ru..
Hello everyone! By now I’m sure you are all in full swing preparing for the Halloween madness to begin. I know that Halloween is a crazy time of year for the girls in the shop too and that they are all working flat out to get orders out to you all! For those of you who don’t know, The Face Painting shop is the brainchild of Nathalie Farmer, and this week, I have interviewed Nathalie about t..
Hello from rainy Belfast! Autumn is here, and for us painters, that means one thing only. HALLOWEEN! I’m going to admit right here, that I don’t especially like Halloween! It is great for business, and it is nice to be able to work on more detailed ‘one off’ faces rather than the usual party scene faces, but scary faces aren’t really my ‘thing’, and I do get a little frustrated by..
Hello painters! We are currently housebound due to Storm Ali, and some kind of virus, so I’m taking advantage of the peace to write my third blog piece! This week I am continuing with the ‘My Kit’ theme, and will be swatching all of my solid colours for you. Personally (and compared to my one stroke collection!) I don’t think that I carry an excessive amount of solid colours! My general..
Hi everyone, and thank you for coming back to read my second blog post! This week, I am going to introduce you to my lovely collection of one stroke paints! Let me start by saying that I know that I have a lot of them! I carry 26 one strokes in my everyday kit, and although I have reduced this number on many occasions, it always creeps back up again! I admit that I buy paints lik..
Well here it is… my first EVER blog post!I am super excited to have been asked to blog on behalf of The Face Painting Shop, and, I’ll admit, I’m a little daunted at the prospect! I hope I can, along with the other wonderful ladies on board, manage to share things that are useful and interesting to you all. I thought that I should start by introducing myself to you, and talking briefl..