Thursday, April 27, 2017

Celebrate Day 117: "World Tapir Day!"

Happy World Tapir Day! Here's a fast and friendly little tapir cheek design for you! :-)


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Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Monday, April 24, 2017

Celebrate Day 114: "Pig in a Blanket Day!"

Happy Pig in a Blanket Day!


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Wet Paint Magazine is NOW AVAILABLE!

We are THRILLED to announce that the premier issue of Wet Paint Magazine is now shipping!! You can now order your copy of Wet Paint HERE!


What is Wet Paint?
It is a new kind of magazine for face and body artists by Paintertainment.  Wet Paint is a place for face and body artists, new and experienced alike, to share, support, and lift each other up through informative articles, inspirational galleries of work, instructional step by steps, and more.  We are a print-only magazine, focused on full-color photography and professional design on high quality paper.

What's in the first issue?
In this premier issue of Wet Paint, we've asked full time professionals what a college major in face & body art would entail. We've also interviewed Italian artist Matteo Arfanotti about his new ventures into painting handbags! Check out this issue for a recap of the 2016 JAMvention held in Belgium last fall, as well as an in-depth article on what it takes to successfully bring your kids into the fold of your business. In addition to galleries of face, belly, & body art, this issue includes some Q&A with kid artist Micah Vemu, entertaining answers from our latest Facebook poll, a trick for using daubers in jewelry painting, upcoming face & body art events, product reviews, and several step by step designs!

How often will it be published?
Wet Paint is a quarterly magazine, available in the spring, summer, fall and winter.

How do I find out when the next issue is out?
Be sure to like and follow us on Facebook for the most up to date information on upcoming issues!

Where can I get it?
Our publication is available in 70 countries worldwide through Blurb

Do you have a digital version?
Nope, sorry, we are a print-only magazine!

Can I submit work to Wet Paint?
Absolutely! We are always looking for photos of your work, step by steps, and articles.  Visit the website for more information and submission instructions.




Sunday, April 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 113: "World Book Night!"

Tonight we celebrate world book night! What better book for nighttime than "Goodnight Moon?!"


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Celebrate Day 112: "Earth Day!"

Happy Earth Day!!  This camouflage painting posed some challenges I didn't expect! When painting against a spherical background, the alignment of everything changes drastically depending on what angle you are viewing the design, so I really should have kept my own viewing angle the same throughout the painting, rather than turning as I went to get a straight on view of the globe.  But I'm loving all the lessons I'm learning from these challenges, which I never would have learned otherwise!



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Friday, April 21, 2017

Celebrate Day 111: "World Creativity & Innovation Day!"

Today is world creativity and innovation day!  Unfortunately I didn't have a ton of time for today's painting but I thought I'd do a modern take on the light bulb, a symbol for ideas and innovation, by painting a compact fluorescent bulb! ;-)


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Celebrate Day 109: "Bicycle Day!"

Happy Bicycle Day! Since I already did a bike design last summer of a fun retro bike, I thought I'd dig a little deeper with this one and went with a classic, epic movie scene that involves a bike!  :-)



Here's a retro bike design I did last summer!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Celebrate Day 108: "Pinata Day!"

Happy pinata day!! We love pinatas...I make one for all of my kids' birthdays! Toby was a great model for this fun design!


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Monday, April 17, 2017

Celebrate Day 107: "Bat Day!"

Happy bat day! Here's a fun little cartoony bat, inspired by an image on Google! Gotta save this one for the busy Halloween season!



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Sunday, April 16, 2017

Celebrate Day 106: "Save the Elephant Day!"

Today is save the elephant day!! Here's a super quick little cheek design for today's theme! :-)



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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

Celebrate Day 104: "Dolphin Day!"

Happy Dolphin Day!  Dolphins are one of those timeless face painting designs that NEVER go out of style! I've painted so many different dolphins in my 20+ years as a face painter, but thought I'd do a new cartoony one today! ;-)

I may make this into one of my step by step trading cards...you get a free card for every order of $50 or more in the shop! :-)

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Thursday, April 13, 2017

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Monday, April 10, 2017

Celebrate Day 100: "International Safety Pin Day!"

What a fun theme for my 100th challenge post!!! Happy international safety pin day!!  This was a great opportunity for a little fun with realism and illusions! 


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Sunday, April 9, 2017

Celebrate Day 99: "Name Yourself Day!"

Don't like your name?  Well, apparently today is the day to change it! For today I painted a name tag...but I like my name, so I'm keeping it! ;-)


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Saturday, April 8, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

Celebrate Day 97: "Beaver Day!"

Today is Beaver Day!  For today's painting Toby let me try out a beaver design on him.  I attempted to make little beaver hands holding a chewed log, though they are hard to see...I think if I did this again I'd just have Toby hold a real log! ;-). But, it was fun to try anyway!



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Thursday, April 6, 2017

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Celebrate Day 95: "Read a Road Map Day!"

