Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Celebrate Challenge: February Recap!

Two months down, 10 to go!  It's been another GREAT month of fun challenges as I continue to post a painting every day related to that particular day of celebration!

I had some cool fabric textures to paint again this month, including a fuzzy sweater, denim, and my first full shirt painting!  There were also a lot of fun food related themes, giving me opportunities to paint some unique textures...the foil wrapper and powdery finish of a stick of gum...greasy, melted cheese on a pizza, and the subtle contrasting tones of an Oreo cookie.

Here are a few of my favorites from February...

Bubble Gum Day

Sweater Day
Chocolate Fondue Day
Pizza Day

White Shirt Day

Cream Filled Chocolates Day
Laugh and Get Rich Day
Levi Strauss Day

Open That Bottle Night

Handcuff Day

Tug-o-War Day

Battery Day
What will March bring? Your guess is as good as mine!

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Celebrate Day 59: "Floral Design Day!"

Happy Floral Design Day!  I was planning on going way all out on this theme while hosting my paint jam, but I ended up being so busy, this was all I got painted for the day! I wanted to practice some one stroke kalla lilies.  These turned out way better on my PainterTemplate than on myself, but oh well...I do like how simple and quick these are!



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Monday, February 27, 2017

Celebrate Day 58: "Strawberry Day!"

Happy Strawberry Day!!  While I did already paint a strawberry for chocolate fondue day, I thought it would be fun to just try a strawberry itself this time, and used a different method to achieve the lighting and shadows on this one.  This is one of those paintings that I thought didn't look great when I finished, until I later looked at the photos.  One thing I always like to do in my workshops is encourage my students to always take photos of their work!  They may hate it now, and then later look back and realize it was pretty good!


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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Celebrate Day 57: "Levi Strauss Day!"

Today is Levi Strauss Day!  Aaah, I SO would love to be able to paint a pair of jeans someday!! But for now, my arm will have to do! Looking for some tips for painting fabric? Check out my book, "Realism for Face and Body Artists!" 


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Saturday, February 25, 2017

Celebrate Day 56: "Open That Bottle Night!"

If you've been looking for an excuse to open that bottle, you're in luck!  Why hold out for any other day, when today is literally the day!!  Dust off that corkscrew, pop the cork and pour yourself a glass in celebration of February 25th! :-)


Here's a little corkscrew finger painting for you!  Reminds me of the Swiss Army Knife painting I did a while back!

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Friday, February 24, 2017

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 54: "Dog Biscuit Appreciation Day!"

Are you feeling unappreciated lately? Well if you're a dog biscuit, you're in LUCK! Today is your day! I know at least one of my four legged family members reeeeeally appreciates you!

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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Celebrate Day 53: "Thinking Day!"

Have you been putting off using your brain?  Well today is the day to start using it! Today is thinking day!  I admit I did have to do a little thinking to come up with the idea for today's painting, but luckily I had a willing participant when the idea struck...thank you, Toby!


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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Celebrate Day 52: "Sticky Bun Day!"

Happy Sticky Bun Day! 

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Monday, February 20, 2017

Celebrate Day 51: "Handcuff Day!"

Today is Handcuff Day!  Luckily having two little boys in the house, we also have a set of toy handcuffs, which worked great for reference for today's painting!

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Saturday, February 18, 2017

Celebrate Day 49: "Battery Day!"

Happy Battery Day!!


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Friday, February 17, 2017

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Celebrate Day 47: "Do a Grouch a Favor Day!"

It's "do a grouch a favor day!" For today I of course had to paint one of the most well known grouches, Oscar!

Believe it or not, I have actually received calls from clients requesting that we please provide them with a friendly face painter, because in previous years when they've hired through other companies, they have gotten GROUCHY artists who are not nice to the kids.  Yes, it's true!!  There are even people in THIS profession who do not like their jobs!  Crazy, I know.  Grouchy entertainers make for funny Homey the Clown skits, but are not recommended for actual celebrations. These people really should find a new line of work, because our job is to bring joy to kids!

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Celebrate Day 46: "Hippo Day!"

Happy Hippo Day!  I can honestly say I've never painted a hippo! So there you have it...my first ever hippo painting!

Toby and I had fun singing "I want a hippopotamus for Christmas" while I painted this one...haha!

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrate Day 45: "Cream Filled Chocolates Day!"

Don't have a valentine?  That's okay! It's not the only holiday to celebrate today anyway...today is Cream Filled Chocolates Day!! Get out there and treat yourself to one of those heart shaped boxes of cream filled chocolates! Or better yet, inhale a package of Oreos over a good movie!


This one took a lot of subtle color differences to achieve the texture of an Oreo! When the light hits an Oreo just right, it has almost a metallic blueish color to it.  So I started with a really dark brown mixed with a pearl blue!  I then added the depth and highlights of the texture with shades of black and lighter browns. Mmm...you can almost taste it!

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Monday, February 13, 2017

Celebrate Day 44: "Clean Out Your Computer Day!"

