Painted

I love painting children's faces. I'm by no means an expert; I stick to simple cartoon images and swirls. I only use facepaint and a brush and a smidgeon of glitter, I can't do fancier designs that require sponges, stencils, jewels or airbrushing tools. But kids don't seem to care. Even a simple heart or rainbow on their cheek brings out huge smiles. Some kids don't like being touched in the face and others can't sit still long enough to paint a detailed design, but fortunately my kids love it, and I can spend ages painting lots of fun designs on their faces.

I've done a couple of birthday parties for family and for charity, and I always have as much fun as the kids whose faces I paint. Parents sometimes tell me it's such a shame that such pretty art inevitably gets smudged away. But I don't mind. That's why it's facepaint. It just means that I get another blank canvas to paint on all over again.

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Photo Cache said...

Oh I like seeing kids running around in fairs and festivals with their faces painted oh so beautifully.

Asianmommy said...

Great job--they all look so cute!

Gattina said...

So you are doing face painting instead of body painting, lol ! very cute and nice !
I have the Waterloo battle painted, not so cute, lol !

Ninotchka said...

They look great! I've done my own kids and a couple of parties for friends. I agree it's fun! I always mean to buy the better paints. The face painting lady at the Arboretum sells a simple set.

Ninotchka said...

They look great! I've done my own kids and a couple of parties for friends. I agree it's fun! I always mean to buy the better paints. The face painting lady at the Arboretum sells a simple set.

Heart of Rachel said...

Those are wonderful face paints. You did a great job. Very artistic!

srp said...

I am particularly impressed with that snowman... what a great job! I bet he was proud! Mine is up here.

Alice Audrey said...

I love the rocket ship.

Tara R. said...

Fun take on the theme. You do beautiful work.