Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Carver County Fair 2018 Recap!

2018 marked my 21st year painting at county fairs, and my 6th year at the Carver County Fair! It was a good year and weather was perfect and sunny literally every day. I don't remember that ever happening in my 21 years of fairs! There's always at least one rainout! However, this year we had nothing but sun. Here are some photos from my 5 days at the fair!

My booth space with just the carpet & cabinet



My paints!

Booth all set up!

Ready to go the first day!

Arm painting of Tippy the Cow




My mom paints on Thursday for most of the day so I can bring my boys, and get a little work done in my office! 
Always gotta visit the chickens!




A new design for 2018


Teenage girls LOVE cheek art!





I put together a little unicorn horn step by step one day when it was slower!




New design for 2018








A family affair!



My most frequent customer of the year!


Ninja turtles were popular this year!

A new design for 2018

My favorite guys visiting my booth!

My arm

My arm 






Tear-down on the last day!

My awesome helpers

Waiting for Dad to pull the truck around!

Wednesday, August 1, 2018

The Fall Issue of Wet Paint Magazine is here!


I can't believe it's August 1st already!! You may have noticed we release issues of Wet Paint just a tad before the season it's associated with starts...this gives you time to order, read, practice and get inspired in time for the upcoming season: FALL!

The fall issue is now available worldwide through our printer, Blurb! CLICK HERE TO ORDER! By the end of next week we should have printed copies in stock and ready to ship from our shop too, so you can order along with your supplies! Once they're in stock, you can find them HERE!


The fall issue is not to be missed! Our theme this issue is blacklight and sugar skulls! With fall comes dia de los muertos, and our Facebook feeds will soon be filled with sugar skull designs. But what is the meaning behind them, and what is appropriate imagery to include in these designs? Who better to answer these questions than the sugar skull queen herself, Shawna Del Real?


Of course we just had to interview the incredible blacklight artist John Poppleton on the subject of blacklight painting for this issue's theme! Learn more about John and his tips & suggestions for blacklight painting!


Also in this issue, learn about the magical cosplay fantasy faire "Elfia," as we celebrate Face Painting In Progress's (FIP) 10th year painting there!


The incredibly talented Nancy Wu has not only graciously answered our Pro Artist Q&A questions this issue, but has shared some valuable tips and gorgeous work that hasn't been shared yet!


Kiera Taylor has created a wonderful step by step unicorn design to share with you, and we've also interviewed 8 (almost 9) year old Corey Charlton for this issue's Kid Artist Spotlight!


In this issue's poll we've asked you if you've ever left an important part of your kit at home, what it was and how you managed. Read on for some great, anxiety inducing stories! Blacklight, uv, neon, fluorescent, dayglow, glow-in-the-dark..what does it all mean? Check out this issue for a piece that helps sort out the terminology and what it all means for us as artists!

Looking for more fall and Halloween inspiration? Be sure to order our issue from last fall (Vol 1 issue 2), where I share some cute, fun, non-gory Halloween designs!