UK Face & Body Art Convention 2018

The 6-7th October 2018 was the UK Face & Body Art Convention weekend where many of us from the Face & Body Art industry meet to learn the latest techniques and become reinvigorated and inspired. It’s organised by Rainbow Faces from Telford and held in Birmingham.I even got my paints out and created a design on myself for the Saturday night Winter Wonderland Ball. Below, Cameron Garrett and the designs from her class Karen Huwen and her one stroke design inspiration.Not sure who painted this floral eye design, but thought it was beautiful!Heather Green runs Silly Farm in Florida which sells all things Face & Body Art as well as having some amazingly talented painters. We were quietly fan girling in the back watching her and listening to her advice – really lovely lady. This is one of her fairy designs. Mandy Lawrence had the Sunday morning slot dealing with a slightly tired audience 😉 Her Christmas designs were very much worth getting out of bed for though ❤️Such a cute Angel design by Ulianka Maksymuik Everyone was raving about a class by Debz Mills – I missed it being in with Ulianka – but I did stalk a few of her models to get photos whilst taking a look around the temptation in the retail rooms.

All in all a fab weekend that leaves me itching to get the paint out and to make new stencils to play with! Thanks to everyone involved in making the weekend such a fabulous event.

Musical Art wins BodyArt Award

A Musical Theatre themed design created by Helen Eyre of Cats Whiskers Face Painting won first prize at the Bath BodyArt Weekend at the beginning of July 2018. The design incorporated Playbill images for Finding Neverland, Hamilton, Cats, Kinky Boots, Little Mermaid, Miss Saigon and Wicked.https://www.catswhiskers.biz/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/img_7066.mov

Pop Art & Face Painting

Ruth and I went to the Somerset Face Painting Jam 2016 yesterday – and you’d think from this blog that it’s probably the only time we pick up brushes each year, but I promise it isn’t!!

The last year has been full of ballooning & face paint fun with twists and turns along the way but all of our adventures still lead us back to the face painting world.

Yesterday the Jam was as well organised as ever by the lovely Katie at Magic Minds Face Painting in Bridgewater.  She throws a great event with lots of fun going on and Natalie came all the way from Essex with The Face Painting Shop and all her goodies. (I have so many new lovely things to play with now!)  It was an opportunity to meet new people who share our love of this creative work that we do and catch up with friends from around the South West and beyond.

We didn’t take part in as much painting this year – mainly because it’s been a busy week and Ruth & I agreed we were going to have a chilled fun girlie day together.  However we did do some arty doodling in other mediums.  Ruth challenged me to create a Pop Art character, so I gave it a go!

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I’m not sure whether I prefer the black and white or coloured version, but it was fun to create.

It started out Pop Art and then the Zentangling influence may have kicked in. 🙂  The starting point was heavily influenced by an artist called Dean Russo – please check them out on Pinterest.  It’s beautiful art!

So, HAPPY NEW YEAR!  We’re all looking forward to creating more smiles for you with our face painting and balloon modelling in 2016.  See you soon.

Winning a Monster Face Painting Achievement Award

Ruth's butterfly designIt doesn’t matter how many times you win an award, it’s always very special; all the more so when the award has been judged and given by your peers.

At the Somerset Face Painting Jam on 24th January 2015, I won first place in the Monster Face Painting competition.  It was a surprise and an honour to win against such an amazingly talented group of South West artists.

The Somerset Face Painting Jam, organised by Katie Pearson of Magic Minds Face Painting, attracts face painting artists from all over the South West and from as far away as London.  It’s a great opportunity for us all to meet up to network, learn and practise – with a little bit of face painting retail therapy from the vendors who join us!

My daughter joined me at the Jam for her first taste of this sort of event.  At thirteen, she’s proving to be a talented face painter.  I was incredibly proud of her for entering her first competition and being awarded a Highly Commended for the butterfly face painting design that she painted on me.

Ruth painting me   Award winning monster

So, if you’d like to have an award winning face painter join you at your event, please give us a call.