Thursday, January 28, 2016

Time Lapse Painting: "Puzzled"

Last night I spent about an hour painting my arm like a puzzle!



Check out this video to see the whole process, sped up:


Happy painting! :-)

Saturday, January 23, 2016

Valentine's Day Cheek Art

I had a little fun doodling some ideas for Valentine's day cheek art today! I have never taken a gig on Valentine's day, because we enjoy the day as a family.  However, I do love coming up with new designs for every holiday!  Most of these were inspired by Valentine's stickers...one of my favorite places to look for cheek art ideas!



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Happy Painting!


Friday, January 22, 2016

Aging through Paint!

I recently tried my hand at painting an aged look for the first time...here's how I turned out!



Below is a time lapse video of me painting.  I apologize for the awkward camera angle, as I am still figuring out how and where to position my camera while still seeing my mirror! ;-)

Happy painting!


Thursday, January 21, 2016

Time Lapse: Realistic Marbles Painting

Greetings painty friends!



Today I uploaded a new video of me painting some realistic looking marbles in my palm.  The actual painting took 15 minutes, but this one is sped up to about 2 minutes:


Thanks for watching!  Subscribe to my YouTube channel for more videos!

My Travel & Regular Face Paint Kits

I have recently posted several more videos on my painting kits, and thought I'd share them here for my blog followers! Be sure to subscribe to my channel if you'd like to keep up with more videos.

Here is my kit that I've designed for air travel! This year I will be traveling to New York and Belgium to teach, and needed something that I could take on the plane, and fit in my carry-on.  Here's what I came up with:



This next video shows you my "everyday" kit that I take to most of my events.



 Finally, if you are looking to create your own custom kit similar to mine, this video shows you how I go about making my custom insert panels.  This particular kit doesn't hold paint, so you won't see my paint in here.  But, you will see how I use velcro, elastic, etc to store and organize things:




Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!


Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Contest entry: "Be Sure an' tell 'em Large Marge sent 'ya!"

When I was little my siblings and I loved watching Pee Wee's Playhouse, and to this day have just about every word of the movie Pee Wee's Big Adventure memorized!!  So when I went searching for inspiration for Illusion's latest Tim Burton inspired contest and found out that Tim Burton had actually directed this movie, I just had to enter a painting of Large Marge!

Large Marge was perhaps the most terrifying person I could imagine at the time as a kid, and I'm sure she probably instilled a healthy fear of hitchhiking into me at a young age.  Watch this short clip to see who I'm talking about...



So, while I'm not the type to paint scary things, I find Large Marge to be both scary and hilarious at the same time, and wanted to give her a go for this month's competition!  :-)




Ha ha...hopefully I don't give you claymation nightmares now! ;-)  Thanks for stopping by, and "be sure an' tell 'em, Large Marge sent 'ya! Aaahahahahahaaa!!!"






Wednesday, January 6, 2016

My Super Miniature Emergency Face Paint Kit





Just how small can you go?  That is the question I set out to answer when creating this super miniature pocket-sized paint kit! I used this kit a few years ago when we went on a Disney cruise, to bring along just enough supplies to paint my boys for pirate night.  I've since found the perfect little case for it, and re-packaged everything nicely. Check out this video for a tour of it!



7 years ago I posted my first YouTube face painting video, and haven't done much with YouTube since.  This year I am completely updating my channel, refreshing it with all new videos.  Stay tuned for a re-do of my yin & yang tutorial, and hopefully many more to come!