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Monday, September 13, 2010

Click HERE for the link to view my Facebook album of "Face of the Day" face painting party contest photos...

I'm having a lot of fun with this - please see my previous post for contest details and please keep the suggestions coming! You could win a FREE 1-hour face painting party for your child's party or other event!

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Fun Giveaway for the Montreal-area!

OK, so I might be a little obsessed with my new rainbow cakes! I think I may have actually dreamt about them last night! LOL! In any case, I couldn't wait to get up this morning and after I got the kidlets to school and daycare, I whipped up a couple more "rainbow" faces. What do you think?

Now these are pretty standard-fare faces for rainbow cakes... everyone's seen a butterfly, tiger and rainbow. That got me thinking. How can I come up with some new ideas for how to use these? That's where YOU come in. Leave me a comment on this post for a face design you'd like me to try and paint. It doesn't have to be done with a rainbow cake - it could just be a cool idea you've got for a face painting. I've got roughly 6 weeks left before I head back to work and I'd like to TRY to paint a face a day until then (weekends exluded - there's no time for painting when the kiddies are around!) so send me your ideas!

On October 15th, 2010, I will choose one winner at random from all of the comments posted to receive a 1-hour face painting party for FREE. (8 kids maximum, must be in the Montreal-area, travel fee may apply, expires October 15, 2011 – book early to secure date)

***IMPORTANT*** Please leave your name and email address on your posting - if you are not signed in Blogger your posting will come up as "anonymous" and I will not be able to reach you if you are the winner!

So send me your ideas! Have your friends send me their ideas! I know a lot of people visit this blog, but nobody ever leaves any comments – and I LOVE comments!

Good luck everyone, and I look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Rainbow cakes - yippee!

The doorbell rang mid-morning today - it was a delivery! I LOVE getting deliveries in the mail! Now, don't get me wrong – I don't do a lot of online shopping and when I do it is usually clothing for my 2 children. But today the delivery was for me! I had ordered some extra Snazaroo paints in "rainbow colours" from an online art store here in Canada and less than a week later, here they were! It was time to get to work on some "rainbow cakes"!

It was actually quite a bit easier than I thought it would be. Because the paints were new, they were still pretty malleable and I was able to pop them out of their plastic holders and cut them into strips with a razor blade without them crumbling. I then reassembled the strips into different "rainbows" and replaced them in the plastic holders. As a finishing touch I put a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the new rainbow cake and pressed all of the paint strips down and smoothed out the seams. I was able to make 3 different "rainbow" colored cakes (with yellow, orange. red, blue and green), a yellow/orange/red one, and a blue/pink/purple one. I had also ordered a white (which was backordered and should come soon) and when it arrives I'll be able to make the last few cakes that I have in mind.

Here is a quick face that I did this afternoon while my daughter was napping - a basic rainbow tiger. I think it turned out pretty well! I can't wait to play around with my new rainbow cakes and I'm hoping it'll help speed up the lines at some of the bigger events that I have coming up in the near future!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Charity events - Face painting at the WIAIH art show and sale September 12, 2010

I am often asked to take part in charity events where I am asked to donate my services. As much as I would love to help EVERYONE out, I have to be a little choosy about which bookings I take. First of all, I CANNOT offer my services for free. While I do not mind donating my time, I do have supplies to purchase and travel expenses to cover. This having been said, I do offer my services to charitable groups at a greatly reduced fee and encourage the charity to either charge per face or put a donation box on my table so that people can give what they like.

That having been said, this Sunday (weather permitting) I will be painting at the WIAIH art show and sale at beautiful Stewart Hall on the shores of Lac St.Louis in Pointe-Claire. If you are not familiar with the WIAIH, it stands for the West Island Association for the Intellectually Handicapped. Their main office is right around the corner from my house and my neighbor Anne works there as well. It is a local association that I was happy to help out with. I would have been face painting on both days, but I was already booked for Saturday, so I will be there on Sunday, September 12th, from 1-4 p.m. Even if you cannot afford to buy any artwork on that day, perhaps you will consider putting a few dollars into the donation box on my table for some "temporary artwork" that will put a smile on your child's face!

Come on out - I'd love to see you there!