You've been putting it off, and now it's finally time! Celebrate today by cleaning out your computer! Whether you clean dust out of it out with a can of air or just delete unused files, I think all of our computers can use some tidying up now and then!

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Sunday, February 12, 2017

Celebrate Day 43: "Lost Penny Day!"

It's lost penny day!  Today is the day to gather up all the lost pennies sprinkled around parking lots, between couch cushions and under car seats, and donate them to a worthy cause!

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Saturday, February 11, 2017

Celebrate Day 42: "White Shirt Day!"

Happy White Shirt Day!  It took a few days of convincing before my main man 9 year old Sam agreed to be painted for this one, but once we got going he loved it!  I'm wishing I had done a video as the giggles when the kabuki brush tickled were the BEST! Haha!


So, I want to thank Sam for letting me use his cute self to paint my first ever shirt body paint! I wanted to add more folds and things in the sleeves and shirt itself but, well, little boys can only sit still for so long! (and my basement studio is a cold place to sit with your shirt off!) He was a great and patient model! :-) Here's a little closer view:

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Friday, February 10, 2017

Celebrate Day 41: "Umbrella Day!"

Well, today is apparently umbrella day!


Unfortunately in February in Minnesota, we rarely need to use umbrellas for either rain or to shade us from the sun, as it is typically cold and dreary!  But, today I can stare longingly at the calendar and count the days until April Showers come and bring May Flowers!!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Celebrate Day 40: "Pizza Day!"

Well now, I can't think of a better excuse to skip cooking dinner tonight than PIZZA NIGHT!  You can't go wrong with pizza.  Pepperoni is my favorite, so I painted it on my arm for today's post! :-)


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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Celebrate Day 39: "Laugh & Get Rich Day!"

Today is "Laugh and Get Rich Day!"  The purpose behind this day is to encourage people to LAUGH more!  Apparently laughing is not only good for your health, but can benefit your career as well.  So why not, let out a few belly laughs today!  You never know what sort of fortune it may bring! ;-)

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Celebrate Day 38: "Ballet Day!"

Happy Ballet Day!  This is the closest I will ever come to being a ballerina, haha!  And holy cow, it is HARD to paint your own foot!!! I thought Argyle Day was tough...this one was even tougher going all the way around, and onto the foot!


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Monday, February 6, 2017

Celebrate Day 37: "Frozen Yogurt Day!"

Happy frozen yogurt day!  It is also Lame Duck Day, but I prefer to steer clear of politics with my posts...there's enough of that out there already! So let's enjoy some frozen yogurt instead!!  :-)

This one isn't overly elaborate, as I didn't have a ton of time to spend on it.  But that's kindof the point of this challenge...to paint SOMETHING whether I have a lot of time or not!  If I always waited until I had an hour to spend on a painting, I'd have already missed out on SO many of these fun daily challenges!!  ;-)  Now quick, get yourself to the nearest Culver's, STAT!!!

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Celebrate Day 36: "Chocolate Fondue Day!"

Looking for an excuse to enjoy some chocolate fondue? Look no more! Today is your day! For today I decided to paint a little 3D illusion on the palm of my hand!

I loooove all things chocolate.  Years ago I worked as a display designer for Best Buy corporate, and while there I utilized my employee discount to invest in a chocolate fondue fountain.  Let's just say it has taken many of our events up a notch, and those of our family and friends who've borrowed it!  :-)

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Saturday, February 4, 2017

Celebrate Day 35: "Sweater Day!"

It's sweater day! Here in Minnesota we have a LOT of sweater days in February.  And November, December, January, March...

I did a little sweater sleeve for today using black, white and gray!

 One of my favorite henna designs I've done on myself was also a sweater theme! You can find it in the header of my henna page:


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Friday, February 3, 2017

Celebrate Day 34: "Bubble Gum Day!"

Okay, so the alternative celebration today is "working naked day." Let's just say that one is not going to happen...I'm pretty sure that while it may increase my business at adult parties, it would certainly end my career doing children's parties! Haha!

So anyway, back to bubble gum...

Here's a stick of gum!!!  :-)


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Thursday, February 2, 2017

Celebrate Day 33: "Hedgehog Day!"

It's Hedgehog Day! I thought about painting a realistic hedgehog, as they are actually quite cute.  However, this time I opted to go for a more cartoony design, and painted Sonic!  I still have my Sega Game Gear that I bought with my own money as a kid.  I can't believe how many hours I had to babysit for $3 per hour to earn enough to buy that thing!!  I still remember the excitement when I finally had enough money, and how exciting it was to be able to play handheld video games in COLOR! Haha! It took like 6 or 8 AA batteries when not plugged into the wall...I think it was some super impressive 16 bit resolution or something too. Those were the days...



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Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Celebrate Day 32: "Decorating with Candy Day!"

Today we kick off a new month of reasons to celebrate with "Decorating With Candy Day!"  For today's painting I decided to decorate myself with a couple candy bangles and of course a candy Ring Pop!!  :-)

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