Monday, July 31, 2017

365 Day Celebrate Challenge: July Recap!

Another month down!! The beginning of July marked the official surpassing of the half way point in my 365 day challenge! Woohoo!! 

 This was a tough month as I was so busy with everything that summer brings...including a 10 day family road trip! So, I had to paint ahead and schedule posts to make sure I didn't miss a day.  I was able to paint my boys more this month too, being that they are out of school!

Here are a few of my July favorites!
stay out of the sun day!

independence day!

Kissing day
strawberry sundae day





shark awareness day

snake day

hot dog day

chocolate & peanut butter day

thread the needle day

All or nothing day

August will be another challenging month as I have my annual county fair, among other gigs and family camping trips! But, I'm excited to see what fun themes August brings...stay tuned!!

Celebrate Day 212: "Uncommon instrument awareness day!"

Happy uncommon instrument awareness day! For today I painted a didgeridoo!


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Sunday, July 30, 2017

Friday, July 28, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Celebrate Day 207: "All or Nothing Day"!

Happy all or nothing day! I decided to "wear" it all on my hand...rings, lace, pearls, flowers, chains, silver, gold, one strokes, liquid bling... haha!



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Monday, July 24, 2017

Celebrate Day 205: "Drive Through Day!"

Happy drive through day! Sometimes my face painting chair can feel like a drive through window during those super crazy busy gigs, haha!  For this one I laid down a background with a Superior Sunset cake, and added the neon lights with some liquid bling! Scroll down to see it under blacklight!


After I finished this I thought it would be fun to see if any of the bright glitter gels glow under blacklight.  The yellow did not but the electric orange and pink really did make it look like real neon! Hmmm...little bit of new knowledge to tuck away for future paintings!!



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Sunday, July 23, 2017

Celebrate Day 204: "Peanut butter & Chocolate Day!"

Happy peanut butter & chocolate day! My all time favorite flavor combination!! Here's a Reese's peanut butter cup...mmmmm!!!



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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Celebrate Day 200: "Hot Dog Day!"

Hot DOG! Today is hot dog day, and my 200th painting in this challenge!! Woohoo!!!  I think I'll celebrate with some hot dogs!!



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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Celebrate Day 197: "World Snake Day!"

Happy world snake day!

I love coming up with different and unique takes on common face painting designs like snakes! Here's the one Toby picked out of my sketchbook for today!



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Friday, July 14, 2017

Celebrate Day 195: "Shark Awareness Day!"

Happy shark awareness day! I did a whole bunch of fun shark designs in my sketch book and hope to get a chance to paint them all in the near future! Until then, here's one!



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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrate Day 194: "International Rock day!"

Happy international rock day!  Coincidentally or not, today I am heading to Moose Lake, Minnesota to celebrate Agate Days! The Lake Superior Agate is the state gemstone of Minnesota, and I'm a big collector/hunter of agates. SO, today I of course had to paint an agate!!


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Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Celebrate Day 192: "Cow Appreciation Day!"

For whatever reason, THIS day last year was the first day it occurred to me the idea to paint something every day to coincide with a celebration.  I can't recall how I heard that it was cow appreciation day...maybe on a Facebook post or advertisement, but I thought it was a fun painting prompt.  So, here I am, a year later, working on the very challenge I dreamed up! This year I just did a little cow on my arm since I already did cows on my boys last year!


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Sunday, July 9, 2017

Thursday, July 6, 2017

Celebrate Day 187: "International Kissing Day!"

Happy international kissing day! Today I thought I'd try one of those popular kissing fish designs you may have seen floating around the web, only my husband won't let me paint his face so I just reflected the design! It looks more like I'm a fish kissing my own reflection in the aquarium, haha!



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Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Celebrate Day 186: Bikini Day!

Happy bikini day!  MAN would I ever love to have the opportunity to paint an uber-realistic, amazing bikini for the Sports Illustrated swimsuit painting issue!!  But in the meantime, since I don't have anyone readily available (or more importantly, willing) to paint an actual bikini on, I've gone with a couple minute painting of an "itsy bitsy teeny weeny yellow polka dot bikini!


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Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Celebrate Day 185: "Independence Day!"

Happy 4th of July!! I had fun doing this "Bomb Pop" design on Toby...now to go get some out of the freezer and celebrate the day! :-D



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Monday, July 3, 2017

Celebrate Day 184: "Stay out of the Sun Day!"

Happy "stay out of the sun" day! Today I did some reeeeally bad sunburn, haha! This was all done in like a minute with a lollipop blender and some red Starblends!



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Sunday, July 2, 2017

Celebrate Day 183: "I Forgot Day!"

Happy "I Forgot Day!" I'm officially HALF WAY THROUGH A YEAR of daily posts! Woohoo!!!!! :-D



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

Celebrate Day 182: "Postal Worker Day!"

Today is postal worker day! I decided to paint the USPS logo as they deliver all of the orders that go out of my shop! :-)



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