Sunday, August 9, 2009

All Ready for Dakota County Fair 2009!

This afternoon I set up my booth at the Dakota County Fair, which will run tomorrow through Sunday, August 16th! This will be Paintertainment's 12th year at the fair. This is still the only fair that I do to date.

We recently traded in our Dodge Durango for a Jeep Grand Cherokee, which was a bit smaller. I wasn't sure everything would fit but I miraculously was able to cram everything into the car, even with a spot open for our carseat! I had to take photos to remember how to fit everything in when the fair is done!


It took about 50% longer to set up this year since we had our 19 month old son with us! But, all went well. Here is the booth all set up:


This year I have a new banner that runs the length of my booth...you're sure to spot me when walking by the building! I also have many new designs to choose from this year, and a new and improved photo board of past fairgoers and their paintings. Be sure to check it out if I took your photo last year...you may be on it!

If you'd like to find me this year, I'm in my usual spot, just inside the entrance of "building 22," also known as "Exhibit Hall South," down on the south end of the fair, just south of the red building. My mom will be painting most weekdays from 10-4, and I will be there from 4-10 every night, and from 10-10 on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

Click here for directions. One thing to note if you are coming down I-35 to the fair...you can't get off on 70 this year due to construction, so you'll want to take 185th street to county road 50, into Farmington. Hope to see you there!

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Face Painting for a Mayo Clinic Event

Today my mom and I painted together at an event held by the Mayo Clinic down in Rochester! It was the farthest I've traveled for a one-day event, about 2 hours away. Here is a shot of my mom by our tables, once we got set up (before the kids came in):


Here are a couple shots my mom took during the event:




It was a great time! They had tons of great entertainment for the kids and we kept pretty busy for the 4 hours we were there. Thanks much for the Mayo for inviting us to paint at your event!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Painting at Red Wing's River City Days 2009


I had a great time face painting at Red Wing's River City Days festival last weekend! The weather could not have been more gorgeous every day. I even ended up in the local paper! (above)

Here is my little sidekick, my 19 month old son, with his crab arm painting:


The crab was a popular one this year!


Here are a couple more painting shots...




I always love doing special requests, and enjoyed painting a couple people from the American Red Cross booth nearby:


I even painted some princesses!


It was a great time and I am looking forward to returning again next year if at all possible! This week I have a couple more painting gigs. Tuesday was a National Night Out event that I do every year in North St. Paul, and this weekend I'll be driving down to Rochester for an event for the Mayo Clinic along with my mom to paint. After that it's time to get set up for my 12th year at the Dakota County Fair! Stay tuned for more photos from this year's fair!