Saturday, January 21, 2017

Celebrate Day 21: "Squirrel Appreciation Day!"

Have you appreciated a squirrel lately?  I can tell you that I am guilty of not appreciating squirrels.  They dig up my garden, leaving my baby tomato plants to grow in random places throughout my yard.  They also steal birdseed with gusto.  If you saw all of the squirrel memorabilia my grandma has, you'd think she was a squirrel appreciator, but I'm pretty sure she hates them more than I do.  She had a squirrel that got into her house once, shredding the drapes, pooping on stuff and inducing general terror.  She is now the reluctant recipient of all sorts of squirrel themed gifts for Christmas and birthdays.  Poor Grandma. 

In honor of these awful, thieving rodents, I painted one on my hands!


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Friday, January 20, 2017

Celebrate Day 20: "Pengin Awareness Day!"

Are you aware of penguins?  Well you are now! You're welcome!!  :-D  Happy Penguin Awareness Day!!

Got a penguin themed party coming up? Well, of COURSE you do! Luckily, I can both paint AND twist penguins!!

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Celebrate Day 19: "Women's Healthy Weight Day!"

Today is "Women's Healthy Weight Day!" I'm not really sure what it supposed to happen today, but reading today's "theme" gave me the visual of looking down at my feet at the scale.  SO, naturally, I painted a scale on my feet. ;-)

I'm no health nut, but do find myself looking down at those toes on the scale just as often as any other woman...in my non-medical opinion, I'd say that whatever weight you are at your happiest is your healthy weight! :-)

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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Celebrate Day 18: "Winnie the Pooh Day!"

Who doesn't love Winnie the Pooh?!  I've painted this little guy more times than I can count over the years, along with his buddies.  He never goes out of style!



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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Celebrate Day 17: "Cable Car Day"

Happy Cable Car Day!! Well, this surely isn't something I thought I'd ever paint on myself, but then that's the fun of the challenge, isn't it?!  I've had the pleasure of experiencing this awesome mode of transportation several times...I highly recommend it!


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Monday, January 16, 2017

Celebrate Day 16: "Appreciate a Dragon Day!"

Dragons just don't get the love and appreciation they deserve every day, hence the need for "appreciate a dragon day!"  I wasn't really thrilled to do this one...after all, there's nothing unique about a face painter painting a dragon.  It might as well be butterfly day or tiger day.  But when I mentioned to my almost-7-year-old Toby, he let out a huge gasp and said "MOM!! Dragons Love Tacos!!!"


In case you're completely confused...that's the title of a book he owns and loves!  There are so many cute and unique dragon illustrations in this book, so I painted one of the dragons enjoying a table full of tacos! :-)

Want to see more of this ADORABLE boy and his equally adorable brother?! Check out my book, "Painting Boys!"

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

Celebrate Day 15: "Strawberry Ice Cream Day"

Happy strawberry ice cream day!  Ice cream is definitely one of my big weaknesses.  It's also one of the things I've always enjoyed painting on my arm! During slow times at the amusement parks I worked at in high school, I used to paint huge stacks of ice cream scoops going up my arm, and of course always included a scoop of strawberry.


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