Today is "Read a Road Map Day!"  This is one of those things my kids will never understand...when I learned to drive I had a 2" thick map book of my city and had to use that to get around.  Boy, does that make me feel old! My boys are kindof obsessed with maps though so I hope to teach them how to actually read a map when they get older, vs relying totally on GPS! ;-)

I realized AFTER I painted this one that it would have been an awesome idea for a camouflage paint! Dang! Next time...I'll add this to my list of future ideas! :-)

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Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Monday, April 3, 2017

Celebrate Day 93: "Find a Rainbow Day!"

Today is "Find a Rainbow Day!"

What a perfect day for a face painter to celebrate!! Today I painted some rainbow ribbons on my hands, using three popular rainbow one stroke cakes!  The top finger is done using TAG "Rainbow Four."  The center finger is Cameleon's "Rainbow Wow," and the bottom is Global's "Leanne's Rainbow!"

Check out our huge assortment of split cakes in the shop today, and find your rainbow!

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Sunday, April 2, 2017

Celebrate Day 92: "Ferret Day!"

Today is ferret day!! I've never owned a ferret but always thought they were pretty cute. So here's a fast, fuzzy little ferret face for ferret day!!


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Friday, March 31, 2017

Celebration Challenge: March Recap

It's hard to believe I'm nearing my 100th painting already, and am already 1/4th of the way through this 365 day challenge!!  And to top it off, I'm publishing a brand new magazine for face and body artists VERY soon...exciting things are happening this spring at Paintertainment!!


This month produced some of my favorite new hand/arm paintings.  I convinced Sam to let me paint him FOUR times! I also did a few things I've never tried before...a big, freaky, toothy smile, and a celebrity caricature.  No, I'm not the best at painting these things, but that's the beauty of challenges...they make me paint things I'd normally avoid!  It's amazing how quickly the fear of doing something melts away when you just try it.

Each month there are themes I'm really not that excited to paint. I also have times where I really only have a few minutes to paint before my kids get off the bus, and I just have to make myself get it done.  There are also times I rush through a design, and later think of something better I wish I had done.  But I've learned from this experience so far that if you wait until you have the perfect chunk of time, or wait until you have that perfect, willing model, you may never do it.  So take a lesson from Nike and just DO IT, do it NOW while it's in your head.  You can always go back and do it again if you want to do it better. Because if you wait, you may lose the idea, or you just may never try it in the first place! And there are no ideas sadder than those never realized.

Here are just a few of my favorites from the month of March...

"Day of Unplugging"

"Jewel Day"

"Quilting Day"

"Chocolate Caramel Day"

"International Day of Happiness

"Plumbing Day"

"Lips Appreciation Day"


"Crayola Crayon Day"
"Doctors Day"


What will April bring?!  I have no idea but I'm excited to keep going!  Thanks for stopping by, and happy painting!!

Celebrate Day 90: "Crayola Crayon Day!"

Who doesn't love a fresh, new box of Crayola crayons?!  For today's painting I turned my fingers into crayons, and of course had to wear the watch I bought years ago when touring a Crayola factory! ;-).

A couple months ago we had an art themed birthday party for my 7 year old...it was SO fun!! Got an art themed birthday party of your own coming up? What better way to celebrate than to hire a real artist to paint the kids' faces?! Contact Paintertainment today to book your artist!

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Thursday, March 30, 2017

Celebrate Day 89: "Doctors Day!"

Happy Doctors Day!!  This is what happens when you're stuck at home with your face painter Mom over spring break in our house...haha!  Many thanks to Sam the Man for letting me paint him for this one!  It took about 45 minutes so not TOO bad.  ;-)



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Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Celebrate Day 88: "Manatee Appreciation Day!"

Happy manatee appreciation day! Hey, what's not to appreciate about manatees?  Here's a quick little manatee...could be a good cheek art design or a full face surrounded by some bubbles! :-)

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Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Celebrate Day 87: "Something on a Stick Day!"

Happy "something on a stick" day!!  To properly celebrate today I think we may have to make corn dogs for dinner...maybe lollipops for dessert!

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Sunday, March 26, 2017

Celebrate Day 85: "Spinach Day!"

Happy spinach day!! Who's the first "person" you think of when you hear "spinach?"  Why, Popeye of course! :-)


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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Celebrate Day 84: "Waffle Day!"

Happy waffle day!!!  This waffle bothers me because it doesn't have both butter and syrup in EVERY square.  That's how I like it. Haha! Hope you have a waffle filled morning! :-)


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Friday, March 24, 2017

Celebrate Day 83: "Chocolate Covered Raisin Day!"

It's chocolate covered raisin day!  I wasn't really crazy about the idea of just painting little brown blobs in my hand, so I decide to cover a California Raisin with chocolate instead! ;-)


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Thursday, March 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 82: "Puppy Day!"

Happy Puppy Day!  I just had to reserve this painting for Sam, my puppy lover!  I have a really fun puppy design in my Painting Boys book that is always a hit, but I mixed it up a little this time and made it in a little more dynamic!  The glittery drool drips really added to the effect! ;-)


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